Spokane River Fishing

Sean Visintainer - 03/04/23

A beautifully spotted Spokane River Redband trout ready for release.

Fly fishing the Spokane River.

The clock is ticking if you are looking to hit the local fishery before it closes March 15th. The guys and I were out this week for a float on the Spokane River and found a few willing participants.

While the fishery is still very much in winter mode, generally the last couple weeks we see an uptick in the fishing before it closes for the spawning season. This week's tactic has mostly been nymphing, both bobber and euro were productive. Ultimately though bobber fishing is the better choice while it's chilly out so you can fish the slower, deeper water more effectively.

Trout spey and streamer fishing is getting a little love and should improve as water temps warm.

While we don't get crazy hatches like the Montana streams or even Washington rivers like the Yakima, we do see some variety of insects. Aside from midges and bwo's which have been hatching, the Spokane River does see some skwala stonefly activity. The nymphs have been getting active reports Silver Bow guide Jesse Retan.

Don't forget, or in case you didn't know, we are running a special on Spokane River guide trips from now until March 15th, $375 for a 4hr float. That's a savings of $125 compared to the regular season rate of $500. So if you want to get out of the house and get to fishing let us do the rowing and call Bo Brand our guide manager to get scheduled. 509-924-9998.

Get out there!

Fly fishing and floating the Spokane River, Washington.
Spokane River fly fishing guide Jesse floating the Spokane River.