Monday Motivation

Sean Visintainer - 10/28/19

Prichard Bridge

Still good fishing to be had this fall

Frosty starts this past weekend aren't slowing anyone down, including the fish! The dip in temps may not be good for early morning fishing, but as the day warms up fish activity has been good.

Mike took a drive up the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River to shoot some photos. While he did not fish, he did see about ten or so anglers out and about. A couple friends reported some decent activity late last week on dries, mostly smaller patterns (midges, bwo's, mahoganies, purple haze kinda stuff), and some fish on the October caddis style patterns. By the amount of photos we were tagged in as well on social media I'd say folks were finding some fish up there.

I stayed local on the Spokane River. The Spokane is such a great late fall fishery it can be hard to go anywhere else sometimes. Nymphing has been very good. Flies with hot beads, or hot spots, have been doing well. Combine your indicator or euro rig with a bwo nymph for a slam dunk. Fall caddis are still hatching so caddis pupa are also a good choice. The blue wing olive hatch kicked off last week so if you look for the right water you can often find fish up feeding on them in the afternoons. Don't expect anything before noon and in really cold temps like this weekend all the action was late in the day around 3pm.

Enjoy a few pics from recent outings. We hope you are getting outside while the getting is good too!

Spokane River guide Jake Hood starts off a fall day with a touch of snow on the boat.

Dry fly fishing with midges on the Spokane River can be productive late fall.

A nice Redband trout from the Spokane River.

Coeur d'Alene River

A cutthroat fell victim to a fuzzy dry fly.

NF Coeur d'Alene River

Frozen Water

Fall Colors

The Norm Wood Chubby Chernobyl dry fly not only is great for stoneflies in the spring, it makes an excellent October caddis imitation.

October caddis