Photo of the Week #20

Sean Visintainer - 05/20/16

Spokane River Redband by Michael Visintainer

Reopening Soon!

This weeks Photo of the Week is reminder that the Spokane River is still closed for Redband spawning in areas, but will be reopening very soon.

The Spokane River is currently closed in two stretches.

  • Upper (Stateline downstream to Upriver Dam) - First Saturday of June opener.
  • Middle (Upriver Dam downstream to Monroe St. Dam) - open year round.
  • Lower River (Monroe St. Dam downstream to Plese Flats Day use area) - June 1st Opener.

Levels are looking good for opening week. With the early snowpack melt in the Idaho Panhandle, the Spokane will be in good shape for the opener. Traditionally the beginning of June is good caddis fishing (dries / emergers / soft hackles). Fishing big dries like chubbies and other chernobyls can be pretty good too and double nymph rigs like pat's / caddis nymphs are always a slam dunk. We will be on it first thing so we will have a good report for you after that.