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Spokane River Season Closes March 15th

Sean Visintainer - 03/03/21

Kenyon Pitts with a quality Redband trout.

Get out while you "Kan"!

The season is winding down on the Spokane River. After March 15th the Spokane River closes for fishing from the Idaho Stateline to Ninemile Falls Dam until the Saturday before Memorial Day.

May 29th the Spokane River will reopen for the 2021 fishing season. Note that date changes each year.

The Spokane River is closed during this time period to help protect spawning Redband rainbow trout.

With the weather warming up it's a great time to hit the fishery before it closes. The fish are getting more active as well as some of the stonefly nymphs that populate the river. The Spokane does not have many stones, but it does have skwalas and salmonflies. The skwala nymphs have been more active near the shoreline and you may even see a few flying around before the season ends. Running a pat's rubber leg or peacock style stone on your nymph rig is an excellent idea because of this.

Get out while you "Kan"!


Washington Fishing Regulations
Download Sport Fishing Rules PDF (34 MB)

Effective July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Kenyon Pitts netting a Redband trout.