Fall on our hometown Spokane River is a truly special place. Gone are the inner tubers and sweltering heat, insects begin to reappear, and trout binge feed providing consistent action throughout the day.
I was out on the Spokane River this past weekend and the feeling of fall was creeping in along the banks and in the air. The large chernobyl dry flies that do so well on the Spokane were getting some attention again with droppers picking up the majority of fish as to be expected.
Traditional indicator rigs and more advanced euro nymphing style tactics ultimately dominate the catch rates, though I really enjoy this time of the year to see Spokane River Redband trout come up to the surface in gin-clear water and crush a big foam bug. It's one of the only places I know that you can fish a huge sized chubby chernobyl into the middle of November and have good odds of it being taken off the surface.
Hatches are starting up with the fall caddis and even a few Octobers making an appearance. Tiny pseudo baetis mayflies even had a couple fish up in the glassy sections of the river.
If you would like to try your luck at some fall fly fishing on the Spokane give Bo Brand a call at the shop and we will get you on the schedule.
Call 509-924-9998 to book.
Enjoy this video our friends at Cutboard Studio helped us with a few years back... you guessed it... filmed on a late September day!