Happy Summer Solstice!

Sean Visintainer - 06/21/21

Jennifer fly fishing the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River system for cutthroat trout.

Time and trout

Soak in these long summer days! There are never more fishing opportunities than right now. That's approximately 15hrs of fishing time... one hell of an all day bender if you fish from sunup to sundown!

All the rivers are in fishable shape in our region. Even the Clark Fork near St. Regis has finally reached the point of fishability. Driving along it this past weekend it appeared to be starting to "green-up" and the flows were looking more manageable, even a few drift boat trailers were being shuttled.

Despite the lack of rain in our region the river levels are holding on. For how long though? I don't know, my crystal ball is broken.

My motto is fish sooner rather than later. For many reasons. One being that it could be a hot, dry summer and fishing will slow down. The other is you don't know how much time you have on the planet, so why not use it for fun stuff like fishing?

Happy summer solstice and happy summer fishing!