• NF CDA - North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

  • Hatches

    Midges
    BWO's

  • The Fishing

    No fresh reports this week, not many people fishing! For those hardy fly anglers dying to get out still I would recommend finding the slowest, deepest pools and focus on getting your nymphs (or streamers) down and keeping them down. Nymphs patterns go with jig perdigons, stones, san juans, and the likes with hot spots or hot beads would be my go-to patterns. The lower stretches of the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River (below Prichard) will be most ideal and accessible during the winter.

  • Current Flow

    Prichard = Affected by ice ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Prichard

    Cataldo = 398 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Cataldo

    USGS Water-data Flow Graph North Fork of the Coeur d' Alene Idaho
  • USGS Water-data Flow Graph North Fork of the Coeur d' Alene Idaho
  • St. Joe River, Idaho

  • Hatches

    BWO's
    Midges

  • The Fishing

    With the snow and cold temps I think I'll hang up the St. Joe River fishing reports for the winter. It was a good season on the Joe, a lot better than the 2021 summer where we had fire closures on the whole upper river. 2022 fishing was consistent and flows were decent for the dry summer. Fall wrapped up nicely with great dry fly fishing and extended warm weather. Check back probably sometime late February when the rivers begin to thaw out.

  • Current Flow

    Red Ives = Affected by ice ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Red Ives

    Calder = Affected by ice ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Calder

    USGS Water-data Flow Graph North Fork of the St Joe Rover at Red Ives Idaho
  • USGS Water-data Flow Graph St Joe River Idaho
  • Spokane River, Washington

  • Hatches

    BWO's
    Midges


  • The Fishing

    Temps were decent this weekend to be out on the water. Nymphing the deeper/slower buckets with pat's rubber leg style nymphs and a small hot-spot or hot beaded nymph will get it done. Some blue wing olive mayfly dry fly action to be had still in the afternoons until about 4:00pm-ish. Look for the softer/slower pools and runs to be best for dry fly fishing, fish will be podded up more than likely.

  • Current Flow

    2890 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Lower River / Post Falls

    USGS Water-data Flow Graph Spokane River Washington State
  • Miscellaneous

  • The Fishing

    With the cold and snow that hit the region today the opportunities will be limited. If you aren't interested in fishing the Spokane River we would suggest looking at Crab Creek or Rocky Ford Creek. Both are year round and do not freeze.

    Crab can be affected by off color water when there is a quick thaw/melt of low elevation snow or heavy rains but overall can be a place to check out and have a shot some trout. Nymphs like pheasant tails, perdigons, hot spot jigs, small stones, and san juans can be productive. For streamers a sculpzilla, conehead or beadhead buggers, or sculpins are good choices.

    Rocky Ford is a fly fishing only stream near Moses Lake and fishes pretty consistently. During the late fall / winter try scuds, midge pupa, or baetis nymphs. Stripping streamers can be pretty fun and productive too.

  • Steelhead Rivers

  • The Fishing

    The Grande Ronde and Snake River are the best steelhead options currently. You can throw the Clearwater River in the mix too, though it's the typical Clearwater... tough! The Grande Ronde is cold so it'll be more productive to nymph rather than swing. Nymphing a stone / egg combo is ideal. Slower, deeper water and slots are where to focus your efforts on. The Snake River is still a good option for swinging with temps in the upper 40's. You could still throw dry lines / traditionals, but in my opinion sink-tips and leeches (marabou patterns, intruder style stuff, etc) are best from here on out. It has been fishing better closer to the Grande Ronde.

  • Current Flows

    Grande Ronde River at Troy - 907 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Troy

    USGS Water-data Flow Graph Grande Ronde River Washington State

    Snake River at Anatone - 13900 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Anatone

    USGS Water-data Flow Graph Snake River Washington State

    Clearwater River at Spalding - 3820 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Spalding

    USGS Water-data Flow Graph Clearwater River Idaho State

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