• Spokane River, Washington

  • Hatches

    BWOs
    Midges
    Caddis

  • Flies

    Purple Haze Parachutes
    BWO Sparkle Duns / Cripples
    Pats Rubber Legs - peacock, black
    Double Bead Stones - black or peacock
    Jig Hare's Ear Soft Hackle
    Peacock Soft Hackle
    Jig Prince
    BH Batman
    Bjorn's Baddest Caddis
    Partridge Caddis Pupa
    Small dark soft hackles
    Small bh pheasant tail nymphs

    Gold Finger
    Mr Creepo
    Big Bird
    Mini Dungeons
    Lead Eye Leeches

  • The Fishing

    We were out on the Spokane Saturday and had good fishing. The streamer bite had improved, possibly due to the fact we have a little more volume in the river now. Nymphing of course found fish, pats and a caddis pupa has been a standard bobber rig combo lately. Lots of fall caddis hatching still. Haven't seen an October Caddis since the past weekend. The bwo hatch has been very good on the overcast/rainy days and fish will key in on them big time. They can be picky so bring your A-game with your presentation but it can be fun, challenging fishing here on the home river. Mid morning through the early evening is still good fishing. Weather looks pretty stellar for late October and should be another good week on the Spokane.

  • Water Cond

    Good flows for October.

  • Current Flow

    3480 ft3/sec

    USGS Water-data graph Spokane River Washington State
  • North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

  • Hatches

    Midges
    October Caddis
    Mahogany Duns
    BWO's

  • Flies

    Purple Haze Parachute
    Para Adams
    Griffith Gnat
    Midge Cluster
    Norm Woods
    Orange Elk Hair Caddis
    D & D Cripples - bwo, mahogany
    Last Chance Cripple - bwo, mahogany
    DOA Baetis
    Soft hackles

    Nymphs -
    San Juans
    Pats Rubber legs
    Double bead stones
    Anato-mays - olive
    Midge Pupa
    Small Copper Johns


    Streamers
    Mini Dungeons,
    Mr Creepo - All colors
    Big Birds

  • The Fishing

    Good fishing on the NF Coeur d'Alene River with the nice weather we have had. Look for rainy, cloudy weather to bring on more bwo's and the nymph / streamer game to be the most consistent. The window of good dry fly fishing will be the warmest part of the day. Midges, and some October caddis fishing and potentially mahogany duns. Nymph rigs should consist of a stone or worm with a beadhead below it... something like a pt, anato-may, small black copper john, skinny nelson, zebra midge... you get the idea. Slower currents and deeper pools will be key with the drop in temp recently. Great time to be on the NF Coeur d'Alene with the fall colors!

    Junk Yard boat access is closed on the Coeur d'Alene! Access is marked private property no trespassing.

  • Water Cond

    Low, easy wading.

  • Current Flow

    Prichard = 249 ft3/sec

    Cataldo = 1120 ft3/sec

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

  • Hatches

    BWO's
    Midges
    October Caddis
    Mahogany Duns

  • Flies

    Norm Woods
    Orange or rusty chubbies
    Stimis
    Small ants
    Purple Haze
    Mahogany Dun adults / emergers
    Para Adams

    Nymphs -
    Tungsten Soft Hackle PT
    Anato-mays (olive)
    BH Rubber Leg PT's
    Soft Hackles
    Zebra Midge
    BWO Beadhead nymphs

    Streamers -
    Small sculpins, rubber leg conehead buggers

  • The Fishing

    Our guide Bill Johnson reported good fishing the St. Joe River this week. Caddis pupa imitations like the sparkle pupa worked well, and very small purple haze on the surface during the 1-3pm window. Slow currents, foam lines, and slicks were best. Bill did say they were picky and challenging but a lot of fun. Nymphing or slow moved streamers in the morning hours will find fish too before things warm up. I'd suggest a smaller double bead stone, san juan, or prince with a small pt, copper john, or zebra midge below it.

  • Water Cond

    Good fall level. Easy wading. Skinny for floating but could drag through some riffles.

  • Current Flow at Calder

    1050 ft3/sec

    USGS Water-data graph St Joe River Idaho
  • Clark Fork, Montana

  • Hatches

    BWO's
    Midges
    Mahogany Duns
    October Caddis

  • Flies

    Orange or Rusty Chubbies
    Orange PMX
    Mahogany Sparkle Duns and Cripples
    Purple Haze Parachutes and Cripples
    Para Adams
    BH Pheasant tails
    San Juans
    Pat's Rubbers Legs

    Streamers!
    Mr Creepos,
    Sculpins,
    Big Birds,
    Marabou Leaches

  • The Fishing

    No reports as of late... probably worth fishin! Plan on potentially October caddis, mahogany duns, and bwo's. Bring some small parachutes, midges, and ants. I would still try some chernobyls or hoppers. Nymphing / streamer fishing in morning is a good idea. Pats, san juans, pt's, usual patterns.

  • Water Cond

    Great level.

  • Current Flow at St. Regis

    3560 ft3/sec

    USGS Water-data graph Clark Fork, Montana.
  • Miscellaneous

  • Flies

    N/A

  • The Fishing

    NF Clearwater / Kelly Creek -
    Recent rains here translated to a lot of snow up on Hoodoo Pass. I saw a video a friend sent me of the road going up to Hoodoo... definitely not worth it, pretty sketchy just to catch some trout. Better to hit the lower St. Joe or NF CdA.


    Rocky Ford -
    Wayne Jordan from the shop swung by here while out lake fishing the desert region the other day. Said fishing was crazy good with callibaetis dries he reported. He also noted it was weedy as shit on the upper end and the cattails were as tall you him so hit the lower end of the parking lots.

  • Water Cond

    NF Clearwater / Kelly Creek - snowed in

  • Steelhead Rivers

  • Flies

    For Traditionals -
    Bjorn's Happy Hour - purple or blue
    Bjorn's Clearwater Crusher
    Mack's Canyon
    Green Butt Skunk
    Purple Peril
    Purple Green Butt Skunk
    Purple Muddler

    Leeches -
    Light unweighted Burnt Chicken
    Hobos
    Intruders
    Loop Leeches - purple, black, black/chart

    Nymphing -
    Peacock Stones
    Small Attractors
    Beads / Globugs

  • The Fishing

    Grande Ronde -
    Good fishing reports the guide staff on Grande Ronde. There has been bump in flows, but according to Travis it still very fishable and not bad at all. The guys putting up the most numbers are nymphing. Don't like nymphing? Well to each there own. Sink-tips and leeches will find some fish here and there. Warmer temps this week will keep the swing game alive still. Traditionals will be the toughest prospecting tactic with water temps being chilly already (which is nothing out of the ordinary btw)

    Clearwater River -
    Nothing new this week. Has been decent fishing here with typical catch rates. Guys fishing intruders/leeches or nymphing are doing better.

    Snake River -
    Fishing well as it typically does this time of the year. Traditionals yup, leeches yup, nymph rigs sure. Anglers? Yes, definitely.

  • Water Cond

    Clearwater - Bump in flows, still a good level
    Grande Ronde - Bump in flows, not too bad though
    Snake - Bump in flows, still a great level

  • Current Flows

    Grande Ronde River at Troy - 1830 ft3/sec

    USGS Water-data graph Grande Ronde River Washington State

    Snake River at Anatone - 17300 ft3/sec

    USGS Water-data graph Snake River Washington State

    Clearwater River at Spalding - 7520 ft3/sec

    USGS Water-data graph Clearwater River Idaho State