• Spokane River, Washington

  • Hatches

    Caddis

  • Flies

    Bo's Sparkle Pat's - Black
    Pat's rubber legs
    Caddis pupa... too many too list but bigger is better this time of year
    BH Soft Hackles
    Jig Prince
    Girdle Bug
    Partridge Caddis Pupa
    Big Bird Bugger
    Sparkle Minnows - JJ
    Doc's Articulator
    Chubby Chernobyl - Red or Purple
    Gold finger

  • The Fishing

    Got some lower Spokane River time in this week. In my opinion it was standard Spokane fishing. If I had to rate it I would give it a solid 7 outta 10. That means it wasn't down right slutty, you had to work for it but if you are persistent and willing to run droppers under dries, bobber rigs, or streamers... basically anything subsurface like usual you will be finding fish. Typical Spokane. Riffle buckets, fast ledges and drop offs are all prime spots right now. Nymphs of the peacock flavor whether it be a stone or soft hackle have been the hottest flies. Rubber legs, yup. Flashy streamers, decent. Dries? Ehhh not as much lately for whatever reason but I like fishing them with a dropper anyways cuz that dropper will get you plenty of love. Soft hackles, yes. Caddis pupa, yes.

    Upper or Lower? Yes. Either. We have been on both this week and both are good. Even above Sullivan we have been finding nice trout still since we have good water volume and temps. That will change soon and become just a bass game up there.

  • Water Cond

    Levels will be dropping daily. In great shape right now.

  • Current Flow

    4470 ft3/sec

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

  • Hatches

    Golden Stones
    Green Drakes
    Brown Drakes
    Yellow Sallies
    Caddis
    Salmonflies... still a few!

  • Flies

    Yellowstoner Chernobyl - golden, red, purple
    Larimer Stone
    SF Chernobyl
    Black Magic Chernobyl
    Gypsy King - brown
    Brooks Sprout Green Drake or flav
    Green Drake Cripple
    Blooms Caddis - olive
    Egg Layer Golden
    Para Adams
    Purple Haze cripple / parachutes
    Soft hackles
    PT's
    Chew Toy Stimi yellow

  • The Fishing

    Should be a great weekend up on the NF Coeur d'Alene River. Everything has been hatching from drakes to goldens, pmds, yellow sallies and caddis. Whether you go up high or down low you will find fish. Best reports have been from the mid and upper because that's where most have been fishing. Great dry fly fishing right now. Try droppers if you would like but you will probably find fish up on top most of the day. Not much else to say cuz it's peak season and really is as good as it get's on the NF CDA and St. Joe right now.

    Floating is still good from Prichard and downstream. NOTE there is a river wide log jam above Graham Creek so it's raft or pontoon only through there with a portage around it. Steamboat down is easy though. EXPECT to see booze cruiser on these stretches now that school is out and it's warm out. Don't expect solitude down here. I would rather go up river and leap frog other anglers than deal with drunk inner tubers.

  • Water Cond

    Great shape, clear, time to go is now.

  • Current Flow

    Prichard = 201 ft3/sec

    Cataldo = 1020 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

    Golden Stones
    Yellow Sallies
    Brown and green drakes
    PMD's
    Salmonflies - still a few out

  • Flies

    BJ's Salmonfly or goldenstone
    Half-cocked salmonfly
    Larimer Stone
    Rollin stone - golden or salmon
    Fluttering stone - golden or salmon
    Brooks Sprout Green Drake
    Last Chance Cripple Drake
    CDC Brown Drake Cripple
    Para Adams
    Purple Haze
    PMD Cripple or sparkle dun
    Copper Johns
    Pats
    Gold Finger streamer
    Kreelex Streamer
    Sculpzilla
    Big Bird Bugger

  • The Fishing

    The St. Joe River has been very good this week and should keep on putting out. Above Avery fishing stones and drakes is the name of the game overall. Below plan on the drakes, pmd's, and caddis. Not saying you can't fish those up higher without success, I think you can get away with the big bugs still and do very well. Run some droppers under your foam bugs... caddis pupa, lightning bugs, copper johns, softies, etc. Streamers will get some love still... flashy or olive would be my starting point.

    Up high or down low? Both. GO FISHINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! This is peak season. The best of the best is NOW.

  • Water Cond

    Excellent level.

  • Current Flow at Calder

    2150 ft3/sec

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

  • Hatches

    TBD

  • Flies

    TBD

  • The Fishing

    The Clark Fork is coming out of runoff mode and should be fishable in the next couple weeks. We plan on getting out on it as soon as it is fishable again.

  • Water Cond

    High, but dropping and should be soon.

  • Current Flow at St. Regis

    13600 ft3/sec

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

  • Flies

    Foam! Great time of the year to fish foam patterns that imitate salmonflies, goldens, etc.
    Also drake season... browns, greens, etc.
    Big para adams
    Pmd cripples / duns
    Stimulators



  • The Fishing

    NF Clearwater River Update -

    We received this update from Kyle L. yesterday on the status of the roads to the NF Clearwater... thanks Kyle!

    "The pass has 38" of snow still on it, but that's not the issue. From the Kelly Forks work station heading north, you can only drive 2.5 miles up Black Canyon and only 19.5 miles past the work station on forest service road 255. There are a bunch of rock slides and downed trees. Some of the roads are 50" maximum width, the front desk person told me the road is only 6 feet wide in some sections. You can get in there from the South through Orofino, but from the North it doesn't sound like it will be open for most of the summer."

  • Water Cond

    Levels are dropping on most rivers, some faster than others.

  • Steelhead Rivers

  • Flies

    N/A

  • The Fishing

    Grande Ronde -
    Bass fishing has started pick up. Water levels are still scooting along but bass can be caught! If you are looking for an alternative to trout this could be an option. Mouse and poppers for the surface. Conehead buggers, sculpins, sparkle minnows, kreelex for the subsurface game. This is the time of the year for the bigger smallies in the Grande Ronde.

  • Water Cond

    Grande Ronde -

  • Current Flows

    Grande Ronde River at Troy - 5070 ft3/sec

    USGS Water-data graph Grande Ronde River Washington State

    Snake River at Anatone - 64800 ft3/sec

    USGS Water-data graph Snake River Washington State

    Clearwater River at Spalding - 16700 ft3/sec

    USGS Water-data graph Clearwater River Idaho State