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

  • Hatches

    Caddis
    PMD's
    Ants
    Hoppers

  • Flies

    Hippie Stomper
    Meanie
    CFO Chernobyl (small) - flesh, red
    Pink Pookie
    J-Slam
    Mini Nobles - purple, red
    Crippled Caddis
    Goober Caddis
    Hi-Viz Rusty Spinner
    Lime Trude
    PMX
    Ants / Beetles!
    Psycho Princes
    Soft Hackle Lightning Bug
    Small Copper Johns

  • The Fishing

    Quiet from this neck of the woods, most anglers have moved onto the St. Joe River and the NF Clearwater / Kelly Creek drainages. The heat is making the late afternoons and early evenings tougher. Early morning will be best for sure. Inner tube hatch in full effect from late morning on through afternoon. Check water temps. Temps start getting close to 70 degrees go do something else. Mornings will be fine though. Find some riffles, find some slots, find some shade, find some water off the beaten path. Terrestrials will work, attractors / chernobyls will work, beadhead droppers for sure, short nymph rigs, lighter tipper, longer leaders, summer time conditions for sure. Caddis, pmds, ants, hoppers, usual stuff.

  • Water Cond

    Good but skinny in areas.

  • Current Flow

    Prichard = 127 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Prichard

    Cataldo = 447 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Cataldo

    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

    Goldens
    PMD's
    Caddis
    Ants
    Hoppers

  • Flies

    Emma's Stone
    CFO Chernobyl - red or flesh
    Chubby Chernobyl - all colors
    Hippie Stomper
    Grumpy Frumpy - yellow or purple
    Gypsy Kings - orange, brown
    Mini Nobles - purple, red
    Crippled Caddis
    Goober Caddis
    Hi-Viz Rusty Spinner
    Lime Trude
    PMX
    PMD - cripples, sparkle duns, etc
    Ants! - We have a MASSIVE selection you gotta see it!
    Foam Beetles
    Hoppers

    20" stones
    BH Flashback PT's
    Soft Hackle Lightning Bug
    Copper Johns
    Jig Prince
    Jig Lightning Bug
    Jig Caddis
    Sculpin patterns


  • The Fishing

    Wayne got out and fished the St. Joe River yesterday. He said fishing was good just about everywhere he stopped. Hatches of pmd's and caddis down lower, and some goldens higher up. Water temps was cold the further up he went, but did not that the temp was 65 at 6am near Calder, which means on very hot days the lower river may be a little too warm for safe fishing in the late in the day. Currently though all is good. Pack some terrestrials especially ants. Hoppers will start to work too. It's terrestrial and attractor season for sure. Run a beadhead caddis pupa or something flashy below a big dry and prospect the deeper slots. Mornings have been best, late afternoon slower, evenings pick up a little.

  • Water Cond

    Good. A little below average but good level still. Lower sections starting to get warm. Upper is still good.

  • Current Flow at Calder

    788 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Calder

    USGS Water-data graph St Joe River Idaho
  • Spokane River, Washington

  • Hatches

    Caddis
    Pseudo Baetis

  • Flies

    CFO Chernobyls - peach, red
    Chubbies - purple, red, royal
    Butch Caddis - tan or olive
    Soft hackles - olive, peacock, hare's ear
    Double Bead stones
    Pat's Rubber legs
    Jig nymphs - prince, caddis stuff, hare's ear, peacock
    Caddis pupa! Bring a variety! Tans or olives - try some smaller sizes too
    Fruit Rollup Leech - black
    Galloup's Warbird
    Zirdle Bugs

  • The Fishing

    The Spokane River is plugging right along in the heat report the guide staff. The morning fishing has been best. Late evenings are okay, but sometimes not as productive. Chubbies or other chernobyls like CFO Chernobyls with droppers have been good. Nymphing is good. Always run double fly rigs on the Spokane, a stone with either a caddis pupa or small attractor nymph (jig nymphs great idea). Give 'em a little swing through the drift. Trout spey fishing has been alright. We have been throwing zirdle bugs, fruit roll-up leeches, or galloup warbirds and trail it with a caddis pupa or soft hackle. Add a little strip to some of your swings to mix it up.

  • Water Cond

    Good level.

  • Current Flow

    1420 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Lower River / Post Falls

    USGS Water-data graph Spokane River Washington State
  • Clark Fork, Montana

  • Hatches

    Caddis
    PMD's

  • Flies

    Chernobyls - red, pink
    Turk's Tarantula
    Emma's Stone
    Fuzzy Wuzzy
    Gypsy Kings - orange, golden
    Chubbies
    San Juans
    PT's
    Sparkle Pupa
    Pat's Rubber Legs
    Double Bead Stones
    Big Bird Buggers
    PMX
    X-Caddis

  • The Fishing

    Wayne swung by the Clark Fork yesterday en route to the St. Joe, said vis was about 5ft near the Dry Creek area and looking fishy. Good fishing the first half of the day and late evening. Goldens and chernobyls with droppers. Late evening some caddis activity. Rusty spinners can be good too. Nymphing during the middle of the day will be the way to go with double bead stones, mega princes, pat's, san juans, pt's, caddis pupa, etc.

  • Water Cond

    Good level, getting better and better.

  • Current Flow at St. Regis

    5910 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - St. Regis

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

  • Flies

    NF Clearwater / Kelly Creek -
    Foam - Goldens, chernobyls
    PMD's - Sparkle Duns, Cripples
    Flashy beadhead stuff like lightning bugs, holo prince, jig nymphs, prince, copper johns, caddis pupa, etc
    Stonefly nymphs - tweny inchers, double bead stones,

  • The Fishing

    NF Clearwater / Kelly Creek -

    Good fishing on the NF Clearwater / Kelly Creek. Throwing golden stones or chubbies will certainly find fish in most pocket water or riffles. A dropper will help early in the morning hours and late in the afternoon. PMDs, caddis, and ants are also on the menu. Heard there was some gravel put over the slide area to help improve it. Will you have the place to yourself? Um no, it's peak season. But it will be a blast.

  • Water Cond

    NF / Clearwater / Kelly Creek -
    Good

  • Steelhead Rivers

  • Flies

    Morrish Mouse
    Mouserat
    Poppers
    Sparkle Minnows
    Rubber Leg Bugger Patterns

  • The Fishing

    Kenyon is down guiding for smallies on the Grande Ronde. He reports the popper bite was good yesterday evening but slower in the mornings. Dredging deeper in the morning with sink tips will find some fish. Sparkle minnows, crayfish colored patterns working well for streamers.

    NOTE: The downstream boat launch at Boggan's is not easily accessible after spring runoff eroded away a lot sediment making launching / driving almost impossible. Best to launch upstream of the bridge at Boggan's.

    Also, Anatone Cafe is open for business and kicking out some killer food! Make sure to check it out on the way to the upper Grande Ronde or the Shumaker area.

  • Water Cond

    Good

  • Current Flows

    Grande Ronde River at Troy - 484 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Troy

    USGS Water-data graph Grande Ronde River Washington State

    Snake River at Anatone - 19600 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Anatone

    USGS Water-data graph Snake River Washington State

    Clearwater River at Spalding - 16300 ft3/sec
    Prediction Flow - Spalding

    USGS Water-data graph Clearwater River Idaho State