Urban Fly Fishing - The Region's Hidden Gem

We are very fortunate in the Inland Northwest to have an urban trout fishery right in our backyard. Even though the river runs right through town the Spokane River sees very little pressure. Anglers will catch primarily Wild Redband Rainbow Trout as well as some beautiful brown and cutthroat trout. It is also not uncommon for an angler to hook fish well over 18" on this river! While you do have a shot at a truly great fish, the Spokane River has a very nice average trout ranging in size 14-16".

The Spokane River is our main river we guide during the summer. It is also the perfect river for the fly angler that maybe limited on time and wants to get a "quick fix". This great urban fishery is ideal to be introduced to the sport of fly fishing too because of it's varied water and close to home access. Because the Spokane River has so many "fishy" spots to hit we only offer float trips to cover it all effectively. Drifting the Spokane also offers you picturesque views of the beautiful landscape that are not seen from shore access areas.

The Spokane River season opens June 1st when the caddis hatches are at their peak. Caddis are so prolific on this river it often looks like clouds of smoke above the bushes and trees in the evening when the caddis are mating. In addition to great caddis activity the Spokane River has hatches of salmonflies, skwala stones, and blue winged olive mayflies. It truly is a hidden gem.

The fall fishing on the Spokane can be very consistent and if the winter weather is mild the river will fish through mid March.

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