Water flow: 339 CFS @Enaville
Visibility: 60 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 48 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: 11am to dark.
Best stretch: Mid River. Enaville to Prichard
Best access point: Enaville to Devils Elbow.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Midges, BWOs, Mahagony Duns and a few caddis.
Fish species: Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout.
Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: June - October)
Nearest airport: Spokane International Airport
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
A beautiful mountain river with many miles of great public access a short 40 minutes from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. West Slope Cutthroat are the native species and the river is catch and release only on these pretty fish. There is some pre runoff fishing most years but the season is best from mid May through the end of September. There is an excellent gallery of photos on the photo sharing website, www.flickr.com, ...
under my name, G.L. Britton. There is also an abundance of tributary hike in water that can offer a good deal of solitude along with the fishing. The scenery and wildflowers are absolutely spectacular along this river.
Go small and black and have 6x at the ready. Cutthroats are educated this time of year and a little stealth will go a long way.
Fishing has slowed down in the last few days. Hopefully another rainy system moving in gets this river going again. The St. Joe or Clark Fork might be a better option right now.