Water flow: 8360 at Enaville
Visibility: 24 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 38 Degrees F
Water condition: Stained
Best time of day to fish: 11-4
Best stretch: Cataldo to Pritchard
Best access point: Lower river is still flooded. Be careful.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
midges, little brown stoneflies, rubber legs nymphs, san juans and streamers!
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: 3X 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.
The water has been dropping and clearing for a few days now so there might be a few options even in the high water. Be safe and this time of year it is always best to err on the side of caution.
Tons of snow left! Supposed to bump up again with the rain, but then hopefully settle down. The weather at the end of the week looks much nicer!