Water flow: 430 CFS @Enaville
Visibility: 60 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 63 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: 6am to Hot or 5pm to dark.
Best stretch: Entire River, upper has less floaters
Best access point: Upper River above Prichard.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Nymphs, Streamers, BWO's and midges and PMDs and Golden Stones. Ants, beeltes and a few hoppers.
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.
Mornings and evenings will return to being your best option with the return of the heat wave. Terrestrial fishing should pick up and mid day nymphing under your dry or under an indicator should move bigger fish.
Gonna be a hot one again. Look for early mornings to be the best since the water will be the coolest of the day. A shorter evening window can be good, just not as long as the morning.