Spokane River, Washington Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Spokane River, Washington Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Best window in the afternoon, but the not a bad place to spend of couple hours if you have to stay closer to home!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
11 / 25 / 2013
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Spokane River is currently Just OK

Water flow: 490 @ Liberty Lake

Visibility: 44 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 38 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: afternoons

Best stretch: Idaho side for smallmouth bass and a few trout, Washington for trout

Best access point: Plenty of Centennial trail options

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis, stoneflies, leaches, wooly buggers

Fish species: Rainbow Trout, smallmouth

Fishing season: Open

Nearest airport: Spokane

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Spokane River Description

The Spokane River in Washington is an urban fishery. It is not blessed with great numbers of fish but there are certain time windows when fishing improves and there are opportunities at good native rainbows with a few browns and cutthroat mixed in. It is a large river with dangerous float sections so make sure you understand the floats before you put in. My report will only consider the flowing sections ...

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing stoneflies and caddis, swinging a caddis soft hackle in the afternoon Occasional streamer fishing, but dead drifting big nymphs will probably work best.

7-Day Forecast

Once we get thru this cold snap the spokane can fish pretty well in the winter. Not a numbers game, but some nice fish can be found primarily on streamers and nymphs.

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