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  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    Fly Fishing Silver Bow Fly Shop guides Bo Brand and Mark Poirier were on the Grande Ronde on Friday and said there’s plenty of open water to fish. Brand suggests …


  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    Fly Fishing The North Fork Coeur d’Alene continues to be very good with trailers under big bugs getting the most looks. Drakes, PMDs, and yellow sallies are the best dries …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Rocky Ford has been excellent at times recently with more than 20 inches rainbow hitting scud droppers.


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing With the warmer weather, the Big Spokane is an option for fly fishers. Dredging with nymphs or streamers on sink-tips will be best. Fish pockets close to shore. …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Even die-hard fly fishermen are having difficulty getting excited about fly-fishing prospects, what with frigid water, frozen guides and ice flows on their favorite rivers. Things will improve, …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River is experiencing its lowest flow in the last 20 years. That and the “vinyl hatch” have made fishing poor in the lower stretches. Above …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Big Spokane is fishing well in the morning. Fish are focused in the faster water. Streamers and double nymph rigs do a nice job. Pat’s Rubber Legs …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Fish Lake near Lake Wenatchee has been a good destination for fly fishers as the lake is full of rainbow. Most average around 11 inches, but there are …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing This is a good time to fly fish the smaller tributaries within the Methow River drainage. Boulder, Falls, and Eightmile creeks are all within easy driving distance from …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River is fishable from one end to the other and the fish are spread out. The big pools get hammered, so get away from the …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Grande Ronde River is clear and cold, and steelhead fishing is tough, although anglers from Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene had a successful trip recently. They said …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Fly fishing for steelhead on the Methow is excellent. Try drifting a Glo Bug under a strike indicator or swing big wooly buggers and leeches.


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Clark Fork is finally dropping. Water conditions are perfect. The best fishing is on the lower river with hoppers and big foam bugs. The Blackfoot continues to …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The St. Regis has dropped into the marginally fishy zone at 1,400 cfs. That’s still high but should make it fishable through the weekend before blowing out again.


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Bitterroot River in Montana is one of the few fishable rivers right now. It has been very good. The Clark Fork could be blown out by the …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Pat Way at Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene says there has been a lot of insect activity on the Coeur d’Alene and the St. Joe rivers, and cool …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Clark Fork near St. Maries was running at 8,240 cfs at midweek and on a steady decline. Fishing was reported to be good but not great. The …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Dusty and Burke lakes in Grant County are providing fair fly fishing for 14- to 18-inch rainbows. Chironomid patterns along the shorelines are working under a strike indicator.


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing There has been a significant amount of Skwala stonefly nymph activity throughout the day on the Yakima River. Most success has been using a dropper system with a …


  • Hunting + fishing

    Trout and kokanee Lenice Lake has been very good for big trout, especially if you can fish around the frequent wind storms. An olive Wooly Bugger works as well as …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River is kicking out a few cutthroat and some whitefish, particularly from Cataldo to just past Kingston. As with the Clark Fork, which has also …

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