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Lower CdA River area fishing report


After a proposed camping area at Rose Lake was strongly opposed by area residents, the Coeur d'Alene Basin Environmental Improvement Project Commission is seeking other possible sites. 
 (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
After a proposed camping area at Rose Lake was strongly opposed by area residents, the Coeur d'Alene Basin Environmental Improvement Project Commission is seeking other possible sites. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

FISHING -- Mark Bowen, Idaho Fish and Game Department conservation officer, just posted this fishing report from his recent observations on the Lower Coeur d'Alene River area:

Chain Lakes  -

Water levels are a little high but fishable.

Pike fishing seems to be picking up – I checked a few people fishing for pike and they all had some. I didn’t see any that were extra large in size though.

Bass fishing seems to be picking up. One bass boat – caught a few Smallies.

Rose Lake– checked one fishermen at dark. He was cat fishing and had one.

CDA River– fly fishermen are doing well. One fishermen said he had caught 25 Cutthroats and Hybrids. Watch out for Redds (spawning beds) right now.

Water levels are a little high but fishable.

Pike fishing seems to be picking up – I checked a few people fishing for pike and they all had some. I didn’t see any that were extra large in size though.

Bass fishing seems to be picking up. One bass boat – caught a few Smallies.

Rose Lake– checked one fishermen at dark. He was cat fishing and had one.

CDA River– fly fishermen are doing well. One fishermen said he had caught 25 Cutthroats and Hybrids. Watch out for Redds (spawning beds) right now.




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