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Eastern creeks/streams - May 25th, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 56 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
From the Columbia Basin to the West Plains, on up to the NE of the State, creeks and streams are steadily getting into shape for the season (visibility continues to improve by the day). Trout fishing for brookies, cutthroat, redbands, browns and hybrids - best fished for with dries or nymphs, using a 8-9ft 2-4 wt (depending on size of creek/stream and fish you're targeting). Call the shop for more information (509) 323-0500.
 
Columbia Basin Lakes - May 25th, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 64 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
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Pend Oreille River - May 25th, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 59 ° F 
  • Fishing: Fair
* High water, strong current advisory *
Smallmouth / Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike are the primary targets in this diverse fishery. If boating, put in behind the post office in Cusick and search out navigable sloughs (on the non-reservation side of the river) and lines of weed beds along the banks. Sight fish or cast into and around structure on the bank that hangs into the water, alongside weedbeds, and around drop-offs. Big nasties and articulated streamers are where it's at - and don't forget steel leader if you want to keep some of the flies you're throwing in the water. A 9-10 foot 6wt will suffice, but we recommend using at least a 7wt, preferably an 8wt.
 
Coeur d'Alene River - N. Fork - May 25th, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 57 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great
Try fishing double dry rigs (stimi/skwalla/chernobyl with a mayfly trailer) or a hopper/dropper rig. Streamers on the swing have been catching their share of healthy fish. Call the shop (509) 323-0500 for more detailed information on locations, tactics and fly patterns. 
 
Medical Lake - May 25th, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Partly cloudy
  • 60 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Selective gear rules apply. Medical Lake is producing some hefty rainbows and giving up the occasional brown and tiger trout (seeing more tench again this year as well). Full-sinking lines and leeches or baitfish patterns are doing the trick on resident fish populations (chironomids are great this time of year also). Water is getting stagnant in the absense of the aerators, but despite some localized algae blooms the lake is fishing decently.
 
Rock Lake - May 25th, 2017
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly cloudy
  • 64 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
Surprise! High water levels... Caution is advised for all boaters, regardless of how well you know the lake (in addition to high water levels, there are underwater rock spires, vertical edges with nasty water currents, and rattlesnakes on the bank as the weather warms up). Regardless, Rock Lake is giving up some really nice browns and rainbows. Full-sinking lines, olive green hot-faced bunny leeches... (downriggers if you want to target the big boys).