Coeur d'Alene Fishing Report 09.13.18

Coeur d Alene Fishing Report

Coeur d’Alene River

Dry fly fishing is good on the CDA right now. The spruce moths, rusty spinners, caddis, run with soft hackles in the morning. Look out for the remaining ants, hoppers, and beetles tight to brushy banks on the warmer, sunnier days. Also, October caddis nymphs should produce well... And, be sure to keep your eyes open for October caddis adults in the next few weeks too.

St Joe River

October caddis, October caddis, October caddis! Using sizes 10-12 will do the trick. You’ll want to use chernobyls and fat alberts with a pheasant tail or a prince nymph. Plus, don't hesitate to try olive stones, size 16-18. Finally, small sculpin patterns in olive, tan or, black will produce in the deep, boulder garden type water.

Clark Fork River (MT)

Here, they're going to be into sipping small mayflies in the tail outs of pools and current seams. You’ll want to look for mahoganies, tricos, rusty spinners, and caddis. Plus, use chubbys with a prince nymph dropper, beadheaded soft hackle, or a pheasant tail in the faster water. And, attractors like stimis' and humpys will produce as well.

See past reports from the CDA region here, or click here to view all northwest regional reports.

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Twenty years ago Coeur d’Alene went mostly unnoticed by the fly-fishing community as tunnel-visioned anglers sped east, to Montana and elsewhere, to pursue rainbow and brown trout on iconic waters. They may have even raised their noses as they unwittingly passed some of the most varied trout fishing options in the world. Today, CDA and its nearby waters are on the map as premiere destinations for westslope cutthroat and bull trout. And its local lakes provide super-enticing fly-fishing options for bass, pike and salmon. If that weren’t enough, CDA anglers can hit several of the Inland Northwest’s best steelhead waters—including the Grande Ronde, Clearwater and Snake rivers—with a reasonable two or three-hour drive. North 40 Coeur d’Alene is your destination fly shop, whether outfitting for the St. Joe, Coeur d’Alene or Kelly Creek, or some other water. We’ve got all the fishing reports and info you need, and we carry the latest fly-tying material, hot patterns, and equipment. We have a knowledgeable staff that’s welcoming to everyone, so stop in and say hello.

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