Sportsman's Warehouse Braggin' Board & Fishing Report
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- CDA/North Fork: Good – Water levels are good and with current weather patterns, cutthroat and rainbows are cooperating for fly and spin-fishermen. Peak times are late morning and early afternoon.
- Clark Fork: Good – This weather has the fish feeding on flies and small spinners. Target the edges of deeper holes.
- Clearwater: Good – Steelhead are hit and miss. Night trolling with lighted plugs seems to be the most productive.
- Columbia River: Good – Leech patterns are working well. Fish the deeper water columns for bass and walleye.
- Grande Ronde: Good – Smallmouth still appear to be feeding after sun-up ‘til about 45 minutes before sundown.
- Little Spokane River: Fair – Recent rains (that were needed) has the fishing fair.
- Rocky Ford Creek: Good – There are reports of nice fall conditions on Rocky Ford.
- Snake River: Great – Fall steelhead are being taken with bobbers and shrimp and jigs tipped with shrimp tails. Sportsman’s Warehouse has the best bait selection for all fish species!
- Spokane River: Good – Beautiful trout are still taking a variety of small spinners, spoons, and an assortment of jigs. Just watch the special regulations.
- St. Joe River: Good – No recent information but should still be fishing good.
- Amber Lake: Good – Selective gear rules. Worms and marshmallows or PowerBait are producing. Open thru Nov. 30.
- Badger/Williams Lake: Closed for the season
- Banks Lake: Good – Walleye and smallmouth are still taking jigs and worm harnesses. The Lake Superior whitefish remain down around 90'-100' and those that know how to target these fish are doing well.
- Bead Lake: Good – Burbot become more active at night and actively cruise the bottom looking for a meal. Jigs and spoons tipped with nightcrawler or shrimp and even various cut baits will entice these freshwater ling cod.
- Bonnie Lake: Good – Reports slow this time of year with low water levels making the creek impassable.
- Clear Lake: Closed for the season
- Cow Lake: Fair – Not many reports because of limited access, but rainbows are still biting.
- Deer Lake: Good – Trollers have been putting fish in the boat with small to medium spinners and spoons. Open thru Nov. 30.
- Diamond Lake: Good – Perch are showing but not in large numbers. Trout are still biting. Diamond Lake will remain open all year!
- Downs Lake: Closed for the season
- Hauser Lake: Good – Channel cats, crappie, and bluegill will continue to bite year-round. Cut bait for the cats and small jigs tipped with Gulp! Alive is a regular producer for panfish.
- Lake Coeur d’Alene: Good – Anglers report they are still getting nice kokanee and the fish have moved up to 35'-45'.
- Lake Pend Oreille: Good – Mackinaw, Gerrard rainbows, and kokanee are doing good if you put the time in. Planer boards and plugs are the most productive right now.
- Lake Roosevelt: Good – We’ve seen some nice stringers of rainbows with the occasional silver! Those looking for walleye should fish 25'-35' with jigs and worms, or Slow Death setups.
- Liberty Lake: Closed for the season
- Long Lake: Good – All species are still biting if you know where to look. Fish crankbaits for smallmouth and big crappie!
- Loon Lake: Closed for the season
- Medical Lake: Good – Selective gear rules. Use a sink tip or full sink line. Open thru Nov. 30.
- Newman Lake: Fair – Bass fisherman are struggling to find fish. Target warmer parts of the day and fish any structure that may hold heat from the sun.
- Rock Lake: Good – Boaters are finding decent fish if they put in the time. Nice, stable weather makes for safe boating conditions. Nice browns are being caught on a variety of plugs and crankbaits.
- Silver Lake: Good – Crappie and bass are still hitting and trollers are finding trout. No muskie reported.
- Sprague Lake: Good – Trout hounds are happy! Lower light and cooler conditions have algae clearing. PowerBait and worm is producing along with trolling.
- Sullivan Lake: Good – Brown and rainbow trout are actively feeding. Consider night fishing for the healthy population of burbot.
- Waitts Lake: No recent reports. Waitts is now open year-round!