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Fishing Report

  • CDA/North Fork: Fair – Water clarity is still very poor. Anglers have caught some fish in slow current and back water eddies.
  • Clark Fork: Fair – The water is still dropping and worth exploring if the weather doesn’t turn cold again. Look for slow current or deep pools and use large stone flies or San Juan worms in these locations to produce fish.
  • Clearwater: Good – Fishing has been good lately. Lots anglers have been heading up to the south fork of the Clearwater and catching a good amount of fish.
  • Columbia River: Good - Walleye fishing is still decent above McNary Dam. The fish are holding in about 20 feet water on long tapering points. Fish seem to be moving up towards spawning areas. Crankbaits, drop-shot and jigging crawdad presentation are the best.
  • Grande Ronde: Good - Anglers have reported that water is running pretty muddy. A few fish have been caught but it’s still pretty slow.  Anglers have been using bobbers and jigs, drifting a corky and yarn with success.
  • Little Spokane River: Fair - No recent reports.
  • Rocky Ford Creek: Good - Probably some of the best fly fishing in the area right now since water levels are pretty normal. Trout have been caught use any egg or nymph pattern.
  • Snake River: Fair - With weather warming up and snow runoff starting, fishing has started to slow down. Water clarity is starting to dirty and won’t get better until spring runoff is over.
  • Spokane River: Fair - Water levels are dropping which is opening up some spots to fish. With water flowing pretty hard, nymphs have been the best tactic at catching fish. Look for slow current or deep pools.
  • St. Joe River: Fair - With all the ice gone, fishing should pick up, but as of right now it is still pretty slow.
  • Yakima River: Fair - Fishing is slow and with flooding starting to happen. It’s not looking any better until water levels start to drop again.
  • Amber Lake: Good - Open for Catch & Release March 1st - April 27th. Fishing has been extremely good according to some reports. Fish are averaging 14” to 20” with a lot being caught close to the shore. San Juan worms, nymphs, and leaches have been the best flies to use. Open for retention April 28th.
  • Badger/Williams Lake: Closed - Reopens April 28th.
  • Banks Lake: Fair - Walleye fishing is picking up in waters about 10-20 feet deep.  The spawn is on.  Smallmouth bass fishing is on the rise.  They are still deep and are reacting to slow presentations.
  • Clear Lake: Closed - Reopens April 28th.
  • Downs Lake: Fair - Some Bass and Perch have been taken.
  • Eloika Lake: Fair - No recent reports.
  • Hauser Lake: Fair - Kokanee fishing is good.  Bass and pike fishing is fair.  Kokanee are about 10-14 inches and are being caught fast.
  • Lake CDA: Good - Trout fishing is good and limits are being caught within a couple hours. Bass fishing has picked up with the warm weather. Smallmouth are being caught at the mouth of the Couer d’ Alene River and largemouth are being caught up the chain lakes as well up the St. Joe arm of the lake.
  • Lake Roosevelt: Good - Trout and kokanee limits are still increasing with lots of big fish being caught.  Limits are being caught within a couple hours and fish are averaging 16-20 inch.  Walleye fishing has continued to pick up but with water clarity still bad is making fishing difficult.
  • Long Lake: Fair - The lake is not currently fishable.
  • Loon Lake: Closed - Reopens April 28th.
  • Medical Lake:  Fair - The fishing has continued to be hit or miss over the last couple weeks. Two fish a day is the limit but those fish are averaging 18 to 24 inches.
  • Newman Lake: Fair - Fishing has picked up since water temps are rising, but is still pretty slow.  Some tiger muskies, and largemouth bass are being caught in the shallows.
  • Pend Oreille: Good - Trout fishing has been good according to some reports and that fish lying on sand/gravel shore lines.
  • Silver Lake: Fair - Reports say fishing is very slow. Water temps are only in the mid 40’s.
  • Sprague Lake: Good - Reports say that they are limiting out in only a few hours with some nice size rainbows being caught.  Reports also say that they are catching some steelhead in the 16-24 inch.
  • Waitts Lake: Closed - Reopens April 28th.
  • West Medical Lake: Closed - Reopens April 28th.