Sportsman's Warehouse Braggin' Board & Fishing Report


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Fishing Report

  • 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!