North Fork of the Coeur d Alene River
Flows, Prichard 308 CFS 1200 Cataldo
Water Temps - I took temps from Bumble Bee bridge to Devils Elbow, a consistent 38 degrees.
The river is looking good, slow flows and gin clear water. I took the streamer rod out and had a good day. The fish are healthy and fat with some strong fall colors. I headed up to Devils Elbow and had some good fishing through the slow deep holes. Casting across and slowly stripping so it can sink seemed to be the ticket. In one hole I had to fish from a high bank, but it made for some incredible site fishing. It was amazing how many attacks I saw of the fly but just kind of felt it in the line. A good tip sinking line is essential to getting the fly down in front of the trout. At 38 degrees these fish are not going to move very far for a meal. Complex Twist Tan/Orange, Mini Dungeon's Black/Purple and Sparkle Minnows did well.
End of Year Sale going on now $1.25 for ALL Dry Flies and Nymphs. Most items in the shop 20-50% off.
The shop is open Friday and Saturday 11:00 - 5:00 PM Friday and Saturday through Dec. 23rd. Then we are closing for the winter and re-opening in April.