We spent Sunday and Monday up at the Kit Price campground on the North Fork of the CDA fishing and generally have a good time. The conditions all along the river are ideal right now. Hatches have been coming off fairly regularly throughout the day. The salmon flies have faded, but golden stones, yellow sallies, green and brown drakes, pmds and caddis were strong throughout the day. The heat of the day slowed things down in the afternoon, but picked back up in the early evening. I was seeing more caddis than the week before. There were a lot of caddis cases on the rocks. My daughter had a lot of luck swinging an "ovulating caddis". Caddis will probably be one of the main hatches for the forseeable future. I tried 6 of our shops golden stone patterns throughout the 2 days. All the flies brought fish to the net. I had a success rate of 4-1 if the fly was presented half sunk vs flies floating high on the water. A half submerged, struggling or dead stone fly is a much easier target for the cutts. Foam attractor patterns such as "Evans Baby Foam" and "South Fork Chernobyls" in #12 have done well also. Fishing the deeper pools and seam lines next o the fast water produced good size fish. It looks like we are going to have some great weather for the next 10 days. The fishing should be great! Get out and enjoy it.
North Fork Coeur d Alene
Flows; Prichard 240 CFS (Cubic Feet per Second), Enaville 525 CFS, Cataldo 1,260 CFS
Water Temputure Enaville 58 degrees, Kit Price Campground 56 degrees
Brown and Green Drakes
Wilson Little Golden
Norm Wood Golden
Henry Fork Golden
Sledgehammer Green Caddis
Struggling Green Caddis
Sledgehammer Hares Ear
Galloup Tilt Wing PMD
Travis Extended Body Green Drake
St. Joe has also been fishing very well. Drake hatches were coming off fairly heavily above Avery last week on overcast days. Golden stones and PMDs have also been hatching regularly. If you are looking for solitude the ST. Joe has it. The pass from St. Regis is still closed. But if you hear otherwise please give us a call. Moon pass is open. If you are taking that route stop by the shop in Wallace.
Flows; 2,860 CFS Cataldo
Water Temperature 58 degrees in Avery
Hatches; Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, PMDs, Green and Brown Drakes
Rogue River Golden
Wilson Little Golden
Swisher "Original" PMX
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2/26/2020 06:40:11 am
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