looking around spokane

Krusty

Active Member
#17
And to tell the truth I have never fished the little spokane is it any good and is it like the spokane you need to nymph it?
The difficulty with the Little Spokane is access....a great many homes built right next to the water's edge....and it's my understanding that in in some stretches the landowners actually have property rights that extend over river bottom....
 

Eric Denny

Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!
#18
yeah Krusty I have heard that too but I have also heard that you can put in a few spots like by the hatchery and take out by panted rock or a little farther down which is a 3hr float, and that its posted so I am guessing that its fish able. I don't know for sure but will find out this fishing season. My question is there anything worth catching in there. I know it leads to the big right before entering long lake but I don't know if there are very many trout in it???
 

Krusty

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#19
yeah Krusty I have heard that too but I have also heard that you can put in a few spots like by the hatchery and take out by panted rock or a little farther down which is a 3hr float, and that its posted so I am guessing that its fish able. I don't know for sure but will find out this fishing season. My question is there anything worth catching in there. I know it leads to the big right before entering long lake but I don't know if there are very many trout in it???
I've floated that section quite a few times....the biggest issue is that it's non-stop people floating through...and the regs prohibit getting out of the craft and kicking up sediment. Gotta be fish in there...nice holes....they must feed mostly at night...it's so damn popular. Maybe floating very early in the morning from the 'hatchery' access at Saint George's school (take out upstream from confluence of Little Spokane and the Spokane). I've considered clipping onto the surrounding brush...I think an anchor could do quite a bit of damage...lots of silty bottom between rocky areas.
 

Eric Denny

Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!
#20
I've floated that section quite a few times....the biggest issue is that it's non-stop people floating through...and the regs prohibit getting out of the craft and kicking up sediment. Gotta be fish in there...nice holes....they must feed mostly at night...it's so damn popular. Maybe floating very early in the morning from the 'hatchery' access at Saint George's school (take out upstream from confluence of Little Spokane and the Spokane). I've considered clipping onto the surrounding brush...I think an anchor could do quite a bit of damage...lots of silty bottom between rocky areas.
Idk all of that like said i never fished it, well i did once and pine something park.lol but that was it. And i am thinking if i hit it early like june first when it opens before everyone starts floating i might be good?? And then again in later September. I dont know i have a two man pontoon if you want to give it a run?
 
#22
I grew up near the Little Spokane river and while I didn't fish it when I lived out that way, I did in my early 20's when I'd go home to visit my parents. I've also heard that it is one of the few rivers in the US that is actually owned by the people living on it, but don't know all the details on how this plays out with access and high water mark, etc.

The river has fish though, or a least did back 15 years ago. It was great fishing with nymphs for rainbows, which I assumed were Redbands, and plenty of whitefish. There were supposed to also be browns in the river from previous stocking programs in the past that had established themselves, but I never caught any.

I think I fished the river 20 or 30 times and had good success at all times of year. It sure is a pretty little river!

-Jeff
 

Krusty

Active Member
#23
Idk all of that like said i never fished it, well i did once and pine something park.lol but that was it. And i am thinking if i hit it early like june first when it opens before everyone starts floating i might be good?? And then again in later September. I dont know i have a two man pontoon if you want to give it a run?
That would, indeed, be a very big boat for the Little Spokane, even in June....and in September we'd be dragging it through the riffles. My kayak, which is a wide SOT that draws minimal water, ends up scraping through those sections by late summer.