the fish are pretty scattered and I have not fished it at all this summer so I dont have it dialed in. Flows are a little higher then expected, but still very good. you can fish the river almost anywhere but I pretty much only fish the lower river. It can be good in the tailwaters below upriver damn as well.Nice looking fish Dustin. Drove through Spokebeckistan twice last week and wondered where you might be fishing.
I haven't caught any juvenile fish this year either, All I have caught have been 16+. I also didn't see any small fish, lots of good size fish but no small ones. I also noticed and caught a ton more smallies in the system which cant be good either.I've never seen it as low as it was about a month ago. It was actually dropping several times to around 400cfs for an hour or so, must've been working on the dam or something. I would think that would be devastating to the trout population on the Spokane. There are enough troubles on that river without strangling the flow intentionally. I discovered spots that I've never been able to see before popping up. Another thing that I've noticed is that for the most part, the fish I've caught on the river have been on the larger side. Not bragging, cause bigger fish don't mean you're a better fisherman to me, but I'm wondering if that's a bad sign, that there aren't many juvies in the system anymore to grow into the bigger fish later on and replenish the stock. Just an observation.
Could you imagine the spokane with 1000 fish per mile???[/QUOTE said:Dustin, that would be sweet. I would love to see the penalty for littering increase as well. With the water so low I walk/fished from Sullivan to the islands and the amount of trash i saw was incredible. The beer cans alone would make for some quick cash if some one were to collect them and recycle them. People trash the system its just sad. For a river with one of the best Caddis hatches in the western area its a shame. so much aquatic live to support a heavier population of trout. I also caught allot of cuttbows and only one redband this year.