We just finished our winter Chinook derby and for
once we had good weather and pretty good fishing at the same time.
The overall fall winter bite has been slower this year but things seem
to be picking up maybe everything is late. The December trolling
on Coeur D Alene lake for the Chinooks has been better than November
which is rare but we are getting more bites and more fish now than we
did last month. The fish have remained scattered throughout the
lake which has its advantages. Sure you can mid lake fish and do
just fine but you can also do about as well right here on the north end
as well. The Chinooks have been deep for the most part in fact
most of our bites have been well over 100 feet deep 110-120 or so.
Not to say you canít get them at other depths you never know I have even
seen some planer boards out. I would set most of your lines at
those deep depths the rest of the winter and if you have a couple of
people with you and can run extra lines what the heck spread a couple
rigs around. Day in day out though you should get more action down
deep until spring when we flip flop the depths. The Salmon
have been hitting the flasher and mini-squid set ups the best but I
would still put a helmeted herring out to keep them fish honest I have
had days when the bait has out fished the squids. Good luck
fishing the rest of the winter have some fun out on the lake and be
safe. As always if you need an updated report call the store
either myself or Jordan will have been out.
We have set up some dates for the next seasons
events you may want to get on your calendar or get vacation time in.
Fins & Feathers after hours sale, 1-23-16
Spokane Boat Show 1-30 thru 2-7-16
Salmon classes March 3-6th 2016
and March 11-13 2016
Big Horn Show March 17-20th 2016
Spring Salmon Derby April 16-17 2016
Spring Pike Tourney April 30th-
May 1st 2016
Big One Chinook Derby July 27th -31st
The Fins & Feathers after hours sale has the best
prices of the year with the deepest discounts on remaining inventory
donít miss it!
The Salmon classes are $160.00 per person and is a A-Z
on Coeur D Alene lake salmon instructional class and a day on the boat
We also have guide boats in the water all winter
and our Fall winter special is $495.00 for the boat for the day up to 5
Donít forget about Fins & Feathers for your anglers
and Christmas time. We have lots of great stocking stuffers and
the guys always like the gift certificates.
See you on the lake.