I know there are a lot of hunting seasons
in progress or about to be but you really should save some time and be
out on the water. This is go time ! The fall fishing is some of
the best of the year from mid- October to the end of November. It
is almost pick a specie on Lake Coeur D Alene. The boat traffic is
gone, we still get some nice days and the fish will be on the bite!
Letís start with the Kokanee, the north end east
arm bite is on right now. The fish are small this year but they
are in great shape and for the first couple of weeks in October or maybe
longer you should get your 15 fish limits! The depth range has
been 30-40 feet or so right now as we get along you may see some
shallower fish. Jordan restocked the Gooseman Kokanee spinners and
snubbers so be sure to check those out made in St. Maries Idaho and they
do the trick.
Pike hunters October is for sure a time you want to
be chucking some lures out we will see the big fish get aggressive and
on the weedlines. I would still through some of the spinnerbaits
you have been pitching all summer but mix in and actually transition to
jerk baits. This is also a good time to throw the big plugs that
sit in your box and never use. The water is dropping and cooling
off which all adds up to more action on the Pike.
If the landlocked Chinook bite goes as it did last
season you for sure want to be out trolling in late October and November
the catch rates are great!! Granted a lot of the fish are throw
backs but you can get a couple two or three keepers most days and on the
big bite days you could hit into a dozen fish or more. Most of the
bites will be deep in the 80-100 foot range on the 8 inch flashers and
mini-squids. I would still run a helmeted herring or two in your
set. We have 2 more tournaments yet this season the L.C.A.A.
members derby is November 8-9 and the Fins Gene Fink winter derby is
We have both guide boats in the water and ready to
go! Off season rates start October 15th A 4 person full day
trip is only $395.00 for the boat Just give the store a call
We are looking to do one of our Salmon classes in
the fall November 14-15 cost is still only $150.00 per person call for
sign up or more info.
Future tournament dates:
Spring Chinook 04-11-15-04-12-15
Big One Chinook derby 08-05-09-2015
See you on the lake.