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Jeff Smith/Fins & Feathers


North Idaho Fishing Report


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  5:30-8:30 pm

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 2016

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 person

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.

Jeff Smith


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