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Jeff Smith/Fins & Feathers

 

North Idaho Fishing Report

 
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 December 6-7

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 208-667-9304

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
Spring Pike 04-25-26 -2015
Big One Chinook derby 08-05-09-2015

See you on the lake.

Jeff Smith
Jeff@Fins1.com

 


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