Spring is finally here and we are welcoming it like we always do, by fishing! As the water level on Lake Coeur D' alene is rising, the salmon fishing has been heating up. We have been out several times in the last couple of weeks and have seen great success targeting the land locked Chinook Salmon. Spring is a great time to target salmon on Lake CDA because they are normally in the top 20 feet of the water column. This means we can deploy a lot of rods out using planer boards, fishing very close to the surface. We should see this fishery continue over the next couple of months until the water temps rise.
We are starting to see temps in the shallows reach to near 50 degrees. This means the largemouth and pike are turning on.
Lake Pend Orielle has been producing great numbers of kamloop rainbow trout. We target these fish in similar ways as Lake CDA, trolling with planer boards close to the surface. Mike has been out several times already on the Big Pond and has seen some awesome success. If you have never caught a Kamloop you are truly missing out, they are incredible fighters!
As we see the water temps rise in the next couple of weeks the pike fishing should also start getting very good.