Fishing Guide to Spokane, Washington

Fishing Guide to Spokane, Washington
Spokane, located in southeastern Washington State, offers lots of exciting activities for outdoor sports enthusiasts. One of the many popular attractions for Spokane is fishing in its plentiful lakes and rivers. Spokane offers several excellent fishing shops, and you can even find fishing within the city limits.

Swede's Fly Shop

When local fisherman need to re-supply on fly fishing equipment and supplies, they look to Swede's, one of Spokane's most prominent angling stores. Swede's is open regular hours Monday through Saturday, and it offers a wide selection of basic fly fishing equipment, as well as exotic fly-tying supplies, hardware, and accessories. Swede's also offers lessons, classes, get togethers for local anglers, and fishing advisories.

Swede's Fly Shop
1611 N. Ash
Spokane, WA 99205
(509) 323-0500


Long Lake

Long Lake is located approximately 10 miles southwest of Spokane in Spokane County, just off of Highway 94. Long Lake is actually a reservoir, created by the damming of the Spokane River. A wide variety of fish can be found in this lake, including Chinook Salmon that have traveled downstream from Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene. The lake also boasts state record-setting brown trout, crappie, bass and northern pike.

The Little Spokane River

The Little Spokane River is an offshoot of the Spokane River just after Nine Mile Falls. This stretch of river remains largely unfished due to the fact that the river mostly borders on private property. Many anglers use the boat ramp beneath Nine Mile Falls to fish where the Little Spokane feeds into the Spokane River. Unfortunately, regulations prohibit waders and floaters from fishing in the Little Spokane. However, you can rent a canoe or launch your own on the north end of the campus of Whitworth University and spend some time taking advantage of the underfished Little Spokane. Fish include squaw, whitefish and local rainbow trout, and while anglers favor fly fish on this river, casting and spinning rigs can be used as well.

Whitworth University
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
(509) 777-1000


Article Written By Beau Prichard

Beau Prichard has been a freelance writer and editor since 1999. He specializes in fiction, travel and writing coaching. He has traveled in the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and Australia. Prichard grew up in New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing from George Fox University.

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