Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 8

The St. Joe and the North Fork Clearwater are getting cold and the fly fishing is shutting down. You will have better success midday on the Spokane or the North Fork Coeur d’Alene by fishing the deeper pools. The Spokane River has come up some and the streamer bite has picked up. Dark colors have worked best.

The Oregon one-fish bag limit was set to expire Oct. 31, but underperforming steelhead runs across the Columbia River basin and numbers of steelhead in the Snake River have not proven strong enough to increase the bag limit, prompting the Oregon fish and wildlife agency to retain its one hatchery fish limit. The one-bag limit regulation applies to the Snake River from the state line with Washington to Hells Canyon Dam, the Imnaha River, Big Sheep Creek, Grande Ronde River, Catherine Creek, Wallowa River and the Wenaha River.

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