|Up past Bonners Ferry, ID and the Selkirk Mountains|
|Along the through the Kootenai River valley|
Travel is up scenic US Highway 95 through Bonner Ferry and over the mighty Kootenai River--great Idaho fly fishing here once the waters recede and the spring sturgeon flush is over. By the way, Twin Rivers Campground and their Kootenai boat launch will be reopening as of May 23, 2014. Follow 95 up and over the mountains to the Good Grief Tavern, approximately 3 miles south of the community of Eastport. Turn south on the Moyie River Road. Drive down about 2 miles over the first Moyie River bridge to Sinclair Lake; on right just before your first railroad crossing. You can't miss it.
|Along the Moyie River|
The lake is only about 3-4 acres with lily pads in the summer. Train occasionally goes by to break the silence. When I first arrived, I was unloading my pontoon boat at their really nice ramp (No motors), when I hear a very large splash. An osprey had just retrieved a small fish in its talons, and then I hear a loud screech. I look up and see an eagle chasing the osprey; I would assume in an effort to have him drop his prey so it could be stolen by the chaser.
|A small north Idaho fly fishing jewel|
Hard takes, tight lines and great luck spring high mountain lake fishing for Idaho trout.
|Worth the occasional train|
BH Zebra Nymph
Black Ants (Summertime)