The b'LAWg - Dave Law's Fish Stories - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Right Now:

69°
  • (Feels like 69°)
  • Partly Cloudy

Today:

  • 81° |
  • 60°

7-Day Forecast

The b'LAWg - Dave Law's Fish Stories

Checking the Bass Bite at Down's Lake

Posted: Updated:
Went to extreme SW Spokane County...Hit Down’s Lake May 20th & 27th to check out the bass fishing. The water temp was 61° in the morning, but rose to 70° by late afternoon. Water clarity was fairly good (no blooms) for the lake & the lily pad coverage was as expected (in all the same spots) with both channels open to the deeper main lake. Now, the only bass we found were around the lake edges, in the pads, cattail shoots & under the scum layer. I had hoped for better action this time of the spring, yet, fishing was tough & a bit slow sometimes. The good news…the lake has been stocked with trout & I caught my limit of feisty 11” bows in about 1 1/2hours while trolling streamers during my extended lunch break. Josh Brady worked his magic once again & managed to get several bass with the KHQ photographer on board. I pretty sure the bass action will pick up during June. Not the easiest place to fish, but there are some hogs in there. 
Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.
>Visit Dave's 'Fishing bLAWg'
>Check the Weather
>More about Dave Law
  • KHQ Weather ForecastersWeatherMore>>

  • Dave Law

    Dave Law

    Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.>>
    Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.>>
  • Leslie Lowe

    Leslie Lowe

    Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.>>
    Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.>>
  • Blake Jensen

    Blake Jensen

    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
  • Amy Rose

    Amy Rose

    Amy's interest in weather came at a very young age. What started off as a fear of storms turned into a passion for weather and forecasting.>>
    Amy's interest in weather came at a very young age. What started off as a fear of storms turned into a passion for weather and forecasting.>>