Fishing Season: Year Round (Prime: June - October)

Coeur d' Alene River - ID

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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NW Outfitters's Tip of the Week

Going to be cool and rainy this week, but the fishing should stay pretty good. Streamer fishing and nymphing can be great during the rainstorms if the bugs aren't coming off, but in the afternoons we have been having good blue wings, mahogonies, and caddis to get the fish up.

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Map of Coeur d' Alene River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 9/25/23

A little wetter this week, but still great fall fishing.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/25/23

We could definitely use some more rain to bump the flows. Fishing has been a little slow most mornings, but has picked up in the afternoons.

Local Species Available Year Round (Prime: June - October)

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    Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout.

NW Outfitters's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Blue Winged Olive olive 14-18
Light Hendrickson light brown 14-18
Adam's Purple Parachute purple, gray 12-16
CDC Caddis brown, tan 14-18
Chubby Chernobyl orange, pink, royal 8-12
Rubber Leg Stone Fly brown, black, olive 10-14
TH Zebra Midge black, red 16-18
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer black, olive 8-12
Dali Lama white, olive/white 2-4
BH Pheasant tail brown 14-18

Blue Winged Olive

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NW Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Coeur d' Alene River

A beautiful mountain river with many miles of great public access a short 40 minutes from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. West Slope Cutthroat are the native species and the river is catch and release only on these pretty fish. There is some pre runoff fishing most years but the season is best from mid May through the end of September. There is also an abundance of tributary hike in water that can offer a good deal of solitude along with the fishing. The scenery and wildflowers are absolutely spectacular along this river.

Nearest Airport:

Spokane International Airport


Caddis, mahoganies, blue wing olives, pmd's, ants, beetles, hoppers

Best Time to Fish:

Late morning to evening

Best Stretch:

The river

Best Access:

Any pullout, high water mark.