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

Fishing has continued to be good. Stoneflies and medium attracors with droppers, pmd's, caddis and lots of emerger stuff is getting it done.

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Map of Coeur d' Alene River

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5-Day Outlook as of 6/14/21

Hopefully a little rain and some semi cool weather this week will keep the fishing going.

Techniques & Tips as of 6/14/21

Dry fly has been consistent, but a dropper under the dry has been good and there have been some good days streamer fishing lately when you find the right water.

Current Conditions as of 6/14/21

Hopefully a little rain and some semi cool weather this week will keep the fishing going.

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):
Stimulator orange, olive 10-16
Adam's Purple Parachute green 8-12
Mosquito Dry Fly gray 10-14
Sparkle Dun gray, yellow, mahogo 16-18
Copper John green, purple, red 10-16
Rubber Leg Stone Fly brown, black, olive 10-14
Adams purple 12-16
Yellow Sally yellow, lime 12-16
Parachute Adams hi-vis, traditional 16-20
ants black 14-18


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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


golden stones, yellow sallies, pmds, gray drakes, green drakes, little olive stones, ants.

Best Time to Fish:

All day

Best Stretch:

entire river

Best Access:

Any pullout, high water mark.