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

Coeur d' Alene River - ID

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

42

NW Outfitters's Tip of the Week

River is high but has dropped a lot. Clarity is great and you can find some fish in the soft water. Fish have been up in the afternoon in some spots.

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Map of Coeur d' Alene River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/6/21

River might come up over the weekend, but unless it is drastic which it doesn't look like it will be there should still be some spots.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/6/21

Still high so fish the edges and eddies like we have been. No sense in fishing the main flows. Look for side channels and slower water where the fish are hanging.

Current Conditions as of 5/6/21

River might come up over the weekend, but unless it is drastic which it doesn't look like it will be there should still be some spots.

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 6-12
Parachute Hare's Ear (Schroeder's) gray 12-16
March Brown tan, brown 12-16
Tunghead Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Jig brown, purple 16-18
Squirmy Wormy red, pink, purple, b 10-14
Rubber Leg Stone Fly brown, black, olive 10-14
Adams gray, female 12-16
Tungsten Cone Head Woolly Bugger olive, black 4-8
Parachute Adams hi-vis, traditional 16-20
Nemoura black 16-18

Stimulator

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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

Hatches:

Salmonflies, march browns, hendrickson, blue wing olives.

Best Time to Fish:

12-5

Best Stretch:

high water spots

Best Access:

Any pullout, high water mark.