(Photo credit to Silver Bow Outfitters who offer fishing tours in Montana.)
We’ve mentioned fishing in the past but have never focused, as I recall, a whole post about the great fishing we have to offer here in Idaho. Of course, our focus tends to be on CDA boat rentals, but this doesn’t excuse our oversight. To all the avid fishers out there, we apologize.
Now, to rectify our mistake, let’s talk about fishing in Coeur d’Alene!
The Coeur d’Alene river spans through both the Kootenai and Shoshone counties, covering over 38 miles, so you have some choice and where you fish.
The north fork of the Coeur d’Alene River is a renowned fly fishing location. You can find brook, rainbow, and cutthroat trout along with chinook salmon in the lower reaches. There are also kokanee salmon and bull trout. Just keep in mind that you’re not allowed to harvest cutthroat trout in this area, but you are allowed to bag up to 6 other kinds of trout.
If you’re interested in Idaho fishing, there’s this great resource that can tell you everything from the licenses and tags required to the records of fish stock in a particular area. You can even download maps to help you get to the right location.
This crazy awesome site for you avid fisherman happens to be Idaho Fishing Planner on the Idaho.gov site. A quick search for the Coeur d’Alene River reveals over 17,000 creeks, rivers, tributaries or lakes for you to fish. You read that right.
If the Idaho river isn’t the place you’d like to go, you’re bound to find the perfect location by perusing said list. You can find the list here. And if you want to check out the Coeur d’Alene river specifically, click here.
Happy fishing! And if you’re in the Coeur d’Alene area and are interested in a wake surfing boat or a pontoon for a day, give us a shout.