(Photo credit to Silver Bow Outfitters who offer fishing tours in Montana.)
We love the spring in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho! There are so many activities to choose from and one of those is fishing. It’s the fishing time of year.
Let’s talk about the Fishing Time of Year in Coeur d’Alene!
The Coeur d’Alene river spans through both the Kootenai and Shoshone counties, covering over 38 miles, so there are plenty of places to choose from for a fishing excursion!
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!
Obviously, if you’ve read this far, then you’re interested in Idaho fishing. Since that’s the case, I have to mention 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 avid fishermen 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 the site’s list. You can find it here. And if you want to check out the Coeur d’Alene river specifically, click here.