Coeur d' Alene River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Coeur d' Alene River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Get out early and beat the heat and the floaters. Fish should start moving into the riffle water especially mid day as they look for more oxygen in the water. Hopper dropper is a great way to get them in the riffles or double small nymphs under a small indicator for fish unwilling to come to the surface or for pressured/picky fish.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Coeur d' Alene River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 430 CFS @Enaville

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 63 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 6am to Hot or 5pm to dark.

Best stretch: Entire River, upper has less floaters

Best access point: Upper River above Prichard.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Nymphs, Streamers, BWO's and midges and PMDs and Golden Stones. Ants, beeltes and a few hoppers.

Fish species: Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout.

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

Nearest airport: Spokane International Airport

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Coeur d'Alene River Description

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 an excellent gallery of photos on the photo sharing website,, ...

Techniques & Tips

Mornings and evenings will return to being your best option with the return of the heat wave. Terrestrial fishing should pick up and mid day nymphing under your dry or under an indicator should move bigger fish.

7-Day Forecast

Gonna be a hot one again. Look for early mornings to be the best since the water will be the coolest of the day. A shorter evening window can be good, just not as long as the morning.

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