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
Hike away from the road and focus on the riffle water especially up high. The flats in the evening down low can be very good too just lengthen your leader and downsize your tipper for the slower moving runs.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Coeur d' Alene River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 400 @ Enaville

Visibility: 55 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 63 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: morning and evenings

Best stretch: Entire River is fishing well, upper is skinny, lower will have more tubers.

Best access point: Good road access.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Ants, beetles, pmd's, caddis, yellow sallies, small hoppers and stoneflies

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

Medium hoppers and chernobyl type bugs in the faster water. Small droppers can add variety and don't be afraid to switch often until you find what they are keying on that day.

7-Day Forecast

Watching water temps especially up high will be important for the next couple weeks. Looks bright and hot for the next few days so starting early in the day will make a big difference.

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