CDA River Fishing Trip

The CDA River fishing trip features some of the finest scenery in Northern Idaho. It is a healthy fishery, filled primarily with cutthroat trout. Join us for a full day or half day fly fishing adventure on the CDA River!


We fish the Coeur d’Alene April-November as the weather and water levels permit. This is one of the best fishing trips in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho due to it’s proximity to town, it’s beautiful diverse scenery, and excellent fishing. The main attraction to this particular body of water is a native fish called the Westslope Black Tail Cutthroat Trout. There are also rainbow trout in this watershed. Water flows are higher in May and June therefore timing on this river is essential. Half day trips are usually 4 to 5 hours depending on water flow. We have morning or afternoon departures. If you are out on the river in the fall with us, there is a Chinook Salmon spawn on this river that is beautiful to see.

This CDA River fishing trip is offered by boat courtesy of Outfitter #8913. All other outfitters fish the sections of the river by wade fishing above the stretch we fish and it’s a beauty to visit all the wonderful fishing holes and true North Idaho scenery on a raft or boat.

Book your half day or full day fly fishing trip and you won’t regret it. Already an experienced angler? Get to know the watershed through a guide. It will pay off for years to come as an investment in the knowledge of this river our guides have to offer on what to fish with and when.

Half Day: $595 One to Two Anglers, bring your own snacks

Full Day: $695 One to Two Anglers, picnic riverside lunch included

Coeur d’Alene River fishing trips meet their guides at the Castaway Outfitters river shop just off Kingston Exit about 35 minutes east out of town. We track the river flows, follow the hatches, and understand how the wild and unpredictable weather affects our rivers and streams. Our season is Mid March through Mid November, weather permitting. We pride ourselves on offering this true North Idaho fishing trip. We feel blessed to be fly fishing Coeur d’Alene Idaho and guided trips are an excellent way to learn how to fly fish. All trips are private, singular experiences tailored to your skill level.

What’s Included: All fly fishing trips include private guide, fishing gear; this includes flies, rods, and any gear needed. We pack life jackets, soft drinks, water, mid day riverside lunch (for full day trips), drift boat or raft, and transportation can be arranged in advance for pick up at a hotel if needed. Our trips combine fishing from boat and shore (as desired). We have room for one to two people and will shuttle you back to your vehicle post trip.

What to Bring: Pack sunglasses, a hat/visor, quick dry clothing, strapped sandals or water shoes, fishing licenses, sunscreen, sun wear, layered clothing for spring and fall, and swimwear if you’d like to take a dip to cool off during the summer in between casts.

Don’t want to fly fish? No problem. Join us on the Lower Clark Fork for spin and conventional fishing or fly fishing while you are headed to Glacier National Park, Hiawatha Trail, or towards Montana. This meeting location is in St. Regis, MT – 90 minutes east of Coeur d’Alene. Because of the larger volume river, we can accommodate spin, conventional set ups, and more people on a boat.