Coeur d’Alene Adventures offers a Combination Whitewater Rafting and Guided Fishing Family River Trip in one.
(35 min. Missoula, 2 hr. drive from Coeur d’Alene, April-Nov.) *FEATURED GEM MT TRIP
Our customers frequently say that this trip is the most exciting day they have ever had on a fishing/rafting river adventure. This is arguably the best scenic stretch of river in the Northwest. Most of the bigger fish in the river hold up in the pools at the bottom of the rapids so you never know what you might catch. You will have to wear a life jacket through class II and III rapids and all the gear gets put away for Triple Bridges, Tumbleweed, and Fang rapids but you can cast away on everything else!
For example, we have a variety of small and large boat center frame set ups to accommodate 2 fishing pals together or a family of 4 or 5. Please book this trip early as we have few seasoned guides who work this trip. The trip is a full day, 8 hour affair with a catered lunch! We catch pike, rainbow, cutthroat, and bull trout. You will be fishing most of the day with stops for the adventurous to swim, cliff jump, wade fish, or take a beach-side break.
Base Price: 1 person $450, each additional boat participant: $50 (max: 5 ppl)
WHAT TO EXPECT
Upon booking this family river trip, we will reserve your guide and boat for you or your group. This is a PRIVATE boat departing as a single boat from our raft shop. Typically, the Combo trips depart at either 8 or 9am and wrap up around 3 or 4pm. Our shop is located at Cyr Exit and Recreation Area, MT (Exit 70 off of I-90 about 35 minutes west of Missoula). We watch river conditions, snow melt, river speed, as well as recent fishing successes and will consider the time constraints of your party. The Combo Family River Trip is offered on the Alberton Gorge section of the Clark Fork River 90% of the time. We combo fish the Blackfoot River in the spring when the Clark Fork is too high and not productive fishing-wise. Coeur d’Alene Adventures owners, guides, and support crew will work hard to put you on quality wild trout and insure that your experience on the river is a positive one. We suggest ages 6 and up in spring and can accommodate a four or five year old, depending on their personal stamina level.
A catered, homemade riverside lunch, water, and soft drinks are included. Your guide will supply all of the gear, poles, rods, basic flies, and specialty flies unique to our rivers. A Montana fishing license is required.
Participants frequently see eagles, hawks, deer, river animals, and other wildlife.
Our guides are trained to teach well so experience is not necessary. We encourage you to obtain a Montana Fishing license in advance of your days fishing but as a last resort we can help you obtain a license online at our shop. Waders are not needed unless you want to get out of the boat and wade fish, please let us know. The Clark Fork is huge and this stretch is best accessed by boat as it gains momentum to flow into Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho.
There are more miles of Wild Trout rivers right here in Idaho and Montana than any of the other lower 48 states by far. This provides a great set of options to make this private fishing trip a success.
WHAT TO BRING: Bring a camera, jacket, hat, and sunglasses. The boat has lots of storage so you are welcome to bring extra clothes and gear as desired. Special accommodations can be made for dietary or other needs. Please let us know well in advance of your reserved fishing day any details we need to know.
We will see you on the river! Happy Adventuring! Call 406-813-0595 for more information or book your family river trip online or with a live person.