Coeur d’Alene Adventures offers two regions to have many different adventures and fishing trips with some of the most experienced guides in the CDA Idaho and Western Montana areas.
Both Montana and North Idaho watersheds provide the opportunity to catch native cutthroat, rainbow, and brown trout. On Hayden Lake, pike and bass are large enough to be featured in Field and Stream. We offer boat rentals on Coeur d’Alene Lake, but no fishing, as it is full with recreational boating and Hayden Lake is by far the better fishery.
Full days and half days are available for both areas. We are one of the few outfitters that offer an incredible fishing and whitewater rafting combined trip. Think rapids and catching a 20” trout 30 seconds from each other while meandering through breathtaking scenery. We call it the combo trip on the Clark Fork River! We have guides for both fly fishing and spin fishing.
All CDA area trips meet in 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 true North Idaho fishing trips. We feel blessed to be fly fishing Coeur d’Alene Idaho! Guided trips are an excellent way to learn how to fly fish or spin fish and know what to fish with and when. All trips are private, singular experiences tailored to your skill level.
What’s Included: All fishing trips include private guide, fishing gear; this includes flies, rods, poles, tackle, (waders depending on guide and trip choice). We pack life jackets, soft drinks, water, mid day riverside lunch (for full day trips), boat or raft depending on river section, and transportation can be arranged in advance for pick up. Our trips combine fishing from boat and shore (as desired). We have room for one to two people. During the booking process, some trips allow a 3rd boat rider (youth or non fishing participant). We provide wetsuits and water shoes for whitewater fishing trips as needed for comfort.
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.
Coeur d’Alene Area Fishing Options
Coeur d’Alene River Full Day The Coeur d’Alene River features some of the finest scenery in Northern Idaho. It’s a healthy fishery, filled primarily with cutthroat. It is a short 40 min. drive from Cd’A to the river put in. This is our most popular trip from the Coeur d’Alene area, a wonderful full day event that includes gear, your guide, boat, transportation, and picnic style lunch for 1 to 2 Anglers: $595 More Information
Coeur d’Alene River Half Day The Coeur d’Alene River is the only location in the world to catch a Westslope Black Tail Cutthroat. Join us for a half day including gear, guide, boat, transportation for 1 to 2 Anglers: $495 More Information
Hayden Lake 2/3 Day Hayden Lake, located 5 miles northeast of Coeur d’Alene, is generally considered the best warm water fishery in Northern Idaho. Its crystal clear water and timbered shores makes it one of the most beautiful lakes for fishing trips CDA Idaho. Trout, Pike, Crappie, Kokanee, and Small Mouth Bass inhabit Hayden Lake. AM or PM trip. No lunch, Cooler provided. Gear, boat, guide, transportation for 1 to 2 Anglers: $595 More Information
Western Montana Fishing Trip Options: A 90 minute to 1 hour and 45 minute drive (depending on location) from Coeur d’Alene will get you to the Lower Clark Fork for some exceptional trout fly fishing. We service this watershed all the way to Missoula.
If you are headed to or from Montana find some excellent trips below. Most meet in St. Regis, MT or at the Clark Fork River Shop CDA Adventures shares with it’s sister company, Adventure Missoula.
Missoula Area Fishing Trip Full Day 90 minutes from Coeur d’Alene. 8 Hours, Guide will choose most favorable river for best fishing conditions, includes lunch and all gear 1 to 2 Anglers: $550
Missoula Area Fishing Trip Half Day 90 minutes from Coeur d’Alene. Four Hour fishing trip, guide will choose best location for angler needs and fishing conditions, all provided 1 to 2 Anglers: $450
Family Combination Fishing and Whitewater Adventure Voted #1 Thing to do while in the Northwest 2 hours from Coeur d’Alene. World class one full day trip with a catered lunch features a private 12 mile boat trip, guided fishing, and all gear for whitewater rafting and fishing throughout the day for up to a family of five people. Trip is located 30 minutes west of Missoula. 1 Angler: $500, each additional $50
Combo Whitewater Fishing Adventure Voted #1 Thing to do while in the NW 2 hours from Coeur d’Alene Frequently reported as the most exciting day ever had on a fishing trip, this guide favorite boasts large fish from the Alberton Gorge whitewater section of the Clark Fork River. Large pools and diverse scenery designated as world class. 1 Angler: $500, each additional $50
Clark Fork River Full Day 90 minutes from Coeur d’Alene. We fish a variety of excellent sections and guide will choose best for fishing conditions. Largest river by volume in Montana, majestic and gorgeous scenery. Large feisty trout. 1 to 2 Anglers: $550
Clark Fork River Half Day 90 minutes from Coeur d’Alene. Mother of all our local rivers, ultimate four hour angling trip features large browns, rainbow trout and pike. 1 to 2 Anglers: $450
Blackfoot River Full Day (Missoula Area) Snow and spring fed river best fished by boat made famous by the movie A River Runs Through It. 1 to 2 Anglers: $550
Blackfoot River Half Day (Missoula Area) Catch wildly aggressive trout on this legendary fishery. 1 to 2 Anglers: $450
Bitterroot River Full Day (Missoula Area) Features panoramic views of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and best fished by boat for Native Westslope cutthroat trout, browns, rainbows, and cuttbows. 1 to 2 Anglers: $550
Bitterroot River Half Day (Missoula Area) Exceptional blue ribbon river attracting people from all over the world, this half day adventure offers beautiful scenery and diverse trout. 1 to 2 Anglers: $450
3 Day Trifecta Fishing Adventure (3 independent full days with lunch and gear, no host overnight) This is a three day adventure in the Missoula area that allows anglers to fly fish or spin fish a variety of rivers with our Adventure Missoula Montana river guides, all within a 45 minute drive from town. Discounted package rate is for three days for one to two anglers. $1500 (savings: $150)
2 Day Missoula Angler Adventure (2 independent full days with lunch, no host overnight) Two full days of guided fishing on the majestic Clark Fork River and Blackfoot River! If you have the time, to experience both is unforgettable. Discounted package rate is for two days for one to two anglers. $1000 (savings: $100)