Considered the best warm water fishery in Northern Idaho, we book through Outfitter #8913 which has exclusive guide permits on Hayden Lake. The lake fosters Pike and Bass worthy of a feature story in Field and Stream. The Hayden Lake fishing trip is located only five miles northeast of the City of Coeur d’Alene. Trip meets in Coeur d’Alene and heads out to the lake with your guide. Hayden Lake is surrounded by forest covered shores and beautiful homes. This makes it one of the most beautiful and popular lakes in the Inland Northwest.
Reaching 178 feet in depth and covering 3800 surface acres, Hayden Lake’s irregular shape provides forty miles of shoreline. It is fed by streams and springs. The main portion of the lake runs seven miles long and nearly two miles in width. Three sides of the lake are surrounded by the timbered Coeur d’Alene Mountains, which rise to an elevation of 4,500 to 6,000 feet. This land is part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest, an area rich in history and outdoor opportunities.
If you haven’t tried pike and bass on the fly, we highly recommend it. Hayden Lake also holds some of the largest crappie known to fly anglers. This trip can be done by lure or fly rod.
General Hayden Lake Season
April – October
Trout, Pike, Crappie, Kokanee, and Small Mouth Bass
Peak Fishing for Pike – Mid April to June
Peak for Crappies – Mid May to Mid June
Peak for Small Mouth Bass – June to July
The Hayden Lake fishing trip is done on a willie jet boat (holds 1-2 people) or a jet graph boat set up for fishing. Pontoon is available for larger groups than three up to 10 or 11 maximum: $50 for non fishing, $75 for each additional angler
2/3 Day One to Two Anglers: $595
This 2/3rd day trip (6 hours) and can be scheduled for a morning trip or afternoon trip for $595 for 1-2 guests. Lunch is not provided, but a cooler is available to pack your own.
Half Day: One to Two Anglers: $495
This half day trip (4 hours) and can be scheduled for a morning trip or afternoon trip for $495 for 1-2 guests. Lunch is not provided, but a cooler is available to pack your own.