Coeur d'Alene Fishing | Frequently Asked Questions
When to Go:
While ROW offers year round trips on the Coeur d'Alene River, the season typically peaks between early spring and the end of November. This particular river is an angler's dream come true, producing high catch rates throughout the season.
What to Bring:
The following list has been created based on years of experience! Most summer days in north Idaho are usually hot and sunny, making a swimsuit or shorts, T-shirt and tennis shoes the only necessary items. However, when cooler weather is forecasted, a set of polypropylene underwear and a wool or nylon pile sweater provide the warmth and protection needed to ensure optimum comfort on the river. Our guides prefer the combination of polypro underwear with a pair of nylon shorts over the top on cool days. When the temperature drops even lower, adding a nylon sweater is wise. Precipitation can come at any time in north Idaho, making raingear a necessity no matter when you visit this beautiful region. As it tends to retain moisture and wick heat away from your body, avoid clothes made from cotton materials while on our river excursions.
For Warm Days:
Sun screen and sun hat
Nylon shorts or swimsuit
Camera and film
Tennis or athletic shoes
Headstrap for glasses
Personal water bottle - optional
For Cool Days:
Polypropylene underwear is highly recommended
Wool sweater or synthetic pile top
See other items under "For Warm Days" too
Regardless of your budget, Coeur d'Alene has several options when it comes to lodging. Perhaps the city's most popular choice is the nationally recognized, five-star Coeur d'Alene Resort. Located in the heart of downtown Coeur d'Alene, the resort is conveniently located close to all that this city has to offer. Other lodging options include a Holiday Inn Express, Best Western, and a La Quinta Inn, as well as plenty of cozy bed and breakfast options. For a complete list of lodging options, visit www.cdachamber.com. Coeur d'Alene and nearby Kellogg, ID are scenic resort towns, both worthy of an extra day or two added to your vacation. Along the St. Joe River, other lodgings are available, including the Super 8 in St. Regis, Forest Grove Lodge in Superior, MT, the St. Joe Bed and Breakfast in St. Maries, and various hotels in Wallace, ID. Our guests have enjoyed many of these options and always report enjoying time spent in these areas. For an unforgettable experience, stay at the region's premier condominium resort, the Morning Star Lodge at Silver Mountain Resort. The resort offers studios as well as one- and two-bedroom condos, as well as family suites with lofts. Conveniently located near both the St. Joe and Coeur d'Alene rivers, this option is ideal for many fly-fishing enthusiasts.
Fishing and Lodging Packages:
At ROW, we pride ourselves in offering our guests the very best in guided multi-day fly fishing adventures in Idaho and Washington. These 3-6 day wilderness fly fishing trips are offered on the Snake, Middle Fork of the Salmon, lower Salmon and Grande Ronde Rivers. For those who wish to explore several of the region's best rivers, we are also pleased to offer a variety of multi-river packages in Idaho and Montana. These trips include lodging, meals and fishing. Whether it is a half-day getaway on one of these beautiful rivers or a longer, multi-river adventure you are seeking, we are happy to create a custom vacation for your group. Please contact us and we will be happy to go over available options.
We require a fifty percent deposit for all of our trips, payable upon reservation. The remainder of the fees are due 45 days prior to the reserved date of departure. All deposits are non-refundable. Cancellation of your trip within 45 days of the trip will result in the loss of the entire price of the trip. Our cancellation policies apply to all situations. Regretfully, we can not make exceptions, even in the case of personal emergencies. To reduce personal risk, we recommend that you purchase our cancellation protection plan. Our trips run rain or shine, and we provide all of the necessary equipment for our guests.
Please contact us with any other questions. We look forward to working together to create your next fly-fishing adventure.