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Fly Fishing on the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River in Idaho

The Coeur d'Alene River is a perfect choice for fishing trips. Our expert guides can cater to the needs of beginners and experts alike, and our level of service and commitment to excellence is unrivaled. 

The Coeur d'Alene River is a true North Idaho gem! A quick trip from the beautiful town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This river flows through the heavily forested mountains of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest. There is a healthy population of Cutthroat Trout that can reach up to 21 inches. Anglers remain busy throughout the day while fighting with these remarkable native fish.

Listed below are the trip options we offer on the Coeur d'Alene. Feel free to call us at 208-770-2517 or 866-836-9340 or email us at to ask questions or book your fly-fishing trip!

Specializing in Float and Walk-and-Wade Trips

The ROW Adventure Center runs both float and walk-and-wade trips on the Coeur d'Alene. We operate walk and wade trips on the upper reaches of the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene. There are also several remote feeder streams, including TeePee and Independence creeks, which offer excellent walk and wade fly fishing for over-sized Cutthroat. The ROW Adventure Center is proud to offer guests the exclusive opportunity to float the upper stretch of the Coeur d'Alene. We are the only outfitter that is licensed to float this remote stretch of the river known as the North Fork, and our guests enjoy the serenity of this private experience.

Many different fly fishing techniques can be used on this river, and the varied terrain creates a range of water categories including riffles, runs, and deep-emerald pools. Each season the Coeur d'Alene boasts a variety of different hatches. Fishermen can expect to see prolific May Fly and Golden Stone hatches in May and June. Parachute Adams and different terrestrial patterns mark the summer months. The waters of North Idaho during the fall months of September and October are famous for their October Caddis hatches.

ROW is proud to be an Equal Opportunity recreation service provider under permit from the U.S. Forest Service. We operate under special use permit from the Clearwater National Forest. All our operations and facilities are operated on a non-discriminatory basis.  ROW is bonded and fully licensed by the states of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. We are members of America Outdoors, Idaho Outfitters and Guides Assn., Montana Outfitters and Guides Assn., National Association of Interpretation; Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation and many other effective organizations.