It’s a gorgeous autumn day on your Idaho ranch getaway. The temperature peaks in the 60s, the skies are swimming pool blue, and there’s an elk bugling in the distant brush. You can’t ask for a more perfect day to go Idaho trout fishing. 

Best Trout Fishing in Idaho

Many locations known for the best trout fishing in Idaho aren’t open all year round. Most streams and lakes are open from the end of May through November 30. Before heading out to your chosen spot to fish, read up on the fishing regulations. Special rules may apply to that region. 

St. Joe River

The St. Joe River begins in the west slope of the Bitterroot Mountains and flows for 140 miles toward Lake Coeur d’Alene. Many locals consider St. Joe River to be a wild and scenic river. The river’s spinach-green waters are so clear that visitors can see the bottom, 20 feet below the surface. The St. Joe River is traditionally home to a large population of Westslope cutthroat trout that can reach over 20 inches long when mature. St. Joe is also known to have a variety of different hatches, including stoneflies, mayflies, caddisflies, and terrestrials. We’re confident you’ll experience lots of action and during your fishing trip.

North Fork Coeur d’Alene River

Located an hour from Spokane, the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River is an excellent spot for fly fishing. The native Westslope cutthroat trout will seem to jump out of the water for you at this spot! You can also let your boat drift along the coast to work the shoreline for trout. You may even see the occasional moose or black bear passing by the North Fork.

Red Horse Mountain Ranch

When you book your fly fishing adventure at Red Horse Mountain Ranch, White Pine Outfitters will be your guides for this trip, and Red Horse Mountain Ranch will make all the arrangements for a perfect day on the water. The seasoned White Pine guides know where the best Trout fishing spots are hidden, so we’re positive you’ll have an eventful trout fishing trip. 

After your long day of reeling in trout, head back to Red Horse Mountain Ranch for a relaxing night in your cabin. We guarantee you’ll find our cabins to be cozy and comfortable.  Wherever you choose to experience the famous Idaho trout fishing, we hope that you have a successful trip. To learn more information about our all-inclusive vacations and some of the best trout fishing in Idaho, visit our website, or give us a call at 888-689-9680.