Spring time is Salmon time on lake Coeur D
Alene. March and April are a lot of CDA anglers favorite time to
Salmon troll and the start has been good so far with Chinooks being
landed up to 17 pounds and counting. The reason for the excitement
is the fish move up to the top of the water column and go on an
aggressive bite. Most of the action will be in the top 20 feet and
mostly on the south end of the lake. Our best results have been
with deep down Husky Jerk Rapalas size 10 or 12 jointed and straight and
or helmeted herring. Now you can fish shallow off of the
downriggers, off of planer boards or sidewinders, long line, small
weights or small divers all of these options will or could get the job
done. If you havenít fished the Coeur D Alene Chinook in the
spring before you owe it to yourself to give it a try. These
Salmon are good to eat and fun to catch and it is not that hard.
If you donít have a boat ready we have our guide boats in the water and
ready to go and through March are on off season rates only $495.00 for
the boat for a full day up to 5 person! Compare that to $250.00 a person
on the Clearwater which is 125 miles away and planted Trout compared to
fresh Salmon! If a guided trip isnít your thing we can get you set
up at our retail store with the right gear and some great tips to help
you be successful. We hope to see you on the water this month catching
No boat no problem the spring time is also
shoreline fishing time for Northern Pike on the main lake and chain
lakes. This is when you fish with bait such as herring or smelt in
the shallows 3-12 foot of water and yes some of the largest fish of the
year get landed from the shore with bobber and bait. If this isnít
active enough fishing for you and you have a boat you can get some
action in either casting or trolling jerk baits or swim baits.
With a two pole permit and a couple of licensed anglers you can really
cover the water especially using the sidewinders to spread the lines.
Surprisingly it is better trolling than casting you just get more bites.
Spring Chinook derby April 16-17 2016
Spring Pike tourney April 30-May 1st
Contact Fins & Feathers 1816 Sherman Coeur D Alene
Id 83814 for more tourney info and registration
See you on the lake.