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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brown trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, chinook salmon, kokanee salmon, northern pike and tiger muskie at Coeur D'Alene Lake in Idaho.

Coeur D'Alene Lake, ID

Possibly one of the most beautiful settings in the country, Coeur D'Alene Lake is a dream come true for vacationers and anglers alike. This 27,900-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, at Coeur D'Alene, ID has it all.

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Coeur d'Alene Lake, located in northern Idaho, is a renowned destination for fishing enthusiasts. This majestic lake, nestled amidst the scenic beauty of the Coeur d'Alene Mountains, offers a wealth of angling opportunities. Anglers are drawn to Coeur d'Alene Lake for its diverse fish populations and the chance to catch some of Idaho's popular species.

One of the prized catches in Coeur d'Alene Lake is the large and feisty northern pike. These aggressive predators provide an exhilarating angling experience, enticing anglers with their powerful strikes and challenging fights. The lake is also known for its population of chinook salmon, which attracts anglers with the opportunity to reel in these prized fish during the annual salmon runs. Other popular species in the lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and kokanee salmon. With such a variety of fish species, Coeur d'Alene Lake offers something for every angler's preference.

Coeur d'Alene Lake is a true gem in Idaho, captivating anglers, boaters, and campers with its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Whether you're casting a line for northern pike, cruising the lake's pristine waters, or spending nights under the starry skies at a lakeside campsite, Coeur d'Alene Lake promises an unforgettable experience. Its diverse fish populations, ample boating opportunities, and scenic camping areas make it a must-visit destination for those seeking outdoor adventures in northern Idaho.

Excellent fishing, breath-taking views and all the amenities imaginable to make your stay in the area memorable. Access the 109 miles of shoreline at numerous places around the lake. Excellent campgrounds, boat launch ramps and bank fishing areas are conveniently located around the lake. Bring your own pleasure or fishing boat, rent a boat at the lake, or take a chartered trip to sightsee or go fishing. Canoes and kayaks are also popular for enjoying this beautiful body of water and surrounding countryside. Popular fish species here include salmon, trout, bass, crappie, sunfish and perch. Marinas, stores, camping, dining, lodging and other amenities await visitors here for a quick fishing trip or a vacation getaway.

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Primary fish species residing in Coeur D'Alene Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Rainbow trout Cutthroat trout Brown trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Chinook salmon Kokanee salmon Northern pike Tiger muskie

Coeur D'Alene Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Beyond fishing, Coeur d'Alene Lake is a haven for boating enthusiasts. With its expansive size and clear blue waters, boaters can indulge in leisurely cruises, water sports, and exploration of the lake's secluded bays and inlets. Whether you prefer sailing, powerboating, or kayaking, Coeur d'Alene Lake provides a picturesque backdrop for enjoying a day on the water.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Coeur d'Alene Watersports
Rentals: Kayaks
208 714-7293

Harrison Idaho Water Adventures
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
208 582-0177

Harrison Pontoons & Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
208 696-1770

Resort Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
208 415-5600

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Coeur D'Alene Boat Launch Ramp
Located on the north side of the lake, off S 3rd Street, this is a seven-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Higgens Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, north side, off E Coeur D'Alene Lake Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Loffs Bay Access & Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off S Loffs Bay Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Mica Bay Public Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off S Tall Pines Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Mineral Ridge Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, south side, off US Route 97, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sun Up Bay Boat Launch
Located mid lake, west side, off W Sun Up Bay Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Conkling Marina & Resort
20 W Jerry Ln
Worley, ID 83876
208 686-1151

Murphy's Landing
1682 W Blackwell Mill Rd
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
208 664-4477

Silver Beach Marina
4316 E Coeur D'Alene Lake Dr
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
208 664-8274

Sun-Up Bay Resort & Marina
9526 W Pine Terrace Rd
Worley, ID 83876
208 664-6810

Tobler Marina
10201 W Rockford Bay Rd
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
208 772-3255

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Camping is a popular option for those looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of Coeur d'Alene Lake. The lake offers numerous camping opportunities, including both public and private campgrounds, where visitors can set up their tents or park their RVs. Camping near Coeur d'Alene Lake allows anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to wake up to stunning lake views, enjoy peaceful evenings around a campfire, and have easy access to the fishing hotspots along the shoreline.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Riverwalk RV Park - 208 765-5943

Blackwell Island RV Park - 208 665-1300

Wolf Lodge Campground - 208 664-2812

Camp Coeur d'Alene - 208 664-4471

Bell Bay Campground - 877 444-6777

Harrison City RV Park - 208 689-3393

Heyburn State Park Campground - 208 686-1308

Mica Bay Boater Park Campground - 208 446-3018

Lodging Nearby

Coeur d’Alene Resort Boardwalk - 208 415-5600

Tamarack RV Park and Vacation Cabins - 208 664-3087

Bennett Bay Inn - 208 664-9460

Baymont Inn & Suites Coeur D Alene - 208 667-6777

Budget Saver Motel Coeur D'Alene - 208 667-9505

Resort City Inn Coeur d'Alene - 208 676-1225

Blackwell Hotel - 208 765-7799

The McFarland Inn - 208 667-1232

The Roosevelt Inn Bed & Breakfast - 208 765-5200

Hampton Inn & Suites Coeur d' Alene - 208 769-7900

Days Inn Coeur d'Alene - 208 215-3058

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Coeur d'Alene - 208 667-2212

La Quinta Inn & Suites Coeur d`Alene - 208 665-9000

Coeur D'Alene Lake ID Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Coeur D'Alene Lake
Boardwalk Marina - Coeur d’Alene Resort
115 S. 2nd St
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
208 415-5600


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