North Fork Coeur d'Alene River (Coeur d'Alene River)

Tributary of the Coeur d'Alene River

  • Recommended Fishing Water

North Fork Coeur d'Alene River (Coeur d'Alene River) in Shoshone County is 114.4 miles in length.

Facilities

Motor Restriction
No
Boat Ramp
No
Dock
No
Toilet
Yes
Campground
Yes
ADA Access
Yes

Recommended Game Fish

Species Observed in Surveys

Fish Stocking Records

No stocking records found for North Fork Coeur d'Alene River.
Source: IDFG Fish Stocking Database.

Licenses and Tags

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Fishing Rules

All Waters Open All Year

Except as modified in Special Rules
Fishing is not allowed within the posted upstream and downstream boundary of any fish weir or trap.

Daily Bag Limits

The following daily bag limits apply to all waters within each region except as modified in the Special Rules. The possession limit is 3-times the daily bag limit after the second day of the season.

Special Rules

Coeur d'Alene River, North Fork and tributaries From and including Yellow Dog Creek upstream
  • Trout limit is 6, no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw
  • No bait allowed, barbless hooks required
Coeur d'Alene River, North Fork and tributaries From the confluence of the North Fork and South Fork upstream to Yellow Dog Creek
  • Trout limit is 6, no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw
Coeur d'Alene River and tributaries from the mouth to the confluence of the North Fork and South Fork
  • Trout limit is 6, no harvest of any trout with a red or orange slash below jaw
Panhandle Region Bag Limits
Bass (Largemouth and Smallmouth)
  • Bass limit is 6, both species combined
Brook Trout
  • Brook Trout limit is 25
Bull Trout
  • Bull Trout limit is 0, catch-and-release
Burbot
  • Burbot limit is 6
Chinook Salmon (land-locked)
  • Chinook Salmon limit is 2, none under 20 inches
Kokanee
  • Kokanee limit is 15
Sturgeon
  • Fishing for or targeting sturgeon in the Kootenai River is illegal
Tiger Muskie
  • Tiger Muskie limit is 2, none under 40 inches
Trout includes Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Golden Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Splake, Artic Grayling, trout hybrids (e.g. Tiger Trout)
  • Trout limit is 6, all species combined
  • Does not include Bull Trout and Brook Trout which are listed separately
Whitefish
  • Whitefish limit is 25
All Other Fish Species includes bullfrogs and crayfish
  • No bag, size or possession limit
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