Kootenai River

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Prices

  • Drift Boat (1-2 guests) - $450

    • 3rd guest for an additional $150

    • Does not include taxes and fees

Seasons

Fish January February March April May June July August September October November December
Trout* X X X X X
Bass X X X X

Kootenai River - a large river that caters to big trout. 5,6, & 7 weight rods in the 91/2- 10'+ lengths are the preferred choice to fly fish this large river. Newer trophy restrictions implemented by the Idaho Fish & Game Dept. will produce for the future a very quality fishery for the Catch & Release angler. After two years, we have seen a fantastic increase in quality & quantity of trophy Rainbows. Accommodations at Bonners Ferry can be arranged or look at our Idaho Fly fishing Package on the Kootenai.

Notes:

  • Trout fishing for all types:

    • brook trout

    • bull trout (incidental non-targeted, catch-and-release)

    • brown trout

    • cutthroat trout

    • golden trout

    • lake trout

    • rainbow trout

    • splake

    • trout hybrids

    • Arctic grayling

What Our Clients Say

YOU HAVE A CLIENT FOR LIFE: Completed float trip yesterday on the Kootenay river. 9 miles of outstanding waters. Guide service was STELLAR, caught 4 nice fat Rainbows, lost several more. Guide constantly put me on fish, very knowledgeable of the river. River is unique in that the fish caught are wild fish due to very low fishing pressure over the nine mile area of Idaho. I am looking at booking two trips in September with your guide, and other trips with your service.
— David B.