North Idaho is an angler’s paradise. Lake Coeur d’ Alene is known for its large kokanee and chinook salmon. Large and small mouth bass, northern pike, rainbow trout, and mackinaw are plentiful. Northern pike are generally the first species to become active in the spring. Most of Idaho fishing waters are located in the public domain and are open to the public with free access. For more information about licensing and permits, please visit www.fishandgame.idaho.gov. If you want a guided experience, consider Castaway Fly Fishing Shop www.castawayflyfishingshop.com. They have good reviews from my guests, they are located less than 1/4 mile from The McFarland Inn and they will pick you up at the Inn.