Legendary Lure Comes from Finland, with Love

More than 80 years ago on the pristine waters of Lake Päijänne in Finland, a fisherman named Lauri watched from his boat as large predatory fish attacked schools of minnows. Time after time, he noticed,…

Fishing Report: June 2019

June is upon us, and with Memorial Day weekend in the rearview, pretty much all Idaho waters are open for business. Here’s a look at some top destinations to chase big fish across the Gem…

Fishing Report: May 2019

May can be a magical month for fishing in Idaho. With the ice melted off reservoirs and warm water species switching into their summer feeding mode, there is no shortage of quality water to fish.…

Fishing Report: April 2019

Prime fishing season is nearly upon us! Several area lakes are already turning on, and more will follow soon as temperatures stabilize. Read more about where the fish are biting in this week’s fishing report.…

Stay Atop Your Perch!

Last fall, I was fishing for smallmouth bass on the Snake River. It was late in the season, and the action was starting to slow down. My partner and I boated a handful, but it…

Persistence Pays Off

I have a long-running joke with my fishing buddies, and it usually comes out when the action is less than stellar. I tell them I’ll never get skunked—not because I’m some great fisherman, but because…