Local Fishing Report: June 2021

June is one of my favorite months for fishing in Idaho. Warmwater species like bass and bluegill are absolutely on fire, and there are some cool opportunities to chase rare finds like ocean-run Chinook salmon,…

Saying Goodbye to my Best Fishing Buddy

I’ll be honest up front—this is the most difficult column I’ve ever written. Winston, our Yorkshire terrier and my best fishing buddy for 11 years, has gone to doggy heaven. His passing was free of…

Local Fishing Report: May 2021

Late spring fishing is excellent across our region. It is peak season for many ponds, lakes and reservoirs, which should be the focus for anglers when spring runoff makes our local rivers muddy, fast and…

Tight Lines 208 on Idaho News 6

Tight Lines 208 was recently featured on KIVI Idaho News 6’s “Idaho Backroads” segment. Reporter Lynsey Amundson attended our “All About That Bass” fishing class on April 13 and got the inside scoop on how…

Local Fishing Report: April 2021

Spring fishing hits its full stride in April, making it a great month to chase largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, Kokanee salmon and more. As water temperatures warm and river conditions change, here are some…

Local Fishing Report: March 2021

It feels like spring in the Treasure Valley, which means its time to start hitting local ponds and lakes. River fishing will be good, too, until runoff flows arrive, and there are even a few…