Fishing Report: May/June 2020

Late spring is a great time to be an angler in Idaho. No matter what species you like to catch, options are plentiful for chasing trophy trout, post-spawn bass, hungry panfish and more—and you can’t beat the weather! Here are a few ideas to get you started: TROUT Whether you prefer fly-fishing in rivers or…

A How-To Guide on ‘Social Fishtancing’

How’s everyone holding up out there? I hope you’re settling into a groove working from home and finding creative ways to stay in touch with family and friends. These are strange times, but they won’t last forever! They key is to stay safe—and sane—until the pandemic passes. I’ve gotten tons of questions about fishing during…

Fishing Report: March 2020

March is a great time to go fishing in Idaho. Ice fishing season is wrapping up, but our region is teeming with opportunities to catch trout, crappie, catfish, Kokanee salmon and more! Here are a few places to check out this spring: Hagerman Hatchery Area (Trout) The Hagerman Valley makes a great day trip, and…

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 I refuse to go home until we catch one. I’m only halfway joking. There have, of course, been times when…

The Miracle on Ice

We’ve all heard our share of crazy fish stories. But some must be seen to be believed—like the adventure I nicknamed the Miracle on Ice. I teach an annual ice fishing class through Tight Lines 208. As part of the class, students spend a day putting their lessons to use on the ice. The first…

Fishing Report: January 2020

January is synonymous with ice fishing in Idaho, and the New Year has brought opportunities for local anglers to get out and enjoy the hardwater. I can officially recommend parts of Lake Cascade and Magic Reservoir, with more fisheries likely to join the list soon. Magic Reservoir (Ice Fishing) Located a couple hours east of…