Ice Fishing Contests set for February

Two of our region’s most popular ice fisheries are holding their big annual tournaments in February. Read on for more details about the upcoming Dam Fools Ice Derby at Magic Reservoir and the Cascade Cup Tournament on Lake Cascade: Magic Reservoir Hosts Dam Fools Ice Derby The annual Dam Fools Ice Fishing Derby is set…

Local Fishing Report: January 2022

Ice fishing season has arrived in earnest across much of southern Idaho! It took a while thanks to lots of snow and some warmer-than-usual weather, but many popular ice fisheries are now open for business. Here are the latest ice reports and tips for helping you plan your winter adventures: Cascade Ice Fisheries   Ice…

Local Fishing Report: December 2021

Winter weather has arrived, and with it, many anglers are turning their attention to ice fishing. Several lakes across Idaho are already frozen over and fishable, and with cold temperatures in the forecast, local favorites like Lake Cascade and Horsethief Reservoir won’t be far behind. Whether you prefer ice or open water, here are some…

Local Fishing Report: November 2021

Usually, November is a transition month across most of Idaho, with anglers getting ready for winter and ice fishing conditions. But with mild weather persisting this fall, our fisheries remain wide open for bank and boat anglers alike. Here are a few ideas for taking advantage of the extended fall season as you plan your…

Building a Rod with Snake River Customs

“Make sure you’re keeping tension on it.” It was familiar fishing advice in an unusual setting. Because I wasn’t standing on a boat, but in the shop of Snake River Custom Rods owners Ricky and Goldie Prieto. And the line I was keeping tight wasn’t attached to a fish—it was the thread holding the guides…

Local Fishing Report: October 2021

Fall brings many fishing opportunities for Idaho anglers, including the prime season for chasing anadromous salmon and steelhead. If you’re up for a challenge and adventure, stomping around the backcountry chasing giant fish on the Salmon or Clearwater River is a one-of-a-kind Idaho experience! There are also plenty of local options, from catching trout in…