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 pointers and ideas to keep in mind while you plan your next fishing trip. Bass Season is Here! As water…

Tight Lines 208 on Idaho News 6

Tight Lines 208 owner Jordan Rodriguez was recently featured in a story about spring fishing in Idaho on KIVI Idaho News 6. The story covered a variety of topics, including what species to fish for in Idaho during the spring months, tips on successful tactics and why Idaho Fish & Game is so active stocking…

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 spots left to squeeze in some late-season ice fishing north of the Treasure Valley. Here are a few ideas to…

Sturgeon Adventures in the Hammett Valley

I recently had the privilege of going sturgeon fishing with Captain Tim Parrish of Hammett Valley Fishing Adventures. Tim offers panfish and bass trips on C.J. Strike, guides fly anglers hunting river smallmouth and carp, and also leads sturgeon excursions. When Tim invited me fishing, I opted for the latter—I’ve wrestled sturgeon before, but not…

Tall Tale Taxidermy Delivers the Goods

Fish taxidermy has fascinated me from an early age. Seeing a huge fish mounted at a tackle shop or lodge always fills me with questions. Who caught that fish? What must it have been like to fight and land such a monster? How many anglers’ hearts did it break over the years? My family recently…

Ice Fishing Report: February 2021

After a cold and early start to the ice fishing season, it has turned into a fairly mild winter. From the Treasure Valley, the only viable ice fisheries within driving distance are Magic Reservoir to the east and a quartet of lakes to north up the Highway 55 corridor. Those are the focus of this…