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…

Fishing Report: November 2019

Options abound for fishing Idaho waters in November. Warm weather on the western side of the state has led to great conditions for river and reservoir fishing, while ice fishing season is under way at legendary Henry’s Lake. Here are a few ideas for your next fishing trip: Henry’s Lake (Ice Fishing) For those itching…

Fishing Report: October 2019

October is a transition month for fishing conditions across our region. As cooler weather sets in and stream flows taper off in most local rivers, many anglers will turn their attention to trout until ice fishing season arrives. You still have options, though—here are a few ideas to get you started: Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir…

Fishing Report: September 2019

Fishing conditions remain ideal across much of southern Idaho, with a wide variety of species and waterways available. As we hit the sweet spot between summer and fall, here are a few destinations to keep in mind:   Big Wood River (Trout) An often-overlooked fishery about two hours northeast of Boise, the Big Wood River…

Fishing Report: August 2019

It’s a great time to be an angler in Idaho! With everything from rivers and large reservoirs to small ponds and alpine lakes available, it’s mostly a question of where and how you want to catch fish. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Snake River & Reservoirs (Sturgeon, Catfish, Bass) Sturgeon fishing…

Fishing Report: July 2019

From toothy tiger muskie at Little Payette Lake to angler-friendly flows in local rivers, there is no shortage of places to fish this month. Here are some cool fishing holes to escape to as Idaho’s summer heat sets in: Little Payette Lake (Tiger Muskie) As detailed my recent column, tiger muskie season is on at…