Local Fishing Report: June 2022

Summer weather has finally arrived (at least for the most part) and fishing options abound across southern Idaho. Our cool, wet spring weather is paying dividends, as many local reservoirs are filling up with needed precipitation after two years of drought conditions. As you plan your upcoming trips, here are a few ideas to get…

Local Fishing Report: May 2022

Our late-arriving spring created interesting fishing conditions in May, but it has been a productive month for anglers willing to adapt and put in the work. The cold, wet weather set a few fishing cycles behind by a week or two, but ultimately, the extra water should benefit Idaho fisheries. As you plan your trips,…

Catch Tight Lines 208 on Local Podcast

If you’re a fan of fishing and podcasts, there’s a great option building momentum here locally. The Gem State Fishing Report, hosted by Jeff Cullers, is a weekly show focused on fishing in Idaho. Topics covered include fishing reports, weather outlooks and other valuable info to help anglers plan upcoming trips. The podcast, which is…

Local Fishing Report: April 2022

It has been a cool, wet, windy spring across southern Idaho. While the added rain (and snow!) is a welcome sight, the spotty weather has made it difficult to plan fishing trips and establish consistent patterns, particularly with warmwater species like bass. Still, there are good fishing opportunities to be had for those willing to…

Grand Slammin’ with Nick Young Outdoors

As I climbed aboard the pontoon, I was greeted by two familiar faces—Kevin Tucker and his dog, Wally. “The desert has been good to you, Tucker!” I smiled. “Look at that tan!” There is no shortage of Vitamin D on this boat. Because for Kevin and his longtime partner Nick Young, fishing the turquoise waters…

Local Fishing Report: March 2022

March is a major transition month for fishing across southern Idaho. There is still ice fishing to be had in the Cascade/McCall area, but the rest of our fisheries are moving toward spring patterns, which means good action for trout and the opening of the prime window for bass, panfish and other warmwater species. As…