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…

Legendary Lure Comes from Finland, with Love

More than 80 years ago on the pristine waters of Lake Päijänne in Finland, a fisherman named Lauri watched from his boat as large predatory fish attacked schools of minnows. Time after time, he noticed, the hunter would hone in on prey that swam with an off-kilter wobble. It was a discovery that would forever…

Fishing Report: June 2019

June is upon us, and with Memorial Day weekend in the rearview, pretty much all Idaho waters are open for business. Here’s a look at some top destinations to chase big fish across the Gem State: Henry’s Lake (Trout) Located about 5 hours from Boise near Yellowstone Park, Henry’s Lake is definitely on the outskirts…