Idaho Fishing Report July 10th

2019-07-10

Hope you're all getting your summer vacations planned, and that they include a rod and a reel.

Magic Reservoir, Mormon Reservoir, Little Wood Reservoir, Little Camas Fishing Report

Magic seems to be having a pretty normal year. Perch, trout, and smallmouth are all a possibility there. Give Mormon Reservoir a year or two to build back up, not reason to rush over there. Little Wood should have plenty of smaller trout to catch. Little Camas is getting stocked again, you might try it now, but let's hope they get big by next spring.

Lucky Peak Reservoir, Arrowrock Reservoir, Anderson Reservoir Fishing Report

Still seeing bass (and big ones) come out of Anderson but maybe not quite as many. Kokanee out of Lucky Peak seem pretty big this year. Warmer temps mean the fish are going to be much lower. You can start at 30 feet or so early in the morning but go deep after that. Don't be surprised to hook the occasional Chinook as well. They're the ones with the black mouths and bad attitudes.

Boise River in Town Fishing Report

Alright folks, it's back and the fish are in there. Watch out for the Bikini Hatch between Barber and Ann Morrison. Higher up or lower down the river will make it easier to cast without hooking someone.

Treasure Valley Ponds Fishing Report

They're going to trend towards bass and bluegill, and the occasional stocked catfish now that the weather is hot. Trout will be stocked in the river but not in the ponds until Fall. There are a few exceptions, of course, check out Fish and Game for stocking schedules.

South Fork Boise River, Middle Fork Boise River, North Fork Boise River Conditions

Bugs should be hatching, flows should be more manageable. If you don't have a drift boat or raft, then you're probably not wading too far into the rivers. Still worth being careful.

Cascade Lake, Horsethief Reservoir, Deadwood Reservoir Conditions

Good fishing as usual at Horsethief though last heard that some of the campgrounds are shut down on one side of the lake at least temporarily. If you want to be a camp host give Fish and Game a call. Cascade is having a normal year by all reports. Trout, Perch, and Smallmouth to be found there and the occasional Salmon. Catfish as well. And Deadwood? Yes, Trout, Kokanee, and Chinook, go get em.

Swan Falls Reservoir, C.J. Strike Reservoir, Brownlee Reservoir Fishing Reports

Spring is over and the fish that are easier to catch from the bank are going to tend to be smaller and/or fewer. Get a boat to go hunting the larger bass or get your big sinkers and smelly stuff out for the catfish and just relax on the bank. River below these reservoirs is not a bad idea.

Lake Lowell Fishing Report

Getting hot, bass can be caught, but if history is any lesson we may see algae blooms soon. And the lake gets pretty full of jet boaters as well during the day.

Owyhee Reservoir Fishing Report

If you know how to fish it there are still bass and crappie to be found.

Hagerman Area Fishing Report

There is some nice cool clean water out here. Great way to spend some time in the summer, and plenty of trout to keep it interesting.

Duck Valley Fishing Report

Damsel flies were going a few weeks ago, but those smaller reservoirs will heat up quickly now that it's summer. Go now or wait until it cools down in the Fall.

More Rivers

Pretty much everything is open, and with the Summer come bugs like crickets, grasshoppers, ants, spiders. Lots of fun to go out and catch trout on the top.

Henry's Lake Fishing Report

We can now say from firsthand experience that Henry's Lake has a good crop of fish this year. Seems like they're in deeper water at the moment. Weeds will be growing up now that the sun is out to play, so look for the holes. Don't be ashamed to follow the crowds a bit to hot spots on the water. Not saying idle up and anchor right next to a stranger, but if you're on section of the lake with nobody around and aren't catching fish; move. If you see dark clouds, get off the water, immediately. You can only keep two fish, so make them count. The big ones are out there!

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