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Hells Canyon Reservoirs
Bass fishing is still good in all three reservoirs but it's still best to fish early or late in the day to catch the bigger fish. Crappie fishing has improved on Brownlee and Oxbow but the fish are a little bigger by average on Oxbow. The trout fishing is hit and miss on both Oxbow and in Hells Canyon Reservoir but anglers are still catching a few decent sized fish. Catfishing is pretty good on Brownlee, which by the way is 19 feet down.
High Mountain Lake & Streams
Trout fishing will continue to be great for the foreseeable future. Try pocket water fishing in the streams with a #16 Elk Hair Caddis or Stonefly imitations spun with either elk or deer hair. On the lakes you can catch fish on all the above. I mean just about anything you throw that floats, sinks, shines, glimmers, wiggles, or even resembles anything buggy or fishy they will eat it. Be sure and check the regulations on each of these rivers before heading out, some have restrictions on tackle and bag limits.
Fishing is not the best during the day but anglers are still catching smaller trout. Try using worms or marshmallows but Powerbait works best to catch fish from shore. Boat fishermen are doing a little better using small spinners and pop gear trailed with bait. Fly fishermen do best with slow to medium sink lines using Stayner Ducktails or olive colored leeches, but again its best if you fish during low light hours no matter what your fisihing with.
Fish & Game Stocking Report
The stocking emphasis has moved more towards mountain lakes and streams out of the Treasure Valley. For the latest and future stocking reports refer to the Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game web site at: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov.
Smallmouth fishing is good if you can fish in between the weedlines and avoid the moss. Try drifting various plastics for bass during the day but don't hesitate to use a topwater plug or jerkbait early or late in the day. In spite of the moss anglers are still catching plenty of catfish using stinkbait, worms and crickets.
South Fork of the Boise River
Flows on the South Fork have been bumped up to flush out debris and sediment to help restore the habitat that was adversely affected by last year's fire, more recent causing a mudslides worsening the river's condition. The flows will rise at least one more time above the already higher than normal flows of over 2400 cfs.. This will make any kind of fishing a lot more difficult not to mention the flows will stir things up a bit. So I post this report in hopes that anglers will understand the need for such action, and appreciate the efforts of all those involved. The fishing will suffer but should return to normal if not improved soon enough.
Trout fishing remains good for both bank and boat anglers for brook and rainbow trout. Bank fishermen are using Powerbait or worms while trollers are doing well catching trout using small spinners and baited pop gear. Fly fishermen can also catch fish on various small streamer flies, Woolly Worms and nymphs.
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