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Access has been a problem with first fresh snow then melting snow. The ice is still decent but depending on how the weather turns out there may be more rain or snow in the forecast so again getting back to the reservoir might be an issue. With warmer temperatures predicted again this week you might try elsewhere first. If you go anyway you better have a snowmobile or 4X4 and be prepared for poor road conditions. Take the usual PowerBait, marshmallows and worms, or Rocker Jigs, Swedish Pimples tipped with maggots or a piece of worm to catch fish.
Local Ponds and Streams
Along with Wilson Pond and Springs the Weiser Pond and Payette River Pond was stocked this past Monday. Look for the Fish & Game to be stocking a few more Treasure Valley ponds and streams in the coming weeks. For the latest stocking report refer to the Idaho Dept. of Fish & Games web site at: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov.
The reservoir's water level continues to come up and will be about 60 feet down by this weekend. Still the only boat ramp available is the County ramp near the dam. FYI, the old resort ramp is closed for repairs until further notice and the Day Park and Overnight Park ramps are still not quite wet enough to use. No for sure report on the fishing but the trout should be on the move so the bass won't be far behind.
The river flows continue to be around 20 cfs.. There is plenty of open water to fish now that we've had some consistent warmer weather so there are a growing number of bug hatches. Mid-afternoon still seems to be the primary hatch time if our warmer trend continues that will begin to change. Midges are the most abundant bugs and tossing emerger patterns seems to working the best. Dark colored streamers might also bring a strike or two.
Swan Falls Reservoir
Anglers are trying bait and spinners below the dam to catch a few trout and bass in the tailrace, but anglers have also been catching some nice sized bass in the reservoir. There is still some dead aquatic vegetation drifting down the river continuing to make bait or lure fishing more difficult.
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