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With plenty of hold-over trout and 12,000 newly stocked fish this little mountain jewel should be a great place to catch a limit of fish over the weekend. Most of the fish you will catch won't exactly be wall hangers but you should be able to catch enough fish to have yourself some good fresh trout for your camp each day. There is a decent number of camping sites, provided you arrive early because it's "first come - first served."
Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game Stocking Report
The Fish & Game is now stocking throughout the Southwest Region, anywhere from Mann's lake to the Middle Fork of the Payette River and many of the ponds in between. The Boise River and numerous ponds are also being stocked this week. For the latest and future stocking reports refer to the Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game web site at: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov.
Bass fishermen are still catching bass pitching or flipping crawdad type patterns to the submerged willows and tree trunks. Fan casting swimbaits, weightless plastics worms like Senko's, or spinnerbaits just outside the shoreline structure will also catch fish. Anglers are catching catfish, some crappie and a few bluegill. Again just a reminder, there are smallmouth in the lake and you can usually find them nearer the rock outcroppings along the dam faces or between Gott's Point and the Nampa boat ramp. Soft plastics and crankbaits usually work best to catch the smallmouth.
Lucky Peak Reservoir
Most of the kokanee being caught now are deeper and harder to find. The bite has been hit and miss for most folks, limits some days, other not so much. The fish are decent sized, try dodgers with baited Hoochies or larger blade trolls, color contrasts with sunny days vs cloudy days. Shiny stuff for cloudy days colorful stuff on sunny days seems to work best.
Mann's Creek Reservoir
The Fish & Game were scheduled to plant 2,400 catchable size trout this week in the reservoir and between the hold-over trout and the recently stocked trout fishing here should be worth a look. The reservoir is only about 8 feet down so both boat ramps are available. There is camping, beautiful scenery and with plenty of hungry trout and some bass this will undoubtedly be a Memorial Day favorite.
Bass fishing is still fair for both largemouth and smallmouth, try using crankbaits, jerkbaits and spinnerbaits or soft plastics fished along rocky cove banks and points between the bank and 12 feet. A few fishermen are also catching some crappie and catfish. The reservoir levels continue dropping about 3-4 inches a day.. The Gordon Gulch day use ramp is all but done. The only other ramp available is the old resort ramp at the end of the road. Good news is this ramp has been widened and somewhat straightened for a little easier access.
For fly casters the Little O is still producing some decent fishing, but it seems there are as many anglers are there are hatches coming off, which is a lot. With BWO's, PMD's, Caddis, Callibaetis and Yellow Sally's still popping and there are also some terrestrials showing up as well. All you need is a place to fish, the right size and color fly and you might catch a fish or two. However with all the attention this place has been getting that is easier said than done. Flows are running at about 110 cfs, which makes it even more difficult to stock and cast to feeding fish, so stealth is going to be as important as the right fly.
Sage Hen Reservoir
While this little gem in the mountains just north of the Treasure Valley isn't slated to be stocked until perhaps after Memorial Weekend it's still full of plenty of nice sized trout. And in spite of our warmer than normal spring the fish should be hungry and up cruising the shoreline where both bank and boat fishermen can find their limits. Be advised the Sage Hen tributaries are closed to fishing until after June 15th.
Bass anglers are still enjoying decent fishing up and down the river from C.J. Strike Reservoir down stream to the Oregon line. Soft plastics seem to work best but if you can find some rocky shores crankbaits or spinnerbaits will also catch fish. The catfish are very active as well, stinkbait usually works best but plain ole' nighcrawlers will catch fish too.
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