ID: Southwest Region Fishing Report July 11, 2011

This report highlights a few of the best places to fish, what
anglers are using and what they are catching. The information is
compiled from regional Fish and Game fishery managers, local tackle
shops and anglers.


Water is still running high in many areas. Please be

Take the family to Brownlee, Oxbow or Hells Canyon reservoirs
for camping or a day outing. These reservoirs are fishing well for
many species including bluegill, crappie, bass, trout and

Kokanee anglers: Deadwood, Arrowrock and Anderson Ranch reservoirs
are fishing well up to 20 feet with typical gear like dodgers or
pop gear with wedding rings and white shoepeg corn.

Fly fishing anglers: A few areas are starting to open up. We
recommend Owyhee River or Sliver Creek. Anglers are watching
hatches and using PMD’s, Caddis, Midges and Nymphs. The Boise
River, Big Wood River and South Fork of the Boise River are still
running high.

Lowland lakes: are still fishing well. An 11 year old biked to
ParkCenter Pond Saturday and caught 13 pan fish in 1 ½ hours with
worms. Most of our fishing ponds in the Treasure Valley have been
heavily stocked.

Chinook anglers: Chinook fishing in Riggins was reported as “red
hot” over the weekend in Riggins. The South Fork of the Salmon
River is running very high. Chinook fishing is poor now and
expected to start fishing well as the water slows over the next


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