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.
From the Field . . .
I went fishing at Lucky Peak this past Saturday (6:30 AM -11 AM) and again today from 6:00 AM-10 AM. I was able to reel in multiple rainbow trout (all 12" to 18") and several Northern Pike minnow (squaw fish) (all about 14") using blue spinners with silver spoons. Most were caught at the surface to about 20 feet down. I had great luck near the dam area and until about 9 AM then it slowed as lucky peak often does. The bites first thing in the morning made fishing fun. Thanks Jared!
Cascade Reservoir – yellow perch fishing is still good, you need to move into slightly deeper water say the 12 to 15 ft range, lots of small yellow perch, you’ll have to move around to find groups of larger perch, they are still there! Smallmouth bass fishing has slowed down they are also in deeper water now. Thanks Dale!
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High Mountain Lakes:
This is the best time of year to enjoy the mountains and escape the heat. Mountain Lakes are fishing very well. In the Sawtooth National Recreation area anglers have been successful with spinners as well as ant and mosquito flies. Fish stocking next month will include Alturas Lake and Stanley Lake in this area.
Rivers: All areas of the Boise River have been fishing very well. This includes the South Fork, Mid-town and the Middle Fork. Anglers have been successful using nymphs or spinners (depending on regulations). FYI – the South Fork has been busy with anglers and Mid-town Boise R. floating season is in full swing.