Updated: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.Dear Readers: To make this report the best, please share your reports. We would love to hear from you! If you have a question to be answered let us give it a try. Send reports to the Aquatic Education Coordinator.
From the Field . . .
Boise River (in town) this past weekend was great fishing in the evenings with nymphs, caddis and PMD’s. The numbers of floaters has dropped significantly. Thanks Sarah!
Goose Lake – Last week angling at Goose Lake was good. Rainbow and brook trout were caught in the “narrows”, not at the dam. Fishing in the middle of the day with worms and marshmallows worked well. Thanks Don!
Little Camas – A bit of algae, but trout fishing was good last weekend at sunset. Thanks Dan!
CJ Strike – Fishing has been fair to slow with hot temperatures. Trout and some bass were caught. Thanks John!
Snake River – Catfishing has been good especially at night. We suggest worms, cheese bait, cut-bait or stink-bait.
Lowland Lakes and Ponds – Fishing ponds in the valley will continue to improve with cooler temperatures. For the time being, many ponds have been stocked with catfish and fishing is good. Bobbers and worms/marshmallows is a good set up. Area ponds will be stocked more heavily with trout as temperatures continue to drop.
Salmon and Steelhead Season – If you are up for traveling, the steelhead season is under way and Chinook salmon season is just around the corner in the Lower Clearwater River. Steelhead season opened in the Clearwater River from the mouth to Memorial Bridge in Lewiston August 1 and continues through December 31. Currently, fishing has been very slow. As temperatures begin to drop more steelhead will continue to migrate upstream and fishing will improve.
Warning: Many of the outdoor areas we enjoy in Southwest Idaho currently have wildfires. Some areas are closed. Check the Incident Info System website for more information.