Magic Valley Blog

  • Late January 2016 - It's Time to Play - Go Fish!!

    If you want to beat cabin there are great opportunities. Here are some random angling reports from the past week. Some are typical fishing spots for this time of year, but others may cause you to say, "why didn't I think of that?"

  • Video: Bighorn Sheep conservation in Idaho

    A closer look at Idaho's bighorn sheep conservation work.

  • Be Careful Ice Fishing - January 2016

    I recently observed pictures on social media of anglers ice fishing on Lake Lowell near Nampa. Anglers and other recreationists going out on the ice on lower elevation lakes, reservoirs and ponds need to be very careful and be prepared with safety equipment.

  • The Bite is on at Cascade Reservoir - 2016 Starts Right

    Ice fishing over the weekend (Jan. 2 and 3) at the upper end of Cascade Reservoir was reported to be very good with anglers catching 10 - 12" perch at Poison Creek. Reports were of 150 people at the site Saturday morning.

  • Winter on C. J. Strike Reservoir Yields Hot Fishing 2015/2016

    On these bitter-cold winter days, it's easy to succumb to retail therapy at your favorite angling outfitter to re-stock for Spring. But while most anglers are enjoying a cup of cheer, you could be out enjoying prime fishing for the many species of game fish that Idaho has to offer!

  • Photo: An unwanted guest of the large variety

    This doesn't happen every day.

    An elk tested a homeowner's hospitality yesterday in Hailey, Idaho.

  • Lake Cascade Ice - December 3, 2015

    For those who are interested, there is approximately 4" of ice on the upper end (Poison Creek area) of Cascade. Some daring souls have ventured out and drilled holes in the ice and we've had mixed reports of success on trout and perch.

  • Dedicated Fishing Access Builders

    Idaho Fish and Game staff are putting the finishing touches on improvements at Beaver Dick Park in eastern Idaho. Enhancements include replacement of the boat ramp, a new vault toilet, new docks and ADA improvements.

  • Video: Parachuting Beaver Short Found from 1950's

    It wasn't exactly an unreleased Beatles tune or a missing Monet, but the much-talked-about film featuring parachuting beavers was recently rediscovered in Fish and Game's archives.