Southwest Blog

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • fire closure map 9/25

    Idaho fire closure map update (9/25/2015) - Most "area" closures lifted

    Most of Idaho's fire closure areas have been lifted. However, there are still many trail and road closures in some areas.

  • Idaho fire closure map at a glance (9/21/2015)

    Still more encouraging reductions in closure areas. However, remain cautious and aware of your surroundings while in the field! Continue to respect closure areas and trails and roads and give plenty of room to fire crews.

  • Sept. 18: Clearwater Region lifts fire restriction on F&G lands

    LEWISTON - Due to recent widespread rain events throughout many parts of north-central Idaho, Stage I and Stage II fire restrictions will be lifted on Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) managed lands across the Clearwater Region, effective immediately.

  • 9-17-2015 fire map

    Idaho fire closure map at a glance (9/17/2015)

    Hunters, anglers and others please note: Trail and road closures still exist in burned areas despite recent wetter, cooler weather. Please respect the trail
  • Horsethief Reservoir, near Cascade: 2015 salvage order

    The Idaho Fish and Game has begun draining Horsethief Reservoir, east of Cascade, because someone illegally stocked it with bullheads.

  • Idaho fire closure map at a glance (9/12/2015)

    Please note: Trail & road closures exist in burned areas. Please respect the trail closures and travel plan restrictions. The US Forest Service and BLM offices have critical information about these constantly changing, closures.