Fish Talk Blog

  • How Recycling Provides More Fishing Opportunities - Red Top Pond

    So, how do you recycle a spent gravel pit?  In the case of Idaho Dept. of Transportation's Red Top pit - we cooperatively turned it into Southwest Idaho's newest fishing water. 

  • Horsethief Reservoir - Update, April 2016

    Late in the fall of 2015, Horsethief Reservoir was drained and treated with a chemical to remove all remaining fish so a rainbow trout fishery could be re-established. Once the treatment was completed, the valve on the dam was closed and the reservoir began to refill.

  • Dierkies Lake - Twin Falls Area

    Fishing Story submitted on Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 10:45 am

  • Hagerman Wildlife Management Area Fish Opener 2016

    Under cloudy skies and warm temperatures the Hagerman Hatchery/Wildlife Management Area fishing season opened. After eliminating the carp from the pond in 2015 and restocking with rainbow trout - it was a popular spot to limber-up the pole and catch a trout.

  • Maintenance Work Begins on Winchester Lake - Could Last Through Summer 2016

    It's not uncommon for a dam that's over 100 years old to require maintenance. Within the next few weeks Idaho Dept.

  • Cove Arm Access Improvements

    Idaho Department of Fish and Game's Construction Crew is putting the finishing touches on access improvements at Cove Arm on C.J.

  • 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?"

  • 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!