Fish Talk Blog

  • Cascade Reservoir Fishing Condition Report January 23, 2015

    This week's ice conditions improved from last week with ice reported between 6-8" everywhere around the lake with some spots with 10+ inches.

  • Horsethief Reservoir Kids Ice Fishing Event 2015

    Last weekend, the third annual Horsethief Reservoir Kids Ice Fishing Event was held.  This is a great way to introduce your kids to the sport of ice fishing and get out of your house in January.  Here are some of the statistics for the event:

  • Cascade Reservoir Ice Fishing Conditions and Report 1/16/15

    This week’s ice conditions have improved greatly since the previous week.  On the North end of lake(Boulder Creek, Poison Creek) there was a consistent 5-7” of ice extending out a few hundred yards from shore.  There are reports that ice on the South End(Sugarloaf, City Boat Ramp) is also in the

  • 2015 Spring & Summer Chinook Salmon Return Estimates

    Get your salmon fishing pole tuned-up and your boat ready to hit the water. Biologists have made their preseason forecasts for the 2015 Chinook salmon returns to Idaho.

  • Steelhead Fishing on the Clearwater River - December 2014

    The CORP of Engineers will be doing some tests on Dworshak Dam on Dec 18 between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM. During these tests, they will fluctuate releases between 1,600 and 5,500 cfs.

  • Fall Steelhead - Oxbow Fish Hatchery

    Ever wonder where the steelhead stocked in the Boise River originate and why they don't arrive until late fall? Check the following websites for the latest information on Snake River steelhead and the complex coordination that determines their destination.

  • Steelhead Coming to Boise River

    For people living in Idaho's most populous areas, a quest for steelhead means traveling for several hours to the Salmon, Clearwater or Snake Rivers.

  • Priest Lake - Lake Trout Fishing, Late October

    Fall is one of the best times of the year to catch lake trout.  Jig deep with a flashy lure.  A depth finder is essential to locating concentrations of lake trout in deeper water.  Look for submerged rocky points.

  • Brownlee Reservoir Smallmouth Fishing

    Fall is a fun time to fish local reservoirs.  A trip to Brownlee Reservoir last week brought fast and furious fishing on smallmouth bass and an occasional crappie.

  • "Tigers" on the Loose in Boise

    Before you panic, we're talking about tiger salamanders.