Fish Talk Blog

  • 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.

  • Fall Chinook - Sept. Treat

    Fall Chinook salmon are beginning to show-up in the fishery around Lewiston, Idaho. With record numbers crossing dams on the Lower Snake and Columbia Rivers; fishing can only get better.

    Most anglers are using bait (herring, shrimp or eggs).

  • Nationwide, Fishing Continues to Gain New Followers

    Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) Releases Special Report on Fishing

    Report Reveals Nationwide Increased Participation among Women Youth Hispanics

  • Deadwood Reservoir - One of Idaho's Best Fish Smorgass Boards

    Deadwood Reservoir is known more for the rough road to the man-made reservoir than for the outstanding fishery it provides.  Between the kokanee, cutthroat, fall Chinook and rainbow trout - fishing is usually fast and can also be very exciting due to the big fish that inhabit the reservoir.