I know there are crappie in the lake behind Swan Falls Dam, but I never hear much about people catching them there. Are there any fish surveys or other data that would show the size and number of crappies and other panfish in the reservoir?
If you go to our webpage (fishandgame.idaho.gov); click on the "Science" tab; "Fisheries" and search for "Swan Falls Reservoir," you will find all our technical information for Swan Falls Reservoir. Swan Falls Reservoir has both species of bass, bluegill, crappie, pumpkinseed, yellow perch, and rainbow trout. Essentially, everything that is found in C.J. Strike Reservoir can be found in Swan Falls. Only difference is, Swan Falls is a very shallow, sediment laden reservoir. Fish habitat is marginal so populations are not as large as you would find in C.J. Strike.
Fish coves and rocky shoreline for the best warmwater fishing. Also, anyplace with woody debris will attract fish in Swan Falls.