Clearwater

Lost Valley Reservoir - They're Baaaack! Fishing Report June 2016

Fished Lost Valley Res. north of Fruitvale this past Friday 6/10 .....fishing was slow for trout as it was for most anglers that I talked to.....we trolled and bait-fished for trout....instead we caught many perch in the 4-8 inch range.  Beautiful day on the Lake that is as full as I have ever seen it.

Lawrence

 

Thanks for the note, Lawrence. We've tried to eliminate perch from Lost Valley Reservoir on several occasions - but they just won't go away.  Glad the weather was great and you enjoyed your trip to one of Idaho's scenic fishing destinations.

Dp

Quentin Millage, age 10. First black bear, Clearwater National Forest.

I took my son out after his first bear, just a few days after his 10th birthday. We'd worked on setting baits the previous weekend and as luck would have it this nice boar came in within 20 minutes of us arriving to hunt. Quentin made a great 40 yard shot and the bear only went a few yards. His brother who took his first bear last spring was along to help pack it out. The evening was capped off by skinning it with a wild thunderstorm rolling in.

World Fish Migration Day - May 21, 2016

Did you ever stop to think about the journey fish make to keep their populations viable? Idaho's ocean-going salmon and steelhead journey 1,000's of miles, negotiate thousands of feet in elevation change and run a gauntlet of swimming, flying, fishing predators to return to Idaho - where they spawn and the cycle repeats. This is important not only for fish populations to survive, but it's also important on a broader scale because fish returning to Idaho headwater streams bring with them ocean nutrients which are important to Idaho ecosystems.

Even our local resident fish journey many miles and contribute to other wildlife and plant communities in ways we are only beginning to understand.

This Saturday is World Fish Migration Day. If you want to learn more, go to:  www.worldfishmigrationday.com/  or www.fws.gov/fisheries/fishmigration to learn more.