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    Idaho Outdoors fishing report: Sept. 2

    The flows are fishable, and fall is a great time of year to chase the monster rainbows that lurk in deep, hard-to reach pools behind boulders and fallen trees. Remember the special rules for the South Fork: No bait allowed, only one barbless hook per lure or fly, and a two-fish limit, with none ...

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    Fish rap (Sept. 2): Seeing red for fall kokanee

    In terms of leaves on the trees, it’s a little early to be talking about fall colors. But for fishermen, the transformation already is well underway. And we Idahoans are fortunate enough to have a front-row seat for one of the coolest, most dramatic metamorphoses in nature.

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    Fly fishermen go wild in southwestern Alaska

    In some remote wilderness destinations, clouds of fish obscure river bottoms.

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    Fish rap: The little things land the biggest fish

    I’m a highly competitive person and a big sports fan, so I often compare fishing to playing sports. And, to use some “coach speak,” I find catching big fish requires doing the little things right.

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    Fishing report: Aug. 27

    The alpine fishing season starts winding down soon, so get there while you can. Pick one of Idaho’s countless mountain lakes and plan a weekend around it. Small spinners such as Panther Martins, Blue Foxes, Rooster Tails and Mepps can catch cutthroat, rainbow and brook trout by the dozen. ...

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    Fishing report: Aug. 20

    It’s a bit of a car ride from the Treasure Valley, but the fishing is usually worth the trip. Bass fishing has been good on jigs, crankbaits and soft plastics. Flathead and channel catfish will take worms, dead minnows, cutbait and stinkbait. Fishing for crappie and other panfish can be incredible...

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    Fish rap: Behold the power of the ... pause

    Some years ago, I was fishing for trout on a beautiful eastern Idaho lake. I was throwing a spinner, and the water was so clear I could see fish chasing my lure on almost every cast. Chasing, but never fully committing. Determined to cure their lockjaw, I started varying my retrieve. But no matter...

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    Fall salmon forecasts look good, steelhead run delayed

    Last year, more than 18,000 coho passed over Lower Granite Dam, with the previous high around 5,000. Fisheries managers say this year’s run will land somewhere in the middle.

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    Fishing report: Aug. 13

    If you’re looking for a sure thing, head to the Snake. The fishing for smallmouth bass and channel catfish continues to flourish and some stretches have flathead catfish and sturgeon. Throw weedless soft plastics, jigs or tube grubs for bass. Catfish prefer cutbait, chicken livers, Mormon...

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    Fish rap: Get froggy with it for summer largemouth

    The late summer months can be magical for largemouth bass fishing. With the spawn long over and cooler temperatures looming, fish turn their attention to piling on as many calories as they can for the winter.

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