There’s no safe ice on the western side of Idaho as of this writing, although that should change quickly if the current weather holds. In the meantime, ice fishing has been hot at Henry’s Lake in eastern Idaho.
Anglers celebrate the revival of steelhead season in Idaho but say the publicity of the possible closure has already had an economic impact on business that will likely remain for fishing guides and tourism.
Idaho’s steelhead season won’t close as scheduled Saturday. A deal was approved by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission in a unanimous vote Friday evening. Outfitters and guides agree to voluntary fishing rules.
Gov. Butch Otter appointed Tim Murphy, former director of the Idaho office of the Bureau of Land Management, to replace Blake Fischer, who resigned from the Idaho Fish and Game Commission after shooting baboons.
More than 80 people at a Riggins community meeting over the looming closure of the steelhead fishing season in Idaho heard mostly bad news. The season is set to sunset temporarily after Dec. 7 over lawsuit threat.
In Southern Idaho, lakes in the Cascade area usually harden first. Safe ice might still be a few weeks away, but once Thanksgiving hits, we’re definitely in range. Here’s a checklist to get you ready for ice fishing.
Southern Idaho is known for mild fall weather, but this latest stretch of 70-degree days will be great for fishing. Check out the Snake and Salmon rivers, as well as the Lucky Peak, C.J. Strike and Brownlee reservoirs.
With so many great places to fish in Idaho, it’s easy to forget the Pacific Ocean is just a quick flight away. So, when my wife Anna and I planned a weekend getaway to Seattle, we booked a salmon adventure on the Puget Sound.
It’s definitely feeling like autumn outside, which means it’s time we anglers turn our attention to local rivers. Cooler water temps, lower flows and hungry fish usually add up to great trout fishing in October. Here are three rivers worth checking out:
If you want to catch big trout, the South Fork Boise River is the place to be. The river is known for producing giant rainbow and bull trout along with good numbers of whitefish and occasional Kokanee salmon.
The Owyhee Reservoir in southwest Idaho is an expansive lake that changes drastically throughout the year. Hiring a fishing guide is a great way to learn the lake’s tendencies and secrets to find bass.
From ideal flows in trout streams to hungry bass in reservoirs, here are some September spots worth checking out. The change of seasons brings great fishing opportunities to the Treasure Valley and beyond.