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Hells Canyon & Oxbow Reservoirs
Bass fishing is still great on both reservoirs. Anglers are still catching a few decent sized crappie on Oxbow. The trout fishing is also fair on both Oxbow and in Hells Canyon Reservoir and anglers are catching some decent sized fish, especially on Oxbow. Catfish are still biting throughout the Hells Canyon Complex.
Duck Valley Reservoirs
Fishing on Lake Billy Shaw continues to be great and with recently stocked fish in all three reservoirs they should be producing until they start icing up. Some of the better-sized fish are being caught using olive/black leech and woolly bugger patterns or try adding a dropper with a #16-20 dark olive Zebra Midge.
High Mountain Lake & Streams
Trout fishing is still available but with rain or snow on the way time is running out. Anglers can still catch a few fish using dry fly imitations but nymph fishing or tossing bait and spinners will catch most of the fish. Be sure and check the regulations for each stream or lake you're fishing, as some bodies of water have special regulations and restrictions on tackle and bag limits.
Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game Stocking Report
Wilson Springs pond and creek along with many other Treasure Valley ponds were stocked this week. Others will be periodically stocked each week through October with catchable trout. For the latest and future stocking reports refer to the Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game web site at: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov.
This little gem hasn't gotten much love due to low water conditions this summer, but when the water is low and water temperatures begin to drop in late fall the trout get hungry, and this year is no exception. Anglers are catching some nice sized fish tossing flies. The Myrtle Point ramp is available for smaller boats and both trollers and bank anglers should also be able to catch some nice fish.
Crappie fishing is still good for boat anglers up and down the reservoir. The fish aren't very big and are somewhat scattered around. The bass fishing slowed down this past week, possibly due to unseasonably warmer than normal water temperatures. Hopefully as cooler weather moves in the fish will reactivate and go into one last feeding frenzy before shutting down for winter. Try using crawdad colored plastics and crankbaits fished from 5-25 feet off big rocky points, rockslides or underwater humps. The only boat launch available is off the end of the old Indian Creek Resort ramp. Since you will be launching off the gravel past the end of the concrete ramp it would be advisable to use a four-wheel drive. At least the old ramp has been straightened and widened, at least part of the way down, then you are left with an older narrower section at the end.
Fly fishing is still difficult and slow due to clear lower than normal flows. The river is now running at about seasonal levels at around 18 cfs. The bug hatches are mostly late morning and again early afternoon. There are a few midges coming off in the morning then early afternoon a few small baetis are coming up.
Smallmouth fishing continues to be fair and now that a lot of the moss has left fishing is a bit easier. Try drifting various plastics in between the weed beds and the less weight you can get away with the better. Anglers are also still catching a few catfish using stinkbait, worms or crickets.
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