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Hells Canyon & Oxbow Reservoirs
Bass fishing is still decent on both reservoirs. Crappie fishing is still going on in Oxbow and the fish are a little bigger by average then Brownlee but you won't catch nearly as many fish. The trout fishing is getting better on both Oxbow and in Hells Canyon Reservoir and anglers are still catching a few decent sized fish.
High Mountain Lake & Streams
In spite of cold wet weather being predicted this weekend it's still a great time to go fishing in the mountains. Smaller crowds, hungry fish and the fall colors should be starting to pop everywhere. Stream fishing with any dry fly imitation is still a good way to go but bait or spinners work too. Lake fishermen are catching fish using wet and dry flies, spinners or bait, but be sure and check the regulations for each stream and lake you're fishing before setting the hook. Some bodies of water have special regulations and restrictions on tackle and bag limits.
Anglers are still catching trout and with 5000 more fish being planted this week fishing should still be good. Try using worms or marshmallows but Powerbait works best to catch fish from shore. Boat fishermen are doing a little better using small spinners and pop gear trailed with bait. Fly fishermen do best with slow sink lines using Stayner Ducktails or olive colored leeches, Woolly Worms and Woolly Buggers.
Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game Stocking Report
Wilson Springs and Park Center Pond should be stocked again this week with catchable trout so fishing there should be good. Other reservoirs and streams like Horsethief and Mann's Creek Reservoir will also be stocked this week, depending of course on river/lake/pond conditions. For the latest and future stocking reports refer to the Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game web site at: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov.
Anglers are still catching some bass anywhere you can find some underwater structure like off both dams, across the Equalizer and off Gott's Point. Most of the fish are being caught using pig n' jigs and spider jigs, but shallow diving crankbaits or lipless crankbaits will also work. Other anglers are still catching a few bluegill, an occasional crappie and they're still catching catfish. The lake is about 12 feet down and continuing to slowly rise. The only boat ramp available is at the east-side ramp by the park off the Upper Dam. Be cautious boating because of the shallow water. Note: The lake will be closed to motorized boats after September 30th.
Fly fishing continues to be decent. The trico hatch is winding down but midges are coming off as usual in the morning and then later in the day the BWO's and Mahogany Duns are hatching from midafternoon toward evening. The flows are still fairly clear and steady at just over 140cfs.
Smallmouth fishing continues to be pretty fair all along the river. However as usual the aquatic vegetation is still a problem so you'll need to situate yourself so you can fish in between the weed beds and clumps of moss, or find some open back eddies behind main river points. Try drifting various plastics but don't hesitate to toss a topwater plug, spinnerbait or jerkbait in between the weed beds. Anglers are also still catching catfish using stinkbait, worms and or crickets.
Trout fishing is still holding but boat anglers are catching most of the fish. Bank fishermen are still using Powerbait or worms to catch both rainbows and brook trout while trollers are doing well catching trout using small spinners and baited pop gear. Fly fishermen can also catch fish on various small streamer flies, Woolly Worms and nymphs.
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