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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
Incredibly stream and lake fishing in the high country is still worth a look. Some dry fly imitations are still working 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.
Anglers are still catching trout and with plenty of holdover and recently stocked fish success should continue until the snow flies. 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 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.
Crappie fishing is still good with boat anglers reporting catching fish up and down the reservoir. The fish aren't very big but as one angler put it, "they're sure fun to catch." The bass fishing has been good as well and with low water levels the fish are concentrated so once you find one there are others lurking nearby. Try using crawdad colored plastics and crankbaits fished from 5-25 feet off big rocky points, rockslides or underwater humps.
Fly fishing has slowed, mostly due to lower than normal flows. The river was dropped to below seasonal levels the end of last week to only 11 cfs. Hopefully this won't prove to be too much too soon. The bug hatches are mostly late morning to early afternoon. There are a few midges coming off but not many fish getting too excited about them. By early afternoon a few small BWO's were hovering and hatching in a few spots along the river but these pockets were isolated and in shallow clear water making stocking and casting without spooking the fish very difficult.
Smallmouth fishing continues to be good but the drifting aquatic vegetation continues to make fishing difficult from shore. 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 catfish using stinkbait, worms or crickets.
Trout fishing continues to be decent for boat anglers who are catching most of the fish. Bank fishermen are also 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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