Just a few more miles east from the Snake River at Cove Arm, lies another small body of water called Crane Falls Lake. Tucked away from the road this little lake is full of monster bluegill, bullheads and an occasional largemouth bass. Winding up the Snake River system lie several impoundments. Bliss Reservoir and Lower Salmon Falls Reservoir are located in the Hagerman Wildlife Management Area; and, are both good largemouth and bluegill fisheries. Proceeding downstream into the heart of the Magic Valley, you come across Milner Reservoir and Walcott Reservoir. Both have bass. The first, Milner, has smallmouth, and Walcott has largemouth. Interestingly enough there are crappie in Walcott but not Milner and catfish in Milner but not in Walcott.
In the southern most reaches of the south central Idaho lies one of the two places where you can find Walleye in Idaho. Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir, not to be mistaken for Salmon Falls Reservoir, is located on the Idaho, Nevada border and holds the Idaho State record Walleye of 17 pounds and 2 ounces. Primarily fished for smallmouth, there are also crappie, perch, and channel catfish to dangle your bait. Smallmouth are predominantly located throughout the Snake River system.
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