• Anglers Invited to Help with Fish Collection at CJ Strike Reservoir

    This Saturday, anglers can participate in their favorite pastime and support a good cause – reestablishing fish populations in local waters.

    The winter’s heavy snowpack has filled many small lakes and reservoirs throughout Southwest Idaho including Blacks Creek Reservoir and Indian Creek Reservoir. Biologists from Idaho Fish and Game will be stationed at CJ Strike Reservoir this Saturday, May 13 from 10:00am to 6:00pm, collecting Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, and Yellow Perch from anglers for transfer to the two reservoirs.

  • Newest Boise Urban Pond Set to Open

    Esthers Pond is located just off Whitewater Park Boulevard, west of downtown Boise and immediately north of Quinns Pond.

  • Sunfish Daze at Carey Lake

    Come and learn how to catch, clean, and cook sunfish at Carey Lake May, 2016 from 10-3 pm

  • Fishing Trailer Schedule for June

    June marks the final month of Fish and Game’s fishing trailer season, with four fishing events – including Free Fishing Day on June 11th – scheduled around the Treasure Valley and beyond.

    A fifth trailer event, scheduled for Williams Pond on June 2, has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

    To learn more about the fishing trailer, contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at 465-8465. A complete statewide fishing trailer schedule is available on the Fish and Game website at


Lepomis macrochirus

IDAPA Classification: Game Fish
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