I'm trying to figure out where some good panfish fishing is in southern Idaho and I would like to know some specifics on Stone Reservoir. Can you tell me if there are sizeable panfish in Stone and if there are good numbers of them in this body of water. Also, are there any other lakes or ponds in this general area with good panfish in them? Thank you
First, we just launched a new version of our Fishing Planner that allows you to search by distance from your location for any species of fish found in Idaho. Go to fishandgame.idaho.gov and try it out. You can find it on the bottom of our webpage and the Fishing Planner is "mobile friendly."
Stone Reservoir is a good body of water for panfish. It has bluegill, largemouth bass, yellow perch and an occasional crappie. The water got very low in the fall of 2013, so I haven't heard any recent reports on how the fish population is surviving the winter. Check back with us this spring for an update.