Largemouth Bass


  • JJ Schilling with catch/release record largemouth

    Panhandle angler catches 25-inch largemouth for new catch-and-release record

    J.J. Schillinger of Post Falls landed a new catch-and-release record largemouth bass while competing in the Panhandle Bass Anglers Fall Open tournament on October 19, when he hooked the 25-inch bass in Cave Lake.

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    Lower water levels expected at Moose Creek Reservoir in Clearwater Region

    Anglers and boaters should be aware that Idaho Fish and Game will be lowering water levels on Moose Creek Reservoir through October and into early November. The purpose of this project is to reduce the amount of aquatic vegetation that occurs in the reservoir.

  • Backpack electrofishing

    Fisheries Management at Work

    In the Panhandle Region and throughout the state, fisheries biologists are gearing up to learn more about the fish in area lakes and streams. The Idaho Fish and Game monitors fish populations around the state all year long, but spring and summer are a particularly busy time. Biologists sample fish populations to answer questions about how many fish are present, if they are trending up or down, the types of fish in a water body, how fish grow, and at what rate fish die.

  • Fishing Activities Continue at Esthers/Quinns Ponds

    Elevated E. coli levels at Boise's Esther Simplot Pond and Quinns Pond have resulted in swimming/wading activities at these two popular park locations. A number of anglers have called our office asking if fishing activities are included in this closure.

    Fishing remains open at both ponds. However, in the spirit of the closure, all anglers are asked to remain out of the water while fishing. This mean no wading or use of float tubes, canoes etc.

  • One Fish, Two Fish Find a New Home

    The high water levels we continue to experience are providing one great silver lining for anglers; more places to fish.

    Black's Creek, Indian Creek and Paddock Reservoirs are nearly brim full, but have been dry or nearly so for a number of years. While they look inviting to anglers, there's one small problem; none of them contain many - or possibly any - fish.

  • 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.

  • Bragg'n About Bass Fishing in Idaho

    When you talk about angling in Idaho, most people automatically think: rainbow  trout, cutthroat (State fish), majestic Chinook Salmon, steelhead or the hardy sockeye.  Only a select few will mention bass.  These are probably the most dedicated anglers who don't want their secret revealed to others in the bass fishing community.

Largemouth Bass

Micropterus salmoides

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