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.
Steve Gobel, a local angler, found one of his local fishing holes void of fish this spring. Steve, and with his father before him, had a long history with this unnamed pond near Dierkes Lake, and he wanted to do something to help restore the opportunity.
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.
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.
Esthers Pond is located just off Whitewater Park Boulevard, west of downtown Boise and immediately north of Quinns Pond.
Come and learn how to catch, clean, and cook sunfish at Carey Lake May, 2016 from 10-3 pm
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 http://fishandgame.idaho.gov.