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.
The Bureau of Reclamation started reconstruction work to the boat ramp on the west side of American Falls Reservoir, so the ramp will be closed to boater and angler traffic beginning until Memorial Day weekend.
For more details, contact the Bureau of Reclamation in Heyburn:
Upper Snake Field Office
Ryan Newman - Assistant Area Manager
(208) 678-0461 x34
Winter certainly has been cold and snowy in the Panhandle this year. Shoveling snow and contending with slippery roads can make winter a less than pleasant time for many people. Fortunately, the winter has also provided a good ice fishing season that many anglers have gotten out and enjoyed. In fact, ice conditions this year have been better than normal. Our coldest weather is likely behind us, but ice fishing could hold up for a while if the weather cooperates. If ice fishing is something you enjoy or maybe want to give a try, consider taking advantage of the opportunity before it fad
There is now a minimum of 8 inches of ice around the lake (But as always, be cautious about thin ice!)There is now a minimum of 8” inches of ice around the lake (But as always, be cautious about thin ice!!) There is now a minimum of 8” inches of ice around the lake (But as always, be cautious about thin ice!!)
Ice fishing is unique, and for avid ice anglers, it’s an opportunity to catch fish in ways you simply can’t duplicate during other seasons. Add a pack of your best pals, a barbecue grill and a comfy chair, and you’ve got a picnic on the ice.
Come and learn how to catch, clean, and cook sunfish at Carey Lake May, 2016 from 10-3 pm