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    Low oxygen levels responsible for fish kill below American Falls Dam

    While some fish were killed, many survived and it appears die off has not affected fishing

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    Panhandle Panfish: A fun and easy way to enjoy fishing in North Idaho

    It looks as though spring has sprung in north Idaho, and for many of us that means getting outside to soak up some sun with a fishing rod in hand.  Just take a look at the local boat launches and you’ll see just how excited anglers are getting about spring fishing opportunities.  The Panhandle Region enjoys some great early season fishing opportunities thanks to its abundance of low elevation flatwater fisheries, both big and small. 

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    Panhandle Panfish: A Fun and Easy Way to Enjoy North Idaho’s Fishery Resources

    It looks as though spring has sprung in north Idaho, and for many of us that means getting outside to soak up some sun with a fishing rod in hand.  Just take a look at the local boat launches and you’ll see just how excited anglers are getting about spring fishing opportunities.  The Panhandle Region enjoys some great early season fishing opportunities thanks to its abundance of low elevation flatwater fisheries, both big and small. 

  • Lake Cascade Ice report for January 18, 2018

    With the exception of some thin ice on the edges, Lake Cascade ice and fishing conditions remain excellent over the entire lake with 7 or more inches of hard ice. There is an inch or so of fresh snow on the ice over the entire lake making all areas accessible to anglers on foot, atv's, and snowmobiles. Bring some ice traction devices for your boots as some areas are very slick under the snow.    

    The Sugarloaf area road is currently open to vehicle traffic to the boat ramp.  

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    Survey shows Lake Cascade's perch population remains strong

    Lake Cascade continues to provide abundant game fish, but fish populations are constantly changing. 

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    Lake Cascade Ice fishing report; Jan 5, 2018

    Ice thickness is reported at 8 to 10 inches depending on the location.

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    Lost Valley Reservoir Trout Improvement Project Planned

    Lost Valley Reservoir, located 16 miles north of Council Idaho, is nearly dry and Fish and Game plans to take advantage of that condition to improve trout populations at the popular fishing hole.

    The Lost Valley Reservoir Company has lowered the reservoir to the lowest pool possible for outlet valve repairs and is cooperating to keep the pool down until later in October.

  • 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.

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    Work Begins on American Falls Boat Ramp

    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.

    Read the full Bureau of Reclamation news release here

    For more details, contact the Bureau of Reclamation in Heyburn:

    Upper Snake Field Office
    Ryan Newman - Assistant Area Manager
    (208) 678-0461 x34

     

  • Is This the End of Cascade Ice Fishing

    Getting on the ice at Lake Cascade is tough right now.All of the ice at the southern access points has moved off shore. Anglers were still getting on the ice at Boulder and Poison Creek accesses. The weather is in the mid 40's and predicted to stay that way.  The perch fishing has been good with the few anglers we have talked to in the last week. Be careful!!

Yellow Perch

Perca flavescens

IDAPA Classification: Game Fish
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