Yellow Perch

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    Magic Valley Ice Fishing Report

    2019 Ice Fishing Report: January

    Magic Reservoir: Yellow Perch, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass

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    Lake Cascade should continue to produce good perch fishing, but jumbos may decline

    Since 2012, Fish and Game’s McCall fisheries staff has conducted annual fall surveys on Lake Cascade by using gillnets and recording the species and sizes captured in the nets. 

    Overall, perch numbers are similar to 2017 numbers, but down from annual surveys since 2012 (see below). Also perch greater than 10 inches dominate the population, and have since 2014-15. 

  • Idaho angler Sean Cluff ice fishing on Cascade Resrvoir in 2018

    Perch Hunters of Lake Cascade

    Peek inside the world of ice fishing at Lake Cascade in this video with local angler Sean Cluff. 

     

     

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    Lots of options available for Magic Valley ice anglers

    Winter is here, and the Magic Valley is a destination for ice anglers because of its reliable ice and many places to fish from local ponds to large lakes and reservoirs. 

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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.

Yellow Perch

Perca flavescens

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