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Saturday, June 4th, 2016

    • Water Temp: Low 70's

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Perfect Timing...
      Back Story- I hit this area a month prior to this outing during an open tournament (May 7th). My partner and I arrived there with one fish in the box and 2 hours left to fish. We left there with 22.21 pounds and finished 2nd (1st place weighed 23.03). There were a lot of fish cruising the bank preparing to spawn. Some were locked on their spots. We caught some on frogs, cruisers with with drop shots & Senkos and bedded fish with those and jigs. It was a slug fest! - Then the cold fronts started rolling in and pushed them all back off.
      Fast forward one month...A couple of hot days prompted a return trip to the area. To my surprise, there were even more fish in the area and they had gotten even bigger! 1st bite on a frog was one of 3 over 6 pounds caught that day. Multiple 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 pounders. Several 5 +... Many fish were on beds. Those that weren't ate a frog with reckless abandon!!! At the end of the day, I totaled my best 5. They went 28.43 pounds!! Truly the best day I have ever had on the water!
      I returned the next day to take advantage of this short window of opportunity. I weighed and released another 5 fish limit that went 25.40!
      Here is a GoPro video of my 1st bite of the day: (Live Target frog- 50lb P-Line braid, ALX Rods ZOLO series "TOADFACE)
      Copy & Paiste- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERFW6hsdE0c

      Tips: When fish are in this spawn stage, be sure to fish everything in front of you thoroughly with a frog. This will give you the chance to catch aggressive fish BEFORE bumping/spooking them. Move slowly and keep an eye out for others that are locked on beds. Power-Poles are a must in these situations!! When a fish is spotted, you must be able to stop quickly without touching your trolling motor. This will allow you to sit quietly and letting the fish you are targeting to calm down and re position.

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Very good bass fishing. I have caught a bass 12" or larger every time. The only lure I have caught them on were spinners. There are lots of Catfish that bite on just about anything you throw out. I also caught a 5lb catfish on a spinner which I thought was weird. There are plenty of sun fish to go around as well.
      City: Boise

      Tips: The best fishing I have encountered was when I fished off of the rocks off the side of the trail at the west boat ramp.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

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      Water Temp: 42-45

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Launched at harrison around 10 and stayed til about 7 PM. No fish an no bites. Tried deep, shallow, slow and fast, soft plastics/jigs the whole kitchen sink. The water was still a little TOO cold. Went through the river over to Rose and Blue, water in river was almost too high to get into any of those. Still nothin. I am thinking a few more weeks of warm weather and things will start heating up.
      City: Moscow

      Tips: Wait til it warms up a little more.

Monday, October 11th, 2010

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      Water Temp: 65

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: The Fall bite has started. Lots of 1-3 pound fish with a larger ones mixed in. Fished the upper end with Carolina rigs and plastics on jigs, i.e Sweet Beavers. This lake should fish good thru the end of the month.
      City: Kamiah

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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      Water Temp: 38.9

      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

      Report: Slow, fish are very deep. Look for schools of bait fish Bass wont be far away.
      City: Boise

      Tips: Drop shot!

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

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      Water Temp: 69

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Fished mainly in the upper part of the reservoir. Caught appx. 20 Smallmouth, largest being 2#. All fish were caught on soft plastics in 10 to 20 feet of water. Best fishing was on the major points. As the water continues to cool the bass fishing should really pickup.
      City: Kamiah

      Tips: Try the Gold Creek area.

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

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      Water Temp: 50 -53

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: took the kids out hoping to have another great day of fishing but it was to windy for us my anchor would hold tried to find a place out of the the wind the only place we found out of the wind was home on the water for about a hour didnt really get a chance to fish
      City: boise

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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      Water Temp: 50

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: got on the water around 7:30 fishing for crappie it was slow for us the first hour saw people catching fishing straight down jigging not my thing when the sun came out it was on 100 plus fish all around 6 to 7 inches kept about half all caught in the narrows friend used red and white jig i used a smoke colored tried green didnt work as good
      City: boise

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

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      Water Temp: 46

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: lots of crappie in the narrows also alot of boats all around hand size they were suspendding anywhere from 5 to 13 deep
      City: boise

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

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      Water Temp: 55

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: 2 of us caught about 30 smallies (from 8-18") from 2:00 - 7:00pm. Most were caught on red/watermelon plastics - 'Senko' pattern and on Pop-R's in pockets between the weeds along steeper rocky banks. Good afternoon at Swan Falls.
      City: Meridian

      Tips: Take advantage of the Fall fishing and try to locate banks where the floating weeds don't congregate as much.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

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      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

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Saturday, July 26th, 2008

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      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

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Sunday, July 20th, 2008

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      Water Temp: 76 to 82

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: It got hot fast. To much for these old men. See ya in Sep.
      City: Boise

      Tips: Look deep, bring shade & drinks or wait till it cools off.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

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      Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

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Monday, June 2nd, 2008

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      Water Temp: 60

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: I know. I was not at CJ Strike this time!

      We had a great time, LOTS of Bass, 100 - 150 for Monday & a few hours Tuesday. All small mouths. Most were females schooled up in 20 to 30 feet of water. We found them in eddies down stream of cliff points.
      We also got 6-8 crappies only 1 eater size & 2 3 + pound cats.
      We have sore arm for all of those fish but the longer drive will stop this from being on our have to do again soon list.
      City: Boise

      Tips: Drop shoting was the key. The bights were light but the fights were good.

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

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      Water Temp: 66 to 71

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

      Report: Went to the lake kinda late about 1000 - light breeze and sunny. Bass were biting real good. My son and I caught two dozen bass most were in the 12" range, however we did get some nice 2 to 3 pound largemouth. Then the wind came up, thunder and lightning and rain on the way so we pulled out and left.

      Tips: Most of the fish we caught on soft plastic fished slow in 4 to 6 feet of water, and right on the bank. Some were caught on small shallow running cranks.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

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      Water Temp: 47 to start, 52

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: 0 fish but the boat worked good. They have nice docks at the park lanch & a $4.00 fee.
      City: Boise

      Tips: Go to Lake Lowel.

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      Water Temp: 47-56

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

      Report: Just finished the BASS Federation Nation Western Divisional Tournament at this beautiful lake. What a great time and awesome area. Fished Monday-Friday. Monday started out with snow/sleet in the morning. Water temp was 47 in the main lake. Some of the lakes were 50-51. The weather gradually got nicer with air temps topping out in the 80's by Friday. Water warmed up also. I caught limits each day of the tourney. 1st day 19lbs on brown 3/8 ounce jigs and dropshoted roboworm. 2nd day 9lbs on the jig. 3rd day 12lbs on dropshot. All fish came from the different lakes. I did not catch any thing on the main lake/river during the tourney. 3 of my 15 fish were smallies. biggest smallmouth was around 3lbs.
      City: Penngrove

      Tips: brown/purple jigs with watermelon trailer. hit every piece of wood you see.

Friday, May 9th, 2008

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      Water Temp: N/a

      Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

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      City: carmichael

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

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      Water Temp: n/a

      Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

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      City: carmichael