Dworshak Lake and Reports


Monday, October 11th, 2010

  • By

    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

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

  • By

    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.

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

  • By

    Water Temp: 51-53

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: On water @ 9:00AM out of Fleming meadows. Fished big Creek around the islands just inside the 5MPH buoys. Lots of fish on the graph but no grabs on swim baits or cranks. Finally graphed some fish in a saddle between 2 islands @40 feet. Took two in about 20 minutes--one 4.13 and the other 3.13. Lost another similar at the boat and missed one last fish before I had to leave @ 2:00 PM. All fish grabbed a silver crocodile spoon vertical jigged just off the bottom. Fish willing once found and proper technique dialed in. W/more time coud have loaded the boat.
    City: Modesto

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

  • By

    Water Temp: upper 40's to l

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Took some days off and hit the first day of Turkey season. Headed to Orofino for Dworshak Bass and Birds. A combo weekend of Cast and Blast. Typical mix of North Central Idaho weather. Sun, rain, wind, and luckily more sun all within the same morning. Fished for some smallies with tubes and small spinnerbaits. It was a bit too cold for many of the active smallmouths. In 1995, the last state record smallmouth was pulled out in April by a turkey hunter taking some casts (from what I had heard). I was hoping for the same luck. We hooked trout only.
    City: Boise

    Tips: The reservoir fluctuates a lot during the year. Smallmouth spawning habitat is sometimes exposed or covered by water. The fish tend to suspend during certain times of the day. Most of the bass will be in the 10-12 inch range. There is the infrequent visit of a larger fish so be prepared with good line and hooks. Use bait or an artificial with some stink on it. Fish the small coves and creek inlets. Creek areas tend to be more active year 'round. Try to drag the bottom within the first 20 ft. of the shoreline.