JULY 1, 2010

July 1, 2010

   This report highlights a few of the best places to fish, what anglers are using and what they are catching. The information is compiled from regional Fish and Game fishery managers, local tackle shops and anglers.

   Salmon season: The Rivers are going down, but still running high. The Salmon fishing near Riggins is in high gear.

   Snake River: Water is running high, and still muddy. Smallmouth bass fishing isn't great, but should improve when water clears.

   Dworshak Reservoir: Reports on kokanee have been mixed. Some are doing well, others report slow fishing. Try where creeks dump into the reservoir.

   Lowland lakes and ponds: Fishing is good for all species. Bobbers and worms are a good set up. Some Crappie are being caught on worms and bobbers at Mann Lake. Reservoirs are all full.

   All of our lowland lakes and ponds have been stocked this spring with trout. Most also have good populations of warm water fish, such as largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish and yellow perch.

   Many of these lakes are managed as Family Fishing Waters, which designates simplified regulations (six trout and six bass bag limit, no length limits, and no special fishing gear restrictions).

   Besides the simplified regulations, Family Fishing Waters also are a great place to take youngsters to catch a fish. Most have good fishing docks and restroom facilities.

   Mountain rivers and streams: Usually by the end of June fly fishing is good, but watch for water flows to drop.

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