August 26, 2010

Fly Anglers

   Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) recommends fishing the north fork of the Clearwater River or tributaries like Kelly Creek. Stoneflies, humpies and royal wulff patterns are working well.

   If you are looking for a good trip, fly fishing the St. Joe is fishing very well now. Try caddis, stimulators or humpies. Reports of successful fly fishing for steelhead on the Clearwater have been heard. A fabulous fishing season lays ahead for Idaho steelhead anglers. The total count to date over Lower Granite Dam as of Aug. 8 is 210,837 steelhead. The last 5 year average is 123,551.

Bass Fishing

   Dworshak Reservoir really has some outstanding smallmouth bass fishing. The record came out of this reservoir in 2006 at 9 pounds 11.5 ounces. On hot days bass seek thick cover. Multi-cover is best. Bass move from one structure to another for cover. This includes rocks, points, downed logs, deep holes… On these hot August days as the sun sets, bass will feed on bait fish that are surfacing to feed. They'll move out of cover. Try casting a buzz bait out to move on the surface. Salted plastics are another good choice for your tackle box.

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