Idaho Ice Fishing Report

Get the latest information for ice fishing conditions in and around Easter Idaho.

Last Updated:APRIL 05TH, DONE! OVER WITH ! SEE YOU IN DECEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Location Rating On What Fish Type Suggestions
Alexander OKAY  HEXI JIGS,RAT FINKEES CAT, P, RB,SMB LOTS OF OPEN WATER–NOT SAFE
American Falls OKAY FOOTBALL JIGS  TIPPED W/WAX OR MEAL WORMS RB, CT, BRN,P ZERO ICE
Ashton Reservoir SLOW NIGHT CRAWLERS NEAR THE BOTTOM BRN, RB,WF MOSTLY OPEN WATER
Bear Lake GOOD BAIT AND BIG JIGS FOR TROUT CT, CISCO, WF, RB OPEN WaTER
Blackfoot Reservoir OKAY BIG DARK JIGS TIPPED WITH MEALYS’ RB, CT, HP,P LOTS OF OPEN WATER BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chesterfield GOOD CRAWFISH OR PINK SCUD BUGS,WORMS,CORN RB SOFT EDGES—BE CAREFUL 
Condie Reservoir FAIR ORANGE ,CHARTRUESE SLIM RATS LMB, BG, RB, P OPEN WATER
Crowthers GOOD CRAWLERS,RAINBOW POWER BAIT RB MOSTLY OPEN WATER
Daniels PRETTY GOOD BH.NYMPHS, LEECHES,ORANGE, RED OR PINK HEXI FLY,BRO BUGS CT, HY, RB UPPER END COMPLETELY OPEN WATER
Deep Creek VERY GOOD RAINBOW POWERBAIT ,FOOTBALL JIGS,MARMOOSKA JIGS RB NOT SAFE
Devil’s Creek GOOD WORMS,RED POWER BAIT MARMOOSKA JIGS,WEDDING RINGS IN  PINK OR RED RB, KOK, HY SOFT EDGES UPPER END OPEN
 Foster GOOD SALMON EGGS,WORMS,POWERBAIT NUGGETS RB, LMB, P, BG UPPER END OPEN WATER
Glendale GOOD JIGS TIPPED WITH A PIECE OF CRAWLER LMB, P, CR,BG,RB  THE EDGES ARE SOFT
Hawkins GOOD WORMS,FOOTBALL JIGS TIPPED WITH WAX WORMT RB, CT OPEN WATER
Henry’s Lake CLOSES AFTER JAN 1ST. CLOSED!!!!! CT, HY, BRK CLOSED UNTIL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Island Park PRETTY GOOD SHINY DEMONS,SWEDISH PIMPLES TIPPED WITH BAIT KOK, RB, CT UP FROM DAM
Johnson GOOD HEXI JIGS,RAT FINKEES RB, LMB, P, BG, CR OPEN WATER UPPER END–SOFT EDGES
Lamont FAIR SMALL BLACK JIGS,FOOTBALL JIGS TIPPED WITH BAIT RB, LMB, P DITTO
Mackay STILL GOOD PINK OR RED JIGS OR KOKANEE KILLERS ,MOST ANYTHING THAT IS FLASHY RB, KOK,WF,BRK,CT KOKANEES ARE ON,LOTS OF RAINBOWS
Montpelier GOOD SWEDISH PIMPLES,POWER BAIT,FOOTBALL JIGS RB,CT,BRN,P SOME PERCH BEING CAUGHT
MCTUCKER PONDS  GOOD CUT BAIT,WORMS P,BG,LMB,RB MOSTLY OPEN WATER
Oneida CAREFUL FLUCTUATING WATER BIG DARK JIGS,CUT BAIT RB, CT, HY, WL, P, CAT OPEN WATER
Palisades Reservoir PRETTY GOOD WHITE OR CHARTRUES JIGS,POWERBAIT,FOOTBALL JIGS TIPPED WITH WORMS RB, CT, HY, KOK, BRN, WF INDIAN CREEK Area,CALAMITY CAMPGROUND
Pleasant View BE CAREFUL  ICE GONE RT NO REPORT
WINDER  GOOD WORMS, SMALL JIGS TIPPED WITH WORMS RB,P,C,LMB,BG OPEN WATER
Ririe GOOD KOKANEE KILLERS,WORMS,RAT FINKEES,RED,PINK AND FLASHY RB, BRN, P, KOK MOSTLY OPEN WATER
EDSON FISHER POND GREAT WORMS,SLIM RATS,MARMOOSKA JIGS  RB ZERO ICE
Sportsman Park PRETTY GOOD WORMS,FOOTBALL JIGS TIPPED WITH CHUB MEAT RB, CT, P, BRN MOSTLY, IF NOT ALL OPEN WATER
Springfield GOOD WATER HAS RISEN IN RESERVOIR–A GOOD THING! RB, BRN ZERO ICE
Stone Reservoir GOOD BROWN BRO BUGS,SCUD BUGS,JIG A KASTMASTER TIPPED WITH BAIT LMB, RB,P,C OPEN WATER
Sublette CLOSED AFTER NOV. 30TH CLOSED RB, HY, BRN,CT CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Treasurton STILL GOOD TUNGSTEN NYMPHS, BH. NYMPHS,WHITE,BLACK OR CHARTRUESE JIGSOR INCHES OF ICE HY, RB,LMB WHOLE UPPER END OPEN WATER
Twenty-Four Mile VERY GOOD DARK JIGS,WEIGHTED NYMPHS OR TUNGSTEN BEADHEADED NYMPHS RB, HY, CT NO REPORT
Twin Lakes GOOD JIGS TIPPED WITH CRAWLERS,MEAL WORMS WAX WORMS OR CUT BAIT LMB, P, BG, RB, CT,C NO RECENT REPORT
Weston SPORADIC KAST MASTERS JIGGED OFF BOTTOM TIPPED WITH A PIECE OF CRAWLER RB, P, LMB NO RECENT REPORT

Legend

RB – Rainbow Trout
CT – Cutthroat Trout
HY – Hybrid
BH-Beadhead Nymphs
BWO-Blue Wing Olives
PMD-Pale Morning Dun
BR – Brown
BRK – Brook
MK – Lake Trout
KOK – Kokanee
CAT – Catfish
WH – Whitefish
P – Perch
WL – Walleye
LMB – Large Mouth Bass

SMB – Small Mouth Bass
BG – Bluefill
STR – Sturgeon
CR – Crappie
TG – Tiger Muskie
CFS-CUBIC FEET PER SECOND

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Comments

  1. david mcpherson says:

    March 19 th
    Took a trip yesterday, suffering from cabin fever, went southand looked at the waterways.
    twin lakes unsafe and melted about 20 feet from ice, weston the same, deep creek, the same, devels creek same, the north end of these lakes are open for about 20 yards? Hawkins pretty much the same,I think thats it for the season, time to wax the boat.
    Dave

  2. jeremy peace says:

    deep creek does not have LMB in it hasnt for 5+ years now.. 24mile doesnt have brook hasnt for a few years now.. they quit stocking them in the mid 90′s. condie doesnt have rainbows hasnt since it was last drained 10 years ago… and condie will be very poor fishing.. this year twin lakes canal company drained condie to a mud puddle and the pelicans and other birds had there way with what fish didnt get sucked down the canal… there are also SMB in axander.. not trying to pick every thing apart here, but there are some mistaked that need to be fixed so people dont try to fish for somthing that isnt there…. also if you want to catch the big trout out of chesterfield or deep creek, fish a Cut’r bug black leech or changable craw 1.5″ tipped with a crawler, bounced off bottom. http://www.maniaccustomlures.com is where you will find that bait..

  3. Charlie fife says:

    Chesterfield has been pretty steady. Fish caught on Mill worms. typical sizes are around 10 inches. They are real soft biters though have to be on top of your game.

  4. David Suisse says:

    David McPherson comments are pretty accurate. If you could get into Lamont it is good fishing, but the roads are all snowed in. Twin Lakes has enough water, just no fish. Drought conditions are probably the cause. Condie seems to have only a few fish for the same reason and the road is also snowed in now. Weston is very spotty. Occasionally you can get into some nice perch. There are some good sized trout and the bass are around 12-15 inches now.

  5. david mcpherson says:

    Report about 2/4/13 went south today, could not get to johnson or ,lamont with out long hike through snow or having a track layer of some sort?
    Went to twin lakes dident apear to have any water?
    Went to weston, fished untill 3 pm (two of us) with out a bump.tryed bait, hardware, spoons, everything we had, not a bump.
    Ice had two layers with water between, three inches on the first and about a foot on the second.great day but no perch!

  6. Dennis Byington says:

    I thank you very much for the fishing reports. I shop at both stores quite often. I would like it if you stocked quick fish in the size 5. But thanks again for the fishing reports.

  7. TERRY L. FRESH says:

    THANK YOU, for taking the time to do a ice fishing report! this is very helpful , The IDAHO fish&game site is PISS POOR ,they could use your HELP!! thank again.

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