Idaho Ice Fishing Report

Idaho Ice Fishing Report

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

Last Updated:FEB. 28TH 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!–HAVEN’T HAD ANY RECENT REPORTS OF ICE CONDITIONS FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND DOUBT IF THERE IS MUCH GOOD ICE MOST ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Location Rating On What Fish Type Suggestions
Alexander BAD ICE  HEXI JIGS,RAT FINKEES CAT, P, RB,SMB SOME OPEN WATER
American Falls ICE FREE FOOTBALL JIGS  TIPPED W/WAX OR MEAL WORMS RB, CT, BRN,P ALL OPEN WATER
Ashton Reservoir SLOW NIGHT CRAWLERS NEAR THE BOTTOM BRN, RB,WF ????????????????
Bear Lake NO REPORT BAIT AND BIG JIGS FOR TROUT CT, CISCO, WF, RB ???????????????
Blackfoot Reservoir ???????????? BIG DARK JIGS TIPPED WITH MEALYS’ RB, CT, HP,P ????????????
Chesterfield ???? CRAWFISH OR PINK SCUD BUGS,WORMS,CORN RB ??????????????
Condie Reservoir FAIR ORANGE ,CHARTRUESE SLIM RATS LMB, BG, RB, P SOME OPEN WATER
Crowthers GOOD CRAWLERS,RAINBOW POWER BAIT RB ICE FREE??????
Daniels PRETTY GOOD BH.NYMPHS, B.H. WOOLY BUGGERS,ORANGE, RED OR PINK HEXI FLY,BRO BUGS CT, HY, RB ???????????????
Deep Creek  GOOD RAINBOW POWERBAIT ,FOOTBALL JIGS,MARMOOSKA JIGS RB ????????????
Devil’s Creek GOOD WORMS,RED POWER BAIT MARMOOSKA JIGS,WEDDING RINGS IN  PINK OR RED RB, KOK, HY MOSTLY  ICE FREE
 Foster GOOD SALMON EGGS,WORMS,POWERBAIT NUGGETS RB, LMB, P, BG ??????????????
Glendale GOOD JIGS TIPPED WITH A PIECE OF CRAWLER LMB, P, CR,BG,RB SOME OPEN WATER
Hawkins GOOD WORMS,FOOTBALL JIGS TIPPED WITH WAX WORM RB, CT UPPER END OPENWATER
Henry’s Lake CLOSED!!!!!!! DARK JIGS,WORMS,POWER BAIT CT, HY, BRK CLOSED UNTIL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Island Park PRETTY GOOD SHINY DEMONS,SWEDISH PIMPLES TIPPED WITH BAIT KOK, RB, CT FRONT OF DAM
Johnson GOOD HEXI JIGS,RAT FINKEES RB, LMB, P, BG, CR MOVE AROUND ALOT
Lamont FAIR SMALL BLACK JIGS,FOOTBALL JIGS TIPPED WITH BAIT RB, LMB, P ??????????????
Mackay GREAT PINK OR RED JIGS OR KOKANEE KILLERS ,MOST ANYTHING THAT IS FLASHY RB, KOK,WF,BRK,CT NEAR THE CAMPGROUND BEST
Montpelier GOOD SWEDISH PIMPLES,POWER BAIT,FOOTBALL JIGS RB,CT,BRN,P ?????????
MCTUCKER PONDS  GOOD CUT BAIT,WORMS P,BG,LMB,RB ALLO PONDS MOSTLY ICE FREE
Oneida CAREFUL FLUCTUATING WATER BIG DARK JIGS,CUT BAIT RB, CT, HY, WL, P, CAT ???????????
Palisades Reservoir PRETTY GOOD WHITE OR CHARTRUES JIGS,POWERBAIT,FOOTBALL JIGS TIPPED WITH WORMS RB, CT, HY, KOK, BRN, WF ??????????????
Pleasant View ??????????? NO REPORT RT NO REPORT
WINDER  GOOD WORMS, SMALL JIGS TIPPED WITH WORMS RB,P,C,LMB,BG ??????????????
Ririe ???????????? KOKANEE KILLERS,WORMS,RAT FINKEES,RED,PINK AND FLASHY RB, BRN, P, KOK ??????????????????
EDSON FISHER POND GOOD WORMS,SLIM RATS,MARMOOSKA JIGS  RB OPEN WATER
Sportsman Park NO REPOPT
WORMS,FOOTBALL JIGS TIPPED WITH CHUB MEAT RB, CT, P, BRN OPEN WATER
Springfield GOOD LOTS OF SPRINGS — BE  VERYCAREFUL RB, BRN 100% OPEN WATER
Stone Reservoir GOOD BROWN BRO BUGS,SCUD BUGS,JIG A KASTMASTER TIPPED WITH BAIT LMB, RB,P,C ?????????????
Sublette CLOSED AFTER NOV. 30TH CLOSED RB, HY, BRN,CT CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Treasurton  GOOD TUNGSTEN NYMPHS, BH. NYMPHS,WHITE,BLACK OR CHARTRUESE JIGSOR INCHES OF ICE HY, RB,LMB ??????????????
Twenty-Four Mile VERY GOOD DARK JIGS,WEIGHTED NYMPHS OR TUNGSTEN BEADHEADED NYMPHS RB, HY, CT ??????????????
Twin Lakes GOOD JIGS TIPPED WITH CRAWLERS,MEAL WORMS WAX WORMS OR CUT BAIT LMB, P, BG, RB, CT,C ???????????????
Weston SPORADIC KAST MASTERS JIGGED OFF BOTTOM TIPPED WITH A PIECE OF CRAWLER RB, P, LMB ??????????????????

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. Jason McRoberts says:

    Looking for any information on the ice on island park reservoir. Looking to go up in mid to late March. Thanks!

    • Tyson Gunter says:

      Jason, The last update we have is the ice is pretty good. It is getting warmer up there so by mid march who knows.

      Does anyone out there have more info for Jason?

  2. Victor Conde says:

    Could you tell me how thick the ice is at devils creek, chesterfield and American falls. Thank you. Lot more informative than Idaho. Fish and Game.

    • Tyson Gunter says:

      Thanks for the compliment. There is still some ice on all three of those places but is quickly getting thinner. Probably 0 to 2 inches as of today. Sorry for the slow reply.

    • Alexander should have at least 4″ there was 6″ of good ice a few weeks ago. Fishing was very slow. Blackfoot has good ice still.

  3. 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

  4. 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..

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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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