Get the latest information for ice fishing conditions in and around Easter Idaho.
Last Updated: JANUARY 14 2021
|Location||Rating||On What||Fish Type||Suggestions|
|Alexander||PRETTY GOOD||REPORTS OF PERCH 8-13 INCHES LONG,PLANTER BOWS AND A FEW NICE TROUT||CAT, P, RB,SMB||PUT A PIECE OF PERCH MEAT ON YOUR JIG|
|American Falls||OK||FISH DEEP FOR PERCH||RB, CT, BRN,P||3-6 INCHES AT SEAGULL BAY, ,SPORTMANS ‘PARK|
|Ashton Reservoir||NO REPORTS||NIGHT CRAWLERS NEAR THE BOTTOM||BRN, RB,WF|
|Bear Lake||NO REPORT||BAIT AND BIG JIGS FOR TROUT||CT, CISCO, WF, RB|
|Blackfoot Reservoir||VERY GOOD||CHARTREUSE OR PINK JIGS TIPPED WITH WORM OR MEALWORMS||RB, CT, HP,P||DIKE AREA HAS BEST ACCESS|
|Chesterfield||GOOD||WORMS,JIGS TIPPED WITH WAX OR MEAL WORMS– SHALLOWER WATER BEST||RB||TRY A KASTMASTER OR JAKES SPIN-A-LURE|
|Condie Reservoir||OK||ORANGE ,CHARTRUSE SLIM RATS,FOOTBALL JIGS TIPPED WITH WAX OR MEALWORMS||LMB, BG, RB, P||TIP JIGS WITH A PIECE OF PERCH|
|Crowthers||GOOD||CRAWLERS, SMALL JIGS||RB||A.M. SEEMS TO BE BEST|
|Daniels||GOOD||CHARTREUSE OR SHINNY JIGS,SMALL WEIGHTED JIGS||CT, HY, RB||BAY OVER ON OTHER SIDE, BOAT RAMP AREA|
|Deep Creek||GOOD||RAINBOW POWERBAIT ,FOOTBALL JIGS,MARMOOSKA JIGS||RB||OUT FROM BANK 20- 40 YARDS|
|Devil’s Creek||GOOD||MEAL WORMS, SMALL JIGS TIPPED WITH WAXWORMS||RB, KOK, HY||ALONG DAM,UP BY INLET|
|Foster||FAIR||SALMON EGGS,WORMS,JIGS TIPPED WITH WAX WORMS||RB, LMB, P, BG||FISH THE BAYS|
|Glendale||OK||JIGS TIPPED WITH A PIECE OF CRAWLER,MEAL WORMS||LMB, P, CR,BG,RB||OTHER SIDE ON UPPER END|
|Hawkins||GOOD||WORMS, JIGS TIPPED WITH WORMS||RB, CT||DAM AREA,UPPER END|
|Henry’s Lake||CLOSED UNTIL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND||DARK OR CHARTREUSE,WHITE JIGS TIPPED WITH WAX WORMS||CT, HY, BRK||CLOSES MIDNIGHT JAN. 1ST|
|Island Park||OK||SHINY DEMONS,SWEDISH PIMPLES TIPPED WITH BAIT||KOK, RB, CT||GOOD ACCESS NEAR DAM|
|Johnson||OK||HEXI JIGS,RAT FINKEES,SWIMMING JIGS||RB, LMB, P, BG, CR||DAM AREA|
|Lamont||V GOOD||SMALL BLACK JIGS,FOOTBALL JIGS TIPPED WITH BAIT||RB, LMB, P||WEST SIDE|
|Mackay||VERY GOOD||PINK OR RED JIGS OR KOKANEE KILLERS ,MOST ANYTHING THAT IS FLASHY||RB, KOK,WF,BRK,CT||SWEDISH PIMPLES,WAX WORMS|
|Montpelier||GOOD||SWEDISH PIMPLES,POWER BAIT,FOOTBALL JIGS TIPPED WITH CRAWLER||RB,CT,BRN,P,K||JUST OFF THE BOTTOM|
|MCTUCKER PONDS||OK||CUT BAIT,WORMS||P,BG,LMB,RB,CAT||BIGGER PONDS BEST|
|Oneida||OK||BIG DARK JIGS,CUT BAIT||RB, CT, HY, WL, P, CAT||BE AWARE WATER LEVELS FLUCTUATE!!!!|
|Palisades Reservoir||OK||WHITE OR CHARTRUES JIGS,POWERBAIT,FOOTBALL JIGS TIPPED WITH WORMS||RB, CT, HY, KOK, BRN, WF||CALAMITY C.G. AREA|
|HEBGEN LAKE,MT.||GOOD||FISH BOTTOM JIGS TIPPED WITH MEALWORMS OR NIGHT CRAWLERS||RT,BRN||EARLY A.M. BEST|
|WINDER||NO REPORT||WORMS, SMALL JIGS TIPPED WITH WORMS||RB,P,C,LMB,BG|
|Ririe||NO REPORTS||KOKANEE KILLERS,WORMS,RAT FINKEES,RED,PINK AND FLASHY||RB, BRN, P, KOK|
|EDSON FISHER POND||OK||SMALL SHINY JIGS BEST||RB||FISH NEAR DOCKS|
|Sportsman Park||GOOD||WORMS,CUT BAIT,MEAL WORMS,WAX WORMS||RB, CT, P, BRN||8:00-2:00 BEST|
|Springfield||OK||BUGGERS,SCUDS,CHROMONIDS||RB, BRN||WHEN FROZEN FISH NEAR THE DOCK FOR SAFETY|
|Stone Reservoir||NO REPORTS||BROWN BRO BUGS,SCUD BUGS,JIG A KASTMASTER TIPPED WITH BAIT||LMB, RB,P,C|
|Sublette||CLOSED||CLOSED||RB, HY, BRN,CT||OPENS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!|
|Treasurton||????||WHITE,BLACK JIGS,ANYTHING SHINY||HY, RB,LMB|
|Twenty-Four Mile||GOOD||JIG SMALL BEAD HEAD NYMPHS||RB, HY, CT||NO BAIT OR SCENT ALLOWED|
|Twin Lakes||GOOD||JIGS TIPPED WITH CUT BAIT||LMB, P, BG, RB, CT,C||SOUTH LAKE CURRENTLY BEST|
|Weston||OK||KAST MASTERS JIGGED OFF BOTTOM TIPPED WITH A PIECE OF CRAWLER||RB, P, LMB||MOSTLY TROUT BUT SOME DECENT PERCH|
|RB – Rainbow Trout|
|CT – Cutthroat Trout|
|HY – Hybrid|
|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
Dan Roecker says
Great resource. Do you plan to cover western lakes in Idaho or can you point me to a resource for ice and fishing conditions in the Western part of the state?
I ONLY COVER EASTERN IDAHO WATERS BUT FOR TWIN FALLS AREA CALL SIMERLIES IN WENDELL, ID. FOR WESTERN IDAHO HOWARDS SPORTING GOODS IN NAMPA, IDAHO!
Jake Gardner says
What is Montpelier looking like lately? I really appreciate all the posts you guys do and I hope to see more of them they do a whole lot of good, thank you.
I HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY REPORTS FROM MONTPELIAR YET!
Kerry Magner says
Any report for winter 2019?
I JUST UPDATEDV THE ICE FISHING REPORT TODAY.
Marilyn Kendrick says
It’s the middle of March. Please update.
MARILYN–THERE YOU GO. SORRY FOR THE DELAY TIME FLIES BY!
Ben Huff says
Does anyone know (approximately) when the ice starts to melt and recede at Daniel’s?
BEN–USUALLY AROUND MID MARCH. I DON’T DOUBT THERE IS SOME OPEN WATER WAY UP ON THE UPPER END, BUT GETTING TO IT THROUGH THE SNOW WOULD NOT BE FUN. HOPEFULLY BY APRIL FOOL’S DAY.
Mackay has been horrible for every one I have talked to. Came back one day early on a 3 day trip. Only had 4 bites and no fish in two full days of fishing. Hope it picks up.
any reports on the kokanee fishing at Mackay reservoir. Are they biting at all. How much snow is in the campground. Can you park a camper there as I usually like to spend 3 days up there. Thanks for any reply
the kokanee fishing has been very good and the size is bigger than usual. most people are fishing the bay by the campground, although some people are fishing on the other side as well. if you want trout they are catching them as well. I do not have any info on snow amount or if the campground is open for camping in the winter! thank you John t.
Any current conditions reports for Daniels?
THE LAST INFO I RECIEVED IS THAT DANIEL’S HAS BEEN PRETTY GOOD. SMALL FLASHY JIGS AND DARK LEECH-LIKE JIGS HAVE BEEN EFFECTIVE. ICE IS 5-10 INCHES THICK. I DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH SNOW IS UP THERE. OR HOW MUCH IS ON THE ICE. THE ROAD SHOULD BE PLOWED UP TO THE TURN OFF. THANKS JOHN T.
Any reports for Jim moore pond AKA roberts gravel pond?? What about a report for Mudlake??
ROBERT–NO REPORTS ON ROBERTS GRAVEL PONDS, SOME SMALL PERCH AT MUD LAKE A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. I JUST DON’T GET MANY REPORTS FROM THOSE TWO BODIES OF WATER!
where are the best access points to get near the damn in Oneida? and how tough are they to access as winter progresses? And ice thickness as of right now if anyone knows. thanks!
DUSTIN—-THE ROAD IS USUALLY PLOWED UP TO THE DAM AND ON TOP UP TO PARKING AREA ON TOP OF DAM. THE ROAD ON UP TO CAMPGROUND CAN BE PRETTY IFFY UP FROM DAM. YOU CAN GET ACCESS BY COMING DOWN FROM BACKWATERS AT LEAST DOWN TO THE HOT SPRINGS. BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN ICE FISHING ONEIDA RESERVOIR, THE WATER LEVEL FLUCTUATES DUE TO POWER GENERATION, I HAVE TALKED TO FISHERMEN WHO DRILLED A HOLE AND THE WATER WAS 1-6 FEET BELOW THE ICE. PRETTY SCARY TO ME!!! BE VERY CAREFUL IT CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS !!!!!!!!!!!!
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?
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.