Hagerman Idaho Fishing Report – May 5, 2016
Hagerman Idaho Fishing Report – It’s on
Where to fish in the Magic Valley?
Hagerman Idaho Fishing Report – It’s on again – Many of you have been asking for fishing reports for the Hagerman Valley Ponds as well as the fly fishing reports…….and by the way the if your a still water fly fisher bring your kayak or tube because the reservoirs and ponds on the float have been providing glowing reports as well!
Hagerman Valley – Fishing Report as of March 14th
Hagerman Valley – Fishing Report as of March 14th, 2016 With over 23,000 fish stocked in the Oster Ponds, Riley Creek, Salmon Falls Creek, Blair Trial Reservoir, Crystal Springs Lake, and Niagara Springs fishing opportunities are as good as they get right now in the Hagerman Valley, and this doesn’t even take into effect that The Malad River, The Snake River, and Billingsly Creek are fishing really well and top water stuff is happening way early. If you can catch a hatch right after the rain stops, hold on!
Bring small spoons, Panther Martins, and flies. Apparently the fish have been reading my fishing reports from last season and have changed their strategy a bit. Anglers have been reporting that it seems as though the fishing has slowed a bit. I have interviewed those with success as well. At least for the week of 3/14 mid water to surface is where they fish are feeding. As always just a small piece of your worm has been working best.
When this kids come in to The Hagerman Valley Sports I can’t help but tie them up a special rig and send em out in search of their prize catch. Just have them to tell me they aren’t catching anything and I will whip a free gift up for them.
I have been doing a little customer research on the fly fishing and the fish are looking up. Fish it dirty. if you have questions swing by the shop.
Oster Ponds, Anderson Ponds, and Other Lakes
Oster Ponds, Anderson Ponds, and Other Lakes Freshly stocked and full of Hagerman Valley trout, the area Ponds and Lake having been yielding many of limits for the bundled up angler. With wonderful warm and sunny afternoons layer up, cause temperature fluctuations have been vast. Fish have been feeding on small bait fish, sow bugs, and worms. Small spinner fishing has been solid as always – stop and start retrieve is a winner. For the adventurous, try tying a small bead head nymph about 30-36 inches below a clear bubble and using a stop and start retrieve. That should be right in the feeding fishes kitchen.
Recommended Baits & Lures:
Recommended Baits & Lures: Baits: Small Worms, 1” section of night crawler, Rainbow Power Bait, Velveeta Cheese, Yellow Eggs, Gulp brand (I don’t get a royalty) has been reported as the “goto” bait.
Lures: Small black and yellow Panther Martin, red & white spoons in small sizes, Kastmaster Lures, Wedding rings w/ small piece of worm, Bluefox Vibrax lures.
It is really picking up on the big fish and with the later sunset you can stop on by the shop and get the inside scoop after work. Sturgeon are being caught on the customary Sturgeon Minnows or morts, Roll mops, Hearing, and an array of yummy fish guts. The reports have been good on all parts of the river and we will do our best to point to a secret spot with no other anglers (tall order).
Fly Fishing Hagerman
Sized 18-20 BWO’s and Emergers and if you like to fish the trailing shuck midge, your going to receive some action. Lightning bugs, zug bugs, and pheasant tails in bigger sizes on the strip are working well. Don’t hesitate to throw a streamer or two in Riley Creek or the Snake. You may pick up the occasional bass as well.
Archive Pics from this time last year.