Hagerman Idaho Fishing Report – Oster Ponds and Lakes
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 still water fly fishers have been providing glowing reports as well!
Hagerman Valley – Fishing Report as of March 27th
With over 22,000 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 as good as I have experienced in the last 7 years
Bring small baits, lures and flies, as apparently the fish have been watching infomercials on late night TV and are prone to smaller portions. Anglers have been reporting that even when using works that just a small piece of 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.
I knew she had big fishing game when we met!
Oster Ponds, Anderson Ponds, and Other Lakes
Freshly stocked and full of Hagerman Valley trout, the area Ponds and Lake having been yielding lots of limits for the recreational angler. With wonderful warm and sunny afternoons bring a picnic and settle in with your gear for a great time. Fish have been feeding on small insects, leeches, and worms. Small spinner fishing has been solid as well. For the adventurous, try tying a small bead head nymph about 30-36 inches below a small strike indicator and using a stop ad start retrieve. Kait and Jaxon did, and it yielded the big prize!
Recommended Baits, Lures, & Flies:
Baits: Small Worms, 1” section of night crawler, Orange Power Bait, Velveeta Cheese, Lighter Eggs, Gulp brand (I don’t get a royalty) has been reported as the “goto” salmon egg in orange.
Lures: Small black and yellow Panther Martin, dulled spoons in small sizes, Kastmaster Lures, Wedding rings w/ small piece of worm, Mepps
Baits: #18 Blue Wing Olive Nymph, #18 Split Case Nymph, #16 Soft tails, #16 Last Chance BWO Cripple, #6-#4 Jimmie Legs, #14-#16 TB Pheasant Tail, #14-#16 Micro Mayfly Nymph, Rich Kendell’s soon to be world Famous “Brass Bead Head Brownie”.