Hagerman Fishing Reports
Hagerman Fishing Reports
Many of you will be asking for fishing reports for the Hagerman Valley Ponds as well as the fly fishing reports now that the ponds have opened and temperatures have soared above 45 degrees…….and rightfully so. By the way the still water fly fishers I won’t forget you! But let’s get started with the big prehistoric beasts of the Snake River fishery in Hagerman, Idaho.
Hagerman Valley Sturgeon Fishing Report as of April 24th 2017
The Sturgeon are being caught caught in the mighty Snake river both below Lower Salmon dam and above Bainbury Hot Springs. Don’t let the big water fool you. Sturgeon have to eat. All day every day. You have to fish the ledges and holes that are new to you, but not new to the Sturgeon. Change it up a bit and work seems and edges. Come into the store and we’ll help you find the hot spots.
Also don’t leave out some of the tributaries. Sturgeon will seek refuge in small creeks and even canals if this food supply is abundant.
Hagerman Valley Trout Fishing Report as of April 24th 2017
I saw an abundance of the Oster Opener faithfuls killing it on opening weekend and beyond.
The big water is not for the faint of heart but fish can be caught by the experienced angler.
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.
Oster Ponds, Anderson Ponds, and Other Lakes
Recommended Baits, Lures, & Flies:Freshly stocked and full of Hagerman Valley trout, the area Ponds and Lakes 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. Grab a sinking or diving small rapala and hold on. For the adventurous, try tying a small bead head nymph about 30-36 inches below a small strike indicator and using a stop and start retrieve.
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 yellow.
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”.