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Weekly Recreation Report: Snake Zone

 

June 28, 2016

 Snake Zone Fishing

Catfish at Brownlee Reservoir
Mari Stuart with one of several catfish she caught at Brownlee Reservoir
-Photo by Chris Bedsaul-

BROWNLEE RESERVOIR: crappie, bass, perch, catfish, bluegill, trout

Fishing for crappie has been good in the Powder River Arm. Average length has been about 9 inches. Smallmouth bass in the 6-9 inch range are very abundant making it hard to find the larger fish.

Call the Idaho Power Company’s recording at 1-800-422-3143 to get information on access at recreational sites. | Reservoir level information

OXBOW RESERVOIR: trout, crappie, bass, catfish

Fishing for trout is good a tributary mouths. Crappie have moved to deeper water and catch rates are much reduced from what they were in May. Smallmouth bass in the 6-9 inch range are very abundant making it hard to find the larger fish. Fishing for channel cats is beginning to pick up.

HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR: trout, crappie, bass, catfish

Fishing for trout is good at tributary mouths. Crappie have moved to deeper water and catch rates are much reduced from what they were in May. Smallmouth bass in the 6-9 inch range are very abundant making it hard to find the larger fish. Fishing for channel cats is beginning to pick up.

SNAKE RIVER below HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR: trout, steelhead, salmon, bass

Spring Chinook season has closed on the Snake River.

Bass anglers have reported hot fishing for decent sized small mouth. Carp are also in the shallows and available to bow fishermen.

Only barbless hooks may be used on this stretch of the Snake River while fishing for salmon, steelhead and sturgeon, and anglers should consult the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for other rules that may apply.

Updated information on flow levels

SNAKE RIVER (above Brownlee Reservoir): channel catfish, flathead catfish, smallmouth bass

No recent Reports.

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