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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, chinook salmon and white sturgeon at C J Strike Reservoir in Idaho.

C J Strike Reservoir, ID

At the relatively low elevation of 2,450, C J Strike Reservoir is an ideal lake for both cold-water and warm-water species of fish. Due to this condition the lake has populations of trout, bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, perch and salmon.

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C J Strike Reservoir, located in southwestern Idaho, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. This expansive reservoir, formed by the Bruneau and Snake Rivers, offers a serene environment and excellent angling opportunities. Anglers are drawn to C J Strike Reservoir for its diverse fish populations and the chance to catch some of Idaho's popular species.

One of the prized catches in C J Strike Reservoir is the largemouth bass. The reservoir is known for its healthy population of largemouth bass, providing anglers with thrilling battles and the opportunity to reel in trophy-sized fish. Additionally, the reservoir is home to other popular species such as crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Anglers can employ a variety of techniques, from casting lures to using live bait, to target these sought-after species.

C J Strike Reservoir embodies the spirit of Idaho's natural beauty and outdoor recreation. Whether you're casting a line for largemouth bass, enjoying a day of boating on the water, or spending nights camping under the stars, C J Strike Reservoir promises an unforgettable experience. Its diverse fish populations, ample boating opportunities, and picturesque camping areas make it a must-visit destination for those seeking angling adventures and relaxation in Idaho's southwest region.

This 6,700-acre lake in the southwest part of the state has around 100 miles of shoreline. Situated close to Bruneau and Grandview, ID the lake has multiple access points off highways 51 and 78. When ice conditions are present this is a good destination for catching trout, sunfish and perch by ice fishing - especially on the Bruneau Arm of the lake. Pleasure and fishing boats have no HP restrictions and there several boat ramps from which to choose. Fishing from the bank is popular here with shoreline access available at campgrounds, boat ramps and quite a few places around the lake where the roads veer near the water. Most of these shoreline access areas are also good for portage of a canoe or kayak.

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Primary fish species residing in C J Strike Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Chinook salmon Sturgeon

C J Strike Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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C J Strike Reservoir is not only a haven for fishing but also offers ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts. With its vast expanse of water, boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, engage in water sports, or explore the reservoir's scenic beauty. Whether you prefer pontoon boats, fishing boats, or personal watercraft, C J Strike Reservoir provides plenty of space for recreational boating activities.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

C J Strike Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Strike Dam Cutoff Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Cottonwood Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, southwest side, off Marsing Murphy Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Highway 51 Boat Ramps
Located in the northeast section of the lake, one at each end of the Highway 51 Bridge, these are two-lane, concrete ramps with docks and gravel parking.

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For those looking to extend their fishing adventure, camping near C J Strike Reservoir is a fantastic option. The reservoir offers several campgrounds with scenic surroundings, where visitors can set up tents or park their RVs. Camping allows anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to fully immerse themselves in the tranquil environment, enjoy campfire evenings, and wake up to beautiful sunrises over the water.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Cove Recreation Site Campground - 208 384-3300

Bruneau Dunes State Park Campground - 208 366-7919

Cottonwood RV Park Campground - 208 587-4426

Scout Park Campground - Unknown

Lodging Nearby

Owyhee Bed & Breakfast - 208 908-2615

Hilander Motel - 208 587-3311

Towne Center Motel - 208 587-3373

C J Strike Reservoir ID Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

C J Strike Reservoir
C.J. Strike Wildlife Management Area
Bruneau, ID 83604
208 465-8465


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C J Strike Reservoir delivers trout, bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, perch and salmon fishing in southwest Idaho.

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