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Lucky Peak Lake, ID

Popular Fish Species Lucky Peak Lake, ID

Lucky Peak Lake Popular Fish - Kokanee Salmon

Kokanee Salmon Fishing

Sockeye salmon which remain landlocked, never migrating to the ocean, are called kokanee salmon. On-going stocking of kokanee salmon by the Idaho Fish and Game Department helps to maintain a nice population for this excellent fishery. Typically kokanee average one to two pounds. As one of the premiere kokanee fishing lakes in Idaho, Lucky Peak Lake delivers plenty of fish above normal averages. These tasty fish school in lakes at depths which remain at ideal temperatures of between 48 and 58 degrees. Once this depth is identified, use a fish finder to locate schools. Use small lures trolled at the appropriate depth. The can also be caught using corn, but the main way they are caught is using flashy lures which they attack when the lure intrudes their space.

Lucky Peak Lake Popular Fish - Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout Fishing

This year, fishing for rainbow trout in Lucky Peak Lake is on the rise. Fish for rainbow trout here with worms, salmon eggs, prepared baits, small spinners, spoons, jerkbaits and small crankbaits in vibrant colors to mimic their preferred prey. Additionally, floating or sinking flies, such as nymphs, streamers, or dry flies, are popular choices for fly anglers targeting rainbow trout. Trolling with lures or flies behind a boat, casting near shoreline structures, or still fishing with bait can all yield success. Adjusting lure size, color, and retrieve speed can enhance chances of enticing these colorful and spirited fish.

Lucky Peak Lake Popular Fish - Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Smallmouth bass are a favorite of bass-enthusiast locals at Lucky Peak Lake, as they are tough fighters and exciting to catch. Fishing for smallmouth bass is good anytime they are shallow - in spring, during high water, mornings in summer and during warmer fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap, and around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure with small worms, jigs and spoons. Largemouth bass and spotted bass also reside here in good numbers.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, yellow perch, chinook salmon and kokanee salmon at Lucky Peak Lake in Idaho.

Lake levels fluctuate frequently at Lucky Peak Lake, which when full is a 2,800-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, 8 miles east of Boise. Most anglers are drawn here for rainbow trout and kokanee salmon, yet others come for the smallies and perch fishing.

Lucky Peak Lake Fishing Video

Lucky Peak Lake, located just outside of Boise, Idaho, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. This stunning reservoir, nestled amidst the scenic Boise National Forest, offers a serene setting and excellent angling opportunities. Anglers are drawn to Lucky Peak Lake for its diverse fish populations and the chance to catch some of Idaho's popular fish species.

One of the prized catches in Lucky Peak Lake is the rainbow trout. This reservoir is known for its healthy rainbow trout population, providing anglers with thrilling fishing experiences. These trout are prized for their beautiful colors and impressive fighting abilities. Lucky Peak Lake is also home to other popular species such as smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and perch, offering a variety of fishing options for anglers of all preferences.

Lucky Peak Lake is a true gem in Idaho, captivating anglers and nature lovers with its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Whether you're casting a line for rainbow trout, cruising the lake's pristine waters, or spending nights camping under the starry sky, Lucky Peak Lake promises an unforgettable experience. Its diverse fish populations, boating amenities, and picturesque camping areas make it a must-visit destination for those seeking outdoor adventures near Boise.

Spring Shores provides lakeside access with two boat ramps, plenty of parking, a marina, boat rentals and a convenience store. Sandy Point and Discovery provide day-use areas for swimming, picnicking and fishing. The lake has over 40 miles of shoreline, much of which is steep banks. Some areas work nicely for fishing from the bank, depending on water levels. The lake and fishing are well suited to large boats, but canoes, kayaks and car-toppers can find plenty of water for an enjoyable day at the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Lucky Peak Lake

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Largemouth bass Rainbow Trout Cutthroat Trout Yellow Perch Chinook Salmon Kokanee Salmon

Lucky Peak Lake Amenities

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

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In addition to fishing, Lucky Peak Lake is a haven for boating enthusiasts. With its vast expanse of water, boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, engage in water sports, or explore the reservoir's secluded coves and inlets. Whether you prefer motorized boats, kayaks, or paddleboards, Lucky Peak Lake provides ample space and a scenic backdrop for recreational boating activities.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Barclay Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off S Lucky Peak Dam Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Turner Gulch Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off S Lucky Peak Dam Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Lucky Peak Lake

If you offer fishing guide services on this lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Fishing License

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Camping is a popular activity for those looking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Lucky Peak Lake. The area offers several campgrounds equipped with facilities, where visitors can set up their tents or park their RVs. Camping near Lucky Peak Lake allows anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to wake up to breathtaking lake views, enjoy evenings around a campfire, and have easy access to the fishing spots along the shoreline.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Macks Creek Park Campground - 208 343-0671

Willow Creek Campground - 208 587-7961

Lucky Peak Lake ID Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lucky Peak Lake
Lucky Peak State Park Spring Shores
74 Arrow Rock Rd
Boise, ID 83716
208 334-2432


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