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Idaho Bass Fishing

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in Idaho lakes.

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Bass Fishing Lakes In Idaho

There's plenty of bass fishing in Idaho. Major lakes with populations of bass include American Falls Reservoir, Anderson Ranch Reservoir, Arrowrock Reservoir, Brownlee Reservoir, C J Strike Reservoir, Cascade Reservoir, Coeur D'Alene Lake, Crane Creek Reservoir, Dworshak Reservoir, Hayden Lake, Hells Canyon Reservoir, Lake Lowell, Lake Pend Oreille, Lake Walcott, Lucky Peak Reservoir, Magic Reservoir, Mud Lake, Paddock Valley Reservoir, Payette Lake, Priest Lake, Ririe Reservoir, Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir and Spirit Lake.

Bass fishing in Idaho

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Idaho.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Gem State.

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Catch big bass!

The Idaho state record largemouth bass was caught at Anderson Lake and the ID record smallmouth bass came from Dworshak Reservoir.

Fishing for bass In Idaho

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

ID State Record: 10 lbs 15 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

ID State Record: 9 lbs 11.5 oz

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Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Idaho bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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