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Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir, ID

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Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir Popular Fish - Walleye

Walleye Fishing

Thanks to a significant baitfish population, and presence of numerous small sunfish in the lake, walleye are thriving in the fertile waters of Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir this year. May and June tend to be the best time for weekend anglers to catch them. During this time they tend to move shallower, closer to shore and begin spawning. Rock and gravel are preferred areas for the spawn. Other times of the year they are more likely to roam around in deeper water. As always, stay around schools of baitfish. They are eager to feed throughout the lake, but tend to concentrate around structure on points, flats and ledges off the river channels. Walleye have excellent, low-light vision which helps them find food in deep or murky water. Make an effort to be on the water during low light conditions. A proven method for catching walleye here is trolling with spinners tipped with live bait, or trolling with long-billed, deep diving crankbaits. However casting live bait, jigs, worms and spoons also works well at times. When the lake freezes over in winter, ice fishing for walleye can be very productive. Use GPS to locate spots you normally fish during other times of the year.

Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir Popular Fish - Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout Fishing

Excellent stocking programs by the Idaho Fish and Game has helped to maintain a good population of rainbow trout for anglers at Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir. 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. While fishing from a boat is preferred, plenty of trout are caught here by anglers fishing from the bank. 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. When the lake freezes over, try your luck at ice fishing.

Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir Popular Fish - Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir continues to sustain a robust smallmouth bass population. Many locals enjoy smallmouth fishing, as smallies are tough fighters and very exciting to catch. Smallmouth bass fishing is good virtually anytime they are shallow. Use shallow spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, crankbaits, tube baits and jerkbaits around rip rap. Around grass, use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure with small worms, jigs and spoons. Rock piles and points are prime areas for smallmouth as these areas are also home to crawfish. When the lake freezes over, consider ice fishing for smallies.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brown trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, chinook salmon and kokanee salmon at Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir in Idaho.

Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir Fishing Video

Considered the premier walleye fishery in Idaho, Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir is a 2,700-acre lake in the southern part of the state with great fishing for a variety of fish species. It is 14 miles long with over 30 miles of shoreline.

Falls Creek Reservoir, located in the scenic mountains of central Idaho, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. This picturesque reservoir offers a tranquil setting and excellent angling opportunities. Anglers are drawn to Falls Creek Reservoir for its diverse fish populations and the chance to catch some of Idaho's popular fish species.

One of the prized catches in Falls Creek Reservoir is the rainbow trout. This reservoir is known for its healthy rainbow trout population, providing anglers with exciting fishing experiences. These vibrant and hard-fighting trout can be caught using various techniques such as fly fishing, spin casting, or bait fishing. Additionally, the reservoir is home to other popular species such as brook trout and tiger trout, offering anglers a variety of fishing options.

Falls Creek Reservoir is a hidden treasure that captivates anglers and outdoor enthusiasts with its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Whether you're casting a line for rainbow trout, cruising the reservoir's waters, or camping under starlit skies, Falls Creek Reservoir promises a memorable experience. Its diverse fish populations, boating amenities, and picturesque camping areas make it a must-visit destination for those seeking outdoor adventures in central Idaho.

Primitive camping is available at spots around the lake, including Grey's Landing, Crappie Point, Luds Point, Norton Canyon, Saddle Point, Whiskey Slough and various unnamed spots along both sides of the lake and river below the dam. There is a RV park six miles east of the Salmon Falls Dam.

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Primary fish species residing in Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir

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Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White Crappie Walleye Rainbow Trout Cutthroat Trout Brown trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Chinook Salmon Kokanee Salmon

Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir Amenities

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

Today's Weather & Forecast

While Falls Creek Reservoir is primarily a fishing destination, it also offers opportunities for boating enthusiasts. The calm waters of the reservoir are perfect for leisurely boat rides, kayaking, or canoeing. Boaters can explore the reservoir, reach different fishing spots, and enjoy the serene surroundings while being surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lud Drexler Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off 3 Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir

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Fishing License

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Camping is a popular activity for those looking to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Falls Creek Reservoir. The area offers several campgrounds, both developed and primitive, allowing visitors to set up their tents or park their RVs amidst the stunning scenery. Camping near Falls Creek Reservoir provides anglers and outdoor enthusiasts with the opportunity to wake up to breathtaking views, enjoy campfire evenings, and take advantage of early morning fishing sessions.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lud Drexler Park - 208 677-6600

Rogerson RV Park - 208 655-4277

Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir ID Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir
Lud Drexler Park
98 Salmon Dam Rd
Rogerson, ID 83302
208 677-6600


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Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir in ID

Fishing for walleye, smallmouth bass, white crappie, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed and yellow perch in southern ID.

Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir, in Idaho.