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Southwest Region Fishing Report

Friday, February 27, 2015 

Updated: February 2015

This report highlights the monthly stocking schedule (when stocking occurs).



Construction Temporarily Closes Caldwell Ponds Access: Public access to Pond Road and the Caldwell Ponds off of State Highway 26 will remain unavailable through at least the first of April due to a Caldwell City construction project. The good news for anglers is an alternative route to the popular fishing ponds is available.

For those anglers not aware of the southern approach to the ponds, it is off Centennial Way on Chicago Street, adjacent to Centennial Park. Travel across the Boise River, bear left at the junction, traveling around Rotary Pond, then bear left again at the fork, traveling west to Pond Road. A right turn on Pond Road will take anglers north to Caldwell Ponds.


Crane Falls Reservoir to Receive "Total" Fishing Renovation: Despite its relative remoteness, Crane Falls Reservoir remains one of southwest Idaho’s most popular fishing destinations. Things are about to get a whole lot better.

Beginning March 2, Fish and Game crews will be working to upgrade access points, facilities and fishing docks at Crane Falls, to the tune of $72,000. A new "small craft" boat ramp, restroom, and improved parking near the ramp location on the reservoir’s east side are just some of the improvements slated for completion by mid-April. "It’s really a total renovation of Crane Falls," Fish and Game boating and fishing access coordinator Dennis Hardy noted.

In the days ahead, the reservoir’s water level will be lowered to facilitate construction efforts.

For more information regarding the Crane Falls Reservoir renovation project, please call the Fish and Game Nampa office at 465-8465.


Southwest Region (South) Fish Stocking Schedule, March 2015

Unless noted, fish listed below are all 10 to 12 inch rainbow trout. Stocking is tentative and dependent on river/lake/pond conditions (angler safety concerns); dates may change due to weather or staffing constraints.
Body of Water Week to be Stocked Number to be Stocked
Parkcenter Pond Feb 23-27 900
Riverside Pond Feb 23-27 180
Sawyers Pond Feb 23-27 450
McDevitt Pond Feb 23-27 225
Weiser Community Pond Feb 23-27 500
Payette Greenbelt Pond Feb 23-27 450
Wilson Pond Feb 23-27 400
Caldwell City Pond (Rotary Pond) March 2-6 500
Caldwell Pond #2 March 2-6 500
Duff Lane Pond March 2-6 225
Wilson Pond March 2-6 400
Wilson Creek March 2-6 250
Marsing Highway Pond March 2-6 450
Boise River (Upper) March 9-13 1,440
Boise River (Lower) March 9-13 1,440
Quinn Pond March 9-13 450
Veteran's Park Pond March 9-13 450
Eagle Island Park Pond March 9-13 450
McDevitt Pond March 9-13 450
Riverside Pond March 9-13 360
Parkcenter Pond March 9-13 900
Williams Park Pond March 9-13 450
Wilson Pond March 9-13 400
Payette Greenbelt Pond March 16-20 450
Weiser Community Pond March 16-20 500
Horseshoe Bend Mill Pond March 16-20 450
Ed's Pond March 16-20 200
Payette River (Plaza Bridge) March 16-20 500
Sawyer's Pond March 16-20 900
Settlers Park Pond March 16-20 125
Sego Prairie Pond March 16-20 225
Merrill Park Pond March 16-20 250
McDevitt Pond March 16-20 450
Wilson Pond March 16-20 400
Wilson Creek March 16-20 250
Indian Creek (Kuna) March 23-27 250
Indian Creek (Caldwell) March 23-27 250
Kleiner Pond March 23-27 900
Riverside Pond March 23-27 360
Settlers Park Pond March 23-27 125
Wilson Pond March 23-27 400
Crane Falls Reservoir March 30-April 3 1,200


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