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Dworshak and CDA lake

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Im headed up to Dworshak this weekend and looking for someone who knows the lake well and if they do decent during the winter. Also might be hitting CDA lake few days after and would like to know some info there as well.  Thanks

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No one knows dworshak... it's massive and it all looks the same. Had a tournament there at the end of summer, it's tough to figure out but if you do, you could get into some smallmouth fishing of a lifetime! CDA I fish regularly, right now I'd fish blade baits in 20-30 f.o.w. find some nice hard bottom on the northern end of the lake. LMB will be very hard to find right now, smallies are what you should target there as Well. If you come back in the summer, head up the chains for huge largies in cave, medicine, blue, and Anderson lakes...accessible up the river from Harrison slough.

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I with there was more information on this forum for Idaho fisherman/bodies of water!  I just moved to Boise and have been getting out fishing every weekend around the treasure valley and I love it! cant wait to go out to those big reservoirs throughout the state.  Let us know how your fishing goes at Dworshak!

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On 1/31/2018 at 2:27 PM, All Day Fishing said:

I with there was more information on this forum for Idaho fisherman/bodies of water!  I just moved to Boise and have been getting out fishing every weekend around the treasure valley and I love it! cant wait to go out to those big reservoirs throughout the state.  Let us know how your fishing goes at Dworshak!

Right on. Im in nampa and fish CJ Strike, Swan Falls, Brownlee and cascade quite a bit. I love the snake from ontario to nyssa as well. Some big ass smallies in those deep holes.

 

I caught these (an 4 1/2 and 3 lbs) smallie mid december near ontario in one of my deep spots.  

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44 minutes ago, Blackhawk431 said:

Right on. Im in nampa and fish CJ Strike, Swan Falls, Brownlee and cascade quite a bit. I love the snake from ontario to nyssa as well. Some big ass smallies in those deep holes.

 

I caught these (an 4 1/2 and 3 lbs) smallie mid december near ontario in one of my deep spots.  

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Oh man! Those are perfect! What do you usually use for Smallies there? 

 

I will be hitting all those places this year no doubt! 

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I learned the float 'n' fly when i lived in Tennessee. I caught these in ontario using that rig with hair jigs. 

 

Cj and brownlee have their special colors to use. Mostly spider jigs and dropshot. CJ you should always have a flippin stick ready. 

 

Cascade i use alot of dropshot and flippin

 

Swan Falls, you cant go wrong with a white 3/8 double willow spinnerbait and a white zu too. You cant keep them off of them all day action

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On ‎2‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 10:05 PM, Blackhawk431 said:

I learned the float 'n' fly when i lived in Tennessee. I caught these in ontario using that rig with hair jigs. 

 

Cj and brownlee have their special colors to use. Mostly spider jigs and dropshot. CJ you should always have a flippin stick ready. 

 

Cascade i use alot of dropshot and flippin

 

Swan Falls, you cant go wrong with a white 3/8 double willow spinnerbait and a white zu too. You cant keep them off of them all day action

HA! I just bought some bobbers and hair jigs to try the float and fly technique! You use that in the river??  How long of a leader do you use?  Also i will definitely try out the spinner bait in the river! Awesome!

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On 2/16/2018 at 11:44 AM, All Day Fishing said:

HA! I just bought some bobbers and hair jigs to try the float and fly technique! You use that in the river??  How long of a leader do you use?  Also i will definitely try out the spinner bait in the river! Awesome!

Jus depends on how deep the river is. You want it within foot off the bottom so that the water ripples do the work jigging it. You may lose one or two jigs when you using trying and error to see you depth, but if you have a smooth bottom you will be fine. Just throw it out and if you drag bottom, bring it up inchs at a time. 

 

I hit CJ friday and saturday and didnt do very well. Water is still really cold and fish are deep (40-50') still

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I fished Dworshak yesterday and was brutal. Headed to CDA for a few hrs today. 

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