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CJ Strike Reservoir

Located only an hour drive south of Boise CJ Strike is a prime destination fishery for anyone in Southwest Idaho. CJ Strike offers year round fishing opportunities for a large number of species. Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, and the reigning champion of them all huge White Sturgeon.

CJ Strike Reservoir is a large reservoir caused by the construction of CJ Strike Dam, and backs up large portions of both the Snake and Bruneau Rivers. CJ Strike, unlike many other Southern Idaho reservoirs, is always held at full pool. This means it doesn’t suffer from the large draw downs like other impoundments and leads to consistent water levels all year round.

CJ Strike is consistently one of the best Crappie, Perch, and Bass Fisheries in the state. Anglers flock here from throughout the region to get in on the amazing fishing. Crappie and Perch make us most of the catch for anglers looking to take some fish home, and when fishing is going well its nothing to have non stop action all day.

CJ Strike also holds one of the most prolific White Sturgeon populations in the entire state. The section of the Snake River that CJ Strike is located on is one of only two healthy self sustaining White Sturgeon populations in the State of Idaho. The sturgeon fishing here is simply amazing and produces consistent action starting in the Spring and running all the way through the fall, with the summer months being the absolute best for chasing these giant river monsters. Fish in the 7-9 foot class are common, and there are fish in the system that will measure to 10 feet or more.

Although better known as a warm water fishery CJ Strike boast one of the best open water Fall, Winter, and Spring Rainbow Trout fisheries in Southern Idaho. While many locations are locked up with ice CJ Strike remains ice free most years giving both boat and bank anglers a great opportunity to catch lots of nice trout for the dinner table. Some very large Rainbows can be found here, and fish greater than 25 inches are not uncommon.

Give our office a call at 208-669-1569 or Click the Book Online button at the top of this page and let us show you why CJ Strike is one of our favorite fisheries.