|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, Location|
|channel catfish||fair|| |
|Use a worm, stink bait, or shad sides on channel breaks. Fish will congregate to feed below riffles and mouth of river when water flows into the reservoir and in the spillway during releases.|
81% 5"- 8"
|A minnow or jig work well on warm sunny days when crappie venture to shallower water to feed. They can be found around brush piles in Rock Ridge Cove, and deep holes in the river, especially near Ladd Bridge. Fish will stop biting for 24-36 hours after a cold front.|
|largemouth bass||poor|| |
|The main body of the reservoir doesn't have the necessary largemouth bass habitat to support a high density bass population. However, the flooded timber and clearer water in the backwater section of the river produces a fair density bass population. There were 19 bass per hour of electrofishing around the Ladd Bridge section of the river. The ideal catch rate would be 100 bass per hour. Use a jig, worm, spinner or crank bait around stumps and brush in the river.|
|white bass||fair|| |
44% 6"- 9"
|White bass can be caught in deep holes in river and below riffles on jig or spinner.|
The county has closed the old iron Honey Creek Bridge east of Climax. Also, the narrows has eroded too much and it is closed to vehicle traffic. You may still access Twin Falls area of Fall River on foot. KDWPT is working on alternatives to access this area. Refer to the alternative route map on the Fall River Reservoir KDWPT web page for directions to the narrows.
To view a map of brush piles in Fall River Reservoir and the old sunken Ladd Bridge in the river, copy this file into Google Earth and zoom into the reservoir.
FLRR brush piles 1.52 kB
The size structure listed for largemouth bass is from May 2016 electrofishing. The size structure listed for crappie, white bass and channel catfish is from October 2016 test netting.
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