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Lake Lowell, ID

Popular Fish Species Lake Lowell, ID

Lake Lowell Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

Fishing in Lake Lowell for largemouth bass has, and continues to be the focus of the majority of anglers visiting the lake. Although it can run hot and cold at times, there are plenty of bass to be caught. Lately the fishing has been better than usual. Big bass are thriving in Lake Lowell due to excellent water conditions and plenty of cover for both baitfish and bass. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time fishing Lake Lowell on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time.

Lake Lowell Popular Fish - Bluegill

Bluegill Fishing

Fishing for bluegill is a time-honored tradition at Lake Lowell, and this year the size of some bluegill is inspiring. Young and old, beginners and seasoned anglers alike, all enjoy catching a bunch of fat bluegill. This year, much like recent years, the bluegill population is healthy, and always looking for something to eat. Bluegill fishing is as basic as fishing gets. Any pole, reasonably small line and small hooks baited with anything edible, creates the ideal setup. Add a bobber and you can set the depth you prefer the bait to position. Bluegill hang around brush, rocks, vegetation or any cover available.

Lake Lowell Popular Fish - Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish Fishing

The channel catfish that populate the waters of Lake Lowell roam the lake in search of food, and can be found all around the lake. In Spring channel cats migrate toward incoming water, so stay up river away from the main lake. Night fishing for channel catfish often delivers better results than fishing during the day. In early summer look for rocky banks, the bigger the rocks the better. In summer and winter deeper structure is where to look. The river end of the lake is often the area where the bigger catfish are caught. Fishing for channel catfish is often productive around any kind of structure in the area. Road beds, creek channels and rocky points are all good places to begin. Use a slip sinker or Carolina rig with popular catfish baits.

Lake Lowell Fishing Video

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish and yellow perch at Lake Lowell in Idaho.

Bass are the most popular species for anglers at Lake Lowell. However, this 8,800-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, also offers decent fishing for sunfish and catfish. Idaho Fish & Game regularly stocks catfish to enhance the fishing opportunities.

Lake Lowell, situated in southwestern Idaho, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. This scenic reservoir, surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, offers a tranquil setting and excellent angling opportunities. Anglers are drawn to Lake Lowell for its diverse fish populations and the chance to catch some of Idaho's popular fish species.

One of the prized catches in Lake Lowell is the largemouth bass. This reservoir is renowned for its healthy bass population, providing anglers with thrilling battles and the opportunity to reel in trophy-sized fish. Largemouth bass are known for their aggression and their willingness to strike various lures and baits. Additionally, the reservoir is home to other species such as crappie, bluegill, and catfish, offering anglers a variety of fishing options.

Lake Lowell is a true gem in Idaho, captivating anglers and outdoor enthusiasts with its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Whether you're casting a line for largemouth bass, cruising the reservoir's tranquil waters, or spending nights camping under the stars, Lake Lowell promises an unforgettable experience. Its diverse fish populations, boating possibilities, and picturesque camping areas make it a must-visit destination for those seeking outdoor adventures in southwestern Idaho.

The lake, with 28 miles of shoreline, is surrounded by roadways providing access to much of the shore for fishing from the bank or launch of a canoe or kayak. Several boat launch ramps, including one at Lake Lowell Park, provide launching for pleasure and fishing boats. See Lake Lowell boat motor HP restrictions. The lake is at an elevation of 2,500 feet above sea level, and often provides ice fishing during winter when there is safe ice.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Lowell

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch

Lake Lowell Amenities

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

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Beyond fishing, Lake Lowell offers ample opportunities for boating enthusiasts. With its expansive waters and calm conditions, boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, engage in water sports, or explore the reservoir's peaceful coves and inlets. Whether you prefer motorized boats, kayaks, or canoes, Lake Lowell provides plenty of space for recreational boating activities.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Deer Flat Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Riverside Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lowell Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Iowa Avenue, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Lake Lowell

Lowell Lake Fishing Guide - bass, trout

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Fishing License

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Camping is a popular activity for those looking to extend their stay at Lake Lowell. The area offers several campgrounds, both public and private, where visitors can set up their tents or park their RVs. Camping near Lake Lowell allows anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to wake up to stunning lake views, enjoy serene evenings under the starry sky, and have easy access to the fishing spots along the shoreline.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Decoy RV Park - 208 455-1545

Leah's Landing Senior RV Park 55+ - 208 867-7393

Caldwell Campground & RV Park - 208 454-0279

Lodging Nearby

Summerside Rentals - 208 391-3711

Nampa Downtown Inn - 208 466-3594

Holiday Inn Nampa - 208 468-0944

Shilo Inn - 208 465-3250

Rodeway Inn & Suites - 208 442-0800

Lake Lowell ID Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Lowell
Decoy RV Park
1115 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605
208 454-6884


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