Local Fishing Events: Learn how to ‘Start Catching,’ support cancer survivors and more!

Jordan Rodriguez

It’s the middle of winter, but there’s plenty of cool fishing stuff happening in our community. Here are a few upcoming events to put on your radar!

Learn how Stop Fishing, Start Catching

Are you looking to make 2023 your best year of fishing yet? Be sure to check out my next Tight Lines 208 fishing class, Stop Fishing, Start Catching. Designed for anglers of all ages and ability levels, this class offers an overview of Idaho’s most popular species, along with tips on where and how to catch them. If you want to become a better angler, this is the class for you!

Stop Fishing, Start Catching is set for Feb. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Idaho Rod & Reel in Nampa. Seats are filling up fast! To register, visit www.tightlines208.com.

Casting for Recovery seeks applicants for 2023 retreat

Are you or someone you know currently undergoing breast cancer treatment or are a breast cancer survivor? If so, Casting for Recovery invites you to apply for its 16th annual Southwest Idaho retreat, happening June 2-4.

Casting for Recovery is a national support and educational program for breast cancer survivors. During the retreat, an all-female staff of medical and fly-fishing professionals guide attendees through a weekend of healing at Living Waters Ranch in Challis. To apply, visit www.castingforrecovery.org and apply for Southwestern Idaho, or call (888) 553-3500. The application deadline is March 23.

Fly-fishing YouTube series to launch Idaho episode

“Fly Shop Tour,” a new YouTube video series produced by Flylords, will premiere an episode focused on Idaho at 5 p.m. on Feb. 15. “Fly Shop Tour” tells the story of the unique community of local fly shops across the West. The series premiered Jan. 23 and will feature five episodes in total.

Tight lines!

Jordan Rodriguez has been fishing Idaho waters since he was a teen. Share your fish stories, adventures and questions with him at tightlinesboise@gmail.com, or visit www.tightlines208.com for the latest local fishing reports and upcoming class offerings.