Idaho Bass Fishing – Weston Creek Reservoir Adventure

Idaho Bass Fishing Weston Creek Reservoir

Idaho bass fishing Weston Creek Reservoir was a fun fishing adventure on my Airhead SUP. I took one of my friends out with me on the trip, and we only caught a few fish. We did end up catching a beast bass to throw into the mix which made things fun. This post includes some video of the action, a map of the areas we fished, and the baits that seemed to work the best. Make sure to check out all the details of this trip, so you can know a little more about fishing Weston Creek Reservoir. Enjoy the stoke to hopefully help you in your own Idaho bass fishing adventures!

****update currently Weston Reservoir doesn’t allow any personal watercraft of any kind other than float tubes. I’ve been back since this post was written, and fished from shore and did well still!

Idaho Bass Fishing – Weston Creek Reservoir

Weston Creek Reservoir is a beautiful little spot just 15 minutes outside of Malad, Idaho. They have some good regulations on bass fishing.  They shut the place down for a portion of the year, and also have a slot limit to help keep the spawning mature largemouth from being harvested. Their efforts have paid off because we saw some good bass and caught one with some good sized shoulders. There was also some signs limiting boat access. You might want to check it out the reg’s online before you go crazy heading out here. We also saw perch in the water as we paddled around the lake. Although, the fishing wasn’t fast and furious. Here are the juicy details of what we found Idaho bass fishing Weston Creek Reservoir.

Idaho Bass Fishing Weston Creek Reservoir
This was our best largemouth of the day. Good times for sure our Idaho bass fishing Weston Creek Reservoir

Weston Creek Reservoir Fishing Conditions

Here are the conditions we faced Idaho bass fishing Weston Creek Reservoir. This trip transpired on September 29th from 8am – 12pm. Weather was a little bit chilly and windy as you can see in the info below. We were on the hills of a cold-front.

Water Temperature

55 degrees.

Air Temperature

It was cold. 40 degrees when we started, and warmed up to the high 60’s.


Bright Sunny Skies


0 – 15 mph. Started off calm, then the wind picked up and blew us off the water.

Water Visibility

Crystal Clear. Viability Down to about 12 feet.

Idaho Bass Fishing Map – Weston Creek Reservoir

Below is a map of the best spots we fished, and what we found along the way. Click on the different markers to get details of each area. We fished along in my Airhead SUP paddle boards to access these areas. Just subscribe in the form below, and the map with all the stoke juice will be yours to enjoy! In addition, you will get notified of new posts via your email to keep you in the loop of more good spots to try and techniques to use.

Best Baits Idaho Bass Fishing Weston Creek Reservoir

My friend and I tried a few different baits on the trip, but only caught bass on three of the many things we tried. Here is what we used, and how we used them to help you in your Weston Creek Reservoir expedition. One important note about this post, is the links in here are affiliate links were you can pick up baits, rod’s, reels, line, and anything else I used to “Krak” some bass on this trip. receives a small percentage of the sales through these links. I only use links to baits, and gear I personally trust and know work. The links are here to be helpful for you, and not for the small amount made on the sale of the products. I hope these things can help you “krak” some bass like they have for me.

Flick Shake Worm

The Jackall 4.8 Flick Shake Worm in watermelon pepper is what I caught all my bass on in Weston Creek Reservoir. I threw this little worm on a spinning rod and reel on a drop shot rig. My drop shot rig for the flick shake had a size 1 drop shot hook, and a 1/8 oz drop shot weight. This light drop shot set up was perfect for keeping the bait up out of the grass along the bottom. Check out the action in the video below of how this set up caught the biggest bass of the day.

Keitech Swimbait

The Keitech 4.8 Ayu Swimbait caught a solid bass for my friend that ultimately got off. We through this swimbait on a 1/4 oz green pumpkin jig head. The key was to cast it out, let it fall a little bit, and slowly wind it along. My friend’s big bite came on the initial fall of the swimbait.

Yamamoto Senko

The 5″ Yamamoto Baby Bass Senko also produced a bass for us. We set the bait up texas rigged weightless on a 5/0 gamakatsu offset hook. The weightless senko worked great in fishing the shallow grass. It didn’t get caught up in the grass often, and plus it got bit. We would throw it out, and let it set on the bottom, and just slowly crawl it along in the grass.

Idaho Bass Fishing Weston Creek Reservoir
Idaho bass fishing Weston Creek Reservoir produced this solid 4.5 lbs. Largemouth Bass. He fell victim to the drop shot rig.

Video Idaho Bass Fishing Weston Creek Reservoir

Here’s a clip of some of the action of this trip on film. It was a slow grind, but at least we got the best part on camera. Hopefully, you can pick up a few things to help you in your bass fishing the next time you head out on the water.



Overall, I felt like Weston Creek Reservoir has some good big bass potential. Still though, you had to really work for them. We didn’t see a ton of fish as we paddled around exploring the place on our Airhead SUP’s. This place is definitely worth trying for a big bite, but I wouldn’t take your kids here. They would probably get bored unless you threw out a trout rod. We caught a trout on our adventure, and saw several bank fisherman catching a few trout as well.

Thanks for reading and following my adventures. I really hope I can help you get out more to spend time outside with your friends and family. It truly helps create some amazing memories that last a lifetime. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog to get informed of new posts. Also, check out my YouTube Channel and subscribe there. Looking forward to continuing to provide good honest content to help you in your bass fishing. Keep Kraken!

As Always,

Stay Stoked!

2 Responses

  1. This resavoir has strict fishing guidelines. There are no boats motor or non motor allowed. Canoes are not even allowed as well as rafts. Paddle boards are restricted as well. Signs posted around the resavoir state float tubes only. This regulation was put in place to resolve landowner-angler conflicts. As always please adhere to fishing rules that are posted. I am appalled that this was even posted knowing the rules were broken and on top of that bragging about it. It is people like this that ruin it for others and may ban the use of these privately owned resavoirs in the future. These young men should be cited by the fish and fame.

    1. Yes. It’s important to follow the rules, regulations change all the time, so stay on top of them. Thanks for the info on the lake!

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