Ponds: Good ol’ backyard fishing holes

By ROGER PHILLIPS

Ponds are an overlooked treasure for local anglers and a quick, convenient getaway for fishing trips close to home.

There are 35 of them in the Treasure Valley and nearby communities. Ponds are easily accessible, user friendly, stocked with fish and offer up a few surprises.

“These are places where kids can get started fishing, but they are much more than that,” said Joe Kozfkay, Idaho Fish and Game’s southwest region fisheries manager. “Some of these ponds are people’s primary places to go fishing.

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