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The Salmon hatch is going strong now when the sun is out so use a size 4,6 foam body salmon and drop off either a stonefly nymph or some small beadheads from it. The water levels are staying about right upper and lower we are seeing some goldens also so it might pay to put on a golden stone as well and use a small beadhead as a dropper have fun fishing out there.
The big salmon flies are all over the warm to ashton stretch now. Use a large size 2-4 foam body salmon fly as a indicator and drop off some small beadheads like a pheasent tail with flash prince, hares ear, copper john, lightning bug or a caddis nymph in about a size 16.
Warm River to Ashton on Tuesday fished a bit slow, but fish are looking for big bugs on the surface. There were no sign of adult stones flying or nymphs crawling, despite word-of-mouth reports of said activities. We fished most of the day with a stone fly strike indicator with a small nymph trailing off about 2 and a half feet of 5X - both were successful. Fish were also caught on a black streamer, but the strikes on the surface kept us returning to the Stone Fly / dropper rig.
Our runoff this year has been gradule so far- that is great for fishing!
The only section that is blown out now is the Chester to Fun Farm section, I would not fish it now.
Below the dam, Vernon to Chester is fishing great right now with salmon flies in the air now. You want to use a big size 2-4 as an indicator and drop off a small beadhead of some sort. Also, streamers in brown, black, and olive are catching fish.
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Water is great the salmon flies are in the air now! way early use a foam body salmon fly for a indicator and drop off a small beahead like a prince in about a size 16 or pheasent tail with some flash on it or a hares ear or a zebra black or red. Water levels are staying great for fishing the temp has been awesome 65-70 also streamers are working well like a black or olive skulpin or other wooley buggers in black brown and olive those have also been catching fish lately. Have fun fishing out there.
It's a good time to fish the Henry's Fork!