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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!
Water is a little high causing a majority of the fish to group towards the bank, with a few feeding in the middle. Dry flies are catching fish! Throw a size 12 or 14 elk hair caddis at the bank. Also try a rusty spinner later in the evening.
Flows out of the Island Park dam are currently 537cfs, with a big jump on April 24th. Below Ashton flows are steady at 1460cfs. With a few days between any major changes - fishing should be great!
After a wet and snowy weekend, weather has shaped up with high 60's to mid 70's in the forcast.
Spring runoff is underway with flows around 1,300 cfs near Ora. According to Dr. Rob Van Kirk or the Henry's Fork Foundation, spring runoff will likely be lowest in at least 35 years. Read Dr. Van Kirk's analysis regarding the recent storms in the area on the Henry's Fork Foundation blog. http://henrysfork.org/have-recent-storms-helped-water-supply
Silver Creek is currently experiencing record low flows, high water temperatures and low dissolved oxygen levels. In an effort to reduce stress on the fishery at the preserve, The Nature Conservancy is temporarily restricting access to Silver Creek for fishing. For more information: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/idaho/placesweprotect/temporary-restrictions-to-fishing-access.xml