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Henrys Fork Fly Fishing Report

Our Henrys Fork fly fishing report offers advice on each river section from Box Canyon, the Ranch, Warm River, and Ora Bridge downstream.

East Idaho Fly Fishing Report: Runoff Scenario for Summer Fishing

By all accounts, Eastern Idaho is seeing its first real runoff of the year, and most of the feeder creeks and tributaries to the Henry’s Fork, South Fork and the Teton River are dirty and high. After recent snow and rain storms in February and March, snow pack levels for Eastern Idaho are all over or near 100% for this time of the year. This above-average precipitation is leading to a positive outlook for the water levels during our upcoming fishing season.

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East Idaho Fly Fishing Report – March 29, 2016

East Idaho Fly Fishing Report:  Spring is coming to the Rockies and it is bringing some wonderful early-season fishing opportunities!  The unseasonably warm weather has allowed for great fishing on most of the regular haunts that are open to winter fishing with the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River being one of the hottest.  Most people are floating and walking stretches from the Ashton Dam down to the lower reaches.  Nymphing and streamer fishing has been the name of the game, however, so

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Henrys Fork Fishing Report – Feb 25, 2016

The Henry’s Fork is still in full winter mode and is not red hot by any means.  We are reaching 40 degree temperatures, but nights are still in the mid-teens to low-twenties.

As for what bugs to use:  we’re using #18-22 black or grey midges or Griffiths Gnat.  Pack nymphs; red/black zebra midge, and green caddis.  Streamers would be leeches or sculpins.

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East Idaho Fly Fishing Report – November 2015

   As we finish a wonderful fishing season, we are quickly finding ourselves facing the long winter ahead, and adapting to changing weather patterns and trout habits will definitely help in one’s success on the water.  Colder nights and shorter days mean the fish will be eating much of what is put in front of them, and as food sources grow fewer, and trout’s metabolisms slow down, it becomes a factor of more casts and less debating on what patterns to throw.

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Henry’s Fork Fly Fishing Report for November 7, 2015

The weather this fall has been unusually warm. That has mostly been a good thing for fishing around here. The Henry’s Fork has been fishing well since mid September, and doesn’t show any signs of falling off. From here on out it’s not going get any warmer, so we don’t have to worry about fishing bathtub water until next summer. Dry fly activity continues to be great, with blue wings hatching on the typical overcast and drizzly (or snowy) days, and midge hatches exploding on the sunny days.

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Henry’s Fork Fishing Report for Oct 20, 2015

Overall, the fishing has been good in October. The Upper Henry’s Fork (Box Canyon to Warm River) has had good hatches of BWO’s with fish consistently eating on the surface. Using 9 foot 5x leaders will help with the low water levels. The lower Henry’s Fork (Warm River to the confluence) should be on your radar as well. Hatches of BWO’s have fish looking up and the streamer game has been solid. Have fun!

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Henry’s Fork of the Snake River Fishing Report – 9-23-15

It has been a little while since our last fishing report. That being said, not much changed around here during the month of September, until now. Hoppers are still around, and they’ll still fish well on a bright (warm) day with a slight breeze. A good all around pattern for this summer to fall transition period is the venerable orange Chubby Chernobyl (size 10-12). It’s still kind of hopper season, but it’s also kind of October caddis season, but it’s still not solidly one or the other.

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FIshing Heating up On Henrys Fork

The fishing is getting much better on the henrys fork now especially below the dam Ora down is doing great now a lot of guides floating it lately. Warm to Ashton is still fishing great I am using a hopper and dropping off some small bead heads from it about 16 inches down use a pheasant tail with flash, or a prince nymph or a hares ear as the dropper and also try some streamers purple green black and brown are best to attract those big browns down there.

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Henry’s Fork Fishing Report for 8-26-15

Lower Henry's Fork Brown Trout

We can now say with some confidence that the Henry’s Fork below Ashton Reservoir is finally fishing well again. It generally fishes decently throughout the heat of the summer on streamers in the evening, but that means getting to the take out in the pitch darkness. With fall on the way, it has been getting darker earlier, and the evenings have been cooler. The shorter days and colder air temperatures have kept the water consistently cooler. The browns are already getting colored up, and starting their pre-spawn assault on anything that swims.

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Henry’s Fork Fishing Report – August 16, 2015

As we hit mid-August on the Henry’s Fork, things are beginning to look up. It’s like we’ve turned the corner and are finally emerging from the summer doldrums. The Warm River to Ashton stretch has been fishing extremely well with a hopper dropper fished tight to the bank. Your hopper should be on the smaller side (think size 12), and your dropper should too (size 14-16 is about perfect). Good hopper patterns are peach Chubby Chernobyls or a pink More or Less Hopper.

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