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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 – 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 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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Henry's Fork Fishing Report July 31

Big Rainbow on Lower Henrys Fork Submitted By TRR Outfitters

As July draws to an end, August marks a time on the Henry’s Fork that should be looked forward to. The bugs sort of slow down when the water gets warm, and the fish get sluggish. Just as the mayflies that once seemed so reliable aren’t so reliable anymore, it’s hopper season. The hopper fishing should really heat up in the coming weeks. In the meantime, up in the Railroad Ranch and Last Chance sections of the river, the cooler weather and the water surge from Island Park Reservoir have brought the water temperature down.

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Henry's Fork Fishing Report Rewind | Flow Increase

Green Drake hatch on the Henry's Fork

Just take a look back at some of our older posts and you will get the idea that June and July is the peak dry fly season on the Henry's Fork. The Green Drake hatch, Flavs, PMDs a plenty, and Golden Stones coupled with the onset of those warmer summer temperature make for magic on the river. The photos attached to this post attest to the thrill of landing big fish on small dry flies. When the summer temps keep the fish deep in cool water, casting streamers in the early morning and evening comes in to play.

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HFF Membership Meeting June 18th 2015

Henry's Fork Foundation's annual membership meeting during Henry's Fork Days at Last Chance on the banks of the Henry's Fork.

0:10 Rob Van Kirk, Senior Scientist

1:06:14 Brandon Hoffner, Executive Director

1:37:59 Brady Taylor, Conservation Fund Director

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