Our Henrys Fork fly fishing report offers advice on each river section from Box Canyon, the Ranch, Warm River, and Ora Bridge downstream.
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.
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
The Henry's Fork Foundation’s latest video showing the greatness that is Henry’s Fork Country featuring footage by Marc Crapo and Devan Ence.
The guides are going mostly lower river below the ashton dam so i am thinking that is the hot place use a golden stone dry and drop off some caddis larva nymphs as well as some bead head pheasent tails and princes and hares ears. Some pmd action has been reported yesterday so try using that as well happy fishing to all.
Warm River to Ashton fished well considering the traffic with anglers keying in on this section as it remains consistantly good. Smaller fish are activley feeding on the surface. Seems the big fish are not as active as they were a week or two ago, but that should change soon as they get hungry after the Salmon Fly gorge fest.
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!