A diverse group of 35 people attended the annual field trip of the Henry’s Fork Watershed Council on August 13. The field day focused on a discussion of issues relevant to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Henry’s Fork Basin Study.
We began a study this spring that will help reveal what kind of habitat trout seek in the famed Ranch section of the Henry’s Fork. A thorough assessment of trout habitat at 180 random points in the Henry’s Fork between the upper Harriman State Park boundary and Osborne Bridge showed ideal water conditions.
Rainbow trout in the Box Canyon reach of the Henry’s Fork are more abundant this spring than in any year since the 1970s. Based on sampling conducted in mid-May, Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) biologists estimate the population at just under 6,200 fish per mile, plus or minus 500.
Don’t miss your chance to take the trip of a lifetime by joining us for the Henry’s Fork Day dinner on June 15, 2013. This year’s Henry’s Fork Day live auction will again feature an all-inclusive, one week fishing trip for two people with the Patagonia River Ranch.
In the summer of 2013, HFF and its partners will embark on a study to find the ultimate link between the trout population and fishing experience in the famed Harriman State Park section of the Henry’s Fork.