Top water action (BWOs and midges) has slowed a bit on the lower river. When skies cloud up, the best way for action is to present streamers. Early and late in the day will be the best times to give them a try cloudy skies or not. Flows throughout the lower river are somewhat lower than normal, so there are plenty of good locations for wading. Some of the best streamer fishing on the upper river can be enjoyed in Box Canyon where flow out of Island Park Dam is just under 100 cfs. Thankfully Buffalo River adds another 200 cfs. If you enjoy presenting streamer patterns other great locations are “The Tubs” area above Macks Inn and below Coffee Pot Rapids. It is getting close to winter in Island Park, so dress accordingly!
Henry’s Fork 11-5-13
Henry’s Fork 10-26-13
Nearly everything we offered in the latest South Fork fishing report applies to fishing the lower Henry’s Fork. Water is low and walk-in wade locations are abundant from just upstream of the Wendell bridge to below St. Anthony. Brown trout are migrating throughout with BWOs and midges emerging, but all these are best during overcast days. The river in Island Park and below Island Park Dam is also low with only 19 cfs coming out of the dam. This makes inflow from Buffalo River very important. Nevertheless the river at Last Chance and into Harriman State Park is choked with weeds, but BWOs are active with some fish working.