The Henry’s Fork is fishing really well right now. Streamers are the ticket in evenings, early mornings, and under low light conditions . BWOs are beginning to show up in good numbers, and midges seem to be emerging always. Try your favorite rubberleg pattern presented close to the bottom and under an indicator
Henry’s Fork 3-20-14
Henry’s Fork 3/4/14
Snow and ice are beginning to leave the lower river making access easier. Water temperatures still hover just below forty degrees F., so midges continue to provide top water activity. Emerger patterns presented in the surface film or just below are best bet for action. No word on good BWO emergences yet because warmer water is needed. Streamers are a great way to encounter larger rainbows and browns, especially below Chester Dam. Concentrate efforts on deeper water and around overhead cover out of direct sunlight. Low light conditions will always be best time for streamer fishing. Above the Chester back waters to the Vernon Bridge (river is closed to fishing until general season opening from there up to Ashton Dam) add big stonefly nymph patterns as being effective for larger trout. Come to the shop and talk to us about specific locations
Henry’s Fork 11-5-13
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 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.