Henry's Lake Fishing Reports

Henry’s Lake, July 18th, 2020

Same as the last report: Get to creek mouths and spring holes as early as possible. Use standard Henry’s Lake patterns with a slow retrieve of that intermediate line. If you start having success, expect company to surround you because a common Henry’s Lake practice is using binoculars to observe where fish are responding, then converge on that location to share the action.

Henry’s Lake, July 11th, 2020

There is some success to be found in water of  a moderate depth with small black or olive leech patterns. But now is the time to arrive early at creek mouths and springs to stake out your claim on water. The earlier the better because as the season advances and the lake warms, the more folks will be doing the same.  An intermediate line to present standard Henry’s Lake patterns at creek mouths will do the trick.

Henry’s Lake, June 27th, 2020

Still fishing very well for cutthroat trout in the 15-18″ range. Use an intermediate line to get down at moderate depths for presenting black, purple and olive leech patterns. Expect tough weather conditions the next few days as a windy cold front is coming in.

Henry’s Lake, June 23rd, 2020

Fishing here has been nearly excellent with moderately sized (16-18″) cutthroat providing the bulk of action. Leech, fly rod jig, damsel fly nymph, and streamer patterns: all seem to bring action from moderate depths. Just about anywhere you can access the lake is suitable for enjoying the fun. Expect crowding at the State Park and the County Boat Dock with anglers of all types telling believable and unbelievable stories and coming and going.

Henry’s Lake, June 9th, 2020

Fishing is picking up on the lake even though weather came be a bit perilous.  We have reports of good fishing in front of the cliffs and due east in front of the county boat dock, both at moderate to deep water.  Leech and streamer patterns apply.  But really “good fishing is where you find it” applies to the lake.

Henry’s Lake, June 6th, 2020

No significant change since our last report.  Shoreline fishing remains spotty, whereas trolling streamers slowly at moderate depth can be productive.

Henry’s Lake, June 2nd, 2020

The best chance to encounter the larger fish here is through trolling moderately deep water slowly with streamer and woolly bugger types on an intermediate line.

Henry’s Lake May 28th, 2020

The opener was a mess, typical Henry’s memorial weekend weather churned up the water and made fishing a lot slower than I’m sure it would have been in nicer conditions. Sunday and Monday things started to mellow out and folks had pretty decent fishing. There are still a fair amount of fish in the shallows all around the lake with the majority being cutthroats. We didn’t hear of many larger hyrbids caught by fly anglers, but the nicer fish we did hear of were around the Cliffs area. If I was to go up right now I’d fish it very similarly to how you would in late fall, concentrating on shallow (3-8ft) of water all around the lake with intermediate lines and darker leech patterns. You can use fairly large flies early in the season with good success so don’t be afraid to fish leech or baitfish style patterns in sizes 2-4. The upcoming weather forecast looks great and the fishing should continue to be good as the fish work their way out towards deeper water and there summer patterns.

Henry’s Lake May 23rd, 2020

It’s opening day, so we have yet to hear if fishing is living up to predictions. One thing certain is that getting there with the current snowy weather could be problematic.  So information on fishing could be on the scanty side.

Henry’s Lake 11-5-19

Ice fishing is the name of the game until the end of the season!


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