Henry’s Fork is Still Fishing Lights Out!

Fly Fishing Idaho

I still hear people talking about heading out and fishing the South fork of the Snake River and I think, go fish it.  :)  Don’t get me wrong, I love fly fishing the South Fork of the Snake River, but the Henry’s Fork has been something special this year and it is still producing.  I guess when fly fishing Idaho you can’t go wrong when the two choices for the day are the Henry’s Fork or the South Fork.

Well, here is a quick River Report for fly fishing Idaho’s Henry’s Fork:

  • Early Mornings and Evenings – Streamers.  A few days ago I caught all my fish on a Black nasty streamer.  They seemed to like the darker colors.
  • Top Water – There was a BWO hatch going on and I coupled that with a small ant and caught lots of littler guys (7 – 12 inches).
  • Sub Surface – We talked about streamers, but stonefly nymphs are still working.

Here are a few pics of the boys I picked up the other morning:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Responses to “Henry’s Fork is Still Fishing Lights Out!”

  1. Ross aka the flytyinfreak Says:

    HUH? We fished the Ranch and upper cardiac Friday, and the aquatic growth was terrible! It was breaking up and floatin into every seam current and hole on the river, couldn’t get a clean drift for the life of me. Couldn’t tell if it was a bite or the tug of some seaweed. I did catch one dink and Matt Smyth, the Fishing poet got 3, one being pretty nice at 17″. About the only place that’s fishin well is near the stone bridge and that’s with caddis in the evening.

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    Chubbs Reply:

    i should have been more specific. I’ve mainly been fishing the lower Henry’s fork below St. Anthony to almost the confluence with the South Fork. I went a couple times in the last 10 days and it has been really good for the short time I was out and had luck on top and streamers underneath. I imagine the Ranch and around the Lorenzo bridge is pretty weedy. The weeds were starting to break up, but not as bad as up north yet. I’m gonna try and go another morning this week before the weeds get too bad.

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    Weston Reply:

    Dude, c’mon, don’t hotspot. I understand you run a fishing blog and all, but for the love of the sport, please respect the fragility of fisheries. The last thing the lower Henry’s needs is more pressure.

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  2. Ross aka the flytyinfreak Says:

    Thanks for the clarification. I’m going to focus on the SF from Lorenzo down until the weed situation on the ranch and canyon clear up. When does the weed situation clear up there?

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    Chubbs Reply:

    I am not positive, but i’ll find out. As it clears up there, it gets worse down lower. :)

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  3. Travis Says:

    MAN, I need to move to ID. The only hatch we have on the Provo River these days, is a novice fishermen hatch and its getting old. My bro Jordan just spent last weekend up at the Ranch and landed some toads on ants. (He claims 5 bows over 20+ and one monster 25+). Chubbs its good to see ur still dominating down at ur honey hole.

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    Chubbs Reply:

    DR!!!! The provo is famous for the novice fisherman hatch. :) I guess i was one of those early on.
    Tell Jordan we need to see pics. We just can’t take his word for it. :)
    The honey hole has been cherry this year!

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