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Henry’s Fork

Jimmy's All Seasons Angler / Henry’s Fork (Page 15)

Henry’s Fork 4-30

Lots of action on the Henry’s Fork right now! The Mothers Day Caddis have been hatching in huge numbers from Warm River to Ashton. Along with March Brown Mayflies and BWO’s. Below Ashton we have seen some Skwala’s, March Browns, and BWO’s with only a few caddis. Traditionally the caddis do not hatch in the huge numbers we see from Warm River to Ashton. The fish will still key on them below Ashton and you would be foolish to leave those flies at home. If you don’t feel like dry fly fishing you can always fish nymphs with an indicator. Caddis pupa, stonefly nymphs, and pheasant tails, or any other mayfly nymph will be effective.

This is my favorite time of the year to fish the Henry’s Fork. I love the caddis hatch and there are not very many people on the water compared to June. The fish are hungry and willing to eat. They haven’t seen very many flies and this time of year offers the oppertunity to catch some monster brown trout on the lower river. Take advantage of these warm windless spring days and go fishing!

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Henry’s Fork

As with the Snake River drainage, snow pack in the Henry’s Fork drainage is at least 100% of normal.  This is more important news for the river below the  Warm River  confluence (Robinson Creek is a significant run-off stream) than above.  It suggests that Fall and Teton rivers will  be running with normal rather than less than normal run-off given that the rest of springtime is temperate or cool.  So plan your early season visit to the lower Henry’s Fork accordingly, and expect us to report on flow conditions that can influence fishing.

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Henry’s Fork 4-16

Fishing is good and picking up. We had great reports of Blue Wing Olive hatches this weekend and I have been told the Mother’s Day Caddis are hatching! The Streamer action is also picking up. Right now is personally my favorite time to fish the Henry’s Fork. Nymphing is also good with stonefly nymphs and a variety of caddis, mayfly and midge nymphs.

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Henry’s Fork 3-26-13

Fishing on the Henrys Fork is really good right now.  I fished around Ashton and around Vernon bridge this week and did well on rubberlegs and various droppers.  Streamer fishing immediately below Chester dam has been good too with some nice fish being caught.

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Henry’s Fork 3-25

The streamer fishing has been picking up on the lower river. I have not had any great reports on Blue Wing Olive’s, however I would make sure I had a good selection of BWO patterns in my fly box. Any day now we should start seeing good BWO hatches and fish feeding on the surface. Nymphing has also been effective with Rubberlegs and bead head nymphs.

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Henry’s Fork

As far as we know floating Warm River to Ashton is still out of the question because of the boat ramp at Ashton is still covered in snow and self ice. The same goes for Vernon to Chester. As soon as this opens we will let know. There is good wade fishing on the Henry’s Fork right now. Midges and nymphs have been working the best. I would pack some Blue Wing Olives in my fly box if I was going fishing up there soon. With the warm weather this week it would not surprise me at all to see some BWO’s hatching.

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Henry’s Fork 11-6-12

News here is that Ashton Dam construction is complete. Only clean-up and wrap-up actions remain.  Ashton Reservoir is being refilled with completion by the end of this year.  It looks like the fishery below the dam may not be impacted from construction activities.  Credit goes to Pacificorp for conducting construction in a manner that kept the fishery quality unharmed as much as possible.

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Henry’s Fork 11-3-12

Now is the time on the lower river to present streamers for migrating browns and rainbows stalking up for the winter.  With daylight savings ending, late afternoon fishing becomes more convenient for being on the river when large fish are more active.

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Henry’s Fork 10-30-12

Browns are active throughout the lower river, and streamers are the best way to encounter them especially under low light conditions.  For a change of pace try, BWO life cycle patterns especially during overcast conditions.

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Henry’s Fork 10-27-12

Migrating brown trout are bringing action on the lower river.  The recent stormy weather seems made to order for fishing here.  On these stormy days BWOs are bringing action there and on the upper river. Now is also the time to pitch streamers in Box Canyon and the Tubs above Mack’s Inn, weather permitting.

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