Damselflies are bringing action on several places around the lake. Try in front of creek mouths including Targhee, Howard and Duck . If these locations get crowded look for channles in the weeds and for spring holes to try your luck.
Latest reports say that fishing is picking up some, at least it is better than earlier in the week. That goes for both fishing shorelines and from boats. Surest way to find best fishing from a boat is the usual Henry’s Lake method of seeing where boats are concentrated. It’s like taking part in a gold rush, but once you get there the taking flies have to be discovered. When you get there try the flies we recommended during the June 5th report. Add bead head peacock leech to that list of patterns.
No reports on fishing have come in to date, but IDF&G was predicting a slower opening day this year because with ice going off the lake so early, fish have had a longer time to disperse away from shorelines. That makes it sound like best fishing could be out in the lake. After reports start coming in, let’s see if that is the case.
Here’s another piece of information that backs up that we are having an early spring. Ice is going off Henry’s Lake right now! Sorry: Henry’s Lake does not open to fishing until Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Ice is also going off nearby Hebgen Reservoir in Montana. It opens to fishing the third Saturday in May.
We have not heard if the lake has iced over, but any day now it will. As soon as we hear, we will post it here. Meanwhile be ready to move around the lake to find where fish are active. Bring intermediate and floating lines to concentrate on shallow waters and warm clothing.