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Henry’s Lake 11-3-15

With weather cooling off, big question is “when will the lake freeze up?” As soon as we hear, we will post that info here because when freeze-up comes boating isn’t practical, let alone wading! For now it’s a good idea to consult state highway web page for road conditions before deciding to take part in the on-going good fishing.

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Henry’s Lake 10-31-15

If you enjoy fishing Henry’s Lake with bad weather, the upcoming days will make you happy. Because so many folks say the best fishing on Henry’s Lake is under these conditions, may be now is the time to go there. Dress for foul weather, concentrate on fishing shallow water,and present standard Henry’s Lake flies on an intermediate line.

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Henry’s Lake 10-24-15

Seems like fishing success varies day to day here. It may be best to watch the weather and pick a day when storms are predicted.  Henry’s Lake has a history of fishing best this time of year when bad weather arrives.  Be sure to dress and drive for the occasion, and remember that ice-up is about a month away.

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Henry’s Lake 10-17-15

Fishing success seems to depend on who you talk to. Some days fish seem to hit flies (try standard Henry’s Lake patterns) better than others. Around the lake fish are concentrating in shallow water. Include here such as the north shore, Duck, Howard, and Targhee Creek inlets. The State Park is the most crowded location on the lake. We are talking both fish and people here.  The county boat dock also gets its share of crowds.  Overall fishing is good, but let’s hope this supposedly incoming storm makes action more consistent for everyone.

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Henry’s Lake 10-10-15

Looks like fishing success now depends on the weather. These bright, cloudless skies do not result in the best conditions for fish to be active.  Nevertheless the lake is cooling as nights get colder. A recent day with fog and some wind produced some excellent fishing around the lake for some local enthusiasts, even during daytime hours. A variety of fly patterns presented on intermediate lines worked for them, and wading was as effective as boating. For now it looks like watching the weather to find overcast conditions may be the secret to success.

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Henry’s Lake 10-6-15

Fly-Fishing the north shore has definitely slowed (voice of experience) even though fish are in shallow water. Likely this is the same around the lake. One reason is warm water for the time of year. We measured water temperature at middle 50s in Deg. F. yesterday. For sure cooler water will improve fishing success.

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Henry’s Lake 10-1-15

It looks like the lake is making up for the slow summer! Fishing is great all over the lake. With the lake at about 85% of capacity, water is low but cooling off with the weather. With uncertain weather predicted for the next several days,now might be the time to consider a visit. Use that intermediate line to present the standard array of Henry’s Lake patterns. Also trying a two-fly rig consisting of a small leech pattern and an attractor such a gold crystal. Word that fishing is improving has gotten out, so expect crowds at the easy access place such as the state park and county boat dock.  And if you are lucky enough to find a spot with excellent fishing,expect to see fellow anglers congregate around you.

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Henry’s Lake 9-15-15

Finally, the lake is turning on! We have reports of large fish being caught in good numbers. The south and west sides seem to provide the best action. Try big woolly bugger types or streamers in about ten feet of water. Some of the reasons for this turn-around is that the blue-green algae mats are decreasing and water temperatures are also going down.  These mean more dissolved oxygen thus more active fish. With the decrease in algae and lowering water temperatures, we could be heading for some of the famed fall fishing Henry’s Lake is capable of providing.

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Henry’s Lake 9-1-15

A good hard cold snap would be just what is needed for good fishing action to begin on Henry’s Lake. For every report of success we have seen there are numbers of ones without successful fishing. If you are considering trying the lake, head for creek mouths (Targhee, Duck, Howard) or springs with intermediate lines and standard Henry’s Lake patterns.. But expect company, especially if you get into fish.

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