Known as the “Graduate School of Fly-Fishing for PH.D. Trout”, the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River is a true gem of western United States fly-fishing. Attempting to catch one of the Railroad Ranch’s well-educated trout can be one of the most satisfying feats in an anglers life. However, there are more facets to the Henry’s Fork than the famous “Railroad Ranch”. In fact, the Henry’s Fork can present any type of water to any anglers. The river below Island Park Reservoir, know as the Box Canyon, provides non-stop tailwater fishing to jumbo rainbows in fast, boulder-churned pocket water. Last Chance and Railroad Ranch areas offers some of the best sight casting to trout in the world. Below Lower Mesa Falls, brown trout join the rainbow trout populations and add to the excitement of the riffles, rapids and pools from the Warm River confluence to Ashton as well as the tailwater sections from Vernon downstream to St. Anthony.
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Winter Time – Henrys Fork Fishing Report
December 17, 2020
Henrys Fork Fishing Report – (12.17.20)
Lower River: Winter has arrived and we have seen some cold temperatures. Those cold temperatures have released most of the aquatic vegetation growth built up from summer. The lower Henry’s Fork can offer some fantastic winter fishing opportunities. Nymphing will always be productive during the winter months as water is low and clear. Anglers can find some good dry fly fishing opportunities if warm and calm conditions present themselves. Streamer fishing this time of year can produce some surprises. Just keep them low and slow!
Upper river: Flows are now around 183 cfs. Nymphing can always get ’em in the Box this time of year and streamers are rounding out a close second. Look for the Box Canyon to offer some good wade fishing opportunities this winter. It’s a great place to spend a couple hours now that the river is free of general user traffic.
Henry’s Fork Fishing Resources:
Henry’s Fork Shuttles – Yellow Sally Shuttles – (208)-821-0906