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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Great Winter Opportunities – Henrys Fork Fishing Report
January 22, 2019
Henrys Fork Fishing Report – (1.22.19)
Check out Henry’s Fork Foundation’s Rob Van Kirk’s latest Henry’s Fork water report and look ahead to what we might expect this fall and winter!
Lower River: With the arrival of winter, look for the lower Henry’s Fork to offer some of the most consistent winter fly fishing opportunities around Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Teton Valley, Idaho. Anglers should look at Warm River, Jump Off Canyon, Ora, Vernon, Chester and Fun Farm to all offer access to the Henry’s Fork during the winter months. Nymphing will be the most productive with small rubberlegs, zebra midges and other sparse mayfly or midge patterns. Don’t be surprised to see some fish eating midges on top during warm overcast days.
Upper river: The Box canyon via Island Park Dam is going to be your best option during winter months. Nymphing will be king with small tungsten jigs, mayfly baetis imitations and zebra midges.
Henry’s Fork Fishing Resources:
Henry’s Fork Shuttles – Idaho Irresistibles – (208)-652-3669