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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Cinnamon Ant Season – Henrys Fork Fishing Report
August 8, 2020
Henrys Fork Fishing Report – (8.8.20)
Lower River: After an awesome spring and beginning of summer, the lower river is slowing down due to warm water temps. Terrestrials, PMDs, Caddis are going to be your main bugs. Look for dry fly fishing to be best during early morning periods when water temps are at their coolest. Nymphing during the day will be productive but please land fish as quick as possible.
Upper river: Flows 1,420 cfs. Dry dropper fishing with leftover Golden and Green Drake patterns in the Box Canyon has been productive. Nymphing can always get ’em in the Box and streamers are rounding out a close second. The Ranch is now open and offering good technical dry fly fishing with PMDs and Caddis. Terrestrials are going to be the name of the game for the month of August, especially Cinnamon Ants. Be ready for the most rewarding or frustrating day of your life when you step foot on the Ranch! The mosquitoes are out, bring your bug spray!
Henry’s Fork Fishing Resources:
Henry’s Fork Shuttles – Yellow Sally Shuttles – (208)-821-0906