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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Big Bug Time – Henrys Fork Fishing Report
June 12, 2019
Henrys Fork Fishing Report – (6.12.19)
**Blasting will occur at Ora Bridge on Tuesday June 11th. Road and parking lot closure will occur from 2-4 pm. If your vehicle is shuttle prior to blasting, you will park in the lot as usual.
Ora Bridge Construction Update from Henry’s Fork Foundation:
Ora Bridge – Temporary disruptions (20-30 mins) are possible over next 3 weeks, but should have no impact on water quality. Fremont County is hoping to share weekly updates regarding progress at Ora Bridge on their Facebook Page.
During May and June 2019, construction is scheduled to involve hauling in fill, building the wall on the East side near the parking lot, and some excavation work on the West side.
Lower River: With the Salmonflies fishing up, be on the lookout for the beginning of the Goldenstones as well as maybe a Green Drake or two. Nymphing remains productive with rubberlegs, SJ Worms, zebra midges, small pheasant tails and caddis pupas. Dry dropper fishing has been gaining consistency as well. Caddis fishing has been great in the afternoons and early evenings.
Upper river: The Salmonflies are hitting the Box canyon as we speak. Flows have been increased to 1,200 cfs as of Wednesday (6/12) so things may need to settle out. Nymphing remains king with Rubberlegs, zebra midges and other small tactical sparse mayfly nymphs. Dry Dropper fishing will continue to gain consistency as the Salmonflies and Golden stones make more of a presence.
Henry’s Fork Fishing Resources:
Henry’s Fork Shuttles – Idaho Irresistibles – (208)-652-3669