Henrys Fork Fishing Report – (3.14.19)
Ora Bridge — Construction is scheduled to begin on Ora Bridge any day now (March 2019).
As you can imagine, progress will be weather dependent, but they are committed to protecting fishing access at all times during construction.
Fremont Co. has asked HFF to notify them if we see any issues. HFF will have staff and interns out in the field throughout the summer, but as you all are out there everyday, please let us or HFF know if you see anything of concern so we can get it addressed.
Current construction timeline is March 2019-October 2020. Goal is to have the pilings and a majority of the groundwork complete this year and to start placing girders next spring.
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.
At times, construction could require that the roadway (existing bridge) be closed beyond the parking lot for a couple of weeks at a time. Vehicles may have to take a detour down to Vernon Bridge.
Lower River: With the arrival of spring, look for the lower Henry’s Fork to offer some of the great 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 late winter and early spring 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 late 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