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Fishing Reports

We cover the largest service area in the region including the Henry’s Fork, South Fork, Madison, Teton, Yellowstone Park, area lakes and more. Stay close to the action with our up to date fishing reports.

Fishing Report

Aug 10, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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August fishing is holding up much better than most folks have anticipated. I think the fishing will hold up through the month and should just get better as we slide into September.

Fishing Report

Aug 3, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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August has arrived. I think we have had an amazing season thus far and I for one can’t wait to see what the second half of the season has in store for us.

Fishing Report

Jul 21, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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We are on the back end of July. I think the fishing in our area remains very good. It’s been a great summer so far and I think our fishing will remain solid through the rest of the summer!

Fishing Report

Jul 13, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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Mid July is here and things are really shaping up. Fishing is about as good as it gets. I have been seeing lots of smiling faces in the shop! All of our area reservoirs are at 100% of capacity, a great problem to have in the middle of July!

Fishing Report

Jul 6, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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We have gotten through the 4th of July. The fishing for the most part did not disappoint.

Fishing Report

Jun 29, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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June is on its way out and as July approaches, things on the Henry’s Fork and surrounding waters are just improving. Some of our area waters will come into play in the next couple of weeks if not sooner.

Fishing Report

Jun 22, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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The Henrys Fork continues to fish very well. Golden Stones, pmds and green drakes just to name a few. The lower river is seeing a lot of boat traffic but the good news is that we have some other options.

Fishing Report

Jun 13, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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Our weather hit a bump in the road with snow in Island Park. This short-lived system will only help the fishing. This should be an epic week with PMDs, caddisflies, Green Drakes, Gray Drakes, Golden Stones……

Fishing Report

Jun 8, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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June has been a great month on the Henry’s fork and it is only going to get better. We are expecting another great week. We are filling up fast so if you’re looking for a day of guided fishing on the river give us a call soon.

Fishing Report

May 31, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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Salmonfly madness is upon us. The fishing has been very consistent and we have had some great days. We are expecting some great fishing this summer and I for one can’t wait for the ranch to open!

Fishing Report

May 26, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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Well things have heated up to say the least. If you have not heard, the Salmonfly hatch is in full swing and the fishing has been great on the Henry’s Fork! We still have some space left on the books over the next couple of weeks so give us a call…

Fishing Report

May 19, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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​The 10-day weather forecast looks great. Look for Salmonflies this week.

Fishing Report

May 8, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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If the first week of May is any indication of how the 2017 fishing season is going to be than we are in for a great summer!

Fishing Report

May 1, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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Here we go! May is here and I for one am happy. I think spring in east Idaho is one of my favorite times of the year.

Fishing Report

Apr 24, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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April has been a great month for East Idaho. We lost substantial snow pack in March and honestly things were not looking to good. April has more than made up for any snow pack lost in March. Things are looking up for the 2017 season. Mike Lawson’s…

Fishing Report

Apr 13, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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April is upon us and winter has started to leave the Island Park area. In Last Chance the snow is going fast. Snow pack in the higher elevations is still very solid and I think we should have an amazing summer!

Fishing Report

Mar 30, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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The Calendar says March 30th but looking out the window this morning it looks more like November 30th. The first part of March brought unseasonably warm weather to east Idaho and we lost snow pack. However things have turned around…

Fishing Report

Mar 22, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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Warmer weather has come to East Idaho sooner than we would like. As a result we have some high water conditions to talk about. The good news is we have cooler weather forecast for this weekend and there’re still plenty of options.

Fishing Report

Mar 17, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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Spring is on its way in for sure! While there is still plenty of snow in the Island Park area things down South have melted off for the most part and the fishing has really started to heat up.

Fishing Report

Mar 6, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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March has come in like a loin for sure! Snow pack in Island Park has steadily increased through February into March. Currently we are at 115 percent of average snow pack.I have even heard whispers that we may see the fabled gray drakes this year.

Fishing Report

Feb 14, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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Early spring fishing is heating up! We are enjoying a warm spell in eastern Idaho but looking at the long term forecast I don’t think winter is quite done with us. I am ok with that we need more snow and a cool wet spring. The fishing this past week…

Fishing Report

Feb 9, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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The time has arrived to begin the 2017 season! Temps have come up to make a day on the water bearable. I would say about the only issue you will have is access to launch a drift boat.

Fishing Report

Jan 26, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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Well here we go! 2017 is here and it time to kick off the year with an updated fishing report. As most of you know East Idaho has been having an amazing snow year. Most of our drainage’s are close to 100% of average snow pack with a few areas…

Fishing Report

Nov 21, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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Winter is upon us but there is still some great fishing if you bundle up. The cloudy snowy days can produce great results.

Fishing Report

Nov 12, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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Harriman State Park will close to fishing at the end of this month. There also plenty of options on the Lower Henry’s Fork, Teton, South Fork, Madison and more.

Fishing Report

Nov 3, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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November has closed in fast. The fishing has remained very consistent. I would call this fall fishing excellent! Harriman will close at the end of this month so get up here and take advantage of some of the best dry fly fishing of the year!

Fishing Report

Oct 26, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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We have seen it all this fall! Great fishing and lots of precipitation in the form of both snow and rain. It’s always amazing that more anglers don’t come to fish in the fall. Its incredible. The best of the best.

Fishing Report

Oct 14, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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We are off to a great start with moisture for the upcoming winter! Three inches of rain and some great snow up higher. Things are looking up. Fishing has remained solid and I believe it will stay this way for a while.

Fishing Report

Oct 4, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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Well fall has come in with a vengeance! Rain and wind down here and snow up higher. We have a long way to go but this is very encouraging. The fishing has been nothing short of amazing! This is the time of year to be here! It’s the time of year for…

Fishing Report

Sep 29, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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Well here comes October. As we come to end I would like to say thank you to all of our customers that help support our shop and a thank to all of our hard working guides that make it happen every day on these great rivers that we have here.

Fishing Report

Sep 24, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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Fall is officially here. It’s been a hot dry summer. With the arrival of the Autumnal Equinox last Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:21am MDT the clouds came, followed by rain with some of the most epic fishing of the year.

Fishing Report

Sep 14, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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Well here we are in mid-September and I watched as some snow fell yesterday! It’s been a great season for us here at Henry’s Fork Anglers up to now but some of our best fishing is yet to come.

Fishing Report

Sep 6, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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September is here and finally some cooler temps and also a little rain! I am hopeful that we see more moisture this week and the temps will stay on the cooler side. Come into the shop and take advantage of our end of the season inventory blow out!

Fishing Report

Aug 31, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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Well here we are in September! I don’t have a lot of new fishing information this week. The fishing remains good and will just continue to get better.

Fishing Report

Aug 15, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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Well here we are in the middle of August already. I can’t believe that my kids start school next week! The fishing in our area continues to be good and from here on out will just get better.

Fishing Report

Aug 8, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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Well so far August has been amazing! We are seeing clouds in the sky and temps have cooled a bit. The hopper fishing has been amazing! School is about to start again and things in Island Park will start to slow down. It’s a great time of the year…

Fishing Report

Aug 1, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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August is almost upon us, I am not sure what happened to May, June and July. The days are getting shorter and before you know it the snow will be flying again. We have had some amazing fishing this year and in my opinion the best is still ahead of…

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Jul 22, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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The water has cleaned up on the Henry’s Fork. The Harriman Park stretch is back where it needs to be this time of year. Get your PMDs, spinners, Callibaetis, and did I say beetles? Yes beetles!

Fishing Report

Jul 14, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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Well it continues to be a great summer here in Island Park.

The weather has been mild and the fishing continues to be outstanding!

Fishing Report

Jul 4, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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The Fourth of July weekend is upon us! If I could sum up the fishing in the area for the summer, awesome is the word I would use. The hatches have been consistent and with the exception of a week or so of wind, the weather has also been nice.

Fishing Report

Jun 22, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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​Lots of wind and hot dry weather has made fishing challenging but the best is yet to come. My prediction is that it happen this week.

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Jun 8, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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​We’re into the start of the summer with some great options.

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May 27, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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Memorial Day weekend is upon us! It’s an exciting time for me and I am looking forward to a busy summer! Special thanks to Devan Ence for sharing some of his great photos with us for this report.

Fishing Report

May 20, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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The fishing in May has been amazing to say the least! Consistent hatches of caddis and March Browns have been productive just about everywhere on the Henry’s Fork. The salmonfly hatch has also started up strong on the Lower Henry’s Fork in spite

Fishing Report

May 1, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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I am very excited to announce that spring has made it to Idaho! I love this time of the year! Take a drive through the Snake River Plain and you will smell wet fertile dirt, you will see new born calves playing in green fields.

Fishing Report

Apr 16, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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We apologize for not providing a fishing report last week. Todd Lanning normally does our fishing report but he has been up to his eyeballs receiving inventory in our store for the coming season. This is the time of year when it’s very important…

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Mar 28, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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As I sit here looking out the window guess what? It’s snowing again! This is great news if you were to ask me. My last fishing report I told you all that snow pack was 91% of average…....

Fishing Report

Mar 9, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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Well it’s starting to feel like spring might be on its way! While today it’s snowing in Island Park I know it’s raining south of us and there is ground showing in Idaho Falls, Rigby and Rexburg. I would like to see a couple more feet of snow…

Fishing Report

Feb 10, 2016 | Todd Lanning
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First off let me say sorry for the lack of updated fishing reports! It has been awhile. My excuse is, well I don’t really have one so I apologize and I will be posting more frequently in the future.

Fishing Report

Dec 23, 2015 | Todd Lanning
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The end of 2015 is near and what an epic year we have had at Henrys Fork Anglers. The Fishing throughout the season was great considering less than perfect water conditions. As I watch the snow fly today and look at the snow pac levels I am encouraged…

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Nov 18, 2015 | Todd Lanning
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Well November is here and winter is upon us! Temps have dropped and we have seen a couple of good snow storms. Pray for heavy snow this year, we need it! What a great year we have had at Henrys Fork Anglers! Lots of very happy smiling guest have come…

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Oct 14, 2015 | Todd Lanning
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October is here and man what a great summer it has been! For me personally it was hard to tear myself away from the ranch. I can tell you that after spending so many seasons on the South Fork that never in my life have I had my ass kicked so many times…

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Sep 21, 2015 | Todd Lanning
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Here we are in mid-September already! As I look out the window this morning and watch the rain pour down I wonder what has happened to summer! Morning temps have been in the mid-thirties, bull elk are bugling and the fish are eating. I love this time…

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Sep 2, 2015 | Todd Lanning
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Summer is on its way out already! I can’t believe that it’s the last day of August. The fishing definetly got tough for a little bit. The combination of smoke and dry hot days slowed things down. The good news is that in my mind it’s on the upswing!…

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Aug 14, 2015 | Todd Lanning

Mid-August is quickly approaching and talk about some crazy weather! We have seen everything from Snow and hail to monsoon rain storms! I think if anything it’s helped the fishing.

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Jul 30, 2015 | Mike Lawson
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It’s amazing how fast the summer is going by! Looking back thus far I think the fishing in the Ranch has been great. The big flush is over and the upper river flows have come back down to around 1000 cfs out of island park reservoir. The water…

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Jul 16, 2015 | Mike Lawson
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It’s hard to believe it has been two weeks since our last fishing report. A lot can happen in two weeks. The flow from Island Park Dam increased from just over 1000 cfs to a peak of over 1600 cfs. Now it is back down to 1300 cfs. One benefit from…

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Jul 2, 2015 | Mike Lawson
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My apologies for our dereliction of notice with regard to what has been happening in Henry’s Fork Country since my last fishing report over two weeks ago. Fishing has been so good we haven’t had time to write about it. Time really sails when…

Fishing Report

Jun 12, 2015 | Mike Lawson
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This week the weather has changed very rapidly from cool, cloudy and wet with below normal temperatures to hit, dry and above normal temperatures. The result is a major change in stream flow dynamics. Until a few days ago the biggest complaint from…

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May 31, 2015 | Mike Lawson
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For me the end of May and the start of June just doesn’t get much better. This year the challenge is where to fish. Even rivers that are normally out of sorts this time of year, like the South Fork of the Snake, have been fishing very well. Good…

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May 18, 2015 | Mike Lawson
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Here we go again! The largest of all of the important aquatic insects of the Henry’s Fork, Salmonfly (Pteronarcys californica) started coming out full bore early this past week. About the only thing predictable about the Salmonfly hatch is it is…

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May 9, 2015 | Mike Lawson
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Starting with this we’re going to take a little different approach to our fishing report. It is our objective to post an updated fishing report on a weekly basis throughout the summer season. We’ll move to bi-weekly in the fall and spring and less…

Fishing Report

Apr 20, 2015 | Mike Lawson

We started out with a very good snowpack in January and it has dwindled down to 70% and still dwindling. The spring has been warmer, drier and earlier than normal. Hopefully we can get some…

Fishing Report

Oct 13, 2014 | Mike Lawson

The cottonwoods are golden as I look out across my pasture at the Henry’s Fork above St. Anthony. Most of the leaves have already fallen up the Ashton Hill at Island Park. The coming weeks offer…

Fishing Report

Jul 4, 2014 | Mike Lawson

First off I want to apologize for not keeping our fishing report current. We’ll do better. We’re moving into a strong hot weather pattern which will undoubtedly change fishing conditions. Many of…

Henry’s Fork Anglers Fishing Report

Jun 3, 2014 | Mike Lawson

We have had some very good fishing the past couple of weeks. The weather has been beautiful, and some very nice fish have been caught. I will go through the details of our area below:

Upper…

Fishing Report

May 12, 2014 | Mike Lawson

The weather has been cold and wet for most of the month but the forecast for the upcoming week is favorable. There is a lot of snow in the high country so if the temperatures warm up you can expect…

Fishing Report

Apr 17, 2014 | Mike Lawson

You can really tell that it is spring time here on the Henry’s Fork the swallows have returned for the summer and the Baetis are in the air. Almost all of the snow on the lower river is gone and it…

Fishing Report

Apr 1, 2014 | Mike Lawson

By Andy Jenkins

Spring has arrived here on the Henry’s Fork. The snow is melting in Last Chance and the lower river is ice free and all boat ramps from the warm river to St.…

Winter 2013 / 2014

Dec 7, 2013 | Mike Lawson

Winter has definitely come to Henry’s Fork Country. During the months of December and January it isn’t practical to post a current fishing report. That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of…

Fishing Report

Nov 2, 2013 | Mike Lawson

Here in Island Park the signs of fall are starting to turn to winter. The leaves have fallen off the trees and the snow has begun to fly coating the Caldera with a soft blanket of white. We are…

Fishing Reports

Sep 27, 2013 | Mike Lawson

For the last week, the weather has turned in an instant, from Summer to Fall. In fact, with the Summer and Fall air mixing together, we had a tornado touch down near the Island Park reservior about…

Fishing Report

Sep 16, 2013 | Mike Lawson

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost gone. It was a warm one, that’s for sure but fishing held up…

Fishing Report

Aug 30, 2013 | Mike Lawson

Fishing has picked up in most areas since our last report of August 15th. The weather has moderated from the incessant heat experienced in July and early August. Look for fishing to continue to get…

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Aug 15, 2013 | Mike Lawson

It’s hard to believe that summer is on the wane. So far it has been a great season in spite of the fact that stream flow from the reservoirs has been erratic and high along with near record heat….

Fishing Report

Aug 3, 2013 | Mike Lawson

One of the most common questions during the last few weeks has been, “When will the stream flows go back down to normal?” Less than a week ago the flow through the Box Canyon peaked at almost 2000…

Fishing Report

Jul 19, 2013 | Mike Lawson

We’ve moved into mid-summer fishing conditions. The weather has been unusually warm and dry. The demand for irrigation has peaked on the Henry’s Fork raising flows below the Island Park Dam. Flows…

Fishing Report

Jul 7, 2013 | Mike Lawson

Fishing conditions have changed with the advent of above normal temperatures and changes in stream flows. We’ll miss the big aquatic insects like Salmonflies and Green Drakes. Stream flows are…

Fishing Report

May 24, 2013 | Mike Lawson

We just received the preliminary report from the Idaho Fish & Game Department with their population estimate for the Box Canyon. The trout numbers are simply astounding! There are 6200 trout per mile in the Box Canyon.

April 13, 2013 Fishing Report By: Chris Lawson

Apr 13, 2013 | Mike Lawson

Spring has definately arrived here in Southeast Idaho. When I say that it means that we usually get a week of great weather in the 60's followed by another two weeks of unsettled weather including cold, wind, rain, and snow. With that said,…

Fishing Report

Mar 28, 2013 | Mike Lawson

A lot of stuff has happened since my last fishing report. Mostly I sat in my office with the high temperatures in the upper 30s, wishing I was fishing. In the old days cold weather never slowed me down.

Fishing Report

Mar 13, 2013 | Mike Lawson

We attended the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) on Tuesday night. If that didn’t get you amped up I don’t know what would.

Fishing Report

Feb 13, 2013 | Mike Lawson

I recently read that January was one of the coldest on record since 1949 in Fremont County. Parts of the Henrys Fork iced up. Fall River, a freestone stream, looked like an Alaskan glacier. My only…

Fishing Report

Dec 11, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Don't expect much to change over the next several months with regards to the fishing report. In fact, you really shouldn't call it a report at all due to the lack of anglers actually fishing and…

Fishing Report

Nov 29, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Don't expect much to change over the next several months with regards to the fishing report. In fact, you really shouldn't call it a report at all due to the lack of anglers actually fishing and…

Fishing Report

Nov 5, 2012 | Mike Lawson

By Justin Waters

Well folks, with winter just around the corner this report will be a little repetitive. I would like to thank all the people who have come into the shop and share their fish…

Fishing Report

Oct 22, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Fishing report by Justin

Well first off I would like to say thank you to all the folks that I have seen/met on the river or in the shop this year. What a great year it has been on the fly….

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Oct 3, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Upper Henry’s Fork

As of today we are seeing some cooler weather. We expect to see temperatures in the 50's the rest of the week. Unfortunately, it has not brought too many clouds yet. The cooler…

Fishing Report

Sep 20, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Upper Henry’s Fork

We are still seeing higher temperatures in the mid to high 70's range which has kept the hoppers and terrestrials alive, but we haven’t seen any good Mahogany Dun or Blue Wing…

Fishing Report by Justin Waters

Sep 9, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Upper Henry’s Fork

Kokanee Salmon are still moving upstream from the Island Park Reservoir. Large trout are certain to follow. We’ve had good reports from anglers fishing below the confluence…

Fishing Report

Aug 27, 2012 | Mike Lawson

This week we received some great news from the Henry’s Fork Foundation. A proposal from Pacificorp, the company that manages the Ashton Dam, planned to draw the reservoir down an additional 5 feet to complete their project to rebuild the…

Fishing Report

Aug 9, 2012 | Mike Lawson

This has been a great week. A number of good things happened.

Fishing Report

Jul 30, 2012 | Mike Lawson

The weather has been sunny and warm, and as a result the bright days have kicked on the terrestrial fishing throughout the area. Flies continue to hatch throughout the Last Chance area and the…

Fishing Report

Jul 15, 2012 | Mike Lawson

The moisture and cooler weather has been a welcome relief in recent days. The forecast is for the mild weather to continue during the coming week. This should help the fishing conditions…

Fishing Report

Jul 5, 2012 | Mike Lawson

The prolonged hot dry weather has slowed the fishing on the Henry’s Fork below Ashton. It is always tough when the lower river shuts down. It always produces some of the best fly fishing in the…

Fishing Report

Jun 22, 2012 | Mike Lawson

First off we offer our sincere apology that the fishing report has not been updated since June 3. Hopefully we can redeem ourselves with a glowing report now. There’s a lot of good stuff to report…

Fishing Report

Jun 3, 2012 | Mike Lawson

It’s that time of year again. As we get into the month of June, the best dry fly fishing is about to take place on the Henry’s Fork. The cold days are over and with great water flows, sunny days,...

Fishing Report

May 20, 2012 | Mike Lawson

One word pretty much summarizes the fishing report for the Henry’s Fork… Salmonflies! However……

Fishing Report

May 5, 2012 | Mike Lawson

As I'm writing this report there are snow flurries dancing through the air outside the fly shop, and I find myself thinking, “Man, I wish I was back in the Bahamas.” The past few weeks have been a…

Fishing Report

Apr 19, 2012 | Mike Lawson

We're definitely starting to ramp up efforts around the shop. Spring cleaning has begun and boxes of new merchandise have started pilling up. More anglers are stopping by to renew their fishing…