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Fishing Report

Feb 2, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Little has changed in way of fishing tactics or conditions.

Feel free to call the shop for any recommendations if planning on hitting the river or just to talk fishing…it’s kind of boring for us around the shop this time of year.

We're open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Upper Henry’s Fork – Box Canyon

This section is open year-round.

Flows are still holding steady above 500 CFS! Island Park Reservoir is just over 80 percent full which is still outstanding.

Flies to use in the Box Canyon will remain the same over the course of next several months including Baetis nymphs, zebra midges, small rubberlegs, and egg patterns.

This section is now only accessible using snowshoes or a snowmobile if wanting to drag your drift boat in and out. Please be careful if accessing the river. Combining the difficult access with frigid air and water temperatures are a good way for hypothermia to set in if anyone goes for a swim.

Remember that we do rent snowshoes for anyone looking for a little adventure. The Box Canyon is absolutely stunning during the winter and chances are that you’ll have complete solitude while on the river.

Upper Henry’s Fork – Last Chance & Harriman Ranch to Riverside Campground

Harriman State Park is now closed to fishing and will open on June 15th.

Middle Henry’s Fork – Riverside Campground to the Ashton Dam

The section of river from Warm River to Ashton is open year-round.

Once again, the flies to use will remain the same over the course of next several months including Baetis nymphs, zebra midges, small rubberlegs, and egg patterns.

Lower Henry’s Fork – Ashton Dam to St. Anthony

The river is closed to fishing from the Ashton Dam down to the Vernon Bridge. This section will open to fishing on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

The river below Vernon Bridge is open to fishing and we've had reports of good midge fishing when air temperatures are high enough in the afternoons.

Lower Henry’s Fork – St. Anthony to Confluence

Flies to use include Baetis nymphs, zebra midges, small rubberlegs, and eggs.

Henry’s Fork Tributaries

Warm River and Fall River are open year-round with catch and release policies now in effect through the Friday before Memorial Day weekend.

Madison River

Flies to use include Baetis nymphs, zebra midges, small rubberlegs, and eggs.

Area Lakes

All lakes are now iced over. We don’t know anything about ice fishing.

South Fork of the Snake

Flows are still holding steady around 3,000 CFS! Palisades Reservoir is just over 85 percent full which is still outstanding.

Flies to use include Baetis nymphs, zebra midges, small rubberlegs, and eggs. There has also been reports of good midge fishing around the Heise Bridge area.

Yellowstone National Park

Closed to fishing. Will open on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.