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Fishing Report

Dec 5, 2011 | Mike Lawson

The temperature in Island Park this morning was -15 degrees Fahrenheit! That’s -26 degrees Celsius for all of our angling friends north of the border. Now that’s cold…

With that being said, little has changed in way of fishing tactics or conditions. However, please be aware of the recent closures to fishing on certain stretches of the river noted below.

Feel free to call the shop for any recommendations if planning on hitting the river or just to talk fishing. We're open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Upper Henry’s Fork – Box Canyon

This section is now open year-round.

Flows have been raised and are holding steady around 600 CFS! We hope and anticipate that this will remain the approximate flow over the duration of the entire winter! This is great news for the upper Henry's Fork and will produce outstanding fishing conditions next summer.

It looks like the boat ramps are still accessible, but that will soon change with the next storm that brings any snowfall. If wanting to float, give us a call first and we can go check the ramps.

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 eggs.

Remember that we 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.

It looks like the boat ramps are still accessible, but that will soon change with the next storm that brings any snowfall. If wanting to float, give us a call first and we can check the ramps.

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 eggs.

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.

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 and open year-round with catch and release policies now in effect December 1st 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. The season on Henry’s Lake has been extended through January 1st. If ice fishing is what you’re into then have fun and don’t fall through the ice.

South Fork of the Snake

Flows are around 4,000 CFS which is more than double the average flow this time of the year.

We’ve heard that the boat ramps are still accessible, but that will soon change with the next storm that brings any snowfall.

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

Yellowstone National Park

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