Henrys Fork Fishing Report – (9.29.23)
Lower River: Water quality is still in great shape for the early fall season with the recent cooler nights! Early mornings and late evening periods will transition to mid-day periods for the most bug and fish activity. There is allot of moss and vegetation in the lower river this time of year. Mahoganies and BWOs are going to be your go-to hatches for fall but don’t forget about Hoppers and Terrestrials! Sunny bright days can bring on some great big bug dry fly fishing
Upper river: Flows have been decreased to 485 cfs. Lower flows are consolidating the fish in prime holding water. Double nymph rigs in the Box Canyon are the way to go this time of year and be sure to adjust your weight for different depths and runs. Try smaller Tungsten tactical jigs, other jig styled nymphs, zebra midges and technical tailwater fare – keep your flies low, slow and in the zone. Don’t be scared to try a dry dropper rig with a Hopper imitation. The Ranch is open and fishing well – especially with the cooler weather! Be on the lookout for BWOs, Mahoganies, leftover Caddis and some Tricos. Have all the life stages – cripples, emergers, duns and spinners. Don’t forget about a the terrestrial action with smaller hopper, honey ants and beetles during the windy sunny afternoons. Have patience, long leaders and light tippets to make it happen.
Henry’s Fork Fishing Resources:
Henry’s Fork Shuttles – Yellow Sally Shuttles – (208)-821-0906