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The Process of Change

For much of the past three years we have fished in the presence of major alteration at one of the more prominent access points on the Henry’s Fork.Whether floating or wading, the sight and...

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The 2020 Season on the Harriman Ranch

Ranch fishing during the year of COVID-19 was productive; however, that was balanced by significant declines in some species of aquatic and terrestrial insects which, as I shall address in detail...

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Brightness in a Dark Year

It has been widely noted that pandemic restricted urban dwellers targeted the outdoors for relief in 2020. Here on the Henry’s Fork, we were on the receiving end of a sizable invasion of...

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Lucky People

In the high elevation of Henry’s Fork country, inconsistent is the only way to describe fall weather. Certainly, there are times when one can be convinced that winter lies far into the distance...

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A Quiet Time

Though gradual in arriving, the warning signs are there. And the vicious cold front invading Island Park in the last week of October came as no surprise to anyone with a meaningful history in this...

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A Ticking Time Bomb

The sizable sediment event effecting the Henry’s Fork below Island Park Dam on September eleven might have become old news if not for the fact that the river has continued to run dirty at that...

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Extremes

To say that August was a month of extremes for the Henry’s Fork fishing community might be an understatement. With release from Island Park Reservoir far above recent maximums, unusually...

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Report 8/10/20

This will be my last report for a while as I make the transition back to Driggs/Victor and teaching. I'll try to make some appearances here and there but probably won't be able to keep this a...

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Love in the time of COVID

Well it was bound to happen...A bar & grill employee has contracted COVID-19 after learning that their hairdresser tested positive. Fortunately, symptoms are minimal at present. We spent several...

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Warm Days on the Henry’s Fork

With the rays of a low angled sun filtering through a shimmering cloud of transparent wings, the day holds promise. You must rise early to catch the Trico spinner fall on placid water coursing...