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Report June 29, 2019

The other night my wife and I decided to try a little evening fishing at one of our favorite spots in the Last Chance area. We arrived at the river around 7 pm and were surprised that no one else was...

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The Vagaries of Mountain Weather

In Island Park, Idaho, there is little uncommon about morning frost and snow on the Henry’s Fork, unless it occurs on June twenty first. This was the weather that greeted the first day of summer...

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Report June 14, 2019

This past weekend saw our weather change drastically. Day time high temperatures dropped from the 60’s and 70’s to the 40’s and low 50’s. Nighttime temps were at or near freezing. Along...

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Ranch Opener - a History

Ranch Opener PartyFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchThis article is about the party. For other uses, see www.trouthunt.com (self promotion)Ranch Opener Party...

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The Fishing that Never Was

I usually start my fishing reports with a story about some fishing experience I had during the prior week. Last week I thought I would drive over to Yellowstone Park for the opener on the Firehole...

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Waiting for Salmon Flies

On a river largely defined by its diverse population of aquatic insects, the giant Salmon Fly hatch ranks near or at the top of the most anticipated events on the Henry’s Fork.It is widely known...

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Spring Creek Getaway

This past weekend Minori, Yogi and I headed north to the Paradise Valley just south of Livingston, Montana. We spent a couple of days at Nelson’s Spring Creek Ranch. We stayed at the lodge and...

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Life on the Lower Fork

Although it bears only one name, the Henry’s Fork could be several different rivers over the first fifty miles of its length. This applies especially to the distinctive fisheries that exist...

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Spring Thaw

Fishing around the area over the past couple of weeks could be described as marginal at best. The reason is due to river/water and weather conditions. We have been in the middle of low to...

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A Cautious Look Forward

In some years, weather conditions in late winter and early spring will allow our local waters to reveal tangible information that will support a degree of confidence in predictions pertaining to...