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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...

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Report 7/27/20

From Jamie at HFF: "Outflow from Island Park Dam is being decreased this morning (7/27) in two, ~100 cfs increments to a new estimated outflow of ~1,150 cfs. The stream gage is still reading a bit...

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Report 7/20/20

1680 cfs. Yes, 1680. There's a lot of water moving out back at this writing. We should only have a few days left at this level, and it's anticipated that this will be max outflow for the remainder of...

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Report 7/13/20

Bad news first. We didn't get the hopeful 1200 cfs max out of Island Park Reservoir last week. Flows are currently running at about 1550 cfs. Here's a quick note from the Foundation: "Outflow...

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Report 7/7/20

Summer has arrived here in Island Park -- finally. While the cooler temps and clouds were great for fishing, it's been nice to see the sun. (We'll probably be praying for clouds and rain in a week or...

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Escape to the Water

As a year-round resident of the Henry’s Fork, I am given opportunity to access its riches in all seasons. Because there is more to existence than fishing, the quality of life in this remote...

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Report 6/30/20

It's been a wild weather week here on the caldera. Started out sunny and warm with highs near 80, and it's currently 40 degrees and raining at high noon. It does NOT feel like July out there, but...

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Report 6/23/20

Another successful Ranch Opener has come and gone. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to host our annual hog roast and band thanks to Covid, but were still able to catch up with old friends on the back...

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Salmonflies

While the Henry’s Fork offers plenty of spring fishing opportunities in the form of midges, baetis, caddis, and rithrogenia, it is the annual emergence of the Pteronarcys californica, aka the giant...