2020

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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...

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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...