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|Three Rivers Ranch|
Water flow: 694 CFS
Visibility: 30 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Late morning through late evening.
Best stretch: Harriman State Park, Warm River to Ashton, Box Canyon.
Best access point: Warm River, Box Canyon, Harriman State Park.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Midge, Nymphs, Streamers
Fish species: Trout
Fishing season: Year Round
Nearest airport: Idaho Falls Airport (IDA)
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
The North Fork of the Snake river, better known as the world famous Henry's Fork is a river of diversity. From a small stream at it's headwaters near the Mt/Id border, it quickly becomes a full sized river with the meeting of the millions of gallons of water a day, emerging from Big Springs. Tail water sections, broad flats, isolated canyons, plunging waterfalls and long riffles flowing through farmlands all ...
can be found during a day's fishing on this beautiful river and its tributaries.
Rainbow trout make up the majority of the trout population, but brook trout, cutthroat, hybrids and browns, including a new state record caught in 2007 that weighed an amazing 27.3 pounds can also be found.
The river is very fertile, and rich in insect diversity, Various species of stoneflies, mayflies, caddis flies and other aquatic insects can be found throughout it's length. Fisherman travel from around the world to fish the salmon fly hatch and spend time casting to the ultra-selective trout that call the Railroad Ranch section home. At times these hatches can provide some of the finest and most exciting dryly conditions in North America.
Prime fishing time is usually late May thru late October, but much of the river is open year around, and possibilities for good fishing can occur 365 days a year.
Investing time in throwing streamers can result in some great fish. Getting streamers low in the water column will be key.
Check the forecast before heading out. Dress in Layers & stay warm. Call our Ashton Fly Shop for a shuttle - (208) 652-3008