Henry's Fork of the Snake River - Lower (Below Ashton Reservoir), Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Henry's Fork of the Snake River, ID
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Henry's Fork of the Snake River - Lower (Below Ashton Reservoir), Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Look for fish rising early and later in the day. During the mid day heat, try running nymphs through deeper pockets of water or a dry dropper rig on the banks. Golden stones tight to the bank without any other trailer fly can also produce a nice big brown or rainbow!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Henry's Fork of the Snake River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Three Rivers Ranch

Water flow: 1940 cfs

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Early morning/Late evening

Best stretch: Ora Bridge, Vernon Bridge, Chester Dam, Del Rio

Best access point: Ora Bridge (West of Ashton), Vernon Bridge, Chester Dam, or Fun Farm Bridge.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Golden Stone, PMD, Caddis

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: May-Oct)

Nearest airport: Idaho Falls Airport (IDA)

Lower Henry's Fork Description

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 ...

Techniques & Tips

Fishing from a drift boat is our preferred method of fishing on the lower Henry's Fork. However it is one of the best wade fishing rivers around. Try fishing a larger dry fly followed by a smaller dry fly. If they are not keyed in on the Dry flies, try substituting out the smaller dry fly for a weighted nymph. The dry dropper rig can be incredibly effective.

7-Day Forecast

Warm temperatures are here to stay. We have a clear forecast with highs into the 80's in the foreseeable future. Fishing will be most productive early in the morning or late in the afternoon as the sun is not beating down on the fish/water. Look for spent bugs on the water and fish sipping them.


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