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

Henry's Fork of the Snake River - ID

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

45

Three Rivers Ranch's Tip of the Week

With typical spring weather ahead (warm one minute to blowing snow the next) plan on bringing your dry fly rod and nymph/streamer rod to be ready for whatever the weather throws at you.

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Map of Henry's Fork of the Snake River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

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Three Rivers Ranch

5-Day Outlook as of 5/5/21

Look for fish feeding in slow foamy water. A Griffith Gnat followed by a smaller single midge pattern or a BWO emerger will get the job done. If they're heavy on the BWO flies try a single fly for the best presentation.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/5/21

Look for rising fish eating adult or emerging midge and BWO flies. If there is nothing happening there, nymph or streamer fishing can be extremely productive. We are in transition from sub surface season to dry fly season so getting down and dirty with an indicator/euro style rig can still produce your best numbers and some great quality rainbow and brown trout.

Current Conditions as of 5/5/21

Look for fish feeding in slow foamy water. A Griffith Gnat followed by a smaller single midge pattern or a BWO emerger will get the job done. If they're heavy on the BWO flies try a single fly for the best presentation.

Local Species Available Year Round (Prime: May-Oct)

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    Trout

Three Rivers Ranch's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
I Can See It Midge Fly Black, Brown 18,20,22
Griffith's Gnat Black/Peacock 18,20,22
Blue Wing Olive Parachute BWO 16,18
Sparkle Dun BWO 16,18
Wooly Bugger Black, White, Brown, 2,4,6,8,10
Tunghead Pheasant Tail Jig Natural 14,16,18
Bead Head Brassie™ Black, Red, Olive 14,16,18

I Can See It Midge Fly

These midge flies are just what the optician ordered when it matters most.

Three Rivers Ranch's Recommended Gear

Description: About Henry's Fork of the Snake River

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 it's 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, caddisflies and other aquatic insects can be found throughout it's length. Fisherman travel from around the world to fish the salmonfly 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 dryfly conditions in North America. Prime fishing time is usually late May thru late October, but much of the river is open year around, and possibities for good fishing can occur 365 days a year.

Nearest Airport:

Idaho Falls Airport (IDA)

Hatches:

Midge, BWO

Best Time to Fish:

all day

Best Stretch:

Ora Bridge, Vernon Bridge, Chester Dam, Del Rio

Best Access:

Ora Bridge (West of Ashton), Vernon Bridge, Chester Dam, or Fun Farm Bridge.