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

Henry's Fork of the Snake River - ID

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

61

Three Rivers Ranch's Tip of the Week

Look for a feeding fish before you make your cast. Think of a spot and stalk. Find the fish. Figure out what it's eating. Then present your fly. A PMD or Caddis has been working great!

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Map of Henry's Fork of the Snake River

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Tidal Conditions

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5-Day Outlook as of 6/7/21

We should continue to see great PMD hatches starting in the mornings and hatching through mid afternoon. Caddis have been thick in the evenings. Keep an eye out for green drakes as they should be getting close!

Techniques & Tips as of 6/7/21

Head to the water ready to look for feeding fish. Blind casting, or casting over water that your not sure has fish in it, may result in spooking trout. Find the feeding fish and make your best presentation.

Current Conditions as of 6/7/21

We should continue to see great PMD hatches starting in the mornings and hatching through mid afternoon. Caddis have been thick in the evenings. Keep an eye out for green drakes as they should be getting close!

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

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Three Rivers Ranch's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Sparkle Dun PMD 16,18,
Rosenbauer's CDC Rabbits Foot Emerger PMD 16,18
Elk Wing Caddis Brown, Black 14,16,18
CDC Emerging Caddis Black, Brown 14,16,18
Wooly Bugger Black, White, Brown, 2,4,6,8,10
Rusty Spinner rusty 14,16,18
Bead Head Soft Hackle Caddis Pupa Fly Black/Green 14,16,18

Sparkle Dun

A must-have in every box of trout flies

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:

PMD, Caddis, Green Drake

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.