Huntsman Springs Fly Fishing Timetable
Season Opener: May 21
Huntsman Springs, in conjunction with Teton Valley Lodge, will be booking fly fishing float trips on the rivers in Southeastern Idaho, as well as conducting fly casting and fishing lessons on our world class ponds beginning May 21. Irrespective of our recommendations below, our ponds are always incredible fishing.
Salmon flies out all over the Henry’s Fork with dry fly and wet fly action hot and heavy. Most stretches will be fishing great with Huge Fish hitting the surface. This will last into late June.
Small dries mix with the salmon flies to make fishing even better. The flat water on the Henry’s Fork will be fantastic coupled with the salmon flies in the fast water making for the best of both worlds.
The South Fork salmon flies start to hatch on the lower river. The Narrows starts to fish well with salmon flies on the upper and lower sections. The Upper Teton hatches begin with green drakes and PMDs. The Henry’s Fork is still fishing great; the lower river drake hatches begin, the canyon sections fish well with golden stones and nymphs and the upper waters, including Railroad Ranch, have every kind of mayfly hatching.
Salmon fly hatch takes over on the South Fork. The riffles are full of fish eating small mayflies and several boats catch fish in the numbers of 70 to 100. The Narrows also are filled with adult golden stones. The entire Teton fishes well on these large dries. Wade trips are great this time of year. The Henry’s Fork still fishes well, mostly in the canyon section with large dries and droppers as well as the flat water, for huge rainbows.
Hopper city. The South Fork and Narrows of the Teton are filled with large hoppers. The infamous chernobyl ant along with other hopper and large attractor patterns are fished to produce large numbers and large fish. The Narrows are very accessible to wading. The canyon sections of the Henry’s Fork turn out 50 to 100 fish days regularly as well as great ant hatches on the flat water. Upper Teton fishing like it should, big bows and big cutts on anything from small dries to big hoppers.
September 1- November 30
The Teton River produces huge fish on small dries. This is the famous Grey Drake Hatch. The Henry’s Fork still produces high numbers of fish with large fish caught in the flat water. Hoppers are still thick on the South Fork and Narrows.