The Henry's Fork of the Snake River
Just 30 miles north of Huntsman Springs is the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River.
This river originates at Big Springs in Island Park, Idaho, flows through deep and fast canyons, meandering along pasture ground until converging with the South Fork of the Snake River southwest of Rexburg, Idaho to become the main Snake River. It has become known as one of the great fly fishing rivers in the world. The fish are Rainbow/Cutthroat (Hybrids) or Pure Rainbows on the upper river. You add Browns to the mix when you fish below Mesa Falls. The entire river is a Dry Fly Paradise. There is no river in the world that has a better reputation for dry fly fishing than the Henry’s Fork. Fishermen who want the chance at a giant rainbow on a dry fly flock to this river each spring when the Salmon Flies begin to hatch. Some of the largest dry fly eating trout in the U.S. are found in this river. Dedicated anglers show up every May or early June to lay a dry fly over these giants. This is truly one of the best times of the year to catch a monster trout on a dry fly. This unique fishing occurs when the salmon flies hatch up and down the river beginning in mid-May. This fabulous hatch continues through the 15th of June. Along with the salmon flies, a surplus of golden stones and mayflies are out as well. All of these hatches mean one thing -- big fish!
As well as being famous for large fish, there are times when the rainbow trout go nuts on the Henry’s Fork. It’s not uncommon to land 75 to 100 fish a day on the right sections of this river with the right fly pattern. The non-stop action of the fishing combined with the extraordinary beauty of the river make any day on the Henry’s Fork special.
At Huntsman Springs, we invite you to make arrangements now to fish the Henry’s Fork of the Snake.