Tuesday, May 31, 2011
They Call Him...MR. Whitefish!
Ok...there you have it...it's not a disgrace to catch a Whitefish...Now, about "The Box" Canyon...there is much more to this amazing fishery than finding a Whitefish! Haha. Below Island Park Reservoir the Henry's Fork flows into the famed "Box Canyon". This short 3 1/2 -4 mile stretch of river produces some of the best fishing you will find anywhere on the river. You will find trophy size rainbows and brown trout. This fast flowing section is primarily nymphing water due to an abundant food supply consisting primarily of stonefly nymphs. Oh, you know that is my favorite type of fly fishing! Then, there is the beauty of the Targhee National Forest and the many lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir. This is not the typical waters of the Henry's Fork of the Snake...You will see rapids, pocket water, swift, rocky flats and fast, boulder-filled runs. If you want the famous dry fly fishing...that will be a few miles down river.
Posted by THE RIVER DAMSEL at 10:03 PM