Whiskey Creek Fly Fishing

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Change you can’t believe in

January 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

When you have a good thing, any event that changes the status quo makes us nervous. A change appears to be coming to the management of Idaho’s Harriman State Park.  Of course, I don’t need to inform you kind readers that the Henry’s Fork flows through Harriman State Park, and this is the storied section [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Fly Fishing · River Keepers

Most get skunked, but still don’t want stockers

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments

An angler survey conducted last year at Harriman State Park in Idaho shows that most of the anglers were unsuccessful the day they were surveyed. However, when asked if they wanted to supplement the Ranch with stocked trout, the vast majority disagreed, preferring to keep the Ranch a wild trout fishery.

The angler survey was conducted [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Fly Fishing · River Keepers

Raising Pinkies for Trout

April 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Last night, the Henry’s Fork Foundation hosted a reception in San Francisco, overlooking the bay. The evening was informative, entertaining, and delicious – part celebration of the 25 years of conservation and part fund-raiser.
The Henry’s Fork Foundation was founded 25 years ago, in response to plans to harvest hydro-electric power from the Mesa Falls section [...]

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Henry’s Fork Brown Trout Migration

January 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Henry’s Fork Foundation has performed many trout migration/mobility studies using radio telemetry in the upper portion of the river. A new telemetry study is underway in the lower portion (below the Chester diversion dam).  This study is concentrating on brown trout.
Twenty-four brown trout, ranging between 14 and 24 inches were caught with electro-fishing and instrumented [...]

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Tags: Conservation