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Henry's Fork Lodge
Henry's Fork Lodge
Henry's Fork Lodge
Henry's Fork Lodge
Henry's Fork Lodge
Henry's Fork Lodge
Henry's Fork Lodge
Henry's Fork Lodge
Henry's Fork Lodge
Henry's Fork Lodge
Henry's Fork Lodge
Henry's Fork Lodge

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    Late May to early October.
  • The 2017 daily/nightly rate is $540 per person based on double occupancy. There is a 6 night stay special at $2900 per person, which is 10% off. Guided fishing is usually arranged with Henry's Fork Anglers and their seasoned staff. The rate is $550-$575 per day for 2 anglers
  • Number of guests

    The lodge takes 28 guests. Not everyone fishes, but if they chose to there are certainly more than enough top guides at Henry's Fork Anglers and Trout Hunter.
  • Species:
    • Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat

Henry's Fork Lodge

United States >> Idaho >> Island Park
Fishing and Species
Anytime you’re able to get away from Memorial Day through October is a good time to visit the Henry’s Fork and surrounding waters. Unlike so many other waters, you’ll find good dry fly fishing throughout the season. They don’t suffer the midsummer “doldrums” that affect streams, particularly in the east. The Henry’s Fork behind the Lodge runs clear all season and offers excellent dry fly fishing pretty much every day. The Henry’s Fork/Yellowstone area offers an abundance and variety of waters – everything from large rivers or small creeks, spring-fed or freestone streams, lakes or ponds. Because of this diversity, some waters will be fishing well regardless of the month you choose to come. As a general guide to the season, Memorial Day through July 15 is prime time for the Henry’s Fork, Firehole and Madison in the Park and is the season of the famous hatches—green drake, brown drake, gray drake and salmonfly—and the most anglers. July 15 to September 15 is prime time for the lower Madison, the Yellowstone, Lamar and Slough Creek in the Park and most of the lakes. September 15 to the end of October is the time all the waters become good, the crowds go home, the wildlife gathers, but the weather is cooler.

Henry’s Fork Lodge is more than the sum of its parts 1 – Location, in the middle the best trout fishing in the US, 2 – the lodge buildings and the sense of place, 3 – The hospitality and personal service, 4 – Outstanding food that you look forward to while fishing.

The idea for Henry’s Fork Lodge came from the owner’s passion for fly fishing the area, beginning in the 1960’s. It was designed by award-winning architect Joseph Esherick. Mountain buildings were one of his specialties, and because he was also an avid flyfisherman, he built in all the special features that anglers appreciate. There are 6 rooms in the main lodge, including two deluxe suites with fireplace and big views of the Henry’s Fork. The eight cottage suites all have separate bedrooms and sitting rooms with fireplaces. The Lodge’s decor and spaces are highly distinctive, featuring wood paneling, antique furniture and oriental carpets.

Whether it’s a hearty breakfast, a gourmet picnic lunch, or an elegant dinner, their restaurant has a reputation for having the finest cuisine in the Yellowstone area. Chef Paden Skaggs trained and worked with outstanding chefs in California. He brings together the freshest ingredients with the finest in continental tradition. The result is meals that satisfy your appetite and please the most discriminating palate. The menu changes daily to reflect what’s fresh and in season. Meal times are adjusted to “match the hatch,” so you never have to choose between dinner and the evening rise. After casting to rising trout, my best memory is dining outside on the deck on a warm summer evening and watching a moose eating dinner at the same time from the river.

Henry’s Fork
The Henry Fork offers 50 miles of highly varied water. The spring creek sections of Harriman Park and the fast water of the Box Canyon are world famous, but guides can show you lesser-known downstream sections that will open your eyes. This river offers the ultimate challenge to sophisticated anglers and also is very productive for inexperienced fly fishers. It can be fished both by wading and floating in a drift boat. The Henry’s Fork is spring fed and its flows are moderated by a reservoir, so it runs clear throughout the season. You can see rising rainbows and walk down to fish them right behind the lodge.

The Madison
The Madison originates in Yellowstone from the confluence of the Gibbon and Firehole Rivers. In the Park, it has the quiet character of a spring creek, and you may be accompanied by bison, elk or swans as you wade for browns and rainbows. Outside the Park, the river flows for more than 40 miles of boisterous nonstop riffles and runs offering great dry fly and nymph fishing, either from a boat or by wading. The Madison fishes best in the heart of summer, when prolific caddis hatches and an abundance of terrestrials like hoppers and ants draw the fish to the surface and to dry flies. It’s a big river in big, magnificent country—the epitome of Big Sky country.

The Yellowstone
One of the last great strongholds of the Yellowstone cutthroat, the native fish of our area of the Rockies. The Yellowstone’s fish, wildlife and scenery are a grand spectacle. All the fish are 16-20? and can often be seen by the dozens in the water around you. They are naive in early season, but wise up as the season goes on. They are eager risers, so a hatch will almost always bring them up in the flat water of the fishable areas of the river. It’s definitely worth a trip through the Park whether or not you are fishing.

The Firehole and Gibbon
These two small to medium-sized rivers in Yellowstone Park are largely spring fed and flow together to form the Madison. Influenced by geysers and hot springs, they fish well with dry flies early and late in the season. You will fish near bison and elk, steam vents and geysers. Wading is easy and short casts are all you need.

Gallatin
This midsize river flows along the road to Bozeman and offers cutthroat in its upper section in Yellowstone Park, rainbows in the middle canyon section and browns in the lower valley section. The Gallatin offers good nontechnical fishing so it’s a great place to wade in and learn.

Slough Creek and the Lamar River
Two cutthroat streams—Slough Creek and the Lamar River—are located in the beautiful north country of the Park, and also offer excellent fishing for rainbows near their confluence.

For those who like to walk to better fishing, Slough’s upper meadows and the Lamar’s tributaries offer a great combination of hiking and fishing. There’s lots of wildlife, too, and many people have reported seeing wolves here.

The South Fork of the Snake
Some guides can take you on day trips to the South Fork, a huge river south of the Lodge that offers prolific and eager cutthroats along with some large browns. August, September and October are the most dependable months. Boats are essential, though some fishing can be done by wading the mid-river riffles and islands.

Hebgen Lake
Hebgen Lake is home of the “gulpers,” rainbows and browns that cruise the surface gobbling mayflies on summer mornings. You can use float tubes and canoes here for a stealthy approach. We like to fish Hebgen with dries until midday, then go to a river for a different experience in the afternoon.

Henry’s Lake
Henry’s Lake is the best and most famous fly fishing lake in Idaho and home to the state record brookie. You can fish for big brookies in the fall and rainbow-cutthroat hybrids up to 6-7 lbs. on sinking lines.