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Re: [curt69] Henry's In reply to
You can't drive into the Outlet. There is a 4 ' drift of snow at the top . So that only leaves State Park . We were there yesterday and it is not safe .Be safe out there . I am going home for thanksgiving Monday won't be back up till next Saturday . I will start post conditions again after that .
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Sounds good? Even though I'm two weeks out. Later J
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Re: [curt69] Henry's In reply to
Guess we’ll have to walk around into the outlet. Sucks but we’ll do what it takes.
Just one more brookie........
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Today there is 4.5 inches at State Park . It rained for two days and then got cold last night. I don't want too hear any crap about sharing to much information. I have caught enough fish in my life and just want to be helpful ..
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Re: [curt69] Henry's In reply to
You're awesome and very helpful. Thanks for the information!

Happy Thanksgiving and be safe out there.
(This post was edited by Irish_Miner on Nov 18, 2017, 4:24 PM)
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Re: [curt69] Henry's In reply to
Curt, you are awesome! Thank you so much for the info and you would be a welcome addition to our group next Friday-Monday if you are up there.
Just one more brookie........
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Thanks Curt you're a rock star.... still won't be coming until the first of December, but good to know it should be safe enough by then to bring the sleds... Thanks for the report... J
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Thanks , I just try to help people catch fish . Some of the PM's I get are very hurtful. They think they own the lake and want it all to themselves
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Re: [curt69] Henry's In reply to
I understand, Curt. I get the same thing with the Boulder here in Utah. Henry’s Lake is indeed a very special place. A special place that does not get negatively impacted buy a very short ice fishing season. I very much appreciate the wonderful 3 days I go to Henry’s to persue brook trout through the ice. I keep very few fish and respect the resource. I thank you for your honest and transparent report on ice conditions.
Just one more brookie........
(This post was edited by brookieguy1 on Nov 18, 2017, 11:00 PM)
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brookieguy1 wrote:
I understand, Curt. I get the same thing with the Boulder here in Utah. Henry’s Lake is indeed a very special place. A special place that does not get negatively impacted buy a very short ice fishing season. I very much appreciate the wonderful 3 days I go to Henry’s to persue brook trout through the ice. I keep very few fish and respect the resource. I thank you for your honest and transparent report on ice conditions.
5 days ago we had 2.5 inches of safe ice . My brother caught 9 fish in one hour . Two 19" Brookies and a 6.5 pound hybrid . The some small ones . I have several friends that live in Utah . I would hate for them to drive this far and not find safe ice .
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curt69 wrote:
Thanks , I just try to help people catch fish . Some of the PM's I get are very hurtful. They think they own the lake and want it all to themselves

Haters going to hate but we don't have to change who we are for them! Big respect my friend!
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I'm sorry Curt I know there are some that feel that way about things, they seem to not only ruin it for others, but also for themselves as they are always worried of what others are doing. Thanks for being willing to help, it's much appreciated later Jeff
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Nice one caught today .
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Incredible brook trout! That’s what I’m after. PM sent.
Just one more brookie........
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Re: [curt69] Henry's In reply to
Nice fish, and thank you for the reports. Looks like we're in for a warm spell, hopefully the ice holds until I can get up there.


"Hawk. Goin' for the Musselshell. Take me a week's ridin', and he'll be there in... hell, he's there already." -Jeremiah Johnson
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Re: [curt69] Henry's In reply to
I just watched a video of 4 " of water on top of the ice on facebook. It is not getting below freezing even at night . Be careful out there .
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Thanks for updates Curt just saw picture on my wifes face book of open water on the fish and game page haven't had time to head that way this year yet hope to get there soon
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Hi guys fished Henry's yesterday and two hours today. The conditions are deteriorating fast. There is an inch of water over most of the lake that is eating ice. I found sagging pockets of three inches of standiing water. The places I fished had between 2-4" of ice but the top layer is punk ice and going fast.

I did not check the South shore or State Park area.

If you do decide to go take all safety precautions including a raft and waders as it is 40 degrees right now as I head home.

Hope for colder weather soon. Not trying to scare people off just concerned things are getting bad fast. Be careful out there The ice is unpredictable right now.

Windriver
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Re: [windriver] Henry's In reply to
Fished Henry's today. Fishing was spotty but the quality of fish is good. Ice as has been reported is not too good. I never felt unsafe today but I worry some for the next 2 days. I plan on giving it a go but as had been mentioned, take all precautions. It's really wet but with water proof boots or waders it's not a problem.

Something I wish I had all day were some ice cleats. They would have come in really handy.

Had my best luck with minnows but caught them on powerbait and crawlers. Jigging helped a lot today. 1/16 size jig. White or chartreuse.

Good luck!
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Re: [BMURR] Henry's In reply to
Thanks for the advice. Be up tomorrow hoping for three “safe” days. Too much invested with time off and cabin rental. It’s now or never.
Just one more brookie........
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Bring some long rods. You might be able to fish some open water . Any place there is a creek coming in . Or Staily Springs .
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Yesterday we set up in the dark and had a bunch of fish hitting at the crack of dawn. It died completely ay 9:00 until 1:00 then we had steady fishing until 4:00 when it died again.

This morning it was crazy good from crack of dawn until 8:30 when it shut off so we went home for Thanksgiving.

We were using small ice flies tipped with mealworms on jawjackers and jigging rods with paddlebugs. Mealworms worked better than nightcrawlers on the paddlebugs for me.

I might get back on Sat. for a couple hours. Let us know how ice is holding up.
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Ice is holding up pretty good. There wasn't any standing water on the lake today which made for the slickest conditions I've ever experienced. It added to the fun.

Fishing was slow for me today. I did manage a few brookies which was a pleasant addition. They had wonderful colors. (Sorry for not having pics). Usually the brooks I've caught here in years past were not a bright and colorful.

Jigging is still helping the bite. At times it seems like the only way to get a bite.

I did have a big fish come grab a Swedish pimple today in about 4 feet of water. I watched the whole thing down my hole. I hooked him, he gave a few head shakes and then got off. He knocked my crawler off in the commotion. He then turned right back around and grabbed the free floating crawler and disappeared. It's not often for me to see a previously hooked fish immediately come back for more action. Good memory other than the not catching it part.
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No Brookies for me this morning (Sat.). We had an awesome morning until 8:05 when they turned off. Probably for the best since we had a family event we had to leave for. best we came in before sunrise. The ice was really bad, but at least no water on top because it froze last night.
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Pic 4 shows you guys are on some pretty thin ice! Surprised
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