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The fishing is picking up with cold temperatures . Fished off the bank and did OK . Better than it has been most of the summer .
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Re: [curt69] Henry's In reply to
Thx for the report, heard there were a lot of boats there today but hadn't heard how they did. Hope to hit it next weekend.
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It was cold at 7:30 when I brushed the ice off part of my pontoon to start fishing. It was 22 degrees, but the fish were already feeding and I needed to be off the lake by 1:30. Within 5 minutes I had released my first fish. After that it took well over an hour to hook up again. The last 1 1/2 hours rocked. It was fish on every 10 to 15 minutes. The best part of the day was the banter between about five veterans of the lake at the mouth of Duck Creek talking about what the Fish and Game officer told one earlier on. He claimed that the officer said, according to the regulations, that once you caught and released two fish you were done for the day. I thought that they were going to charge me for the entertainment that went along with that conversation. It was hilarious!!! I heard great news today from a good friend who has fished Henry's Lake for four decades. He said that the old biologist who thought big fish were more important than many fish was coming back to manage the lake. Hope that is true! Saturday was the best weather I have had at Henry's over the past 4 years, even when starting at 22 degrees.
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Re: [truchas_ole] Henry's In reply to
It is true Damon is back . Jessica has been transfered to the Salmon district . Hopefully they will turn it back into a trophy lake . I wish they would stop planting so many cutthroughts . They don't fight like the Hybrids or the Brookies .
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I hope they go for quality of quantity. I gave up my yearly trip to Henry's after the average size continued to decrease. Maybe I will return in a few years.
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I agree with you. We still make a trip every year because it is so beautiful and Yellowstone is so close, but this year we did maybe two days on the lake and 3 days on the rivers.
I agree the Brookies hit like a freight train and have straightened many a hooks, but the Cutt and Hybrid fight the same to me lb for lb. Just that the Hybrid will get bigger.



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Re: [flygoddess] Henry's In reply to
Damon's coming back? Man I love hearing that news!!!
Just one more brookie........
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Re: [brookieguy1] Henry's In reply to
Better yet, he is back.Smile



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Re: [flygoddess] Henry's In reply to
YESSS!!!! I can breath now.
Just one more brookie........
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Re: [brookieguy1] Henry's In reply to
I know, right!



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Re: [curt69] Henry's In reply to
Pleasant temps and light winds predicted for Sat. so we'll be giving Henry's a try and let you 'all know how it goes.
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Maybe he will give ice fishermen another couple months on the ice season.
One can only hope.




Ouzel
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Last year during ice fishing season the weather sucked . There was only about 10 days when the wind didn't blow 25 + miles per hour .
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Re: [curt69] Henry's In reply to
Wind blows in the summer and fall tooLaugh
I hope they go back to end of Nov. for ice fishing.Smile
All this crap started when they extended.
Either close earlier, or just open year round.Wink



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Re: [flygoddess] Henry's In reply to
Of course I hope they open it all year . I don't like fishing it open water . I live in Island Park from May 20 thru the middle of January . So far this year I have fished it 4 times . This has been the strangest year I have ever seen . On August 26 the lake temperature was 58 degrees . Normally it is in the mid 70 .
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Stirring the pot Wink.Likely too much to ask to let ice fishermen have 3-1/2 months to pursue their interest, when the fly fishermen and leech and hardware draggers have 5-1/2 to pursue theirs? Given that the lake goes hard by 15-Nov?

Maybe they are jealous that we can drag a sleigh by foot or snowbuggy to our fishing spots and they have to go by boat or rubber duckie?

FWIW, I have fished Henry's open water only a handful of times over the years, but the ice allows me to take Grandkids to a lake easily accessed with small ones and give the opportunity for them to learn to jig and catch fish.

I don't agree with opening it year round, but until the end of February would be nice.

This opinion and a $1, will get you a cup of coffee some places.

Ouzel
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From your lips to Gods ears .
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Ouzel wrote:
Stirring the pot Wink.Likely too much to ask to let ice fishermen have 3-1/2 months to pursue their interest, when the fly fishermen and leech and hardware draggers have 5-1/2 to pursue theirs? Given that the lake goes hard by 15-Nov?

Maybe they are jealous that we can drag a sleigh by foot or snowbuggy to our fishing spots and they have to go by boat or rubber duckie?

FWIW, I have fished Henry's open water only a handful of times over the years, but the ice allows me to take Grandkids to a lake easily accessed with small ones and give the opportunity for them to learn to jig and catch fish.

I don't agree with opening it year round, but until the end of February would be nice.

This opinion and a $1, will get you a cup of coffee some places.

Ouzel


And use 5 poles at one timeSmile
Thing is, it USE to be a Blue Water fishery. Not meant for the barbie pole, that was what Island Park was for.
It was a Technical lake that drew people from all over the world. Not a put and take.
But, greed has changed it forever.



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Tonight on Jarred Scott outdoors they were fishing Henry's the first day of fall . They did well trolling and bait fishing . Was a good show , I need to get over there .
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truchas_ole wrote:
It was cold at 7:30 when I brushed the ice off part of my pontoon to start fishing. It was 22 degrees, but the fish were already feeding and I needed to be off the lake by 1:30. Within 5 minutes I had released my first fish. After that it took well over an hour to hook up again. The last 1 1/2 hours rocked. It was fish on every 10 to 15 minutes. The best part of the day was the banter between about five veterans of the lake at the mouth of Duck Creek talking about what the Fish and Game officer told one earlier on. He claimed that the officer said, according to the regulations, that once you caught and released two fish you were done for the day. I thought that they were going to charge me for the entertainment that went along with that conversation. It was hilarious!!! I heard great news today from a good friend who has fished Henry's Lake for four decades. He said that the old biologist who thought big fish were more important than many fish was coming back to manage the lake. Hope that is true! Saturday was the best weather I have had at Henry's over the past 4 years, even when starting at 22 degrees.
I know this is an older post, but someone misheard what the C.O. said. Regs state if you have 2 fish in your possession, you can't fish anymore, even if you're releasing the fish. It's been that way for years.
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curt69 wrote:
Tonight on Jarred Scott outdoors they were fishing Henry's the first day of fall . They did well trolling and bait fishing . Was a good show , I need to get over there .



Good luck and await a report Curt, but keep in mind that on these programs, you see what they want you to see.Smile



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So what is the latest reports from Henry's?


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