The Henry’s Fork – A Photo Essay
Flowing over an ancient caldera, the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River lures anglers with prolific hatches and the challenge of wary big trout. We find ourselves drawn back to the Henry’s Fork to spend time with friends, to fish to selective sippers, and to remember fishing friends lost too soon.
But to me, the impatient angler who craves non-stop action, picky fish who consistently snub my offerings, do not hold my attention for long. For this trip, I decided to relax and enjoy the unique beauty of the river and its inhabitants.
A Golden Mantle Grooms on a Weathered Fence Post
August Mornings on the River
While clouds of tricos shimmered in the early-morning sunlight, I grabbed my camera and walked the angler paths along the river. Osprey hunted overhead as the cool waters slid by silently under a layer of low fog.
A fleet of pelicans slips into fishing formation working their way upstream, while a distance splash draws one’s attention to see an osprey emerge successfully from mid-river with a trout in its clutches.