Public input shows support for increased angling opportunity at Henrys Lake. Read article from Idaho Fish and Game, Upper Snake Region
ISLAND PARK, Idaho – This has been a busy and productive year for a portion of Henrys Lake managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Wildlife, residents, and anglers in southeast Idaho will all benefit from ongoing collaborative efforts to restore the western Henrys Lake shorelines and improve lake water quality. …Read More
BLM will be doing some planting of containerized shrubs on the west side of Henrys Lake this fall. This is likely to occur during the last two weeks of October. Any members who will be here during that time and would like to volunteer, they can contact Mary VanFleet 925 323 9953 or at firstname.lastname@example.org . I don’t have details yet but will be taking contacts from interested folks and reaching out to them when BLM has a schedule.
Despite low flows in mid-May, Fish and Game biologists were still able to conduct their 25th population estimate in the Box Canyon reach of the Henrys Fork Snake River. This estimate is conducted in May on an annual basis and extends from the confluence with the Buffalo River downstream about 2.5 miles. Based on our long-term dataset extending back to 1994, the population estimate in Box Canyon this year (4,209 RBT/mile) is among the top 5 highest on record.
As scheduled, Fish and Game staff completed 24 days of electrofishing from April 19 through May 27. We maintained our plan by shocking Monday through Thursday at four reaches described in Table 1. We typically launched the electrofishing boats by 8:30 a.m. and concluded daily removals by 3:00 p.m., though we started later (10:00 a.m.) on Mondays to avoid crowding with boat anglers below Palisades Dam.