Sept 2018: Water Quality Monitoring – $11,000 funded by HLF

Excerpts from IDFG Fisheries Biologist, Jennifer Vincent’s Quarterly Report – The lower than expected trout in the gill nets this year suggests trout may have experienced a higher than normal mortality rate over the last few years. Potential factor(s) limiting trout production in the lake may be temperature and oxygen. However, limited information exists onContinue reading “Sept 2018: Water Quality Monitoring – $11,000 funded by HLF”

Feb 2015: IDFG 3-year Fishing Regulation Cycle Scoping Process

The HLF board recently provided input to the IDFG to curtail the ice fishing season and close the tributaries for the next 3 years. We know that this may not be a unanimous request but given the feedback that we have received it certainly appears to represent the majority of our membership. It is importantContinue reading “Feb 2015: IDFG 3-year Fishing Regulation Cycle Scoping Process”

Aug 2013: Invasive Species Update

On Thursday August 15, 2013 an outreach program was held for water preservation and protection at Henrys Lake. It was hosted by Bryce Fowler from the Fremont County Weed Control department. Many other key organizations also attended, including Phil Barker and Larry Mcmillan from the Henry’s lake foundation. It was an excellent opportunity to getContinue reading “Aug 2013: Invasive Species Update”

Aug 2011: Record Project Year for the Henrys Lake Foundation

This year the foundation funded over $35,000 for fish passage improvement projects at Henrys Lake. This constitutes the largest single year financial commitment in the foundation’s history. Committed projects for 2011 include the installation of two new modular diversion screens on Targhee Creek and three new modular diversion screens on Duck Creek. All of theseContinue reading “Aug 2011: Record Project Year for the Henrys Lake Foundation”

Jan 2011: New Year’s Day Ice Fishing Report by Bob Bartsch

Our family has for many years come to Island Park for the holidays and this season was no exception. Considering the amount of concern and discussion over the ice fishing season changes I felt that it might be helpful and important to have a past HLF Director as a first-hand observer. I have done aContinue reading “Jan 2011: New Year’s Day Ice Fishing Report by Bob Bartsch”

Dec 2010: HLF Board Suspends Future IDFG Project Funds

In the quarterly IDFG commissioner’s meeting in Jerome, Idaho, on November 17-18, the commissioners voted unanimously to approve the extension of the fishing season at Henry’s Lake thru January 1. Along with the other IDFG proposals presented and approved all regulation changes will go into affect starting January 1, 2011 so the first extended iceContinue reading “Dec 2010: HLF Board Suspends Future IDFG Project Funds”

June 2009: Remembering the Big One

Only two years ago I was immersed in the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley in northern California, working as a software company executive traveling the world building large scale computer applications. With the corporate life now behind me, I can enjoy the beauty and grandeur of Henry’s Lake and the surrounding area each andContinue reading “June 2009: Remembering the Big One”

Jan 2009: Henrys Lake Winter 2008 Update by Damon Keen IDFG

As we head downhill towards spring, it is a good time to update the fishery at Henrys. With less than a month before the gates on the fish ladder are opened, all is well. I anticipate taking our hybrid spawn the last week of February – that is if the fish cooperate. Beginning the firstContinue reading “Jan 2009: Henrys Lake Winter 2008 Update by Damon Keen IDFG”

Sept 2008: A Busy Week for the Henrys Lake Foundation

This past year the Henrys Lake Foundation (HLF) embarked on an aggressive plan to fund five fishery improvement projects for $30,000. All of our projects are conducted in partnership with the Idaho Department of Fish Game (IDFG) and other related agencies. The projects span natural reproduction, hatchery reproduction, fishery management and water quality. The firstContinue reading “Sept 2008: A Busy Week for the Henrys Lake Foundation”

Jan 2008: Aeration at Henrys Lake Winter 2007/08

From Damon Keen IDFG. I’ve had several questions regarding aeration at Henrys this winter and namely, “Why isn’t the F&G running the aerators?” First off, identifying what the aeration system is supposed to do is necessary. The aerators on Henrys were installed in the early 1990’s, shortly after a winterkill event that was caused byContinue reading “Jan 2008: Aeration at Henrys Lake Winter 2007/08”