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”

Dec 2007: Understanding the Blue Green Algae Bloom

From Damon Keen – IDFG. Although I’m not a water quality expert, here are a few observations about the bloom we saw this year. 1)Blue green algae are in fact not true algae at all. They are actually cyanobacteria that photosynthesize, produce oxygen and “feed” on the nutrients in the lake. 2)Blue green blooms canContinue reading “Dec 2007: Understanding the Blue Green Algae Bloom”

March 2007:Telemetry Update – Reported by Damon Keen, Asst Henrys Lake Hatchery Specialist, Idaho Dept of Fish

The radio telemetry project was started this winter, thanks to the partnership with the Henrys Lake Foundation and their financial contribution towards the purchase of radio tags. We currently have 43 fish tagged and have monitored those fish periodically throughout the winter, via snowmobile. Although it’s far too early to draw any conclusions from theseContinue reading “March 2007:Telemetry Update – Reported by Damon Keen, Asst Henrys Lake Hatchery Specialist, Idaho Dept of Fish”