JUNE 2014

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for Henry's Fork Days
Last Chance, Idaho

June 13, 2014
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Casting competition by Loop USA

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast on the Henry's Fork

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Learn about HFF projects
June 14, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Reception sponsored by Elizabeth Spencer Wines

5:30 p.m.
Dinner sponsored by
Henry's Fork Lodge
$50/ticket or
$500/table of 10

7:00 p.m.
Live auction with Will Godfrey
Hyde Drift Boat Drawing

River Flows Will Stay Low This Summer
Despite above-average snowpack in Island Park this spring, gradual snowmelt and the lingering effects of the 2012-2013 drought have combined to keep flows in the Henry's Fork downstream of Island Park Dam well below average for this time of year. Under current conditions, we anticipate outflow from Island Park Dam remaining at around 450 cubic feet per second (cfs) until late June, compared to the long-term average of 1,110 cfs and last year's June flow of around 700 cfs. Much of this year's snowpack soaked into the ground, recharging soil moisture and aquifers instead of filling streams and reservoirs.

Wild trout in the Henry's Fork will reap the benefit of this recharge next winter, when it helps maintain higher streamflows. Essentially, we are trading a few weeks of sub-optimal fishing conditions now for increased trout survival next winter. The other good news is that flow during the mid-summer irrigation season is forecast to be much lower than last year. We anticipate that flow out of Island Park Dam will gradually increase to around 1,000 cfs by early July, slightly below the long-term average of 1,200 cfs and substantially lower than the 1,600 cfs we experienced last year.

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Share HFF to Win a Sage Reel to Celebrate 30 Years  

In just 30 years our members have made sure HFF has seen enormous success. We can attribute that success to sharing. You've shared the time, money, and obligations necessary for HFF to succeed. And of course, we now share friendships that might never had been were it not for the river.


Today, sharing and friendship have supposedly taken on new meanings in the world of social media. We need your help to make sure we have the friendships that will help us protect wild trout for another 30 years. We're making it easy for you to share HFF's Facebook page with your friends, and you could win something for your efforts! 

Enter our 30th Anniversary Facebook Contest for a chance to win a Sage 4600 Series reel this week and a Sage ONE rod next week. You get extra entries for sharing the contest when you enter and you can enter every single day! 

Henry's Fork Days Bigger Than Ever  

We're celebrating 30 years of protecting wild trout in the Henry's Fork, and this year's annual celebration on the river will be our biggest and best yet. We'll start off by serving you, our members, breakfast on the river, then finish up on Saturday evening by giving away a Hyde Drift Boat.  


A reception begins at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, along with a silent auction featuring art, jewelry, and fishing gear. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Get your tickets for dinner early, as we're likely to sell out.  


The live auction this year will feature:

  • A Seven-Day Hosted Trip to Pesca Maya with Mike Lawson provided through Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures  
  • Six Days at Rainbow King Lodge, Alaska
  • AKC Registered Labrador Retriever
  • Trip to Three Forks Ranch on Colorado/Wyoming border
  • Trip to Playa Blanca, Mexico, for one

Learn more about live-auction items>>    


Many generous people and businesses will make Henry's Fork Days a celebration to remember. Please thank these business when you frequent them:

  • Elizabeth Spencer Wines
  • Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures
  • Patagonia River Ranch
  • Henry's Fork Lodge
  • Rainbow King Lodge
  • Hyde Drift Boats
  • Casa Blanca Fly Fishing and Playa Blanca Lodge

Don't miss your chance to win a Hyde Drift Boat in our annual drawing. Tickets are $100 each, and we only sell 100 so your chances are high!  


Buy dinner or drift boat tickets>>  

About HFF  
The Henry's Fork Foundation is the only organization whose sole purpose is to conserve, protect, and restore the unique wild fisheries, wildlife, and aesthetic qualities of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River.
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