Our favorite underwater photographer and eco-warrior Pat Clayton aka “Fisheye Guy” sent us this excellent – but depressing – article by Trouthunter guide John McDaniel regarding the “Ranch” section of the Henry’s Fork. It’s a lengthy article with a depressing conclusion, but a must-read if you care about the resource. And if you’ve fished The Ranch, you know it’s an incredible resource.
While the Henry’s Fork and the Missouri are very different systems, they do share some similarities, and anglers who frequent one often frequent the other. Missouri River anglers will identify with some of the issues McDaniel and commenters are seeing on the Ranch.
I took the above photo while my friend Shawn and I were experiencing some crappy fishing just below the Ranch in 2022.
Click below to read the article…