A Look Back at our TroutHunter Trip, September 2017

It was another banner week for us at TroutHunter on the Henry’s Fork in Yellowstone Country! This year was among the coldest weeks we’ve spent in Idaho in September, but the fishing was superb. Our location on the Henry’s Fork had us waking to freezing temperatures and often wet snow, but if we moved downstream as well as lower in elevation the weather warmed, If we stayed in Island Park or moved higher in elevation into Yellowstone Park the weather remained cold or might have seen snow all day long.

We had a great time seeing all of our old friends who work and live in Idaho along with some repeat participants as well as some new folks who were new to the group. Everyone experienced great fishing and we all enjoyed the incredible scenery and superb company. Have a look at some photos from the week!

Bison graze along the Firehole River on a snowy day in Yellowstone National park as geysers steam in the distance

Brenda Sospenzi hooked up with a nice rainbow trout in Box Canyon as her guide Darby waits ready with the net

Frank Sospenzi shows a nice brown trout


Charity shows a nice brown trout from the lower Henry’s Fork


Charity hooked up on the Warm River after a nice hike into the Idaho backcountry

Guide TJ displays a fine lower Henry’s Fork streamer eater


The group swaps stories at dinner in the TroutHunter Bar & Grille


Just your average incredible evening sunset over the Henry’s Fork as seen from TroutHunter


Ian and Boone show off a nice dry fly eater that was sight fished on the Railroad Ranch section of the Henry’s Fork

Ed shows off a heavy cutthroat from Henry’s Lake


Ian and Frank hanging out at the bar after a day of fishing


Guide Rance Dye displays Fred’s nice catch on Sheridan Spring Creek


Rance shows off a nice fish Lindsay caught on Sheridan Spring Creek


Patiently waiting to time a cast to a riser during a Baetis hatch in Harriman State park, Henry’s Fork


A huge bull moose seen on the way to the river in the morning


LaDawn Ostmann with the fish of the week, a 26″ streamer eating brown trout from the lower Henry’s Fork. It was also the largest landed on any TroutHunter trip in 2017!


The usual hustle and bustle of guides and anglers in the fly shop heading out each morning


A porcupine in a tree watching drift boats coast by on the Henry’s Fork


A cold but beautiful snowy morning in “The Box”


Morning light on the Centennial Mountains as the Henry’s Fork flows past TroutHunter


Guide Pat Gaffney is thrilled to see Paula Wright with an exceptional rainbow in Box Canyon


Tom Wright with a spectacular rainbow


Our group poses for a photo on a snowy morning before we all head to our appointments on the river

Join us September 23 – 30, 2018 at TroutHunter on the Henry’s Fork

6 days of guided fly fishing and 7 nights at TroutHunter Lodge

Price $2515 per person with shared room for two and shared guide for two

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  1. Tom Leemans says:

    Looks like a blast! We will have to work that one in one year soon! We love it out west.

  2. Phil Pursley says:

    Thanks for the pictures.

    Phil Pursley from BUFF

  3. Jerry Crites says:

    Thanks for sharing you trip and the really nice trout.

    Jerry Crites