I was in Riggins over the past weekend (10/17 - 10/18) and between two (I say two because I was there with a pole) of us fishing from the bank at Shorts Bar we landed 4 fish (3 keepers and 1 native) and hooked another 3 in about 12 hours of fishing using black flies with bright green corkies with and without shrimp.
I didn't spend that much time fishing, I was spent most of my time making sure that the cooler didn't float away.
Sure enough I get over confident about the fishing and I did not land anything yesterday.
I fished the North shore of Henrys Lake.
The water temp was between 32 to 33. I fished from 10am to 2pm, for one short bite. There were fish between 7 to 12 feet of water that I saw. No takers.
As soon as I pull my pontoon back to shore, I see 1 of the 4 guys on the shore land a nice 5 to 7 pounder and then I see my husband out in deep water land a nice fish too. Not my day for fishing. I should have tried the State Park area.
Flies I used:
Electric Black Leech
Some olive green bugger with a gold bead on it
The shore guys were fishing with worms. They have been there all week and have done well with their limits.
Ice fishermen made the drive up from various areas hoping that the lake was frozen to be able to fish.
Not yet as of yesterday - I will find out soon enough today what the status is on the lake, my husband is headed up now to try and fish it in his pontoon if it has open water.