Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fishing Henrys Lake

Yesterday I fished Henrys Lake - for probably the last time this year - because it is starting to freeze.  I broke ice as I was leaving the dock so it was time to pull my boat out.  With 20 degree temperatures, my line would freeze in the guides, but the fish were coopertive and I had a great time for the three hours I was there.  I did not take my camera on the boat as it was too frosty and wet, but I got some wonderful pictures.

This one is of fog rising from the Henrys Fork of the Snake River as it comes from Harriman State Park just before the sun came up.


At Macks Inn, the sun still had not come up, but the lighting was much different because of the surrounding trees.


As I hit Henrys Lake Flat, the sun colored Sawtelle Mountain with a golden glow.




After talking to a few friends and getting the boat trailer attached to the truck, I got a picture of Mount Jefferson bathed in new snow from the northeast side.




As I was pulling my boat, a family of Buffleheads and some coots came to wish me good luck for the winter.

14 comments:

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

Wonderful shots.. the first two are so cool! Sorry you get the ongoing effects of our storm, today is calm...but grayish! Stay warm!

Martha (Menagerie) said...

Wow! You really got some beautiful shots! Sorry to hear that's the last time for the boat for a while.
Thanks for stopping by :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous pictures Bill.... Those mountain pictures (one with sunshine and one with snow) are incredible....

Sorry it's the last fishing day for awhile--but it sounds like you are getting the boat out just in time.
Betsy

Sunny said...

Your second picture is especially beautiful. Always a pleasure to read your posts.
Sunny :)

George said...

We will always remember fishing with you in Henry's lake. Ryan and I have a internet business called photoartist.net where we commission paintings of Island Park photos by a wonderful artist in Peru. I helps support his family and he is fantastic. We would love to turn some of your favorite pictures into oil paintings. Let me know if you are interested. George Brunt gbbrunt@aol.com

Jann said...

Gorgeous photos...I recently saw female buffleheads but no male darn it; lucky you! The coots are everywhere here, plenty of them...but I like their funny faces. Looks like another great fishing trip.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I don't think I'd ever grow tired of photographing the scenery there.

That second photo look cold. Worse is on the way.
Marnie

troutbirder said...

You are lucky indeed. A world famous trout lake and 4 grandchildren that close. Mine are are 800 miles away in Colorado but I did get to see them on returning from our recent trip.

Grayquill said...

1st - your photography is amazing. 2nd - what altitude are you at? 2o degrees is cold - Of course that is becuase I might not feel 20 degree or colder weather except once every couple years. HA! - don't be calling me a girly man. #3 - I have a picture at some point I will post just for you. It is of my dad, uncle and a friend holding a string of fish they caught in the late 40's or early 50's at where 1000 springs flows into the Snake River. Have you ever fished in that spot?

Dewdrop said...

Oh, how I love the mystique of fog. Great collection of shots, here.

Kelly said...

...the second photo is just gorgeous, and I love those Buffleheads!

mountain.mama said...

I concur, the second picture of the fog is my favorite.

Janie said...

Beautiful photos. I love the foggy ones especially.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Bill: Very nice captures and I'm glad you got some fish.