Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Yellowstone & Clearwater
Henry's Lake Cuttbows
Henry's Lake in east central Idaho (head waters of the Henry's Fork/Snake River) has a tremendous population of cuttbows. The Fish and Game actually have a cross breeding program that produces these fish. If you go to the lake in the spring , you can volunteer to help with the harvest of the eggs and milt. Apparently, they are sterile, so there is no fear of them taking over the Fork. The largest one I personally have caught was just over 9 lbs, but I had a client catch and release a 10+lb fish. My scale said 10 lbs and 3 oz. Sinking lines and a steady, slow retrieve seems to be the ticket.