Clark Fork River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Clark Fork River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The pike fishing in the winter can be quite productive on flies. Sink tip or full sink line will keep the flies where the pike are without having to cast a super heavy bug and in will have a more natural presentation rather than jigging up and down.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Clark Fork River is currently Just OK

Water flow: 925 cfs at Turah - 3270 cfs near St Regis

Visibility: 33 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 36 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: afternoon

Best stretch: Midge action look below Missoula. Nymphing anywhere between Rock Cree and Missoula or way up near Warm Springs is where you want to be

Best access point: multiple access points all along the river

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

midges, maybe a BWO

Fish species: Rainbows, cutthroats, cutbows, browns and white fish

Fishing season: year round

Nearest airport: Missoula

Clark Fork River Description

This major fork of the Columbia River, named after Captain William Clark of the Corps of Discovery, is the mother of all our local rivers. In proving her maternal resolve, the Clark Fork today flows clean and vibrant despite the decades of mining abuses imposed upon her by a less than conservation-minded state. Often described locally as two distinct rivers, the Clark Fork provides decidedly different characteristics ...

Techniques & Tips

If you are looking to get a few on top but they are being tricky drop a zebra midge below your dry only about 5 inches. Money

7-Day Forecast

Weather looks consistent- which our fish love. It's good- get out there! Call or email us for up to the minute updates at 406.542.7411 or if you are in the area stop in our fly shop and say hi at 3055 North Reserve Street in Missoula for all your Orvis gear and the right bugs.

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