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
Big rainbows are up eating in the eddies and backwaters if your casting game is strong.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Clark Fork River is currently Just OK

Water flow: 1340 cfs at Turah - 3370 cfs below Missoula

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: afternoon

Best stretch: We have been going below Missoula

Best access point: multiple access points all along the river

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Mahoganies, midges, 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

Been having decent luck down below Missoula on deep nymph rigs and small dries heat of the day

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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