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
I'd still steer clear of the Clark Fork this week. It is still high and mega muddy. That said, all feeder creeks are open and fishable. In addition to creeks, there are plenty of stillwater options and other main rivers that are in better shape. It'll be a while until the Clark is fishable again.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Clark Fork River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Water flow: 5810 cfs at Turah - 31,700 cfs near St Regis

Visibility: 1 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F

Water condition: Muddy

Best time of day to fish: Stillwater and small creeks... all day!

Best stretch: Feeder creeks and stillwater bodies.

Best access point: multiple access points all along the river

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Salmon flies, BWOs, Mother's Day Caddis, Drakes, Midges, and some remaining Skwalas.

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

For smaller creeks, stone dry droppers (weather depending) or shorter nymph rigs. Again, depending on what the weather has in store for us, we should start to see some Salmon flies around! Stillwater... buggers, leeches, and stillwater nymphs. Weather allowing, there maybe some small mayfly dry action.

7-Day Forecast

Everything will continue to drop with this cooler, windy weather pattern we have until the weekend. It will help improve conditions everywhere, the upper Clark may come into shape by next week.


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