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
Not much open water on the Clark Fork right now with cold temps and quiet a bit of snow. Fishing may be more realistic if we see some warmer days throughout the weekend and into next week. We will keep you posted!
Fishing Conditions

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

Water flow: 1400 as of 1/26, current - ICE

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 35 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon has been the best time to fish, make sure you give the mornings a bit to warm up.

Best stretch: Fishing through town had been super productive and even some of the lower stretches.

Best access point: Multiple access points all along the river

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

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

Fishing season: Year round; some tributaries closed December 1-third week of May. Check regulations before fishing.

Nearest airport: Missoula

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Call or email us for up to the minute updates at 406.542.7411 or if you are in the area- WE HAVE MOVED TO OUR BRAND NEW LOCATION AT 275 N. RUSSELL STREET IN MISSOULA- for all your Orvis gear and the right bugs.

7-Day Forecast

Temps look like they will be a little warmer for next week with some snow in the mix. High's in the 30's to low 40's, which can be good for fishing if we get some open water.


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