Clark Fork River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Clark Fork River, MT
Bookmark and Share
Clark Fork River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Break out your best nymph rig. San Juans, Girdle Bugs or Copper Johns will get you in fish.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Clark Fork River is currently Just OK

Water flow: 2340 cfs below Missoula

Visibility: 54 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 34 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Afternoons

Best stretch: The whole river is fishing well

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

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 trying the Clark Fork, look for walking pace water with a depth of 3?-6?. Try soft insides and look for good structure.

7-Day Forecast

The Clark Fork is in good shape for the winter.

Add Your Fishing Report