North Fork Flathead River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of North Fork Flathead River, MT
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North Fork Flathead River, Montana Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Water levels are on the rise again over the past week. Use caution when floating and stay clear of obstacles. Nymphs are working well. Use classic Spring time patterns like Girdle Bugs, San Juan Worms and Prince Nymphs all under strike indicators in deep slow pools. Black stonefly hatch reported during warmest part of the day. March brown mayfly hatch is on!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing North Fork Flathead River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Glacier Anglers

Water flow: 10100

Visibility: 10 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 49 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Mid Day

Best stretch: Big Creek - Glacier Rim

Best access point: Big Creek

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Terrestrials Mayfly Caddis

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: April-November

Nearest airport: Glacier International - Kallispel (FCA)

North Fork Flathead River Description

The North Fork of the Flathead flows directly south from the Canadian Border, and makes up the western boarder of Glacier National Park until its confluence with the Middle Fork at Blankenship Bridge. The North Fork is an exceptional West Slope Cutthroat fishery, with breathtaking views of Glacier National Park.

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing Mid-Late Day

7-Day Forecast

The fishing will be best down lower in the river system from House of Mystery down. Look for drop in air temps which should correlate to increase in water transparency and reduced flows.

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