Clark Fork River

Tip of the week 

ATTENTION: HOOT OWL in effect, open to fishing till 2pm. Closed to Fishing 2pm-12am. Area's that have Hoot Owl, Upper Clark to Silverbow Creek and Warm Springs Creek join Rock Creek. The Clark has been fishing the most consistent out of all the other rivers, but not necessarily the best. It certainly getting warm out there. Start the day off with a double dry rig until it starts to warm up, around 10 or so. A PMD with a rusty spinner has been working well, even if you don't see fish coming up they are there, When it warms up try running a dry/dropper (Chubby with some small nymphs like pheasant tails). The fish should still be holding in their high water patterns i.e. pushed up into the bank and soft water. Fish as close as you can to the shore, willows, and rock banks.

Streamer fishing continues to be hit and miss for brownies on the Clark, be sure to swing through the end of tailouts. We have found that fishing the streamer toward the evening can be pretty good! You can even toss it at pods of rising fish! One will at least come look at it.

Seven-day forecast 

The weather is warm/hot all week staying in the upper 80's and 90's. The weekend will cool down a little bit!

Call 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.

Must Have Flies 
Schroeder's Hi-Vis Hopper tan, Purple 8-12 Buy from
Pale Morning Dun Thorax olive 16-20 Buy from
Bead Head Prince green 12-18 Buy from
Troutmaster Nymph - Hare's Ear grey, green 8-16 Buy from
Zonker grey, olive, natural 6-10 Buy from
Rosetta Stone orange, olive or brown 8-12 Buy from
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