Clark Fork River Report: August 18, 2022

The Clark Fork with a visibility of ten feet is flowing at 2,300cfs. Overnight temps of the river are 68 degrees and evening temps rising up to 75 degrees. The fishing restriction “Hoot Owl” is in place where we must quit fishing by 2pm. This is in place across most Montana rivers currently. We get started at 6am to allow for a full day prior to 2pm. The up side is the fish are loving hoppers and there is plenty of top water action. Fish a small size 12 Meadow Hopper in Yellow or Tan. Mid day I am moving over to a tandem para adams trailing a purple haze.