The browns have moved into the lower St.Regis river. Consider streamers and a sink-tip line to get down to the nesting spawners.
The St Regis is holding some nice fish that head up river to seek out the cooler waters of the Regis. Fish a Royal Wulf while wading the drop offs. Look for feeding fish out in the faster waters under riffles. The Stimis are always a good St Regis fly in August . There are few mayflies in the air so stick with the attractors. You can get good wade access at Haugan offramp and follow the river up the dirt roads.
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.