Clark Fork River Report

The Clark Fork river is fishable all year long and purely catch and release outside of the general fishing season which starts in May through November.

Clark Fork River Details


Latest Clark Fork River Report

  • Clark Fork River May 14th 2024

    River is in runoff with chocolate water . The forecast is to peak at 17,000 next weekend so it will be a few weeks till we can get back on.

  • Clark Fork River May 12 2024

    Wow … what a spring. Finally the major skwala and mayflies matched fishable waters . We had plenty of 30 fish days. For the lucky few there will be great conditions perhaps thru Monday. Then a big slug of melt will arrive and we will have to see if it clouds the waters. We were on the water nearly every day this spring.

  • Clark Fork Report May 3rd 2024

    River viz is great for this time of year… Purple Haze most of the day will work. We try March Browns, Adams and Skwalas in tandem with the Haze but guess what. They are taking the Purple haze in a size 12 or 14. Have fun. Steve

  • Clark Fork River Report April 23 2024

    River is in great shape now with a two foot visibility . We are back on top with Stones and BWOs in the afternoon. A good stretch of weather ahead of us now with a little rain Friday. Steve

  • Clark Fork River April 16th 2024

    We experienced a huge hail and heavy rain Sunday evening. The river has jumped up and quite off color (brown) as a result. usually clears in three or so days so I will update as it happens. We should remain fishable for another five weeks or so after things clear.

  • Clark Fork Report April 2 2024

    Two boats out yesterday in fine weather found the fish on Skwalas. The sun has to get on the river banks about 1pm then game on. Danner reports two of the biggest fish of the season so far . The big Bows like to put on a show by jumping which we only seem to see in spring before runoff. Still lots of time to get out before then. We do have a few days of rain but back to clearer weather for the weekend.

  • Clark Fork Report March 22 2024

    I really meant the previous report to be March !

  • Clark Fork report March 22 2024

    Fished Dry to Regis in fine weather with plenty of sun and 50 degree day. Fount plenty of Blue Wing Olives emerging under the foam lines. Be sure to pay attention to the eddy waters and fish the drys . A few stone flys but mostly on the sunny side in later afternoon. Spent most of our time nymphing a pats and a mix of bottom nymphs. Turned maybe a dozen.

  • Clark Fork River Report Dec 3 2023

    Ramps are a covered with a bit of ice but wading is fine to mid day trout. The griffis nat is the call if you can fine rising fish. Search them out at the confluences of the creeks and even ramps at Cascade and Ferry Landing. Dress Warm !

  • Clark Fork Report August 25 2023

    Hoot Owl is over for the year. River temps have dropped way down so now we can fish and guide till dark. The fish are on top taking that purple haze or adams mayflies. Lead it with a dark chubby or dark stone and you will be rewarded. Now we can finally sleep in and start at a civil 8am.