Clark Fork River is a fly fishing location in Deer Lodge County, Montana.
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Latest trip report: Clark Fork River
Report posted on 03/20/2011
Clark Fork River March 17, 2011
Flow: 1010 at Drummond, 1290 at Turah, below Missoula, 4350 at St Regis
Hatches: Skwalas, Baetis, Midges
Comments: We've seen some random pushes of water on the upper and lower river lately which may mess with your fishing. Once stabilized, fish will be chasing streamers with consistency and Skwalas will make their appearance along with the spring Baetis.
(03/20/11 by missoulianangler)
Clark Fork River Description
major fork of the Columbia River, named after Captain William Clark of the
Corps of Discovery, is the mother of all our local rivers. In proving her
maternal resolve, the Clark Fork today flows clean and vibrant despite the
decades of mining abuses imposed upon her by a less than
conservation-minded state. Often described locally as two distinct rivers,
the Clark Fork provides decidedly different characteristics
on its upper and lower reaches. In the snaking
meanders upstream of Missoula, butter-bellied browns explode on baitfish
darting from deadfall snags and hoppers haplessly bumping along grassy
undercuts. Following her confluence of the Blackfoot and Bitterroot, the
Clark Fork through and below town widens and slows. (A dam was recently
removed from this location and the river should continue to get better for
years to come!) This is the ultimate for anglers hunting line-ripping
rainbows and cutthroats on light tippets. Here, the biggest fish sip
little duns and chase swimming nymphs around over knee-deep gravel bars.
No matter your passion â?? #20 trico spinners delicately placed in rise
ring lanes, dangling a needle-thin phez tail under a big bushy hoppers, or
chuck'n and duck'n zonkers â?? the Clark Fork offers a season and section
(04/27/11 by aidema)