This Clark Fork River Montana fishing report is brought to you by Linehan Outfitting Company and provides current River and fishing conditions. We will update this report every couple days or if conditions change.
Flows at St Regis: approximately 7000cfs
Water Temperature: 54 degrees
Best Time Of Day: lately all day has been good burn evenings will often offer better dry fly action
Hatches: caddis, pale morning dun mayflies, golden stoneflies, yellow sallies, salmon flies
Patterns: Pat’s stone, bh pheasant tail, bh prince, bh hare’s ear, bh redemption pmd, chubbies, Hellboy, Fat Alberts, stimulator, sj worm, parachute Adams, purple haze, Royal wullf, elk hair caddis, Bloom’s caddis, corn fed caddis, pmd emerger
It’s all systems go here on the Clark Fork at the moment. The River is in excellent shape and presently fishing well. Flows are perfect and will hopefully hang in there for a while.
Dry/dropper rigs are about all you need for now. Think chubbies with bh pheasant tail droppers. LOC guides fished purple Chubbies and pheasant tail droppers all day and never even thought about changing. Look for fish down the banks in fast water of 2-4 feet of depth. Dry action has been great under a bit of cloud cover. Under sunny skies, expect more dropper eats.
If it appears fish are not necessarily looking up or suspended in the water column, fish a pair of Pat’s stones about 5 feet under an indicator and don’t be afraid to jig them or even drag them through riffles and down banks with good current and depth.
Expect partly sunny skies with a chance of showers through the end of the week, then unfortunately it looks like the sky will blow wide open with sunshine and warm temperatures. Mornings and evenings will definitely be best as high pressure and hot weather arrives.