Clark Fork River

A Clark Fork fly fishing trip offers great hatches, beautiful scenery and big fish. Over the last decade the Clark Fork has experienced a tremendous re-birth of sorts. Long abused by historical mining degradation, the Clark Fork is now thriving and full of healthy, wild trout.

  • Season(s): Mid-March through November
  • Species: Rainbow, Westlope Cutthroat, Brown Trout, Bull trout, Mountain Whitefish
  • Average Size: 14-18 inches
  • Tackle Suggestions: 9ft, 5 or 6 weight/medium to fast action for dry fly fishing, nymphing and streamer fishing
Overview

Any fly fisherman would love to experience a Clark Fork fly fishing trip as it offers great hatches, beautiful scenery and big fish. Named after William Clark of the Corps of Discovery, the Clark Fork is Montana’s largest river by volume. Over the last decade the Clark Fork has experienced a tremendous re-birth of sorts. Long abused by historical mining degradation, the Clark Fork is now thriving and full of healthy, wild trout. The lower Clark Fork, near St. Regis, Montana provides approximately 45 miles of fishable water.

Best fished from a drift boat, the Clark Fork’s soft runs, swirling back eddies, and long foam lines provide perfect feeding lanes for big, hungry rainbows and cutthroats. Our guides are often heard saying, “Foam is home,” on the Clark Fork due to the numbers of fish we hook slurping bugs in the mocha java scum lines.

Light tippets and tiny dries can be the order of the day on the Clark Fork and some of the biggest fish of the season are caught on some of the smallest flies. Good hatches of pmd’s and caddis headline the summer season with terrestrials becoming more important as the season matures through September.

We’re happy to meet you in St. Regis for a day trip and depending on conditions the Clark Fork is always a great option for guests staying with us for a multi-day trip. We love the drive, the conversation, the lies and the adventure!

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Rates

Guided Day Trip Package

Can be arranged any day of the week, any time of the year.

Package Cost
Half Day (4 hours): $375
Full Day: $495
Full Day (Non-Local): $525

Kootenai River Lodge Fishing & Lodging Package

Prices shown are for one or two people.

Package Cost Cost (meals included)
3 Day/4 Night Package: $3285 $4285
4 Day/5 Night Package: $4230 $5480
5 Day/6 Night Package: $5175 $6675

Yaak Valley Cabins Fishing & Lodging Packages

Prices shown are for one or two people.

Package Cost
3 Day/4 Night Package: $2385
4 Day/5 Night Package: $3105
5 Day/6 Night Package: $3825

What’s Included?

The following is included in full day packages only:

  • Streamside picnic
  • Soft drinks
  • Shuttle

The following is included in Kootenai River Lodge packages only:

  • Guide fishing
  • Daily streamside picnics
  • River house lodging

The following is included in Yaak Valley Cabin packages only:

  • Guide fishing
  • Daily streamside picnics
  • Log home lodging

Terms and Conditions

A 30% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival – payable by check, credit card, or money order. If your reservation is cancelled 60 days prior to your visit, your deposit will be refunded, less a $100 cancellation fee. For cancellations within 60 days of your scheduled arrival, we will retain the full deposit.

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