Canyon Section of the Clarks Fork

April 20, 2019 9:00 am

Fishing has been slow in the rugged canyon section of the Clarks Fork. Access is still difficult on the trails. Fish is better in the lower canyon near the end of the black top. Fish there, or below the canyon closer to the Beartooth Ranch property, or near the fish hatchery in Clark for better results. Access is good below the high water mark on the lower Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone.

FLOWS:  434 cfs  Recent warm weather has increased the flows.

Flies for the lower Clark Fork: An assortment of midge and blue-winged dries, emergers and nymphs for midday have been productive on Walk/Wade Trips this week. The rest of the time, large rubber-legs in black, brown or purple are good if trailed by a black or Redhead North Fork Special, purple soft hackle jig flies, Prince nymph jig flies and Blooms soft hackle jig. Size 4-8 on the larger nymphs; size 10 through 14 for the trailers.  Hatch flies – dry, emerger or nymph have been size 16-24.

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