16The Clark’s Fork is fishing slow to fair for rainbows, browns and whitefish in the fish hatchery in Clark.
Midges are the primary insect activity. Water temps are cold except near the fish hatchery where large springs warm the river a bit.
CFS: ICE at Clarks Fork Fish Hatchery
One can wade the river in places downstream from the canyon.
Flies for the lower Clark Fork: Streamers are your best bet, backed by sowbugs, scuds and small nymphs. Medium size rubber-legs in black, brown or purple are good searching patterns. Trail these with silver, red or purple bead Black North Fork Specials, Prince, hare’s ear, pheasant tails, or a Blooms soft hackle jig, size 12-16.
Dries are Griffith gnats, renegades, sparkle duns
Streamers: Wooly buggers, slump busters, JJ specials, Sex dungeons, or your streamer of choice.
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