Crandall is going down and fishing pretty good now. It’s still moving quickly but water quality is decent enough to fish and wade around successfully. You will need to hike a mile above North Crandall Creek to avoid private water. Below N. Crandall there is private property where trespassing is enforced. The canyon area down to the creek’s confluence with the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone is still gnarly and mostly whitewater.
When fishing, wade carefully and fish a dry/dropper rig. Small #8-#12 yellow or orange stimulators, royal Wulffs, royal trudes, elk hair caddis and parachute Adams are good dries for the creek July through late September.
Nymphs – North Fork Specials, black, tan, or black with red or purple beads work great here. So do Prince, pheasant tails, bloody Mary, and soft hackles.
Pack bear spray!! Insect repellent is also advised.
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