Crandall Creek

September 9, 2020 1:00 am

Crandall has low but good water conditions and insect activity. A hike around private property is required to avoid private water. The canyon area down to the creek’s confluence with the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone is also a good bet in August.

When fishing above N. Crandall, fish a hopper/dropper rig for consistent action. Also, the dry fly action can be good all day if fishing smaller hopper patterns or attractors like para Adams, trudes, Wulffs or coachmens.  Other dries – yellow or orange stimulators, elk hair caddis, ants and beetles are good dries for the creek August 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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