Canyon Section of the Clarks Fork

August 23, 2021 9:00 am

The river is off color but fishable at the Greasy Lake or Dead Man Creek access trails. Flows are  low and water temps are in the high 60’s by late afternoon. No ‘hoot owl’ closures – yet!!

Yellows Sally stones, caddis, pale evening duns, olive mayflies and gray drakes are hatching. Hoppers, ants and beetles are also getting attention in the canyon.  Dry/dropper rigs are recommended.

Pack bear spray and mosquito repellant!

We apologize for not updating our fishing report pages since mid-July. Without making a lot of excuses, it is because North Fork Anglers has had one of the busiest guided trip and in-the-fly-shop tourist season EVER!

So, thank you to the guided trip guests and those that came into the shop to purchase flies, leaders, tippets, new fly rods, fly reels, fly lines, clothing and gear despite the lack of information on the area fishing conditions. We appreciate each and every angler that has kept the doors open since the Covid ‘crisis’ began in 2020.

Even though the waters have been the lowest seen since 1996, the fishing has been very good in the Cody region. Water temps have been in the comfort zone for trout and these are dropping again as the days shorten and the nights lengthen. We are still heavily booked for guided trips and encourage those looking for a guide in September through October to call, not email, North Fork Anglers at 307-527-7274 for the ability to immediately reserve dates and guides. Hopefully, we can keep up with the fishing report going forward!!


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