The fishing in the Cody/Yellowstone area was not affected by the Yellowstone floods – come out and enjoy the excellent fly fishing!

Lower Clarks Fork

February 27, 2023 9:00 am

The lower Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone is mostly frozen. There are a few open areas near the old Beartooth Ranch which is open to public access. Fish nymphs and or streamers but don’t expect a lot of trout. Whitefish are most commonly caught this time of year. Sometime in March, the river will lose its ice cover and begin to fish better. Stay tuned. March is just around the corner!!

There is also open water near the springs that feed into the river near the Clarks Fork WYGF Fish Hatchery. Watch out for ice bergs and flow ice when fishing the Clarks Fork. Some midge activity near the fish hatchery midday.

Should you want an immediate update on flows, water quality, hatches, fly suggestions, we advise you call, not email, North Fork Anglers at 307-527-7274 for that. We also suggest and recommend that you do the same for the 2022 Guided Trip season to reserve dates and guides. We are already getting bookings for late spring and summer trips in 2022. If you have your dates picked out, we urge you to get a deposit made as soon as possible so you don’t miss the chance to float or walk/wade Cody/Bighorn area rivers and streams. 






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