Mostly frozen. Too cold and dangerous for this time of year
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The lower Clarks Fork is very cold right now. Slush ice is flowing through the slower sections of the river and some areas are completely covered with ice. As temperatures warm the river should open back up and fish well. Flies: Medium to large articulated streamers, Buggers (All sizes and colors), JJ Specials, Halfbacks, Girdle Bugs, Pats Rubberlegs, North Fork Specials, PT’s, Copper Johns, BWO’s, Midges. Flows: 348 cfs (MT/WY Border)
Water temps are cold. The river is frozen and the snow is deep. Fish the upper Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone after April 1, 2018.
Fed by a hundred, or more, glacial lakes draining the Beartooth Plateau, the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone is a fly fisherman’s dream river. The Clark’s Fork has three distinct sections, each fish differently and each section has its own personality, requiring fly fishermen to change tactics on each section in order to keep the rod bent and the reel singing.
The Bighorn has been fishing well using smaller nymphs, sowbugs and aquatic worms. Dry fly action has been slow due to cold day time temps in Thermopolis and at Boysen Dam. The water temps on the Bighorn are much cooler than the lower Shoshone, but the action is consistent using small dries, nymphs, or streamers. There are some heads sipping midge emergers and adults, as well as a pretty decent BWO hatch around 1 pm. Flies: Big articulated streamers, Buggers (All sizes and colors), JJ Specials, Crayfish patterns, San Juan worms, Sow Bugs, Scuds, PT’s, Midge Pupa, Midge adults, BWO’s... View Article