The river has dropped and cleared substantially above the Crandall Creek confluence. Water flows drop above Crazy Creek, which is still high and putting a lot of additional into the river below Crazy Creek Campground. For better fishing fish above Crazy Creek to Pilot Creek. Flows are still swift in many places, but the fishing is improving – especially above Lake Creek and Crazy Creek confluences. Wading cautiously is still advised below Crazy Creek. BE CAREFUL when wading! Smaller (#8-14) beadhead nymphs work best. A dry/dropper rig is also good. Hatches are caddis, mosquitos!!, green drakes, golden stones. Bears are... View Article
Reports for Upper Clarks
Fishing is slow. Flows are high and water quality is not good. We hope to see fishing conditions change by the 4th of July weekend. Pack bear spray!!
Water conditions are improving. Flows are still high but water quality has improved. Fishing has been fair to good above Hurricane Mesa Ranch. We expect water quality and the fishing to improve daily now. Access requires a hike to the USFS boundary Fish dry/dropper rigs or nymphs size 10 and smaller, particularly black bodied North Fork Specials. Pack bear spray. Crandall is a highly trafficked grizzly bear area.
The creek is cloudy after the heat increased again. Flows are not any higher though. The canyon is still swift. Fishing is better in the campround area and upstream from there. Medium to small beadhead North Fork Specials, Prince nymphs and smaller Bead Head Pheasant tails always work. There are some size 8-6 golden stones and small caddis flying around. Dry/dropper rigs would be best. Bears are active. If hiking around or fishing, pack bear spray!! pheasantnymphs advised. Stream cover is tight. Bear spray is essential when fishing this creek. Carry... View Article
The river is still swift but becoming fishable at the Greasy Lake access. Salmonflies, golden stones, caddis and green drakes are hatching. Be careful wading and do not try to cross the river yet!! Dry/dropper rigs are recommended now.