Fishing has been slow in the rugged canyon section of the Clarks Fork. Access is still difficult on the trails. Fish is better in the lower canyon near the end of the black top. Fish there, or below the canyon closer to the Beartooth Ranch property, or near the fish hatchery in Clark for better results. Access is good below the high water mark on the lower Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone. FLOWS: 434 cfs Recent warm weather has increased the flows. Flies for the lower Clark Fork: An assortment of midge and blue-winged dries, emergers and nymphs for midday have... View Article
Reports for Upper Clarks
Open water but getting dirty due to snowmelt and warm temperatures. Wait until May when the snow is gone at the lower elevations and before runoff begins. The, you won’t need snowshoes as part of your fishing gear! We do not have flow data on Crandall Creek. Flows are probably 30-50 cfs.
Mostly open water but not fishing all that well due to water temps. Wait until May or even after the runoff period has ended for best results.
Beartooth lakes are plentiful above 8500 feet, however, most are not ice free yet. Lilly Lake is thawing and has some fishing access around the shoreline. Small leeeches and stripped bead head nymphs, are working. Beartooth highway and pass won’t be plowed and open until Memorial Day or later.
Open water but not fishing well. Fish during the heat of the day with size 10-16 bead-head nymphs. Don’t expect to catch a trout over 8 inches. This stream is in serious decline due to lack of management and limit enforcement by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Get mad at them, not North Fork Anglers!!