The Upper Clarks Fork (upstream from Painter Bridge to MT State line) is opening up but flows are increasing, as is turbidity due to unseasonable warm weather. We advise fishing this section after spring runoff occurs, or if another cold front slows snow melt. If you find open water and decent water conditions, size 10 and smaller dries and bead head nymphs are recommended for this time of year.
Reports for Upper Clarks
Warmer weather has the creeks and rivers in runoff mode. Wait until spring or after spring runoff is our recommendation.
Warmer weather has most of the ice and snow gone from the banks, but we expect to see Crandall blow before the next weekend. We recommend fishing Crandall Creek after spring runoff, sometime late June.
Dead Indian Creek is dirty from snowmelt right now. We expect this creek to be off-color until mid-June.
We recommend fishing the deep part of the Clarks Fork canyon after spring runoff. Currently, the river is off-color and rising by the hour!