Reports for Upper Clarks

Beartooth Lakes

August 7, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Beartooth Scenic Highway road is open in entirety now. Access to the lakes is  easy and no closures on roads to Red Lodge or Cooke City. Access to the NE part of Yellowstone is still restricted to CUA holders. Lakes are fishing well to a mix of dries, wet flies and smaller streamers on lakes and the feeder streams between lakes. Brook, rainbow, cutthroat and lake trout are found in many of these lakes. Size is 6-14 inches most of the time except for lake trout in Beartooth Lake. Pack mosquito and bear repellent as well as good polarized... View Article

Upper Clarks Fork

August 7, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Water quality was good before the recent rain event. We expect flows and clarity to improve by August 10. A mix of dries and nymphs recommended for Dead Indian, Sunlight and Crandall Creeks will be good on the upper Clarks Fork, too. Access is good along the road from Painter Store Bridge to Cooke City, Montana. Watch for bears and keep mosquito repellent handy. Wading is still a challenge below Lake Creek’s confluence. 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... View Article

Sunlight Creek

August 7, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Sunlight Creek is high and off-color due to recent rains. We expect Sunlight to clear and fish well again by August 10. The fishing has been good on dry flies. Once the creek clears from the rains, small hoppers, ant and beetle patterns, parachute Adams, parachute purple haze, caddis, small stimulators, and PMD’s are working. Dropper flies should be tan or black North Fork Specials, Prince nymphs and Bloody Marys. 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... View Article

Crandall Creek

August 7, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Water quality is not good. Flows are very high due to rain recently. We expect Crandall Creek to be high but fishable later this week. Size 12-18 North Fork Specials Black and Tan, Pheasant Tails, Hares Ears, Copper Johns, Prince Nymphs, and various small nymphs tied on jig hooks work well. Dry flies are elk hair caddis, parachute Adams, stimulators, Ho Candy, royal Wulff or royal, size 8-16. 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... View Article

Dead Indian Creek

August 7, 2022 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Dead Indian has dropped and is fishing fair to good. Smaller hopper patterns such as Wade’s Ho Candy or Wade’s Horror is a good bet on this stream. So are elk hair caddis, smaller stimulators, royal trudes, royal Wullfs and parachute Adams. Flows are almost too low to fish with a dropper except where there are deeper pools. Go have fun but keep an eye out for grizzly bears. 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... View Article