LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER FISHING REPORT5-14-2015
Water Temperature: 48 degrees
Best Time Of Day: 10:00am-6:00pm
Hatches: skwala stonefly, Baetis, March brown
Patterns: Pat’stonefly, bh pheasant tail, bh copper John, parachute Adams, purple haze, skwala, rasta skwala, bh prince, hellboy skwala
Flows are on the rise at the moment as runoff from the high elevations continues to melt. There isn’t much left. But for now the lower Clark Fork conditions are fair. Water clarity is pretty good and fish are eating here and there. It’s just a bit inconsistent for now.
Nymphing has been pretty good. Stick with bigger bugs and look for fish in 4-6 feet of water and slower seams with foam.
Dry fly action has been spotty lately and best in the afternoons.
Look for cloudy skies and chance of rain through the next 5 days the cleAring and warmer. Rising flows should stabilize and drop after next bit of warm weather. Conditions are and will be accelerated due to low snowpack. After this next wave, conditions should get great.