FLOWS: 15,000cfs
WATER TEMPERATURES: approximately 50 degrees
BEST TIME OF DAY: nymphing is good throughout the day and dry fly action is best in afternoons and evenings.
HATCHES: Baetis, caddis
PATTERNS: pats rubber legged stonefly, bh prince, bh hare’s ear, bh lightening bug, chubby, parachute Adams, stimulator, Bloom’s caddis, x-caddis, midnight bomber, purple haze

The lower Clark Fork River is carrying a bit of color and flows are hovering around 15,000cfs. Conditions are decent and water visibility is about 24 inches. Fish are eating especially if caddis start to pop in the afternoons. Meantime, nymphing has been moving fish and dry/dropper rigs with a big bug and size 14 bh prince are a good bet for rolling along down the banks in the boat.

Expect warmer, dryer days thought the week and for flows to start falling very soon as well. Caddis should pop and conditions should start improving quickly in the near future. Solid fishing with good dry caddis action is right around the corner. And don’t forget so are golden stones!

This lower Clark Fork River fishing report brought to you by Linehan Outfitting Company.