Clark Fork Fishing Report by Kingfisher Fly Shop 7.20.21
By angelamontana

Posted: July 21, 2021

Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction from mile: 239.0 to 339.5 beginning July 1, 2021. From the confluence of Rock Creek near Clinton upstream to the confluence with Warm Springs Creek

The Clark Fork has been fishing well with the slightly cooler weather we have been having. Cloud cover always helps out fishing on The Clark Fork. No hoot owl on the lower river, but water temp has been hitting 70 degrees on the daily. So, give them a break in the evening. PMDs, nocturnal stones, and hoppers are the main bugs on the menu. For the risers, use a tiltwing PMD, ext. body PMD, film critic PMD, or D&D cripple. For the afternoon, use a hopper dropper rig along with ants and beetles. Water walkers have worked well for the nocturnal, too. Swinging soft hackles through pods of risers has also been very effective. Jig sparkle minnows, kreelex minnows, slumlords, cousin it, and Big Horn buggers on a dead drift worked well.

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