Being one of the longest rivers in Montana, the Clark Fork is almost 300 miles from its Montana origin to just inside the Idaho panhandle, the river reaches its end at Lake Pend Oreille.
The best fishing is found downstream of Missoula to its confluence with the Flathead River near Paradise, Montana. Because most of its length parallels Interstate 90, many of the easy access points can be quickly reached to start your day of fishing. Further downstream, thick forests and rushing rivers highlight the picturesque fishing on the Clark Fork. As it reaches the fabulous city of Missoula, the Clark Fork River fishing offers many access points and easy roads to travel. Down Stream of Missoula and below St. Regis everything changes. The crowds go away, the fish get bigger and the scenery is amazing. It’s what fly fishing dreams are made of! Beautiful banks, amazing underwater boulder fields, center of the river riffles and drop-offs, railway bridges and unbelievable bubble lines are all full of trout. Surrounded by rugged cliffs, giant scree fields, large broken down quartz, argillite and limestone mountainsides with a river full of amazing water and trout is sure to deliver.
Finding the best way to fish the Clark Fork River can be a challenge due to its dynamic and ever-changing conditions and access points. Montana Fishing Guides can help you achieve the best fishing the Clark Fork River has to offer. We have years of experience providing anglers with top-notch guided fishing trips. It’s no wonder why we have been looked to as the best in the business of fishing trips on the Clark Fork.