Fishing Season: Year around

Clarion River - PA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


The Lodge at Glendorn's Tip of the Week

The army corps of engineers is releasing cold water out of the East Branch dam. This has made a noticeable impact on the fishing conditions. Flows and temperatures are optimal for some late season dry fly action.

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Map of Clarion River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Lodge at Glendorn

5-Day Outlook as of 8/13/22

Flow is currently at 3.37 ft in Ridgway. Recent warm weather seems to be coming to an end. Daytime highs in the 70's are in the forecast. This will create safer water temperatures for trout fishing.

Techniques & Tips as of 8/13/22

Run a larger dry fly or terrestrial imitation with a dropper fly abour 3 feet below. You will see sporadic fish rising. This is the most efficient and effective way to target those fish.

Local Species Available Year around

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    Brown trout

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    Rainbow trout

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    Brook Trout

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    and Smallmouth bass

The Lodge at Glendorn's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Orvis CJ Nymph all 12,14,16
TH Rubber-Legged Bugger tan and gold 4,6,8
Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph Tan, Olive 12, 14, 16
Tunghead Breadcrust Nymph Tan, Olive, Light Br 14, 16
Pheasant Tail N/A 16,18
Soft Hackle PT Nymph N/A 14,16,18
Krystal Bugger All 6
Double Bunny All 6, 8

Orvis CJ Nymph

You're guaranteed to catch a lot of fish with one of these bead head nymphs.

The Lodge at Glendorn's Recommended Gear

Description: About Clarion River

Near Ridgway Pennsylvania this scenic river is great to fly fish and canoe.

Nearest Airport:

Bradford, PA


Caddis, Handrickson mayflies, Sulphur mayflies, Blue-winged olive Mayflies, Yellow sallie stonefly

Best Time to Fish:

All day

Best Stretch:

Catch and Release Project

Best Access:

Ridgway, PA