Fishing Season: Year around

Clarion River - PA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


The Lodge at Glendorn's Tip of the Week

Summertime conditions make great opportunities for prospecting. Fishing single dry flies or light dry dropper setups are preferred. Pack light and wet wade on cloudy or cooler days.

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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 9/22/23

Flow is currently at 3.35 ft in Ridgway. Unseasonably warm weather is upon us. Expect fishing conditions and insect activity to be best in the morning before the temperatures warm up too much.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/22/23

Using a wide variety of techniques will create different opportunities to catch fish in unique ways. As insect activity increases, fish will be less picky about how the your flies are presented. Techniques such as prospecting with dries, euro nymphing, dry.dropper, indicator fishing, and even streamer fishing can all of effective during this time of the year.

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 Natural 16,18
Soft Hackle PT Nymph Natural 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, Hendrickson mayflies, Sulphur mayflies, Blue-winged olive Mayflies, Yellow sallie stoneflies

Best Time to Fish:

All day

Best Stretch:

Catch and Release Project

Best Access:

Ridgway, PA