Fishing Season: April-November

Middle Fork Flathead River - MT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

54

Glacier Anglers's Tip of the Week

Water levels went up after the much needed rain. The skies have been clearer of smoke and the temps dropped down. The fish are back on the bite and waiting for a fly to be presented. Tandem flies are working well now.

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Map of Middle Fork Flathead River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

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Glacier Anglers

5-Day Outlook as of 9/21/21

Look for fish breaking the surface and holding in deeper slots and pools. Best fishing early and late.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/21/21

If you’re heading out bring some dry flies (chubbies), streamers, rubberlegs, prince nymphs, pheasant-tail jigs etc for subsurface offerings

Current Conditions as of 9/21/21

Look for fish breaking the surface and holding in deeper slots and pools. Best fishing early and late.

Local Species Available April-November

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    Trout

Glacier Anglers's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Flying Ant green 8
Pale Morning Dun Thorax natural 12
Hairwing Western Green Drake brown 12
Royal Humpy red 12
elk hair caddis brown 14
donkey kong hopper tan 8/10
Sparkle Dun cream 12
Yellow Sally yellow 14
ants black 16
purple haze purple 16

Flying Ant

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Glacier Anglers's Recommended Gear

Description: About Middle Fork Flathead River

The Middle Fork of the Flathead River originates in the heart of the Great Bear Wilderness in one of the most remote and pristine areas in the lower 48. Once the river reaches Hwy 2, just west of Marias Pass, if flows westward, following the highway and making up the majority of the southern boarder of Glacier National Park until its confluence with the North Fork near Blankenship Bridge. The Middle Fork is a true Jewel, with excellent West Slope Cutthroat fishing along its entire length.

Nearest Airport:

Glacier International - Kallispel (FCA)

Hatches:

hoppers ants beetles attractors caddis

Best Time to Fish:

early

Best Stretch:

Teakettle to Presentine

Best Access:

Teakettle