Fishing Season: April-November

North Fork Flathead River - MT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Glacier Anglers's Tip of the Week

The river is really low and the bugs are starting to lessen in numbers as the cold is coming in fast. Dry flies are the best chance can better your luck with a dry fly dropper rig. Dark earth tone colors along with blues, purples, and whites

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Map of North Fork Flathead River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Glacier Anglers

5-Day Outlook as of 10/3/22

Should be sunny and clear all week and in the 70's so fishing conditions should be pretty good. The cold has the fish eating more then normal but more docile in the mornings

Techniques & Tips as of 10/3/22

Nymphing Dry Flies Hoppers

Local Species Available April-November

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Glacier Anglers's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Hairwing Western Green Drake Natural 8
Pale Morning Dun Thorax peacock 12
Sparkle Dun green 14
Indicator Beetle black 14
hoppers brown 8/10
ants purple/blk 14/16
Adam's Purple Parachute purple 16
Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Wet natural 16
purple haze purple 16
beetles red/black 14

Hairwing Western Green Drake

Rough water demands this high-floating Green Drake mayfly pattern.

Glacier Anglers's Recommended Gear

Description: About North Fork Flathead River

The North Fork of the flathead Flows directly south from the Canadian Border, and makes up the western boarder of Glacier National Park until its confluence with the Middle Fork at Blankenship Bridge. The North Fork is an exceptional West Slope Cutthroat fishery, with breathtaking views of Glacier National Park.

Nearest Airport:

Glacier International - Kallispel (FCA)


Hoppers Beetles Ants Caddis Attractors

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

Glacier Flats to Blankenship

Best Access:

Glacier Flats