Fishing Season: April-November

North Fork Flathead River - MT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Glacier Anglers's Tip of the Week

If you're going to head out this week, dress warm and watch for ice shelves along the river. Bring snowshoes to get down to the river and look for the warmest part of the day.

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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 1/24/23

Looking at cold temps starting this Thursday through the weekend.

Techniques & Tips as of 1/24/23

San Juan Worms and Stonefly Nymphs 10-12 feet under an indicator is your best bet. Try slow stripping a Woolly Bugger if your fingers get cold!

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):
Bead Head Rubber-Legged Orvis CJ brown 8-10
Vernille San Juan Worm pink 8-10
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer black 6-10
Tunghead Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail natural 12-14

Bead Head Rubber-Legged Orvis CJ

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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)


Stoneflies Mayflies

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

Big Creek-Glacier Rim

Best Access:

Glacier Rim