Fishing Season: April-November

North Fork Flathead River - MT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Glacier Anglers's Tip of the Week

The ebb and flow of an indecisive spring have the river teasing us as we approach summer.

Directions open in app

Map of North Fork Flathead River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Glacier Anglers

5-Day Outlook as of 5/18/22

The water levels and visibility may change at any time.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/18/22

Nymphing Dry Flies

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:

Canadian Border to Polebridge

Best Access:

Candian Border