Fishing Season: April-November

North Fork Flathead River - MT

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

55

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 North Fork Flathead River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

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 morning & afternoon.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/21/21

If you’re heading out bring some dry flies (chubbies), hoppers, 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 morning & afternoon.

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):
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
Hopper tan 10
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)

Hatches:

Hoppers Beetles Ants Caddis Attractors

Best Time to Fish:

Early, Late

Best Stretch:

Canadian Border to Polebridge

Best Access:

Candian Border