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Flathead River Fishing Report

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When you fly fish Glacier National Park, you are fly fishing on the Flathead River system, which is a unique fishery located around Glacier National Park. The Flathead River system is made up of three forks that eventually drain into Flathead Lake. When Glacier Anglers go fly fish Glacier National Park, we go fish both the Middle and North Forks of the Flathead. Typically, we start fishing both rivers in late June through September using dry flies.

The Middle Fork of the Flathead originates in the Great Bear Wilderness and creates the southern border of Glacier National Park. From deep in the wilderness, it flows roughly 70 miles before it’s confluence with the North Fork of the Flathead. Many sections of the Middle Fork of the Flathead are comprised of canyons as well as class II-III whitewater. We navigate these waters using rafts with custom-built fishing frames instead of the traditional drift boat.

The headwaters of the North Fork of the Flathead originate in Canada and flow south into the United States. The North Fork creates the western boundary line of Glacier National Park and provides some spectacular views inside the Park. In many areas, the North Fork widens up and braids in between Glacier National Park and National Forest Service lands.

Fly fishing Glacier National Park provides a healthy population of native Westslope Cutthroat Trout that are eager to eat and fun to catch.

Montana Fly Fishing:

Middle Fork of the Flathead River Fishing Report

Last Updated: 4 / 6 / 2021

Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Middle Fork Flathead River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Glacier Anglers

Water flow: 1526

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: Teakettle to Presentine

Best access point: Teakettle

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

attractors caddis ants beatles hoppers

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: April-November

Nearest airport: Glacier International - Kallispel (FCA)

Real-time water flow data from USGS:

North Fork of the Flathead River Fishing Report

Last Updated: 4 / 6 / 2021

Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing North Fork Flathead River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Glacier Anglers

Water flow: 1545

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all Day

Best stretch: Canadian Border to Polebridge

Best access point: Candian Border

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

caddis Girdle Bugs attractors ants beatles

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: April-November

Nearest airport: Glacier International - Kallispel (FCA)

Real-time water flow data from USGS: