Clarkfork River – Adventure Missoula’s Home River


The Clark Fork River is Adventure Missoula’s home river and we are constantly fishing the numerous stretches of this big river. The Clarkfork River starts in Anaconda and flows over 120 miles Dam free until it meets up with the Flathead River. Adventure Missoula’s guides, Jared and Steve, know this river and the numerous moods of the Clark Fork. Depending on wind, weather, and your time requirements our guides will recommend the perfect trip for your day.

The river has some protected stretches that allow us to fish even during windy days. The Clarkfork River is ideal if one of the fisherman is a beginner, as the guide can concentrate on helping without dodging rocks and navigating tricky currents. Not to be underestimated, the lower Clarkfork has some technical water with a few rapids that will challenge even the best caster.

Western Water’s fishes this river strictly from our drift boats and the entire day is spent casting to banks and working the riffles. During the numerous hatches we will seek out holding pools where fish are rising to dry flies. While spring has the Skawalas the summer is home to cadis and grasshoppers. If you are used to the Madison , Snake ¬†or the San Juan You are in for a real treat here in Western Montana as we usually have the Clarkfork River to our self.

The Clark Fork trips meet at our shop and will have you back in Superior once the fish quit rising, or it is to dark to get the boat on the trailer.

Clark Fork River