After a very very busy fall, the quiet season of late October seems even quieter this year. The long spell of cloudless days and sixty degree afternoons, coupled with a few hours of rising fish each afternoon, is making for a languid close to the season.
We still have a few trips running each week, but most of the drift boats in Missoula are stored in garages by now — or filled with duck decoys — and it’s a great time of year to find some pure solitude on the river, stalk a single rising fish, and change flies until you fool it.
The weather — if it can be believed — looks downright heavenly for the next week or so. Cold nights and mild afternoon temps should give anyone trying to squeeze in a last minute trip an outstanding opportunity.
As we mentioned, the guides largely have their coffers filled, and are planning trips to Caribbean flats or BC steelhead rivers — but our stalwart Will P. will continue to grind through mid-November.
Heck, you could even plan a Christmas tree cutting / late-season streamer trip with him? Give us a call if we can help you with your fall fishing in any way!
Upper Clark Fork
Lower Clark Fork