9-8-02 - Montana Part III - Upper Clark Fork
Rivers Fished: Upper Clark Fork
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 9-8-03
Weather: Clear Sun
Air Temp: 60-70's
Water Temp: N/A
Water Level: N/A
Water Color: Clear
Fish Species: "Trout" - I honestly don't remember what
was supposed to be here!
Pattern Fished: Mostly Terrestrials and streamers
Pattern Color: Assorted
Fishing Quality: More Frustration
Our third fishing day saw us on a departure from
the Missoula area...we would slowly be working our way back towards
Chicago over the next day or two.
Alright, 2 days of no fish on the Blackfoot. Somehow
we ended up at the Upper Clark Fork...either PeterM or Kingfisher
or both or the book we had with us...something got us here. Maybe
it was the 2000 trout per mile we read about that convince us this
was worth a shot.
Well, go figure. I can sum up this outting very
quickly...we sighted ONE trout the entire day. Ok, Dan sighted a
second LARGE trout (at least 16-18"). We simply started at
the top and worked our way back west, heading downstream, fishing
at each access. NOT A SINGLE BITE...what's up with that?!
Well, I will say that the Upper Clark Fork was
another day well spent all the same...as you can see from the pictures
it was gorgeous. We had a decision to make, Glacier Park or Yellowstone.
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