Flowing out of the Zirkel Wilderness Area, the Elk River is clean and clear this fall. There are just a few access points to the river starting with Christina State Wildlife Area located about 8 miles out of town. Christina is a 1 mile stretch that provides numerous long runs and solid pocket water. Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroats, Brookies and Whitefish, ranging from 12-18 inches can be found in this stretch of the Elk. The Upper Elk, north of Clark down Seedhouse road, has tons of public water access in the National Forest. Bring a small rod, attractor dry flies and 4x tippet.
March 20th, 2019
Spring is starting to show it face in Elk River Valley. New water is opening every day. This section is still a couple weeks off but if you can find any deep open water the fish will be hungry!
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Nymphs: Muskrat Nymph, Birdsnest, Two-Bit Hooker, MicroMay, Purple Juju Baetis, Hare’s Ear, Frenchie, Tung. Reckoner, Zebra Midge, RS-2, B.T.S. Nymph, Mercury Black Beauty.
Streamers: Purple Crystal Bugger, Beldar Bugger, Hare Sculpin