Flowing out of the Zirkel Wilderness Area. 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.
May 25th, 2020
The Elk is running high and muddy. We have had some luck nymping but have also caught a few on bright streamers striped slow. If you go get out in the morning to avoid the afternoon run off.
Please feel free to give a call down to the shop with any questions!
Flows: 1,450 C.F.S.
Nymphs: Tung Jig Stone, Red Ass, Edwards Black, Hot Wire Prince, Copper John, Lightening Bug, Juju Baetis, TungTeaser, Brassie, Black Beauty, Hares Ear.
Streamers: Zonkers, Hare Sculpin, Beldar.