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.
September 23rd, 2020
The Christina State Wildlife area is now closed due to low water flows. The Elk is still fishing great up high on Seedhouse Road. Now is the time to get up to the high country and take advantage of the cold water. Please feel free to give a call down to the shop with any questions!
Flows: 87 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.