The North Fork of the Flathead River originates in Canada before flowing south into Montana. Glacier National Park lies to the east of the river, and the Flathead National Forest, state lands and private lands border the west side. The river flows 58 miles through Montana before its confluence with the Middle Fork. Peak water is in early June, with low water by mid-August. Whitewater ratings range from class I-II.
The North Fork provides prime habitat for fish, with a variety of water conditions to drop your line in, be it drifting a fly across a deep slow-moving pool or laying out along the tail of a fast-moving riffle.
Westslope cutthroat trout serve as the primary fish in the Flathead River, making it one of the few fisheries for this unique species in the world. There are also some rainbow trout, lake trout and whitefish in the rivers.
The North Fork of the Flathead River is famous for its spectacular views, crystal clear waters and an abundance of wildlife. Bald eagles and osprey are common, and floaters often spot black bears, moose, grizzly bears, elk and deer by the riverside.
North Fork of the Flathead Fishing Report