Clear Fork River-07-18-2023

Stream Fished: Clear Fork River

Date: 07-18-2023

Angler Name: RC

Angler Age: 29

Angler Home: Mad River 😡

Fishing Tackle: Fly Fishing

Fish Caught: Brown Trout

Brown Trout Caught: 6

Comments: First time fishing the upper Clear Fork. Stopped at Gatton Rocks Rd because that’s the only place I knew that had public access. Let me tell you that place was packed with swimmers, picnickers, campers, people having fires blaring music, etc. I couldn’t even find a place to park and not one was a fisherman. Upon further inspection every “decent” area that would hold trout in the summer months (depth/flow) had at least 5 people swimming in it. One hole had 3 rope swings … Quickly called a buddy that had a family friend that lived on the river fished that small section for 45 minutes. Went 6-10 biggest 14 ish smallest 8 ish. All caught euro nymphing and all swam back happy and healthy due to using a net, never taking them out of water, and not touching them (using pliers stop remove hooks). Cool to catch browns out of a different system than the MAD 😡, will come back to further investigate the trib. Just found out through this page Apple Valley had trout, may head there soon to try and best a few Browns. (editor, that should be Apple Creek not Apple Valley stocked with rainbow trout).