Clark Fork River Professional Review and Guide
"Think of the sure-fire titles for best-selling novels about this river: For those who love to cheer for the underdog, The Comeback Story of the 1970s. Romantics will swoon over A Red River Goes Blue, while Zane Grey devotees will surely snap up Tough Trip From Hellgate to Paradise. No doubt about it, the Clark Fork is a river of many faces.
An angler in the upper river who must drag his canoe across gravel bars might be skeptical, but the Clark Fork at Thompson Falls holds the undisputed title as Montana’s mightiest river. If the angler were to canoe from Warm Springs all the way to Thompson Falls, he would paddle almost every conceivable kind of water, from a meandering, brush-choked brooklet to a powerful, full-fledged river with deep runs, fathomless pools, and whitewater. Key species: Brown trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, bull trout, squawfish, suckers, northern pike, and whitefish."