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Clark Fork Overlook Ranch Brown Trout, Pike, Rainbow Trout

Frenchtown, Missoula County, Montana, United States of America

4 Anglers Maximum

Fishing per Day: $150

Camping per Day: $50

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Looking to fish a big Montana river with breathtaking scenery? Clark Fork Overlook Ranch is just an hour’s drive from Missoula, Montana, to get to the main property or a 35-minute drive on the Frenchtown side of the river. Here you will find 1 3/4 miles of fishing on the Clark Fork River.

Once below the confluence of the Bitterroot River, the Clark Fork River takes on a new character. Here you will find a big Montana river that is wide and flowy but still very fishable.  At the top of this property, you will find Bear Island, aptly named, that splits the river which allows for multiple fishing access. When the water comes back together, it forms a riffle across the entire river that allows for great pocket-water fishing (depending on water levels). At the bottom of the run, there is a great fishing hole where you will find Rainbows and Browns. A chance for Pike is possible at the large back eddy near the Hayfield campsite.

There are multiple access points on this property. The upper section requires an angler to be sure-footed with steep access via game trails to get down to the river. As you progress further downstream to the middle of the fishery, it becomes easier to access with only steep banks when the water is low. An angler can consider this section moderate to easy.  Albert Creek is also located on the property, but the fishing can be very limited. This is thick, overgrown, small, shallow water with occasional pockets. It will take a lot of exploring to find the fish in Albert Creek.

Want to make a long weekend or week out of it? Camping is permitted here. There are 3 separate camping areas on this property. If you have a large group consider booking our neighboring property, Slow Eddy Montana Ranch, as well.

Although we typically get your booking approved within a few hours, please allow up to 1 business day for booking confirmations.

Camping prices are per vehicle/per day. Camping is dispersed camping. Please practice “leave no trace” principles and pack out all trash. You will need to supply your own water. Bear spray is recommended. Montana law requires a locking cooler or bear-proof food storage. Campfires must be a propane gas ring, no open fires allowed.


Features and Amenities

River Data

5-Day Weather Forecast

76℉ / 70℉

79℉ / 49℉

78℉ / 50℉

69℉ / 54℉

70℉ / 52℉


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Value for Money


It’s simple. You just pay as you book. Anyone can book our locations! Property access starts at $125 per angler per day. Subscriptions aren’t required but Cutthroat subscribers enjoy perks like $25 off every booking and river reports for each trip. Spend more time on the water and let us worry about the rest!

Landowners have at least 1/2 mile of river, stream or creek running through their property. Each property is vetted by RareWaters staff to ensure a premium fly fishing experience.

Right now, we’re focused on the Western United States. But don’t worry, we plan to list properties in other states soon. Our goal is to provide you with new water access no matter where you’re traveling.

We offer subscriptions to all anglers. Subscriptions offer anglers discounted rod fees, priority booking and more. $25 of every subscription is donated to Trout Unlimited, our partners in conservation.

After we receive your payment, RareWaters sends anglers a detailed property map including directions and GPS coordinates. We strongly encourage all anglers to save the GPS coordinates into their smartphones before leaving cell service. Google Maps is our preferred app for directions.