Chris and I hit the Clark Fork today just below Missoula for a few hours after class. It was pretty warm and we were stoked to see if we could hook into some fish. The winds and sporadic rain showers tried to stop us. As soon as we got to the river the winds picked up and it was tough going for the first half hour. I fished a small pocket pool for a while and finally got hooked up with a chunky little rainbow.
It felt good to catch a fish in some harsh conditions. The winds were blowing pretty hard and the temps were dropping fast. I fished about another hour and then headed downstream to Chris. We were both pretty cold so we called it a day. Despite the tough conditions, it was still a nice few hours on the stream. We weren't the only ones fishing either.