The wilderness mountain settings, clear waters, campfires, wilderness lakes and streams, and superb fishing will wash away worldly cares. Youngs creek has some incredible fishing. We had camped at the confluence that forms the South Fork and as we ate fish tacos and smoked pipes, we pondered what might lie down-river. We had camped at the confluence that forms the South Fork and as we ate fish tacos and smoked pipes, we pondered what might lie down-river. South Fork Flathead Trip Report. May 20, 2020 - Updated 7/15/20 Ready to book your packraft rental? For the drop floats we usually depart from the Owl Creek Trailhead located next to Holland Lake. Successful maiden packrafting voyage on the South Fork of the Flathead river in Montana. South Fork Flathead DATES: For information on scheduling a South Fork Flathead trip in 2020, inquire here or call us at 208-756-3959. Backpack and packraft across the Bob the easy way. 4: South Fork of the Flathead, Big Prairie to the White River. South Fork Flathead fishing-specific trip: July 18th – 25th, 2020. Plan to spend a quiet day, beginning with breakfast at your leisure. July.1.2015 July.1.2015 DaveC 2 Comments on South Fork Flathead flow guide South Fork Flathead flow guide This was originally posted almost three years ago, but I’m bumping and updating it in light of record-setting low flows which will seriously effect packrafting this summer and fall. Float the south fork of the flathead. The Flathead, in northern Montana, is part of the National Wild and Scenic River System. Seeing the South Fork of the Flathead River for the first time in 2011, was really where the idea of starting a packraft rental company began. Book online now! The South Fork in March: a route planning case study. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Forums are supported by our merchant partners . Variable weather, excellent fishing, and fantastic scenery. At the moment Alpacka packrafts are the only game in town. Last weekend (Friday-Sunday) I took three full days and traversed the Bob Marshall via the fastest and easiest route: hiking in from the Lodgepole TH near Ovando over Youngs Pass, down Youngs Creek and the South Fork, packrafting as much as possible, and fishing along the way. Bull trout, although plentiful, have been protected since 1993. These little boats are a fantastic way to explore hard to access rivers. This summer a packrafting adventure in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness Area […] After 15 miles of hiking, it’s time to put in to the South Fork of the Flathead. There are 3 main reasons for this as I see it: 1. However, a weather forecast for substantial precipitation over the first two days put all that into jeopardy. Especially toward the end of the trip, going into Meadow Creek Gorge. REI • ZPacks • Hyperlite • Patagonia • Arc'teryx • RBTR • Drop • Backcountry • Feathered Friends • CampSaver • Gaia • Mountain Hardwear. Fishing the South Fork Flathead River Below Hungry Horse Dam. 8-Day South Fork Fly-fishing Trip ~ $5900.00 It is very scenic. With a packraft, you can enter endless possibilities for extended adventures on both land and water. Unlike the other forks of the Flathead River, the South Fork fishery is not a migratory fishery owing to the completion of Hungry Horse Dam in 1952. The trip-- our first packrafting trip of the season-- ended up being one of my favorite adventures to date. Leave from Benchmark Trailhead to Youngs Creek and Danaher River confluence for 2 nights. 7/23/2018 0 Comments Last week Nate and I took a week off of work to spend 5 days in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. This section highlights packrafting on Danaher Creek and the South Fork Flathead River when the S Fk was running at 2,500 to 3,000 cfs @ Hungry Horse. 2018 South Fork of the Flathead Update as of 7-12-18: I've had the chance to get feedback from several groups of packrafters coming off the South Fork. 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