The Yaak River is 30 to 45 minutes away from our Fly Shop.It is small and remote and the fish here will average 6" to 10" with the occasional 12" to 14" fish. Remember to adjust these times based on barometric pressure, and weather changes. The Yaak is located in the extreme NW corner of Montana, and it’s where I obtained my first job as a …, Bob and Lani Valentine, Belvidore, California, Duane and Doris Blume, Bakersfield, California, 406.293.7578 | 800.322.9339 The Yaak is a small community of people surrounded by the National Forest, where we work and play. Cabins Dave Blackburn Getaway Kootenai Angler Log cabin Montana River Lodging Unplugged Yaak River. In the Yaak, the largest River is of course, the Yaak River. Fishing in this section by boat is out, as the river below Yaak Falls has extensive whitewater sections all the way to the Kootenai River and because there is no easy way to get a boat down to the Yaak below the falls. Overall, the Yaak River may not hold the lunker trout that other Montana rivers do. From the Kootenai River, a large river with World Record trophy Rainbows, to the numerous small creeks teaming with native Redband Rainbows and Westslope Cutthroat, this is truly a magical area for those who believe that their best days are spent on a wild Montana river. Fish the streamers in the deep pools, as this is where the larger fish will be found. So you're interested in fishing Yaak River. A post office, general store and a bar/restaurant are the services in town. Where the challenge lies in fly fishing for these brookies is catching the large ones that go over three pounds—a size not entirely unusual in the Yaak. The map below shows the route and location of the Yaak River Scenic Drive in Northwest Montana. Beyond the road junction to Yaak Falls, the Yaak River Scenic Drive reaches gentler terrain and soon begins following the clean waters of the Yaak River. Most common species are rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout. Catching these brookies can be an exercise in both frustration and patience. The upper portion, above Yaak Village, is where the rivers biggest surprise is found—large brook trout, perhaps the largest found in Montana. The Yaak River Scenic Drive is a twenty-nine mile, paved route that leads into the remote and seldom visited Yaak region of Montana. Lake fishing can find you trolling for Lake Trout one day, casting poppers for Largemouth Bass another and hiking in for some California Golden Cutthoat all in the same week. While there are no services or lodging along the drive, there is plenty of camping. Fishing the Yaak River The Yaak River is a fine river to fly fish. The middle Yaak River is a classic western trout stream. It then flows into Montana receiving the East and the West Fork Yaak Rivers.