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Kootenai River Report - Oct 1-8, 2015 - GoFlyfishMontana.com

Posted on Oct 01, 2015 by Dave Blackburn  0

Inflow into Lake Koocanusa –  6400 cvs River Flow -5,000 CFS , 20-foot visibility, Water temp 55 degrees. River scheduled to drop to minimum 4,000 for the rest of October on the 2nd. Hatches: Moving into the fall hatches, starting to see October Caddis and Aquatic Moths, small tan caddis, some BWO’s, still seeing some hoppers, small ants, and pmd’s. […]



Kootenai River Report - Sept 18-25, 2015 - GoFlyfishMontana.com

Posted on Jul 01, 2015 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow -6,000 CFS , 16-foot visibility, Water temp 55 degrees. Hatches: Still fishing hoppers, along with heavy PMD and Tan Caddis in late afternoon and a great happy hour at dusk, sporadic BWO in selected areas, tiny ants also showing some days, some earlier PMD’s showing on the upper river in the mornings on cooler days. […]



Kootenai River Report - June 19-25, 2015 - GoFlyfishMontana.com

Posted on May 30, 2015 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow – 11,500 CFS Temp 50 degrees, 10-foot visibility, Water temp 52 degrees. Hatches: Believe it or not, small hoppers are working already! Big Carpenter Ants already showing! Chironomids, Little Blue Quills, Some Grannom Caddis and PMD’s starting to show. Effective Patterns: Parachute Adams, Purple Haze, Tan Stimulator, beadhead prince, olive and brown wooly buggers, cone-head […]



Kootenai River Report - May 23-30, 2015 - GoFlyfishMontana.com

Posted on May 04, 2015 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow – 26,500 CFS Temp 42 degrees, 10-foot visibility, Water temps warming up. STURGEON AUGMENTATION FLOWS FOR 7 DAYS, maximum powerhouse water discolored, heavy flows Hatches: Big Carpenter Ants already showing! Chironomids, Little Blue Quills, Silver Stripe Caddis, Blue-wing Olives,  Western March Brown beginning to show. Some good dry fly activity happening in the afternoons. Effective […]



Kootenai River Report April 23, 2015 - GoFlyfishMontana.com

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow – 8,000 CFS Temp 41 degrees, 6-7 foot visibility, Water temps warming up. River will be at this level for several days as CORPS is trying to meet target level for spring inflow. Hatches: Big Carpenter Ants already showing! Chironomids, Little Blue Quills, Silver Stripe Caddis, Blue-wing Olives,  Western March Brown beginning to show. […]