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2017 Fishing Forecast | Kootenai Angler

Posted on Apr 08, 2017 by Dave Blackburn  0

We’ve had snow on the ground since December, January’s snow fall was light but February is turning out to have record snowfall. We had a 16 inch dump recently on top of our 12 inches and we are having a real winter. All in all our snow pack is at 115% of normal currently so […]



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2017 Spring Newsletter | Kootenai Angler

Posted on by Dave Blackburn  0

In the late 70’s I took a seasonal USFS job in the Bighorn Mountains in North Central Wyoming. I was working on B.S. in Forest Resource Management at WVU where they had a great placement program for forestry students that wanted to work out west. Well one thing led to another and I found myself […]



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Kootenai River Fishing Report - April 7-15, 2017

Posted on Apr 07, 2017 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow: 24,200 cfs 8-12 foot visibility above the Fisher River, 3 feet visibility below the Fisher River.   Fisher Infow 2000 kcfs. River Temp 36 degrees F. Inflow from Lake Koocanusa:  9.2 kcfs Hatches: Midges and Little Blue Quills, Silver Stripe Caddis Effective Patterns: Bead-head prince, Wooly Bugger, Adams, Parachute Adams Guide report: We are not guiding […]



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Top 3 Reasons We Love Streamer Fishing

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

We are coming into that time of year where the streamer fishing really gets hot! There are so many reasons to love streamer fishing, but we thought we would share our top 3. 1. Catching Bigger, Aggressive Trout Big fish eat big food, and streamers tend to imitate a calorie laden food sources such as […]



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Kootenai River Report | September 21-28, 2016

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow: 6,500 cfs 10-16 foot visibility 57 degrees Inflow from Lake Koocanusa: 5000 cfs Hatches: October Caddis on the lower Kootenai, Blue-wing olives, Pale Morning Duns, Tan Caddis, Little Blue Quills, Tiny Winged Ants, Lots of Hoppers and Ants working into the mix. Some Mahogany duns starting to show. Starting to see heavy midge […]