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Kootenai River Report | September 9, 2016

Posted on Sep 09, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow: 6,500 cfs 10-16 foot visibility 57 degrees Inflow from Lake Koocanusa : 5000 cfs Hatches: 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 activity in upper river. Effective […]



Kootenai Fly Fishing Aug 17-24

Kootenai River Report | Aug. 17-24, 2016

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow: 7,000 cfs 10-16 foot visibility 55 degrees Inflow from Lake Koocanusa : 7,000 cfs Hatches: Tiny Winged Ants leading the hatch parade! Pale Morning Duns, Tan Caddis, Little Blue Quills, Blue Wing Olives, Lots of Hoppers and Ants working into the mix. Some Mahogany duns are starting to show in addition to heavy […]



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Kootenai River Report | Aug. 4-10, 2016

Posted on Aug 06, 2016 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow: 7,000 cfs 10-16 foot visibility 55 degrees Inflow from Lake Koocanusa : 8,800 cfs Hatches: Pale Morning Duns, Tan Caddis, Little Blue Quills, Blue Wing Olives, Lots of Hoppers and Ants working into the mix. Some Mahogany duns starting to show. Starting to see heavy midge activity in upper river. Effective Patterns: X-Caddis, […]



Small Hopper Pattern

Hot for Hoppers

Posted on Jul 24, 2016 by Cory Luoma  0

It is that time of year in Montana where the river banks are jumping with various forms of Caelifera; aka hoppers. We look forward to the hoppers making their annual appearence just as much as the fish do. Small hopper patterns of all types are seemingly quite effective right now and will remain so for another few […]



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Kootenai River Report | July 21-28, 2016

Posted on by Cory Luoma  0

River Flow: 7,000 cfs 10-14 foot visibility 55 degrees Inflow from Lake Koocanusa : 11,200 cfs Hatches: Pale Morning Duns, Tan Caddis, Little Blue Quills, Blue Wing Olives, Lots of Hoppers and Ants working into the mix. Some Mahogany duns starting to show. Effective Patterns: X-Caddis, Adams, Parachute Adams, Royal Wulff, Red Quill, Purple Haze, […]