Posts for tag: kootenai-angler

Kootenai River Fishing Report - Aug 2nd-Aug 7th, 2018 -

Posted on Aug 02, 2018 by Dave Blackburn  0

Kootenai River Flow: 9,000 Cubic Feet per second, 9 foot visibility, 60 degrees Yaak River Flow: Minimum Flow (Walk/Wade only) Fisher River Flow: Minimum Flow (Walk/Wade only) Hatches: Caddis, PMD’s, Hoppers, Black Flying Ants, Little Olive Stones, Midges, BWO, And Large Carpenter Ants, Yellow Jacket Effective Patterns Dry: Elk Hair Caddis #14-18, Parachute Adams #14-20, Purple Haze #16-20, Sparkle […]

Kootenai River Report / July 13-16,2017/

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 by Dave Blackburn  0

River Flow: 9,900 CFS, 8-10 feet of visibility, 54 degrees F. Inflow from Lake Koocanusa: 19,200 CFS Hatches: Caddis, Pale Morning Dunn, Blue Winged Olive, Golden Stone, Midges, Flying Ants and Crane Fly. Effective Patterns: Caddis, Caddis Emerger, Crane Fly, Flesh Fly, Wooly Bugger, Adams, Royal Wulff. Guide report: 30-40 fish raised on dry flies daily, primarily in the mornings […]

Four-Wheel Drive Tours & Tenkara

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 by Dave Blackburn  0

This year we are adding 4-wheel Drive tours to our guided trips. The tours are designed to offer a guided tour to some of the off-the-beaten-path areas of our area. Since only 10% of Lincoln County is privately owned there are large areas within the Kootenai National Forest that can be accessed by logging roads. […]

Fly Fishing Show Happenings | Kootenai Angler

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I performed once again at the Denver, Atlanta and Pleasanton Flyfishing shows. I got to finally not only met but had Chris Santella join me for a lunch gig at the Denver Show. I had been hearing about Chris and have traded emails over the years but never got to meet him. Along with his […]

Big Game, Upland Bird, and Waterfowl Hunts | Kootenai Angler

Posted on Apr 08, 2017 by Dave Blackburn  0

This season we are offering big game hunting for deer and elk. With an abundance of whitetail deer in the Kootenai National Forest it has many opportunities for rattling during the rut. Archery season form elk is always an exciting time to be in the woods.  We offer one on one guided hunts or one […]

Unplugged in the Yaak | Kootenai Angler

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Off-the-Grid Lodging Alternative If you are looking for the ultimate in getting away from it all, look no farther. The last several winters I have worked on an 80-acre property situated overlooking a high mountain meadow in the Yaak. The Yaak is located in the extreme NW corner of Montana, and it’s where I obtained […]

Kootenai Highland Games | July 14-16, 2017

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We are hosting the 5th annual Kootenai Highland Games in July. It the Scottish American Athletic Association highland games including Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, Breamer Stone, etc. along with the Clans and pipers singing of anthems. They are returning to River Bend again this year July 14-16. Friday night offers live music, fun games and […]

Disabled Veteran's Fishing Trips | Kootenai Angler

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Last fall was our third annual year for the Disabled Veteran’s trip. As you may have heard we were able to negotiate a special access to allow a small group to fish between the Dave Thompson Bridge and Libby Dam by boat. The area has been closed to fishing from boats since the dam’s inception […]

River Pickin' at River Bend

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May 28 – June 4, 2017 This year starting the last Sunday in May we are continuing the tradition of Pasture Pickin’ at our location on the river hence the new name. Pasture Pickin has been going on for over 20 years and was located at Snyder Field 6 miles up Pipe Creek road. Dale […]