Kootenai River Fishing Report – April 12,2018 – GoFlyfishMontana.com

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Kootenai River Flow: 4000 Cubic Feet per second, 6 foot visibility, 38 degrees

Hatches: Little Blue Quills, Silver Stripe Caddis, Little Olive Stones, Midges

Effective Patterns

Dry: Parachute Adams, Purple Haze #16-20, Tan Stimulator #8 and 10, Griffiths Gnat, small Golden and Olive Stones.

Nymph and Streamers: Beadhead Prince, pheasant tail, stones and midge pupa. Black/Olive Conehead wooly buggers, kokanee killers

Fishing Report: Late winter weather continues to cool things off for typical spring fishing. Look for rising fish in the slower waters at the end of riffles along the transitions to the deeper pools. Fish streamers slowly or on a dead drift. Things should pick up with the warmer weather coming on next week. Fisher River run-off is beginning to increase adding some color to the upper Kootenai.



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