Kootenai River Flow: 4,000 Cubic Feet per second 8 foot visibility, 40 degrees. Minimum flow
Koocanusa Inflow:4,500 cfs – Fisher River Flow – 560 cfs – Yaak Flow – 885 cfs
Hatches: Little Blue Quills, Midges. March Brown, Small Olive Stones, Silver Stripe Caddis
Dry: BWO, midge pupa, small parachute adams, small chubby
Nymph and Streamers: Beadhead Prince, Pheasant Tail, Stones and Midge Pupa, Soft Hackles. Black/Olive Conehead Wooly Buggers, Sculpins, Pat’s Rubber Legs.
Fishing Report: The river is at minimum flow and is running 40 degrees F. We are seeing some rising activity on the warmer afternoons, most activity is subsurface with some larger fish on streamers. Upper stretch closed for in stream spawning above Hwy 37 bridge to Dam, (4 miles), Fisher River runoff is beginning but not affecting overall fishing. Look for fish in deeper slower water where riffles drop to deeper runs, slower water.