Kootenai River Fishing Report – July 1-7, 2018 – GoFlyfishMontana.com

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Kootenai River Flow: 9,470 Cubic Feet per second, 6 foot visibility, 54 degrees

Yaak River Flow: 496 CFS

Fisher River Flow: 305 CFS

Hatches: Caddis, PMD’s, Little Blue Quills, March Browns, Little Olive Stones, Midges, BWO, Large Carpenter Ants on warmer days. Green and Brown Drakes.

Effective Patterns

Dry: Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Adams, Purple Haze #16-20, Tan Stimulator #8 and 10, Griffiths Gnat, small Golden and Olive Stones, Standard Adams, Red Quill, Sunken Black Ants

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

Fishing Report: River is up to 54 degrees, and flows are down around 10k. Dry Fly action should really turn on this week. Grannom and Tan Caddis are out in full force. PMD’s have been coming off in the mornings on overcast days. BWO and Little Blue Quills, Little Olive Stones, Black Ants. Glacial silt is settling out, and fish are looking up… Summer is upon us! Yaak and other tributaries area at prime flows for wade fishing. We also had a few hopper sightings in the hay fields this week… The season of Hoppertunities is approaching! Happy 4th to all!

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