Kootenai River Report – March 12-19, 2016 – GoFlyfishMontana.com

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Inflow into Lake Koocanusa –  3340 cfs

River Flow -10,000 CFS , 10-foot visibility, Water temp 39 degrees. River scheduled to be at 10 to 15 kcfs the next week trying to meet target elevations for Lake Koocanusa.

Hatches: Chironomids and Little Blue Quills in the warmer afternoons. Some Silver Stripe Caddis still showing.

Patterns: Nymphs and Streamers are the main course of action, slow drifts and dead drifts in the deep slower runs. Some dry fly activity in the afternoons. Fish Slow, the fish are semi-dormant with the lowest water temps of the winter.

Guide and Fish Report: We are still seeing some large fish moving to streamers. Slower retrieves and dead drifts are the ticket with the lower water temps of winter setting in.





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