Inflow into Lake Koocanusa – 6400 cvs
River Flow -5,000 CFS , 20-foot visibility, Water temp 55 degrees. River scheduled to drop to minimum 4,000 for the rest of October on the 2nd.
Hatches: Moving into the fall hatches, starting to see October Caddis and Aquatic Moths, small tan caddis, some BWO’s, still seeing some hoppers, small ants, and pmd’s.
Patterns: All medium sized hoppers, Purple Haze, Tan Stimulator, beadhead prince, olive and brown wooly buggers, cone-head sculpin, Purple Prince, Da-Bomb, blue-quill emerges, Red Quill, Orange stimulator, small adams.
Guide and Fish Report: We are seeing the best streamer fishing of the season. We are landing the largest rainbows in Montana on Streamers. We landed 4 Rainbows 10 pounds and bigger with the largest a 20 pounder that was 32 inches long. Fish are looking up and rising with enthusiasm to well placed and presented dries. We specialize in dry fly fishing and really don’t need to look at bobbers when there are rising fish to be had.