Kootenai River Fishing Report – May 18-25,2018 – GoFlyfishMontana.com

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Kootenai River Flow: 17,000 Cubic Feet per second, 6 foot visibility, 46 degrees, Heavy Glacial Tint Fisher River Flow: 1800 CFS Hatches: Little Blue Quills, March Browns, Little Olive Stones, Midges, BWO, Some Grannom Caddis starting, Large Carpenter Ants and warmer days. Effective Patterns Dry: Parachute Adams, Purple Haze #16-20, Tan Stimulator #8 and 10, Griffiths Gnat, small Golden and Olive Stones, Standard …

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 …

Kootenai River Report Sept 2-9 : GoFlyfishMontana

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Discharge from Libby Dam: 9000 kcfs, 18 feet visibility Hatches:  PMD’s, Tan Caddis, Little Blue quills, Tiny winged Ants, Mahogany Duns, Blue Wing Olives, Hoppers, Ants and Craneflies Effective Patterns: All Caddis patterns, Purple Haze, Standard Adams, PMD’s, Olive Parachute Adams, Chubby Chernobyl: all colors, Dave’s Hopper, Sunken Ant Droppers, Peacock Soft Hackles Guide Report: We are continuing to have good dry …

Kootenai River Report/ August 14th-17th/GoflyfishMontana.com

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River Flow: 9,000 CFS, 10-15 feet of visibility, 56 degrees F. Inflow from Lake Koocanusa: 4,400 CFS Hatches: Tan Caddis, PMD, BWO, Little Blue Quill and Grasshopper. Midges and Black Caddis closer to Libby Dam Effective Patterns: Caddis, Caddis Emerger, Wooly bugger, Grasshopper, Tiny ants, crane fly, PMD, BWO. Guide report: Ample Hoppertunity for anglers, 35 to 50 fish are being raised per angler on …

Kootenai River Report / July 13-16,2017/GoFlyfishMontana.com

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River Flow: 9,900 CFS, 8-10 feet of visibility, 54 degrees F. Inflow from Lake Koocanusa: 19,200 CFS Hatches: Caddis, Pale Morning Dunn, Blue Winged Olive, Golden Stone, Midges, Flying Ants and Crane Fly. Effective Patterns: Caddis, Caddis Emerger, Crane Fly, Flesh Fly, Wooly Bugger, Adams, Royal Wulff. Guide report: 30-40 fish raised on dry flies daily, primarily in the mornings and evenings. Good nymphing and …

Kootenai River Report / June 10-17,2017/GoFlyfishMontana.com

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River Flow: 24,900 cfs, 8-feet visibility, 51 degrees F. Inflow from Lake Koocanusa: 61,000 Hatches: March Browns, Grannom Caddis, Blue Wing Olives, Little Blue Quills, Large Carpenter Ants, some Pale Morning Duns starting to show in the afternoons. Effective Patterns: Parachute Adams, Standard Adams, Caddis pupa, Peacock Caddis, Beadhead Prince, Dark Wooly Buggers Guide report: Kootenai is at its last peak of Sturgeon Flows and …

Four-Wheel Drive Tours & Tenkara

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This year we are adding 4-wheel Drive tours to our guided trips. The tours are designed to offer a guided tour to some of the off-the-beaten-path areas of our area. Since only 10% of Lincoln County is privately owned there are large areas within the Kootenai National Forest that can be accessed by logging roads. These tours are designed to …

Fly Fishing Show Happenings | Kootenai Angler

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I performed once again at the Denver, Atlanta and Pleasanton Flyfishing shows. I got to finally not only met but had Chris Santella join me for a lunch gig at the Denver Show. I had been hearing about Chris and have traded emails over the years but never got to meet him. Along with his award winning writing, he’s a …

Big Game, Upland Bird, and Waterfowl Hunts | Kootenai Angler

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This season we are offering big game hunting for deer and elk. With an abundance of whitetail deer in the Kootenai National Forest it has many opportunities for rattling during the rut. Archery season form elk is always an exciting time to be in the woods.  We offer one on one guided hunts or one on two guided hunts. The …

Unplugged in the Yaak | Kootenai Angler

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Off-the-Grid Lodging Alternative If you are looking for the ultimate in getting away from it all, look no farther. The last several winters I have worked on an 80-acre property situated overlooking a high mountain meadow in the Yaak. The Yaak is located in the extreme NW corner of Montana, and it’s where I obtained my first job as a …