Kootenai River Fishing Report – June 1-7, 2021 – GoFlyfishMontana.com
By angelamontana

Posted: June 12, 2021

 DAVE BLACKBURN

Kootenai River Flow: 13,000 Cubic Feet per second 8-foot visibility, 44 degrees.  Going to 9,ooo cubic feet per second this thursday.

Koocanusa Inflow 29,800

Hatches: Tan Caddis, Little Blue Quills, Midges, , Blue Wing Olive, Little Olive Stones, Western March Browns,

Effective Patterns: 

Dry: Parachute Adams #14-20, Purple Haze #16-20,  Tan Stimulator #8 and 10, Griffiths Gnat, Olive Stone Fly, Blue Wing Olives, Red Quill, Grannom Caddis

Nymph and Streamers: Da Bomb, Beadhead Prince, Pheasant Tail, Stones and Midge Pupa, Soft Hackles. Black/Olive Conehead Wooly Buggers, Sculpins, Pat’s Rubber Legs.

Fishing Report: 25 fish on dries on a recent 1/2 day afternoon float! River temp is on the rise!  Seeing lots of surface activity activity 1-6 pm. Caddis are starting. Wade with caution, upper river opens today.

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