Kootenai River

Tip of the week 

Nymphs and streamers are best bet this time of year. Water temps are getting chilly so bugs are pretty sparse making any dry fly action minimal at best. With low flows the entire river is wade-able. Work runs and tailouts and fish streamers slowly and deliberately with jerk and strip action. The river is also prime right now for swinging streamers with two-handed rods.

Seven-day forecast 

Flows are scheduled to remain at 4000cfs which is low and makes the river very fishable for it's entire length. Expect partly cloudy conditions with chance of rain/snow through the week with daytime temps in the high30's. Streamer action has been pretty good! .

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