Kootenai River

Tip of the week 

Dry fly action is tough mostly due to gin clear water and winter season conditions. But there are some midge popping and if you find a rising fish you can probably feed it.

Nymphing has been a bit off lately likely due to gin clear water. That's not to say it's been a dud but for some reason fish are just not grabby on standard indicator rigs.

Streamer action has been pretty solid. But don't expect numbers. It's an all or nothing day and all about a big fish or two if you get real lucky.

Seven-day forecast 

Expect warmer temps with daytime in the high 20 to low 30's and gray skies with chance of rain and snow showers throughout the week. Flows could possibly fluctuate during the week but conditions will still offer great conditions for both wading and drift boat fishing.

Must Have Flies 
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Adams Parachute Dry Fly standard 14,15,18,2 Buy from Orvis.com
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