Kootenai River

Techniques 

This time of year it's mostly about nymphing. Get it down and scratch the bottom.
Dry fly action has been pretty minimal lately.

Seven-day forecast 

Outflow from Libby Dam will increase Sunday, March 30th from 15 kcfs to 16.5 kcfs at 2300 MDT. Outflow from Libby Dam will then increase again Monday, March 31st from 16.5 kcfs to 26.5 kcfs over two hours, beginning at 0400 MDT. This flow near ~26 kcfs will likely be held through Friday April 11th. Libby Dam discharge will gradually decrease as the pool is drafted. What does all this mean? It means the river has gotten very big over the last twenty four hours. For now it's all about being in a boat. It's stil in good shape and fishable, but it's exclusively a nymphing game and be sure to get out the split shot as well.

Expect really nice days for the early part of the week with temps in the high low 60's and partly sunny skies. Toward middle-end of week temps will be cooling down again. No significant precipitation is expected this week.

Must Have Flies 
Bead Head Prince standard 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Giant Stone tan 10 Buy from Orvis.com
Troutmaster Nymph - Hare's Ear standard 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Vernille San Juan Worm standard 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Lightning Bug standard 12 Buy from Orvis.com
Report from: Linehan Outfitting
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