Kootenai River

Tip of the week 

Dry fly action is still darn good if you're looking for bread and butter action. Look for hatches of baetis this time of year and be sure to have some size 18 parachute Adams in your box. If you're looking for a big fish or two, think nymphing or streamers. With fall flows at around 4000cfs the entire river is now very penetrable with sink tips and nymphing rigs. Stick with the game and get the junk down and you may well be rewarded with a donkey.

Seven-day forecast 

It's late fall and the weather is changing. Expect rain and snow showers throughout the week and daytime temps in the high 40s. And keep in mind this is baetis weather! These days also expect blustery days and generally windy conditions with dark clouds and showers pushing through.

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