January Kootenai River Montana Fishing Report 1-14-2019

This Kootenai River fishing report is brought to you by Linehan Outfitting Company and provides current Kootenai River and fishing conditions. It will be updated frequently or as conditions change.  Linehan Outfitting Company is the best local source for all information surrounding the Kootenai River.  Give a call anytime if you have any questions about the Kootenai River or anything about Montana fly fishing or fly fishing in general. Discharge from Libby Dam: It looks like low flows of 4000cfs will remain constant for at least another week. In-Flow From Lake Koocanusa: Approximately 3000cfs Kootenai River water temperature below Libby Dam: 44 degrees Water Clarity:  The Kootenai River is gin clear this time of year. Best time of day:  This time of year afternoons are best. Hatches: midge, baetis, Patterns: parachute Adams, purple parachute Adams, zebra midge, green goblin, olive emerger, Pat's rubber legged stonefly, pt soft ...

Kootenai River Montana Fishing Report 12-26-2018

This Kootenai River fishing report is brought to you by Linehan Outfitting Company and provides current Kootenai River and fishing conditions. It will be updated frequently or as conditions change.  Linehan Outfitting Company is the best local source for all information surrounding the Kootenai River.  Give a call anytime if you have any questions about the Kootenai River or anything about Montana fly fishing or fly fishing in general. Discharge from Libby Dam:  Releases will decrease during the remainder of December: Date                                      Time MST            Change                 Flows Wednesday, 12/26          00-24                     constant              10 kcfs Thursday, 12/27               18-24                     ...

Kootenai River Fishing Report 12-14-2018

This Kootenai River fishing report is brought to you by Linehan Outfitting Company and provides current Kootenai River and fishing conditions. It will be updated frequently or as conditions change.  Linehan Outfitting Company is the best local source for all information surrounding the Kootenai River.  Give a call anytime if you have any questions about the Kootenai River or anything about Montana fly fishing or fly fishing in general. Discharge from Libby Dam:  Load shaping will occur during the week: Date                                      Time MST            Change                 Flows Monday, 12/17                  0100                       increase               15 kcfs to 25 kcfs 05-06                     ...

Dead Drifting Streamers With An Indicator

DEAD DRIFTING STREAMERS Streamer fishing is a very effective way to create opportunities during winter months.  There are many streamer techniques and dead drifting streamers with an indicator can be particularly productive depending on conditions. Indeed this technique mimics traditional indicator nymphing in many ways.  But there are a few subtle differences that are important. Here are 6 tips on how to rig and dead drift streamers with an indicator.  Depending on the average depth of the water you intend to fish and the average size fish you might catch, start by using a 5-6 foot straight Orvis Mirage fluorocarbon leader.  This might mean 3x for many trout waters, or it might mean 20 lbs for steelhead streams. Peg the indicator right to the top of the leader where it meets the fly line.  This will allow the fly to get down to the bottom which is critically important. If the indicator isn't relaying the occasional tick on the bottom, add ...

Still Hunting Whitetail Deer-3 tips

The world of whitetail deer hunting has changed dramatically over the last fifteen years and there are more ways and techniques to hunt whitetail deer than ever before. Still-hunting whitetail deer is extremely challenging and continues to be one of the most popular techniques.  Still hunting and matching wits with a mature whitetail buck while sneaking through the timber is one of the ultimate hunting experiences.  Success while still hunting whitetail deer brings tremendous satisfaction and that feeling of having gotten it just right. Still-hunting and spot and stalk are often defined in the same way.  However, there are several differences between the two techniques. Generally speaking still hunting involves hunting in timber or cover that is relatively thick and offers shots averaging 100 yards or less.  Still hunting employs slow movement through forests and cover whereby the hunter moves as quietly as possible 10-50 yards ...

Clouds-Kootenai River Montana Fishing Report 12-7-2018

This Kootenai River fishing report is brought to you by Linehan Outfitting Company and provides current Kootenai River and fishing conditions. It will be updated frequently or as conditions change.  Linehan Outfitting Company is the best local source for all information surrounding the Kootenai River.  Give a call anytime if you have any questions about the Kootenai River or anything about Montana fly fishing or fly fishing in general. Discharge from Libby Dam:  Scheduled flow changes through December 14th are as follows:  Releases will be decreased down to 10 kcfs over the weekend: Date                                      Time MST            Change                 Flows Thursday, 12/6                 22-23                     decrease             25 kcfs to 20 kcfs Friday, ...