Kootenai River Fishing Report 9-10-2020

This Kootenai River fishing report is brought to you by Orvis Endorsed Outfitter Linehan Outfitting 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: Libby Dam outflows will decrease from 8 kcfs to 7 kcfs on Sunday, September 13th over two hours beginning at 22:00 MD Libby Dam outflow will decrease from 7 kcfs to 6 kcfs on Monday, September 14th over two hours beginning at 00:00 MDT. -Libby Dam outflow will then hold at 6 kcfs through the end of September. In-Flow From Lake Koocanusa: Approximately 5,800 cfs Kootenai River water temperature below Libby Dam: 56 degrees Water Clarity:  Water clarity is terrific.  The ...

Kootenai River Fishing Report 8-30-2020

This Kootenai River fishing report is brought to you by Orvis Endorsed Outfitter Linehan Outfitting 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:  Flows from Libby Dam will remain at 9,000cfs through the end of August. In-Flow From Lake Koocanusa: Approximately 5,800 cfs Kootenai River water temperature below Libby Dam: 56 degrees Water Clarity:  Water clarity is terrific.  The river is gin clear this time of year. Hatches: midge, caddis, pmds, hoppers, nocturnal stonefly, ants, terrestrials Patterns: parachute Adams, purple chubby, red chubby, hopper patterns, terrestrial patterns, parachute ...

Kootenai River Fishing Report 8-15-2020

This Kootenai River fishing report is brought to you by Orvis Endorsed Outfitter Linehan Outfitting 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:  Flows from Libby Dam will remain at 9,000cfs through the end of August. In-Flow From Lake Koocanusa: Approximately 7,600 cfs Kootenai River water temperature below Libby Dam: 56 degrees Water Clarity:  Water clarity is terrific.  The river is gin clear this time of year. Hatches: midge, caddis, pmds, hoppers, ants, terrestrials Patterns: parachute Adams, purple chubby, red chubby, hopper patterns, terrestrial patterns, parachute pmd, rusty spinner, ...

How To Improve Your Back Cast From A Drift Boat

The other day I was fishing with a guest and immediately noticed the gentleman was not properly loading his rod on his back cast. Sure, there was a light breeze. But that really wasn’t the problem. “Wait a bit longer before you start your forward stroke,” I told him immediately. He made a couple more casts that were marginally better but it was clear to me that his timing was good. “Make another cast for me.” I told him. This time I wanted to see exactly where he started his back cast. Sure enough, he was starting his back cast with the rod halfway through the stroke and not giving it enough of a chance to load properly. We all make the same mistake. When fishing from a drift boat it’s common to stand with the rod parallel to the water. I’m guessing it’s simply that we’re elevated above the water and we mistakenly assume the rod is ready for a back cast. Keep in mind it’s important to start a back cast with the rod pointed down. If you start a back ...

Kootenai River Fishing Report 8-2-2020

This Kootenai River fishing report is brought to you by Orvis Endorsed Outfitter Linehan Outfitting 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:  Flows from Libby Dam will remain at 9,500cfs through the middle of September. In-Flow From Lake Koocanusa: Approximately 10,900 cfs Kootenai River water temperature below Libby Dam: 59 degrees Water Clarity:  Water clarity is terrific.  The river is not gin clear this time of year and we actually like it this way. Hatches: midge, caddis, pmds Patterns: parachute Adams, purple chubby, red chubby, parachute pmd, rusty spinner, spent caddis, elk hair caddis, ...

Kootenai River Fishing Report 7-25-2020

This Kootenai River fishing report is brought to you by Orvis Endorsed Outfitter Linehan Outfitting 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:  Flows from Libby Dam will remain at 10,000cfs through the middle of September. In-Flow From Lake Koocanusa: Approximately 15,400 cfs Kootenai River water temperature below Libby Dam: 55 degrees Water Clarity:  Water clarity is terrific.  The river is not gin clear this time of year and we actually like it this way. Hatches: midge, caddis, pmds Patterns: zebra midge, midge pupa, parachute Adams, purple chubby, parachute pmd, elk hair caddis, caddis pupa, ...