Guided Fly Fishing Kootenai River Montana

A trip to the Kootenai River valley offers a variety of fly fishing choices. Whether you will be spending the day with one of our guides
or venturing off to explore on your own rest assured that you will find many different types of water to choose from.

Winding it's way through the Northwest corner of Montana there are more than 70 miles of trout filled waters below Libby dam.
With a huge watershed and reservoir the Kootenai does not suffer from the restrictions caused by dought and heat.

Guests staying at the Lodge and Cabins also have private access to more than 2 miles of Lake Creek, the lower Kootenai's finest tributary.
Fly fishing with us on the Kootenai and small streams you will spend the day with expert guides that have spent many years on this water.

Redband Rainbow, Westslope Cutthroat and Brown Trout are our primary targets in these rivers.
A typical day guided fly fishing is at least 8 hours covering 6 to 10 miles of river or stream. We fish the Kootenai and small streams
from drift boats to give us access to those places that would other wise be inaccessible on foot. We also stop as needed to get
out and fish the back channels, islands, gravel bars and such. We won't keep you confined to the boat all day.

The season here starts late March / April for pre run off on the Kootenai. Then moves to small streams while the Koot blows out.
July finds us covering all the bases and we typically have great fishing through October.

Full day trips include homemade sandwiches, salad, dessert and non alcoholic beverages. Just bring your gear and licenses.

Full day guided fly fishing ~ 8 to 9 hours ~ 1 guide / 1 or 2 ppl ~ $575
Half day guided fly fishing ~ 4 to 5 hours ~ 1 guide / 1 or 2 ppl ~ $450
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NW Montana ~ Kootenai River Fishing Report ~ Late May ~   '23

Koot is high for a few more days then dropping for the season.
Flows will go from the mid 20's cfs down through the teens the next couple of weeks. It is good to go for the season.

Lake Creek at the lodge and Cabins will have Caddis exploding now for a while. March Browns too.
If you want small water with BIG bugs on top then the next 2 months are your window.

Yaak and Bull open . All good to go right now.
Runoff wasn't that bad this year. You've got a small window this season to float these.

Bull Lake and Pike / Bass will be in the shallows.  

Start planning your summer / fall trips now. This will be a good year!  
Lake Creek at the lodge and cabins is open year round but lower down on the creek make sure to check regs.

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