Flyfishing on the Kootenai River (Montana & Idaho)
At dusk an angler casts for Westslope Cutthrout and Redband Trout in the beautiful Kootenai River. The river originates in Canada, flows into Montana and then Idaho, then returns to Canada in British Columbia where it discharges into the Columbia River.
The river is currently being fertilized by the Kootenai India Tribe to increase production of burbot and sturgeon, which share the river with the trout. This is a large fertilization project, as the river was flowing at 14,000 cubic feet per second (400 meters cubed per second) during our late July float trip.