need little help, I have a couple day in kalispel to have some fun. i'm thinking of floating polebridge to Blankenship bridge on the north fork flathead. or should I go after 30lb trout on Kootenai for couple days?
I don't know much about the Kootenai, but have floated the NF once. I believe polebridge to Blankenship is a long haul for two days at this time of year. Polebridge to glacier rim, might be more of an overnighter with time to fish... but then again you said a couple of days, maybe that means three... I love the NF and that would be easy an easy decision for me, that and odds of a huge rainbow on the Kootenai are still pretty slim. I've heard that is somewhat of a unique fishery with specific methods so it may take some time to learn the how's and where's.
Can't comment on floating the Kootenai but I floated the NF Flathead Border to Blankenship last weekend. We did three days, two nights. It was a spectacular trip that I would recommend doing in three nights. We weren't too rushed but an extra day would have been nice. The Cutthroat fishing was outstanding and the scenery wasn't too shabby either...
my river companion wants to fish the Kootenai because saw a guy with a 31lb fish couple days ago. I grew up in ore fishing salmon and steelhead, know what its like not to catch fish for days. polebridge to Blankenship is 33 miles. I don't know the river, but I think we can do it in 2 days. last I check it was running 2200.
between the rain and visiting family we didn't have much time. Saturday morning put in at polebridge and floated to big creek a 20mile float. I had no idea what to expect, water is flat but really moving. my son in law had a garmin gps told us how fast we were traveling and how many miles traveled. only took 7 hours. next time we go to the border and float to glacier rim take 4 days. beautiful trip wish there was a little white water.
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