Cutthroat Trout-Kootenai River Montana Fishing Report 7-19-2017

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. We have guides available and we’re the local source for all things 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: the Present discharge from Libby Dam is 9000cfs

In-flow from Lake Koocanusa: 13,400 cfs

Water temperature below Libby Dam: 59 degrees

Best Time of day: mornings and evenings

Hatches: caddis, pmd mayflies, crane flies, midge

Patterns: elk hair caddis, caddis emerger, ascending caddis, supa pupa, royal wulff, parachute Adams, purple haze, yellow haze, chubby, bubble back nymph, quasi moto nymph, rubber legged stonefly nymph, San Juan worm, bh prince, bh hare’s ear, tung head pheasant tail, bunny patterns, circus peanut, parachute Adams, purple haze, stimulator

We’re hitting our stride here on the Kootenai River and water conditions could not be better.  Kootenai River flows are currently at 9000 cfs and the Kootenai River is in great  shape.  Water clarity is good and there’s still a hint of glacial milk color to the River which we actually like.  Soon enough the Kootenai River will become gin clear so it’s nice for now to enjoy early season water conditions.

Caddis have become very active the last few days largely due to warm, sunny days.  Pmds are popping as well later in the afternoon as well and dry fly action is solid especially early and late.  During hatches dry fly action has been good.  Light pmd spinner falls are happening in various riffles up and down the river in the morning between 9:00-10:00 am.  And adults are sporadically coming off during late afternoons as well.  If you see fish rising, think pmd or caddis for the most part.

Nymphing has been steady throughout the day and trout are starting to settle into summer runs.  The Kootenai River is still coming into shape so some runs are full of fish and others are the Miller Lite runs.  They taste great but are less filling.  That’s to say you think and know they should be full of fish but actually aren’t, yet.  Fear not.  In the coming days boulder gardens, riffles, and runs will fill in with hungry trout.  The times they are a changin.
All stretches of the Kootenai River are in good shape.

Streamer action has been a bit slow but that’s to be expected under such sunny skies.  However, if you stay with it, you may just be rewarded.  We’ve had some anglers giving it a shot from time to time and have indeed found some bigger fish.  Get out the 250 grain, get the fly down, and white has been the color for the most part.

It’s all coming together nicely here and conditions and fishing are heating up daily.  Literally.  Expect high sunshine and daytime temperatures in the high 80s and 90s for the next seven to ten days.

And speaking of hot, the Boston Red Sox are currently on fire and leading the American League East in first place!  Young guns are smoking and pitching has been super solid.

Give us a call if you need any Kootenai River information or if you want to get on the water with us anytime.  800-596-0034.  www.fishmontana.com

LOC guest David W. with a great native westslope cutthroat.

Dry Fly Fishing-Kootenai River Montana Fishing Report 7-4-2017

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. We have guides available and we’re the local source for all things 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: the Present discharge from Libby Dam is 11,000cfs.

In-flow from Lake Koocanusa: 27,000 cfs

Water temperature below Libby Dam: 52 degrees

Best Time of day: afternoon

Hatches: caddis, pmd mayflies, crane flies, midge

Patterns: elk hair caddis, caddis emerger, ascending caddis, supa pupa, royal wulff, parachute Adams, purple haze, yellow haze, chubby, bubble back nymph, quasi moto nymph, rubber legged stonefly nymph, San Juan worm, bh prince, bh hare’s ear, tung head pheasant tail, bunny patterns, circus peanut, parachute Adams, purple haze, stimulator

Happy 4th of July.  We’re hitting our stride here on the Kootenai River and water conditions could not be better.  Kootenai River flows are currently at 11,000 cfs and the River is in great  shape.  Water clarity is good and there’s still a hint of glacial milk color to the River which we actually like.  Soon enough the Kootenai River will become fin clear so it’s nice for now to enjoy early season water conditions.

Action has been getting better by the day but it’s still early and water temperatures are chilly but warming by the day.  If you’re wet wading expect an ice cream headache for the first few minutes as you acclimate to early season conditions.

Caddis have become very active the last few days largely due to warm, sunny days.  Pmds are popping as well later in the afternoon as well and dry fly action is picking up.  Top water action is not on fire yet but getting better by the day.  We really need water temperatures to enter the high 50s and low 60s in order to get trout metabolisms in gear.  They’re eating, but just not focused on seriously looking up yet.  When will they decide to eat on top?  Any day.  Stay tuned and stay dry.

Nymphing has been steady throughout the day and trout are starting to settle into summer runs.  The Kootenai River is still coming into shape so some runs are full of fish and others are the Miller Lite runs.  They taste great but are less filling.  That’s to say you think and know they should be full of fish but actually aren’t, yet.  Fear not.  In the coming days boulder gardens, riffles, and runs will fill in with hungry trout.  The times they are a changin.

All stretches of the Kootenai River are in good shape.  Keep in mind the farther you go downstream, the warmer the water temperatures will be which may mean more active fish.

It’s all coming together nicely here and conditions and fishing are heating up daily.  Literally.  Expect high sunshine and daytime temperatures in the high 90s fo the next seven to ten days.  Yup.  Going to be hot.  And that’s not necessarily bad since we’re looking for help to raise water temperatures.

And speaking of hot, the Boston Red Sox are currently on fire and leading the American League East in first place!  Young guns are smoking and pitching has been super solid.  Heading into the All Star break this is as good as it gets for Sox Nation.

Give us a call if you need any Kootenai River information or if you want to get on the water with us anytime.  800-596-0034.  www.fishmontana.com

Awesome shot by LOC guide Sam S. releasing a Kootenai River rainbow.

 

 

 

 

 


Caddis Flies-Kootenai River Montana Fishing Report 6-15-2017

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. We have fly fishing guides available so give a call anytime if you have any questions surrounding The Kootenai River or anything about Montana fly fishing or fly fishing in general.

Discharge from Libby Dam: Libby Dam outflows will be decreased from 20 kcfs to 17 kcfs at 2300 MDT Thursday, June 15.  Flows will be further decreased to 15 kcfs at 2300 MDT Sunday, June 18. This operation continues the descending limb of the Sturgeon Pulse.

In-flow from Lake Koocanusa: 42,000cfs

Water temperature below Libby Dam: 50 degrees

Best Time of day: afternoon

Hatches: caddis

Patterns: elk hair caddis, caddis emerger, ascending caddis, supa pupa, royal wulff, parachute Adams, purple haze, yellow haze, chubby, bubble back nymph, quasi moto nymph, rubber legged stonefly nymph, San Juan worm, bh prince, bh hare’s ear, tung head pheasant tail, bunny patterns, circus peanut, parachute Adams, purple haze, stimulator

The Kootenai River is shaping up nicely and will be in great condition and fishing well in just a few short days.  Flows are headed south and by Sunday will be 15,00o cfs which is perfect.  Water temperature is  now 50 degrees and that means caddis will start to pop with more frequency as well.  It’s still a bit early for pmds but it’s time to officially say, LET THE DRY FLY FISHING BEGIN!

With lower flows and warming water temps fish and bugs will both be more inclined to become active during all times of the day.  For the immediate future, look for fish next to islands and in softer currents until the weekend and until flows come down again.  If you see bugs hatching in a riffle, you may indeed find rising fish.  But for the most part trout are in transition right now.  Flows are still slightly high so fish will not necessarily be in riffles to any degree just yet.

Dry fly fishing is picking up and if you stick with it, and roll down soft banks and tight to grassy island edges, you will likely pull a few fish.  Think attractor patter with caddis dropper or pheasant tail about three feet below.

Nymphing is currently good.  Again, look for fish in softer current and especially at drop-offs around islands and in channels.  Structure will hold fish as well so keep in mind boulder gardens submerged woody debris as good target areas.

This time of year the streamer bite can be great.  Get out the big sticks like 7 weights and be sure to roll with a at least a depth charge sinking tip line.  Get down deep and let patterns swing.  Big fish have just come off a long winter/spring and are hungry.  Think 4-6 feet of walking speed current or way down deep at the bottom of tailouts in pools and longer runs.

Expect cool, cloudy days and nights with chance of showers or rain through Saturday and daytime temps in the low 50s.  By Sunday partly sunny days and warmer temps will prevail and with flows being reduced next week the Kootenai River will be in great shape.  Give us a call if you want to get on the water.  800-596-0034.

Kootenai rainbow trout

 


Sturgeon Flows-Kootenai River Montana Fishing Report 5-28-2017

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Discharge from Libby Dam: 26,900cfs

In-flow from Lake Koocanusa: 42,000cfs

Water temperature below Libby Dam: 49 degrees

Best Time of day: afternoon

Hatches: midge, baetis, March brown mayfly

Patterns: rubber legged stonefly nymph, San Juan worm, bh prince, bh hare’s ear, tung head pheasant tail, bunny patterns, circus peanut, parachute Adams, purple haze, stimulator

The Kootenai River is actually in pretty good shape at the moment.   The second pulse of Sturgeon flows have started but for now the river is perfectly fish-able at 18,000cfs.  That’s still a bit on the high side and so wading is not really much of a option.  Float fishing is the way to go right now and will be for a while until runoff has abated a bit.

Water temps have risen nicely what with some sunshine and 49 degrees is good enough to stimulate some activity in the way of feeding fish.  With sunshine and warmer days tributaries will kick color into the main stem but water conditions should remain pretty good from here on.

Nymphing is the way to go if you’re interested in best bet.  Fish are likely still busy spawning so numbers may seem scarce for now.  But rig up with 2 BB split shot and ser your indicator about 6-7 feet from first fly.  Look for fish in softer runs and tail outs for now as they’re likely not in fast water and are still in late winter/spring habitat.

streamers are also a good bet and on cloudy days the note has been decent.  Roll with at least a sink tip since it’s important to cut through the top layer of current and get down in the zone.  Look for fish in cover and boulder gardens.

Expect a nice week of weather with partly sunny skies and fair days.  Water temps will continue to rise and caddis should start popping a bit in the near future which may provide some dry fly opportunities.

Spring Kootenai River Westslope Cutthroat

 

 


Kootenai River Montana Fishing Report 5-3-2017

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. We have fly fishing guides available so give a call anytime if you have any questions surrounding The Kootenai River or anything about Montana fly fishing or fly fishing in general.

Discharge from Libby Dam: 22,600cfs

In-flow from Lake Koocanusa: 15,600cfs

Water temperature below Libby Dam: 39 degrees

Best Time of day: afternoon

Hatches: midge, baetis, March brown mayfly

Patterns: rubber legged stonefly nymph, San Juan worm, bh prince, bh hare’s ear, tung head pheasant tail, bunny patterns, circus peanut, parachute Adams, purple haze, stimulator,

Runoff has officially started here on the Kootenai River and for the most part the Kootenai is huge. Periods of rain could spike tributaries throughout the week and push color into the mainstem. Additionally, Libby Dam is discharging nearly power house capacity so conditions are not that great at the moment. Generally speaking, the Kootenai river is not user friendly. Is it fish-able?  Actually, yes.  Water clarity is great and will only change if it rains hard enough to bump tributaries.

How long will conditions like this last? Hard to say. Right now if I went with my gut, I’d say it’s smelling like it might be one of those springs where the Kootenai River doesn’t offer much in the way of reduced flows until summer.  There’s still a ton of snow and data is showing the Kootenai River basin is now at 130% snow water equivalent.  It will start running off quickly depending on weather. But daytime temps and nights are still cool so for this week the song remains the same. But that can change in a day as we all know.

Generally speaking the Army Corps will drop flows significantly during April.  We just received word that discharge from Libby Dam will remain at essentially power house capacity for the foreseeable future.  We had big rain and precipitation last fall and big snow this winter. There is lots of water content in the basin and it all ends up in the Kootenai River. We’ll just have to wait and see.

For now the Kootenai is only fish-able from a boat.  With water this high wading is non-existent and could be dangerous.  Keep in mind water temps will be a bit warmer as you move downstream.  And since the Kootenai River flows are big, longer floats are the name of the game.

Dry fly fishing is really not that much of an option at the moment.  You might see some rising fish late in the afternoon in super soft water but for the most part water temps are still on the chilly side.  Dry droppers down grassy banks might work.  But nymphing will be your better option.  Fish a #10 brown rubber legged stonefly nymph with a #12 bead head prince dropper six to seven feet below an indicator.  Add at least one BB split shot and look for fish in soft currents, cover, next to and below flooded islands in 4-6 feet of water.  Fish will be concentrated and actually nymphing under these big water conditions can actually be pretty good if you dial into where fish are holding.

Expect warmer daytime temperatures in the high 60s-low 70s and sunshine through midweek.  Then partly sunny skies and chance of showers with daytime temps in the low 60s.

The Boston Red Sox bats are finally starting to warm up.  Run production of late has improved greatly.   Defense has been solid and pitching continues to look stellar for the most part.  GO SOX!!!

The sign says it all. And if you’re not here, you should be.

Libby Dam-Kootenai River Montana Fishing Report 4-24-2017

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. We have fly fishing guides available so give a call anytime if you have any questions surrounding The Kootenai River or anything about Montana fly fishing or fly fishing in general.

Discharge from Libby Dam: 23,100cfs

In-flow from Lake Koocanusa: 14,000cfs

Water temperature below Libby Dam: 37 degrees

Best Time of day: afternoon

Hatches: midge, baetis

Patterns: rubber legged stonefly nymph, San Juan worm, bh prince, bh hare’s ear, tung head pheasant tail, bunny patterns, circus peanut

Runoff has officially started here on the Kootenai River and for the most part the Kootenai is huge. Periods of rain could spike tributaries throughout the week and push color into the mainstem. Additionally, Libby Dam is discharging nearly power house capacity so conditions are not that great at the moment. Generally speaking, the Kootenai river is not user friendly. Is it fish-able?  Actually, yes.  Water clarity is great and will only change if it rains hard enough to bump tributaries.

How long will conditions like this last? Hard to say. Right now if I went with my gut, I’d say it’s smelling like it might be one of those springs where the Kootenai River doesn’t offer much in the way of reduced flows until summer.  There’s still a ton of snow and data is showing the Kootenai River basin is now at 130% snow water equivalent.  It will start running off quickly depending on weather. But daytime temps and nights are still cool so for this week the song remains the same. But that can change in a day as we all know.

Generally speaking the Army Corps will drop flows significantly during April.  We just received word that discharge from Libby Dam will remain at essentially power house capacity and will not be reduced for the remainder of April.  We had big rain and precipitation last fall and big snow this winter. There is lots of water content in the basin and it all ends up in the Kootenai River. We’ll just have to wait and see.

For now the Kootenai is only fish-able from a boat.  With water this high wading is non-existent and could be dangerous.  Keep in mind water temps will be a bit warmer as you move downstream.  And since the Kootenai River flows are big, longer floats are the name of the game.

Generally, it’s a waiting game for now and it all depends on the weather. Expect gray skies and showers to continue through this week.  Expect daytime temps in the middle 50s.

The Boston Red Sox bats are finally starting to warm up.  Run production of late has improved greatly.   Defense has been solid and pitching continues to look stellar for the most part.  GO SOX!!!

The mighty Kootenai River is big and full right now!

Snowpack-Kootenai River Fishing Report 4-14-2017

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. We have fly fishing guides available so give a call anytime if you have any questions surrounding The Kootenai River or anything about Montana fly fishing or fly fishing in general.

Discharge from Libby Dam: 24,500cfs

In-flow from Lake Koocanusa: 11,4000cfs

Water temperature below Libby Dam: 38 degrees

Best Time of day: afternoon

Hatches: midge, baetis

Patterns: rubber legged stonefly nymph, San Juan worm, bh prince, bh hare’s ear, tung head pheasant tail, bunny patterns, circus peanut

Runoff has officially started here on the Kootenai River and for the most part the Kootenai is huge.  Additionally, Libby Dam is discharging full power house capacity so conditions are not that great at the moment. Generally speaking, the Kootenai river is not user friendly at the moment. Is it fish-able you ask? Water clarity is good but when the river is this high, and keep in mind tributaries are adding volume as well, it’s technically fish-able, but if you have other options I’d suggest you find another river to fish.

How long will conditions like this last? Hard to say. Right now if I went with my gut, I’d say it’s smelling like it might be one of those springs where the Kootenai River doesn’t offer much in the way of good conditions for the next couple months. There’s still a ton of low elevation snow which will go quickly depending on weather. But nights are still cool and it’s melting but not really that quickly as of late. But that can change in a day as we all know.

Generally speaking the Army Corps will drop flows significantly during April.  But that may not happen this year.  We had big rain and precipitation last fall and big snow this winter.  There lots of water content in the basin and it all ends up in the Kootenai River.  We’ll just have to wait and see.

If you feel like you have to get on the water, just know the Kootenai River is now only fish-able from a boat. With water this high wading is non -existent and could be dangerous.

So, it’s a waiting game for now and it all depends on the weather. Expect gray skies and showers to continue through the middle of next week with periods of partly sunny skies.  It’s still kind of cool, not feeling necessarily like spring on some days, but this week it looks like at least we’ll have some bright skies.  Expect daytime temps in the high 40s, low 50s. The snow is melting, sort of…

The Boston Red Sox are off to an uneven start.  Pitching has actually been good but bats are not necessarily on fire at the moment and run production needs to ramp up.  We’ve got the talent on the mound in Rick Porcello anchoring the rotation and good arms behind him and in the bullpen.  Go Sox!

Bread and butter Kootenai River rainbow trout.

Rain-Kootenai River Fishing Report 4-7-2017

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. We have fly fishing guides available so give a call anytime if you have any questions surrounding The Kootenai River or anything about Montana fly fishing or fly fishing in general.

Discharge from Libby Dam: 24,500cfs

In-flow from Lake Koocanusa: 10,300cfs

Water temperature below Libby Dam: 37 degrees

Best Time of day: afternoon

Hatches: midge, baetis

Patterns: rubber legged stonefly nymph, San Juan worm, bh prince, bh hare’s ear, tung head pheasant tail, bunny patterns, circus peanut

Runoff has officially started here on the Kootenai River and for the most part the Kootenai is huge.  Periods of heavy rain will likely spike tributaries over the weekend and push color into the mainstem. Additionally, Libby Dam is discharging full power house capacity so conditions are not that great at the moment. Generally speaking, the Kootenai river is not user friendly. Is it fish-able you ask? Not really and especially if you have other options.

How long will conditions like this last? Hard to say. Right now if I went with my gut, I’d say it’s smelling like it might be one of those springs where the Kootenai River doesn’t offer much in the way of good conditions for the next couple months. There’s still a ton of low elevation snow which will go quickly depending on weather. But nights are still cool and it’s melting but not really that quickly as of late. But that can change in a day as we all know.

Generally speaking the Army Corps will drop flows significantly during April.  But that not happen this year.  We had big rain and precipitation last fall and big snow this winter.  There lots of water content in the basin and it all ends up in the Kootenai River.  We’ll just have to wait and see.

If you feel like you have to get on the water, just know the Kootenai River is now only fish-able from a boat. With water this high wading is no -existent and could be dangerous.

So, it’s a waiting game for now and it all depends on the weather. Expect gray skies and showers to continue through the middle of next week.  Periods of heavy rain are possible.  Expect daytime temps in the middle 40’s. The snow is melting, sort of…

The Boston Red Sox won their first two games of the season.  Starting rotation was solid, bull pen was snappy and efficient, and defense made the difference.  GO SOX!

Tim Linehan of Linehan Outfitting Company on the lower Clark Fork River
Hooked up in the rain…

Kootenai River Montana Fishing Report 4-2-2017

This Kootenai River fishing report is brought to you by Linehan Outfitting Company and provides current River and fishing conditions. It will be updated frequently or as conditions change. We have fly fishing guides available so give a call anytime if you have any questions surrounding The Kootenai River or anything about Montana fly fishing or fly fishing in general.

Discharge from Libby Dam: 24,500cfs

In-flow from Lake Koocanusa: 10,300cfs

Water temperature below Libby Dam: 37 degrees

Best Time of day: afternoon

Hatches: midge, baetis

Patterns: rubber legged stonefly nymph, San Juan worm, bh prince, bh hare’s ear, tung head pheasant tail, bunny patterns, circus peanut

Runoff has officially started here on the Kootenai River and for the most part the Kootenai is huge.  Period rain Will continue to sporadically bump tributaries which are pushing color into the mainstem. Additionally, Libby Dam is discharging full power house capacity so conditions are not that great at the moment. Generally speaking, the Kootenai river is not user friendly. Is it fish-able you ask? Not really and especially if you have other options.

How long will conditions like this last? Hard to say. Right now if I went with my gut, I’d say it’s smelling like it might be one of those springs where the Kootenai River doesn’t offer much in the way of good conditions for the next couple months. There’s still a ton of low elevation snow which will go quickly depending on weather. But nights are still cool and it’s melting but not really that quickly as of late. But that can change in a day as we all know.

Generally speaking the Army Corps will drop flows significantly during April.  But that not happen this year.  We had big rain and precipitation last fall and big snow this winter.  There lots of water content in the basin and it all ends up in the Kootenai River.  We’ll just have to wait and see.

If you feel like you have to get on the water, just know the Kootenai River is now only fish-able from a boat. With water this high wading is no -existent and could be dangerous.

So, it’s a waiting game for now and it all depends on the weather. Expect gray skies and showers to continue through next week. No heavy rain is in the forecast and daytime temps are predicted toga get around the middle 40’s. The snow is melting, sort of…

In other news the Boston Red Sox have headed home from spring training and tomorrow is opening day at Fenway!  CY winner Rick Porcello will get the start.  It’s game time and all is well in the world.  GO SOX!

Nothing but tail…

Kootenai River Montana Fishing Report 3-24-2017

This Kootenai River fishing report is brought to you by Linehan Outfitting Company and provides current River and fishing conditions.  It will be updated frequently or as conditions change.  We have fly fishing guides available so give a call anytime if you have any questions surrounding The Kootenai River or anything about Montana fly fishing or fly fishing in general.

Discharge from Libby Dam: 25,000cfs

In-flow from Lake Koocanusa: 10,300cfs

Water temperature below Libby Dam: 36 degrees

Best Time of day:  afternoon

Hatches: midge, baetis

Patterns: rubber legged stonefly nymph, San Juan worm, bh prince, bh hare’s ear, tung head pheasant tail, bunny patterns, circus peanut

Runoff has officially started here on the Kootenai River and for the most part the Kootenai is huge and off colored.  Recent rain has bumped tributaries which are pushing color into the mainstem.  Additionally, Libby Dam is discharging full power house capacity so conditions are not that great at the moment.  Generally speaking, the Kootenai river is not user friendly.  Is it fish-able you ask?  Not really and especially if you have other options.

How long will conditions like this last?  Hard to say.  Right now if I went with my gut, I’d say it’s smelling like it might be one of those springs where the Kootenai River doesn’t offer much in the way of good conditions for the next couple months.  There’s still a ton of low elevation snow which will go quickly depending on weather.  But nights are still cool and it’s malty but not really that quickly as of late.  But that can change in a day as we al know.

If you feel like you have to get on the water, just know the Kootenai River is now only fish-able from a boat.  With water this high wading is no -existent and could be dangerous.

So, it’s a waiting game for now and it all depends on the weather.  Expect gray skies and showers to continue through next week.  No heavy rain is in the forecast and daytime temps are predicted toga get around the middle 40’s.  The snow is melting, sort of…

In other news the Boston Red Sox spring training is looking good.  The starting rotation is shaping up with Cy Young winner Rick Porcello anchoring the mound.  This is going to be a great season!  GO SOX!

LOC guest Liz getting it done in the cold, rain, and snow circa 2016