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Yeah, there's a relly nice insect population in the river that keeps it healthy. Special regs on the river...not like the locals give a shit though for the most part. My biggest fish out of the river was a 22" cuttie taken on a yellow #12 stimulator. It helps to bring ome weighted flies or sink tips too, because even though in the summer most of the river is very shallow, there are some really nice deep pool that require weight to fish well. Bet you can guess where all the browns hang out
I love the Kettle River. Grew up half of my life in that region. The stretch I know best is from Orient upriver to the border. Few cutties in this section. Lotsa rainbow, smatterings of browns. The river tends to channel up with alot of deep slots, and pool after pool which can be over 20 feet deep. Orient bridge down is all tubers(splash and giggle crowd) from June until Labor Day, but before or after holds alot of troutwater that can have diverse hatches. From Orient down more and more smalltmouth show up, and they can get impressive.
 
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