Bow River Report – May 26, 2016
We finally got some rain! Conditions on the river changed somewhat during the four day rain we just had. It’s still not very high (about 131 CMS) but we’re so used to low levels everybody thinks this is big water. It’s actually at mid August average levels.
Now that it’s warmed up the caddis are back on. Big Stonefly nymphs, big ugly streamers are in vogue now that we have some color in the water.
Below the Highwood might take a little bit to have a little better visibility. Both the Sheep and Highwood got very brown on the weekend but they were a little better this morning. Above the Highwood is still very fishable and should improve unless we get big rainstorms.
If you are using Glenmore access, please do not drive upstream of the bridge. Launch downstream of the bridge. Otherwise we may lose this access permanently (the city is grumpy about it and that would suck!). That, and they are now fining people for it.
Hatches: Caddis, Skwalas.
Dry Flies: Bloom’s Parachute Caddis, Yeager Foam caddis, Chubby Chernobyl
Rock ‘n’ Roller Stone.
Streamers: Silvey’s Sculpin Leech, Circus Peanut, Ice Pick Streamer,
¼ Lb. Bugger.
Crowsnest River Report – May 26, 2016
Water clarity on the Crow is still really good and flow is only at about 8.4 CMS.
Visibility was still about 2.5 feet at East Hillcrest yesterday.
Salmonflies have showed up on the lower stretches of the river!!!
Don’t be afraid of the Crow at this time of year if it’s a little dirty. If there isn’t anything happening on top, use a big stonefly nymph. It can be very good.
Sectional closures now in place until June 16, 2016. Check your regs.
Hatches: Salmonflies, March Browns, BWOs
Dries: Floater In The Pool, Chubby Chernobyl, Parachute Adams,
March Brown Parachute.
Streamers: Skookum, Rubber Bugger, C/H R/L Bow River Bugger,
¼ lb. Bugger.
High Country River Report – May 26, 2016
The high country streams are now closed until June 16, 2016.