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Fishing Reports - August 31



Bow River Report – August 31, 2015

The deep nymphing has been kind of stupid (good) of late. San Juan patterns like Atomic Worm, Reeses Pieces, and Wire Worms rack up fish numbers like crazy right now. The fish we are seeing are long, fat, and hot!

Hopper fishing has been pretty good, but not every day and not necessarily all day. A good description would be “inconsistent”. Still a good number of Caddis around, but not too many fish looking up for them. Same with Tricos, but there are more Trico fish to be found lower down.

Streamer fishing continues to be good. White and Tan colored streamers with flash seem to be the best bet.

This weekend’s forecast is for cooler, wet weather. Likely see Pseudos and Baetis and maybe a few more rising fish to go along with them.

There’s starting to be a ton of Boatmen lower down on the river. That should get going in the next month as well.


Hatches: Tricos, Caddis, Hoppers

Dry Flies: More-Or-Less Hopper-Pink, Jake’s Hi-Vis Caddis,
                Hippie Stomper-Black #10, Stacker Flag Ant-Black,
                Two Wing Trico Spinner, Trina’s Hi-Vis Sprout-Black,
                Two-Tone Para  Ant

Nymphs:   Tung Dart, Rubberleg Hares Ear, Tiger Worm-Tan, Super Pupa-Olive,
                  Atomic Worm, Reeses Pieces

Streamers:  Egg Stealing Super Sculpin-Black, Silvey’s Sculpin Leech- 
                   Olive/White/Black, Party Boy-Black, Bloom;s Sculpin Bugger,
                   C/H R/L Bow River Bugger-White




Crowsnest River Report – August 31, 2015

The Crowsnest is low and clear, currently running at about 3 cms. Mornings and evening offer the best fishing with hoppers and ants. When it’s this low and clear it tends to get fairly technical. Fish with care and stealth and you’ll do better.

The St. Mary River and its tributaries remain closed to fishing until further notice.

We recommend that anglers play fish as quickly as possible, not taking the fish out of the water. Until things cool down a little please skip that fish photo and get them back on their way.


Hatches:  Hoppers, Ants, Beetles

Dries: Morrish Hopper, More-Or-Less Hopper-Tan, Two-Tone Para Ant,
Fire Beetle
               
Nymphs: Tung Dart, Tung Stud-Olive, B/H R/L Hare’s Ear
  
Streamers:  Medusa-Fleshy, Circus Peanut-Tan,
                    Conehead Rubberleg Bow River Bugger-Black.

High Country River Report – August 31, 2015

All streams have reopened (except St. Mary and its tributaries) as of Friday, August 21. Hopefully the stream that remained open sees a few less people and get a little reprieve from the hordes.

Fishing in the high country this week was very good. For those who said the Highwood may never come back after the 2013 floods, you should go check it out. It’s fishing very good with big, heavy Cutts in good numbers.

We recommend that anglers play fish as quickly as possible, not taking the fish out of the water. Until things cool down a little please skip that fish photo and get them back on their way.

Hatches:  Green Drakes, Hoppers, Ants

Dries: Berrett’s Emerging Green Drake, Morrish Hopper, Mongo Hopper, Two-Tone Para Ant, Fire Beetle

Nymphs: B/H Pheasant Tail, B/H R/L Hares Ear, Rubberleg Copper John

Streamers:   Sleech-Pink, Circus Peanut-Tan, Medusa-Fleshy


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Monday, August 24, 2015

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Fishing Reports - August 24



Bow River Report – August 24, 2015


As of Friday, August 21 the temporary closures have been lifted. The Bow River is now open to angling.

A good shot of cool water on Friday, snow in the hills, and a couple very cool nights this weekend have helped out a bunch.

Even though the closures have been lifted, we still have low water. We strongly recommend that anglers play fish as quickly as possible, not taking the fish out of the water. Please skip that fish photo and get them back on their way.


Hatches: Tricos, Caddis, Hoppers

Dry Flies: More-Or-Less Hopper-Pink, Jake’s Hi-Vis Caddis,
                Hippie Stomper-Black #10, Stacker Flag Ant-Black,
                Two Wing Trico Spinner, Trina’s Hi-Vis Sprout-Black,
                Two-Tone Para  Ant

Nymphs:   Tung Dart, Rubberleg Hares Ear, Tiger Worm-Tan, Super Pupa-Olive

Streamers:  Egg Stealing Super Sculpin-Black, Silvey’s Sculpin Leech- 
                   Olive/White/Black, Party Boy-Black, Bloom;s Sculpin Bugger,
                   C/H R/L Bow River Bugger-White
 
Kananaskis on Saturday. Mike Guinn photo.


Crowsnest River Report – August 24, 2015

The Crowsnest is low and clear, currently running at about 3 cms. Mornings and evening offer the best fishing with hoppers and ants.

The St. Mary River and its tributaries remain closed to fishing until further notice.

We recommend that anglers play fish as quickly as possible, not taking the fish out of the water. Until things cool down a little please skip that fish photo and get them back on their way.


Hatches:  Hoppers, Ants, Beetles

Dries: Morrish Hopper, More-Or-Less Hopper-Tan, Two-Tone Para Ant,
Fire Beetle
               
Nymphs: Tung Dart, Tung Stud-Olive, B/H R/L Hare’s Ear
  
Streamers:  Medusa-Fleshy, Circus Peanut-Tan,
                    Conehead Rubberleg Bow River Bugger-Black.


High Country River Report – August 24, 2015

All streams have reopened (except St. Mary and its tributaries) as of Friday, August 21. Hopefully the stream that remained open see a few less people and get a little reprieve from the hordes.

We recommend that anglers play fish as quickly as possible, not taking the fish out of the water. Until things cool down a little please skip that fish photo and get them back on their way.

Hatches:  Green Drakes, Hoppers, Ants

Dries: Berrett’s Emerging Green Drake, Morrish Hopper, Mongo Hopper, Two-Tone Para Ant, Fire Beetle

Nymphs: B/H Pheasant Tail, B/H R/L Hares Ear, Rubberleg Copper John

Streamers:   Sleech-Pink, Circus Peanut-Tan, Medusa-Fleshy