Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fishing Reports - July 20



Bow River Report – July 20, 2016

Missed doing a fishing report last week as the official fishing report person was fishing through the hellfire and brimstone weather and dirty water.

For the first time this year we have seen 150+ flow volumes in the last week and it’s AWESOME. Since last Thursday conditions on the river have been a little tough to say the least. At times we have had as little as 2-4” visibility. Conditions should quickly improve once the torrential downpours settle down. After this push of water, once we get to 18” and better visibility, the river should experience a period of “gong show” fishing. Not sure how long it will last but we’re in for at least a few days of stellar stuff.

Below the Highwood will take a little bit to clear up. The Sheep got really gnarly the last few days.

Streamers and nymphs should produce some good numbers as this week progresses and there will likely be more fish on the bankside structures than before the rainy weather. This push of water may even get some fish in places where they’ll eat a foam bug.

We first saw Tricos on July 2 (a new record for early) and now they’re heavy. As the water clears we may see some fish up to them in the slower water. Use an Ant!

Some of you might have noticed that we haven’t been posting any fish photos. We’re still catching fish (honest) but with continued low water conditions it is the policy of CP that unless a fish is photographed in the water we will not post it. We are also refraining from photos as much as possible in favor of quicker releases.
#KEEPEMWET

Hatches:  Caddis, Stoneflies, Tricos

Dry Flies:  Chubby Chernobyl-Gold or Tan #10,
                   Berrett’s Barred Leg Golden Stone #10, Spent Partridge Caddis,
                  Bloom’s Parachute Caddis, Quigley’s Flag Ant
    
Nymphs:   Jimmy Legs-Coffee, Sexy Stone, Tung Stud-Olive #14,
                 B/H Pheasant Tail, Hotwire Caddis

Streamers:  Skiddish Smolt, TB Squirrel Leech, Silveys Sculpin Leech,
                   Grand Master Flash, CH RL Bow River Bugger-Black
 
First day the river started to blow out. Darcy P. 25"











Conditions over the last few days

Crowsnest River Report – July 20, 2016

The Crow wasn’t really affected by last week’s tropical rainfall amounts. It’s still running in the low to mid single digit CMS. Two nights ago they did have a big thunderstorm that colored the river but that will clear quickly. All reports from the Crow have been pretty darn good. A few have mentioned things are getting way more technical (picky, spooky fish) which is normal for this time of year.

Some of you might have noticed that we haven’t  been posting any fish photos. We’re still catching fish (honest) but with continued low water conditions it is the policy of CP that unless a fish is photographed in the water we will not post it. We are also refraining from photos as much as possible in favor of quicker releases.
#KEEPEMWET

Hatches:  Yellow and Lime Sally Stones, PMD’s, Caddis, Green Drakes

Dries: Chubby Chernobyl-Orange #10, E/C Caddis, Yeager’s Foam Caddis,          
          Helen Keller PMD, PMD Stacker Cripple, Parachute Green Drake,
          Film Critic-Green Drake

Nymphs:  Tung Stud-Olive, B/H Pheasant Tail, Holo Prince, Prince of Darkness
  
Streamers: Medusa, Ice Pick Streamer, Skiddish Smolt

High Country River Report – July 20, 2016

All of the high country has been fishing really well. Everything Cataract and north got a bunch of water added with heavy rains. Everything south of there not so much (some, but not as much).

The Upper Highwood will clear up pretty quick. The Sheep may take a little bit. North Country stream got really big late last week (thank goodness) and will slowly come back down through the next week or so.

Green Drakes are everywhere!

Some of you might have noticed that we haven’t  been posting any fish photos. We’re still catching fish (honest) but with continued low water conditions it is the policy of CP that unless a fish is photographed in the water we will not post it. We are also refraining from photos as much as possible in favor of quicker releases.
#KEEPEMWET

Hatches:  Golden Stoneflies, PMD’s, Caddis, Green Drakes

Dries: Chubby Chernobyl-Orange, Yellowstoner Chubby, Elk Hair Caddis, 
          Neversink Caddis, PMD Thorax, Parachute Green Drake,
          Film Critic-Green Drake

Nymphs:  Rock ‘n’ Roller Stone, Conestone, Pink Headed Stone.
  
Streamers: Ice Pick Streamer, Silvey’s Sculpin Leech, Medusa.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hell Yah!


My soul might be slightly spoken for in return for this weeks forecast....but we'll worry about that later.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Howler Brothers Stickers

In addition to a bunch of their new hats and restocked t-shirts, we just got filled up on Howler Brothers stickers. They go quick so stop by and get one.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fishing Reports - July 7


Bow River Report – July 7, 2016

Still getting the odd fish on Stonefly dries in the early parts of the day but it doesn’t look like it will be a banner year for the big bug fishing. The good numbers of rising fish on Caddis we saw over the last couple of weeks has slowed down somewhat but is still pretty good. The Caddis fishing has been weird, there will be rising fish in a spot one night and then not the next.

Oh, and under the what will we see next tab, we saw the first Tricos middle of last week. Not many, but they were there.

Still hanging a decent number of fish on Stonefly nymphs, Caddis Pupa, and Pheasant Tails.

Streamer fishing has emerged as the most productive and consistent method for catching fish right now. We are seeing some really nice fish, both silver and yellow.

The weather patterns, consisting of afternoon convection and rain, over the last several days has been a lifesaver. Water temps and conditions are much improved from where they were middle of last week. Forecast rain for a couple of days over the next week, combined with normal temps (not 30 degrees) should be a big help.

Some of you might have noticed that we haven’t  been posting any fish photos. We’re still catching fish (honest) but with continued low water conditions it is the policy of CP that unless a fish is photographed in the water we will not post it. We are also refraining from photos as much as possible in favor of quicker releases.
#KEEPEMWET

Hatches:  Caddis, PMD’s, Stoneflies

Dry Flies:  Chubby Chernobyl-Gold or Tan #10, Berrett’s Barred Leg Golden Stone #10, Spent Partridge Caddis, Bloom’s Parachute Caddis

Nymphs:   Jimmy Legs-Coffee, Sexy Stone, Tung Stud-Olive #14,
                 B/H Pheasant Tail, Hotwire Caddis

Streamers:  Kreelex Minnow, Skiddish Smolt, TB Squirrel Leech,
                   Silveys Sculpin Leech

Crowsnest River Report – July 7, 2016

Fishing on, and around the Crowsnest has been really good. Lots of dry fly stuff.
Only downside is it’s really low.

Some of you might have noticed that we haven’t  been posting any fish photos. We’re still catching fish (honest) but with continued low water conditions it is the policy of CP that unless a fish is photographed in the water we will not post it. We are also refraining from photos as much as possible in favor of quicker releases.
#KEEPEMWET

Hatches:  Golden Stoneflies, PMD’s, Caddis, Green Drakes

Dries: Chubby Chernobyl-Gold or Tan #10, Bank Robber, Noble Chernobyl,
         E/C Caddis, Yeager’s Foam Caddis, Helen Keller PMD, PMD Stacker  
         Cripple, Trina’s Carnage Drake, CDC Winged Emerger-Green Drake

Nymphs:  Rock ‘n’ Roller Stone, Jimmy Legs, WMD-Golden Stone
  
Streamers: Medusa, Ice Pick Streamer, Skiddish Smolt

High Country River Report – July 7, 2016

All of the high country has been fishing really well. Like every moving water in the area, they are just really low for this time of year.

The rains of the last 5 days have been a big help though. Hopefully that keeps up.

Some of you might have noticed that we haven’t  been posting any fish photos. We’re still catching fish (honest) but with continued low water conditions it is the policy of CP that unless a fish is photographed in the water we will not post it. We are also refraining from photos as much as possible in favor of quicker releases.
#KEEPEMWET

Hatches:  Golden Stoneflies, PMD’s, Caddis, Green Drakes

Dries: Chubby Chernobyl-Orange, Yellowstoner Chubby, Elk Hair Caddis, 
          Neversink Caddis, PMD Thorax, Trina’s Carnage Drake,
          CDC Winged  Emerger-Green Drake

Nymphs:  Rock ‘n’ Roller Stone, Conestone, Pink Headed Stone.
  
Streamers: Ice Pick Streamer, Silvey’s Sculpin Leech, Medusa.