Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fishing Reports - July 20



Bow River Report –July 20, 2017

The fishing on the Bow continues to be pretty good. Still some really nice Brown Trout being caught almost every day and some pretty long and chunky Rainbows as well.

Although there have been huge numbers of evening caddis, it has been tough finding a ton of fish over 10” that are rising. Some bigger fish here and there, but not everywhere.

The Stonefly thing still works some but there are certainly a lot less bugs around.

Trico spinners have already shown up along the entirety of the river, as high as Glenmore, all the way to below Carseland. Hopefully this, combined with a little lower levels, leads to more rising fish in the coming weeks.

Having walked a few banks this past weekend, we can say that there are a LOT of hoppers. Keep your fingers crossed for some hopper fishing as we get into August.

Streamer fishing continues to be good and nymphing a small leech pattern under and indicator or foam fly has been deadly.

Please note that, as of last Friday, there is an advisory in place regarding low water levels and high water temperatures. This requests that anglers restrict angling activity to the early morning hours to minimize stress on fish.
So far, we have been lucky and retained decent flow volumes on the Bow. This has kept temperatures at reasonable levels. However, as the river drops it will be more affected by high temperatures. Keep your fingers crossed that these cooler nights continue and some rain would be nice.

Hatches:  Caddis, Tricos

Dry Flies:  Berrett’s Brown Leg Golden Stone, Chubby Chernobyl, CDC Caddis,  
                 Spent Partridge Caddis

Nymphs:   Caddis Pupa, Micro Leech

Streamers:  Skiddish Smolt, Kreelex Minnow, Bow River Bugger          



Crowsnest River Report – July 20, 2017

The Crow continues to fish really well. It is low, running at about 4.7 CMS.

Please note that, as of last Friday, there is an advisory in place regarding low water levels and high water temperatures. This requests that anglers restrict angling activity to the early morning hours to minimize stress on fish.

Hatches:  PMD’s, Caddis

Dries: Yeager’s Foam Caddis, PMD Helen Keller, X-Body Parachute-PMD

Nymphs:  B/H Prince Nymph, Tung Stud, Tung Dart

Streamers: Silvey’s Sculpin Leech-Blk/Olv/Wht., Circus Peanut.



High Country River Report – July 20, 2017

Things continue to get better all the time in the high country. Fishing for Cutthroat and Bull Trout has been very good. Lots of dry fly fishing going on right now.

Please note that, as of last Friday, there is an advisory in place regarding low water levels and high water temperatures. This requests that anglers restrict angling activity to the early morning hours to minimize stress on fish.

Hatches:  Caddis, PMD’s, Green Drakes

Dries: Turner’s Bank Robber, Trina’s Stimi Stone, Helen Keller PMD,
          Trina’s Carnage Green Drake, Neversink Caddis, Helen Keller-PMD

Nymphs:   B/H Prince Nymph, Tung Stud, Tung Dart

Streamers: Ice Pick-Tan/Pearl, Silveys Sculpin Leech-White


Monday, July 17, 2017

Special on Winston Nexus Fly Rods


Winston Fly Rods has new rods coming out this summer so the Nexus series is on special. 5 weight and and 8 weight left in stock, bothe 9 foot and 4 piece. 5 weight is regular $630, now $441.00

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fishing Reports - July 13



Bow River Report –July 13, 2017

After our little hellfire and brimstone event on Monday night and Tuesday morning, the river has restored itself to a good condition.

Still a good number of Stonefly naturals around, with fish eating the dries and nymphs.

Caddis hatches are occurring in the “drive you crazy” levels (LOTS of bugs).

There are PMD’s around, but not enough most of the time to get the fish up much. We have found a few fish on them, but not many.

Streamer fishing continues to be very good, producing some fabulous fish, both Rainbow and Brown.


Hatches:  Caddis, Stoneflies, PMD’s

Dry Flies:  Berrett’s Brown Leg Golden Stone, Chubby Chernobyl, CDC Caddis,
                  Trina’s X-Body Parachute-PMD

Nymphs:   Lexy’s Sexy Stone, Jimmy Legs-Peacock, Super Pupa

Streamers:  Stroll’s Single Ice Pick-Tan, Skiddish Smolt, Kreelex Minnow.             




Crowsnest River Report – July 13, 2017

Things are rolling right along on the Crow. Some great fishing to be had down there right now.

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

Dries: Chubby Chernobyl-Gold, Turner’s Bank Robber, Yeager’s Foam Caddis,
          PMD Helen Keller, Trina’s Carnage Green Drake.

Nymphs:  Conestone, Pink Head Stone, R/L Squirrel Nymph.

Streamers: Silvey’s Sculpin Leech-Blk/Olv/Wht., Circus Peanut.




High Country River Report – July 13, 2017

Things continue to get better all the time in the high country. Fishing for Cutthroat and Bull Trout has been very good. Lots of dry fly fishing going on right now.

Hatches:  Stoneflies, Caddis, PMD’s

Dries: Turner’s Bank Robber, Trina’s Stimi Stone, Helen Keller PMD,
          Trina’s Carnage Green Drake.

Nymphs:   Conestone, Pink Headed Stone

Streamers: Ice Pick-Tan/Pearl, Party Boy-Pink.