Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fishing Reports - May 26 Edition



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

Nymphs:   Reese’s Pieces, Tiger Worm, Muskrat Golden Stone,
                   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.
    
Nymphs:  WMD-dark Stone, Lexy’s Sexy Stone, Jimmy Legs.
  
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.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fishing reports - Long Weekend Edition



Bow River Report – May 19, 2016

Water conditions on the Bow are unusually great for this time of year. Flow rates, for the most part are between 80 and 90 CMS.

Caddis have come on in a big way!! Lots of them around, with the most consistent dry fly action right at the end of the day.

There are still a good number of Skwalas kicking around as well. Stonefly nymphs have been working really well.

The long range forecast calls for cool and wet, which may bring on a last fling with BWO’s and March Browns next week. Golden Stones should start to show in the next 2-3 weeks based on everything else being early.

Streamer fishing has been really quite good.

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!).

Hatches:  Caddis, Skwalas, March Browns?, BWO?

Dry Flies:  Bloom’s Parachute Caddis, Better Foam Caddis, Film Critic-BWO,  
                 March Brown Parachute, Chubby Chernobyl

Nymphs:   Atomic Worm, Reese’s Pieces, Conestone, Lexy’s Sexy Stone,
                 Jimmy Legs, B/H Pheasant Tail

Streamers:  Geek Leech, Gartside Leech, Clouser Minnows.

Crowsnest River Report – May 19, 2016

Water clarity on the Crow is still really good and flow is only at about 6 CMS.
On the really warm days you’ll likely find visibility degrades in the afternoons. 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: Fluttering Stone, Chubby Chernobyl, X Body Parachute-BWO,
         Trinas Etha wing Emerger-BWO, March Brown parachute
               
Nymphs:  Conestone, Lexy’s Sexy Stone, Jimmy Legs, Atomic Worm,
                B/H Pheasant Tail
  
Streamers:  Gartside Leech, C/H R/L Bow River Bugger

High Country River Report – May 19, 2016

The high country streams are now closed until June 16, 2016.