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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fishing Reports-August 10



Bow River Report –August 10, 2017

Pretty decent hopper fishing of late on the river. Last week’s cool down gave us a little reprieve on the warm water side of things. We just need to get through this coming week as they are calling for cooler temperatures next week.

Lots of Trico spinners in the mornings and still caddis in the evenings (all day on the cloudy days).

In case you hadn’t noticed, the river is much lower than it was a week ago. We are now down to right around 60 cms. Keep in mind that it will warm up faster with lower flow volumes so maybe forego the photograph and keep them in the water. Also, take a little extra time to make sure fish are full revived before releasing.

There is still 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:  Hoppers, Caddis, Tricos

Dry Flies:  More-Or-Less Hopper, Point Guard Hopper, Morrish Hopper,
                  CDC Caddis,  Spent Partridge Caddis

Nymphs:   Caddis Pupa, Micro Leech

Streamers:  Skiddish Smolt, Kreelex Minnow, Bow River Bugger,
                   Clouser Minnow           

Crowsnest River Report – August 10, 2017

The Crowsnest is at skeletal levels of low water right now. It’s still fishing pretty well, mostly in the morning and late vening. Given the conditions, maybe just leave it alone after about 2 PM on the hot days.

Please note, 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,
          Film Critic-PMD

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

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

High Country River Report – August 10, 2017

The high country has been fishing very well. As you move higher, the water temps remain cooler but everything is getting extremely low. Lower stretches of these rivers will warm up if we get another heat wave so keep that in mind and maybe refrain during the late afternoon and early evening until things cool down.

Also, remember that Bull Trout have very low tolerance to environmental anomalies (like elevated water temperatures) so be careful with them!

Please note 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: Film Critic-Green Drake, Trina’s Carnage Green Drake, Neversink Caddis,       
          Helen Keller-PMD, Film Critic-PMD.

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

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



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fishing Reports - August Long Weekend



Bow River Report –August 3, 2017

Mother Nature has given us a little reprieve over the last few days with much cooler temperatures. Quite possibly a “Matrix” level dodging of the bullet.
Water temperatures have lowered about 1.5 degrees Celsius at Carseland. This is mighty fine as they were getting a touch high this past weekend. With the water levels dropping significantly in the last 10 days, the river is far less resilient to those extreme high temperatures.

Big news is that we have been getting some fish on hoppers in the last week. We haven’t had that in a report for a couple years. Try hanging a small leech pattern under the hopper.

Hopefully, with our next warm up, we will start to see some fish rising to Tricos.

There is still 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:  Hoppers, Caddis, Tricos

Dry Flies:  More-Or-Less Hopper, Point Guard Hopper, Morrish Hopper,
                  CDC Caddis,  Spent Partridge Caddis

Nymphs:   Caddis Pupa, Micro Leech

Streamers:  Skiddish Smolt, Kreelex Minnow, Bow River Bugger,
                   Clouser Minnow           

Crowsnest River Report – August 3, 2017

The Crow is very low, running at just over 3 CMS. It is, however, fishing very well. Given the conditions, maybe just leave it alone after about 2 PM on the hot days.

Please note, 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,
          Film Critic-PMD

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

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


High Country River Report – August 3, 2017

The high country has been fishing very well. As you move higher, the water temps remain cooler but everything is getting extremely low. Lower stretches of these rivers will warm up if we get another heat wave so keep that in mind and maybe refrain during the late afternoon and early evening until things cool down.

Also, remember that Bull Trout have very low tolerance to environmental anomalies (like elevated water temperatures) so be careful with them!

Please note 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: Film Critic-Green Drake, Trina’s Carnage Green Drake, Neversink Caddis,       
          Helen Keller-PMD, Film Critic-PMD.

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

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