Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fishing Reports - June 22

Bow River Report –June 22, 2017

Things have changed pretty significantly in the last week. As of this morning, flow levels on the Bow at Calgary are down to 219 CMS and the water clarity is very fishable.

Some of those early season, high, colored water, really big Brown Trout have been caught this week. And continuing the theme of the last year or so, really big Rainbows as well. This is the best time of the year to catch that big slab of a fish on the river!

Bigger, dark streamers are working well on sink tips. Stonefly nymphs fished deep are also the ticket right now.

Hatches: Caddis,   *Stoneflies soon!!!*

Dry Flies:  Blond Elk Hair Caddis #14, Chubby Chernobyl Black/Tan #6,
                 Berrett’s Brown Leg Golden Stone
Nymphs:   Atomic Worm, Tiger Worm-Red, Conestone #6
                  Rock ‘n’ Roller Stone, Smethurst’s Stone Bomb,

Streamers:  Moal-Purple, Kreelex Minnow #6, Egg Sucking Leech,
                   1/4lb Bugger, Ice Pick Streamer-Black, Medusa-Black/Blue 

Crowsnest River Report – June 22, 2017

The Crow is already down to 13 CMS as of this morning. It will, without a doubt, fish very well in the next few weeks barring any goofy rainfall or something.

Fish are still very imprinted on Stoneflies, so a big dry is not a bad idea. Golden Stones should start right away.

Beauvais, Lee’s and Police Outpost all offer outstanding lake fishing in the area.  Summit Lake just over the border into B.C. is also good.

Hatches:  Salmonflies, Caddis

Dries: E/C Caddis, Chubby Chernobyl, X-Body Parachute-PMD,
          Floater In The Pool - Golden

Nymphs:  Jimmy Legs, Rock ‘N’ Roller Stone, Pink Headed Stone,
                 Lexy’s Sexy Stone

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

High Country River Report – June 22, 2017

Conditions in the high country are very fishable. Even the Sheep below Okotoks has cleared to the point of being fishable. The high country stuff is a little high and cool but quite clear.
So far, fishing has been pretty good up there considering it’s still June.

Hatches:  Stoneflies, Caddis

Dries: Neversink Caddis, Berrett’s Barred Leg-Golden Stone, Chubby Chernobyl

Nymphs:   Conestone, Rock “N’ Roller Stone, Jimmy Legs, B/H Prince Nymph

Streamers: Ice Pick-Natural/Silver, Circus Peanut-White,
                 Silvey’s Scuplin Leech-Olv/Blk/White


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Summer can offer some of the most insanely good Permit fishing there is. This August, we have a couple weeks available with smoking deals to make it easier for you to sample this great fishery.

August 4-11 or 11-18, 2017

7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS = $3240 (Normally $4050)

6 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS = $2880 (Normally $3600)

5 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS = $2440 (Normally $3050)

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fishing Reports- June 15

Bow River Report –June 15th,2017

Conditions on the river are pretty stable at full runoff. Levels have started to drop slightly and the rain we got on Tuesday and Wednesday didn’t have much effect.

If we continue with drier weather we would expect to be fishing the river sometime next week. Based on remaining snow pack, unless we get some sort of weird weather bomb the levels should start dropping steadily.

As soon as we start getting over 6” of visibility with stable or dropping flow rates it will start to get good. For the first time in three years we are likely to have some really good fishing along the bankside structures.

If you aren’t into fishing early season conditions for trout,   try out Clear, Travers, Twin or Crawling Valley reservoirs for some excellent pike fishing.  If pike fishing isn’t your thing, try Beaver, Birch or Phyllis Lakes for some excellent Rainbow trout fishing.  Give us a call here at the shop if you have any questions about these destinations.

Hatches: Caddis,   *Stoneflies soon!!!*

Dry Flies:  Blond Elk Hair Caddis #14, Chubby Chernobyl Black/Tan #6
Nymphs:   BH Wire Worm, Tiger Worm-Red, Conestone #6
                  R/L Squirrel Nymph, Smethurst’s Stone Bomb,

Streamers:  Clouser Minnow, Kreelex Minnow #6, Egg Sucking Leech,
                   1/4lb Bugger, Ice Pick Streamer-Black   

Crowsnest River Report – June 15, 2017

As of this morning, the Crow is at 16 CMS. It should start to drop pretty quickly.
Over the years, it has been our experience that the magic number for flow rate to give good fishing and safe conditions is 12 CMS.

Beauvais, Lee’s and Police Outpost all offer outstanding lake fishing in the area.  Summit Lake just over the border into B.C. may be another option.

Salmonfly’s are actively hatching on the Crow right now and should continue to be for another week or so.  Should conditions improve, Salmonfly dries and nymphs should fish well.

Hatches:  Salmonflies, Caddis

Dries: Barrett’s Golden #6, Chubby Chernobyl Black/Tan #6, Elk Hair Caddis #16

Nymphs:  Prince Of Darkness, Wire Worm, Tiger Worm, Jimmy Legs #8,   
                Brannon’s Pink Head Stone #6

Streamers: Taupe Leech, Gartside Leech, ¼ lb Bugger, Clouser Minnow

High Country River Report – June 15, 2017

The high country streams are open tomorrow morning. Talked to a few people who have been up there in the last week and they said everything was a little high but clear.

Not sure if the rains of earlier this week had much effect. We can say that the Sheep and Highwood were negatively affected.

Snowpack/snowmelt numbers look to be dead on normal We will keep you updated.

Hatches:  Stoneflies

Dries: We’ll let you know
Nymphs:   We’ll let you know
Streamers: We’ll let you know