Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Conditions Update

Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain. Let it STOP raining.
While the rain is much needed it would be better received if it didn't come down in torrents. Many anglers got stuck in the extreme weather yesterday, a few trying to stick it out while most gave up and went home.
It was early afternoon when the color change occurred, the pounding rain caused the river to rise and mud up. The Bow River spike at 153cms at 2:00 pm yesterday and has dropped to 123cms (at 5:30 am.) Its no surprise it did this since the Elbow Ranger Station received 50.8 mm of rain in six hours yesterday which explains why the Elbow would jump up to 63 cms (from 8 cms.) The Sheep River is also pumping in dirty causing the Bow below the Highwood confluence to dirty slightly as well. Above Fish Creek we've had reports of good visibility.
This clarity level and light is perfect for a Flesh Colored Medusa or Silvey's Sculpin Leech.
Also working consistently is the Chamois Leech and of course, the Golden Stone.
If your planning on heading further south, the conditions may be a bit better but they still received a large amount of rain in the Oldman River Sub Basin.
A Oldman River report will up ASAP, probably tomorrow morning.
. Hooked on National Geographic is apparently not airing in Canada at this time, but still be on the lookout for it.

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