Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Bow River Report –April 13, 2011

The bank ice is leaving us at a steady pace but it is certainly late this year. This past weekend saw the warmest temperatures we have seen this spring.

Fishing for the most part was pretty good on nymphs and streamers. A few fish have been found on midges and there were a few Blue Winged Olives in the city on Sunday.

The forecast of another heavy snowfall for tomorrow will likely lead to more issues with dirty water. Never fear, it will eventually be spring, we think……

Hatches: Midges, BWO’s

Streamers: ¼ Pound Bugger-Brown #4, Clouser Deep Minnow-Black #2, Geek Leech-Purple #4, Darth Zonker-Black #2, Bush’s Town Run, Dirk Wiggler-Black, Articulated leech-Black, Jawbreaker-Black

Nymphs: Reese’s Pieces #8, San Juanabe Worm #6, Yeager’s TB Soft Hackle-Hares Ear #14, Morrish Conestone-Golden #6, Morrish WMD-Golden Stone #8, Tungsten Soft Hackle-Pheasant tail #14

Dry Flies: Yeager’s Neversink Gnat #20, Palomino Midge-Black #18, Wilcox’s Micro Midge-Red #20, Quigley’s Film Critic-BWO #18, Quigley’s Loop Wing Dun - BWO #18

Crowsnest River Report – April 13, 2011

Haven’t spoken to anyone who fished the Crow this past weekend, everyone was on the Bow. I would expect that the fishing continued to be good.

With the sporadic 6” snowfalls you might want to call down there before heading out to see if water conditions are OK.

Nymphs and streamers are your best bet, but dry fly fishing will improve as things warm up.

There are sectional closures on the Crow until June. Check the regulations before heading out.

Hatches: Midges

Streamers: Brunette Leech, Chamois Leech.

Nymphs: Pheasant-Tail, Hare's Ear, Copper John, Tung Stud, and San Juan Worm

High Country River Report – April 13, 2011

The high country streams are now closed until June 2011.

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