Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Fishing Reports- May 13, 2014

Bow River Report –May 13, 2014
We made it out of the last round of soaking rains, blizzards, etc. without too much in the way of degraded water conditions. The Highwood, Sheep, and Fish Creek are not a very nice color but have started to improve and drop a little in the last couple of days.

Last week saw some more consistent rising fish (more consistent, not entirely a no-brainer) a few afternoons and evenings had decent numbers of heads.

Other than that, the fishing was pretty decent on nymphs and streamers. The only poor reports we have heard are from anglers who only fished from the boat. We all want to get our drift boats on the water to start the season, but at this time of year you are most effective when you are on foot, covering the water more methodically. If you want to drift, pick a short float and spend most of your time stopped, fishing specific structures, seams, runs, etc.

McKinnon`s road and launch area are in horrible shape and they say Carseland will not open in 2014. We ask that anglers not use McKinnon’s as vehicles are causing damage when using the road. This is on ASRD’s radar and may be closed for a period soon for repairs and re-surfacing. City launches and Policeman`s are OK.

Hatches: Midges, BWO`s
Streamers: Clouser-Brown/White, Geek Leech-Purple, ¼ Pound Bugger-Olive
Nymphs: Heavy Metal Worm, Jimmy Legs-Dark Brown, G/B R/L Hares Ear
Dry Flies: Film Critic-BWO, Parachute Adams,

Crowsnest River Report – May 13, 2014
Visibility has improved over the last week, with reports indicating about 2 feet or better visibility at East Hillcrest.
Some of the best fishing of the year on the Crow happens right around now so is you can….go!

Check your regs for sectional closures on the Crow right now.

The Oldman, downstream of Waldron Bridge is open and fishable.

Hatches: Midges, Early Black Stoneflies, BWO`s

Streamers: Bead Crystal Bugger, Jawbreaker
Nymphs: Jimmy Legs, Rock`n`Roller Stone, G/B R/L Hares Ear, WMD Stone.
Dries: Film Critic-BWO, BWO Thorax, Griffith`s Gnat,

High Country River Report – May 13, 2014
High Country Streams are closed until June 16, 2014.

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