Monday, June 9, 2014

Fishing Reports-June 9

Bow River Report –June 9, 2014
After peaking at just over 300 cms, the river has dropped to a more manageable 189 cms. Color is starting to improve and it should continue to do so as long as we don’t receive any significant rainfall.

Those who have been fishing the river in the last week report marginal success but are catching fish. The rainbows seem to be just returning from the Highwood system in numbers, which is a bit late. With the rainbows back, fishing will improve with the higher number of hungry mouths to feed.

Judging by my Wild Rosebushes at home we are about 2-3 weeks from seeing the first Stoneflies. With better water conditions leading up to this than the last couple of years we can hopefully expect the fish to key on the adults.

Keep your fingers crossed for relatively dry conditions over the next 2-3 weeks.

McKinnon`s road and launch area are open. Carseland will not open in 2014. City launches and Policeman`s are OK.

Hatches: Caddis, PMD’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: Elk Hair Caddis, Better Foam Caddis

Stunning rainbow caught just before runoff started.

Crowsnest River Report – June 9, 2014
The Crow has dropped to 16 cms. Still pretty high flows. Around 12 cms is where it gets to where you can fish it without fear of dying.
It’s still running pretty dirty and even the most positive anglers wouldn’t call it fishable. Should improve considerably over the next two weeks.

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

Hatches: Caddis

Streamers: Bead Crystal Bugger, Jawbreaker
Nymphs: Jimmy Legs, Rock`n`Roller Stone, G/B R/L Hares Ear, WMD Stone.
Dries: Film Berrett’s Golden Stone-Barred Leg, Morrish Fluttering Stone.

High Country River Report – June 9, 2014
High Country Streams are closed until June 16, 2014.

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