Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fishing Reports - August 18

Bow River Report – August 18, 2016

The river continues to clear over the last number of days. Other than a radical drop in flows earlier in the week to allow for debris removal the flows have been fairly stable.

The big news of the week would be that we are aware of, and have proof, of fish being caught on dries. Instances of rising fish on Tricos and the few Caddis still around have occurred in the last few days. The really big news is that there have been some fish caught on HOPPERS! Hopefully the Hopper fishing continues to improve.

The nymph fishing continues to be good. A small Leech pattern is a good idea as part of your nymph rig.

Still getting some very nice bg fish on streamers.


Hatches:  Tricos, Few Caddis, Hoppers

Dry Flies:  Chewbakka Hopper, More-Or-Less Hopper- Tan or Peach,

                  Quigley’s Flag Ant, Flying Ant-Black or Cinnamon, Parahcute Caddis

Nymphs:   Tung Stud-Olive #14, B/H Pheasant Tail, Hotwire Caddis,
                 Prince Nymph, Chamois Leech, Crystal Bugger

Streamers:  Taupe Leech, C/H R/L Bow River Bugger, Wooly Bugger,

                    Near Nuff Sculpin.

Crowsnest River Report – August 18, 2016

The Crowsnest is very low, clear, wadeable, and technical here and there. The terrestrial stuff (ants, hoppers) are in full swing. This is the most user friendly way to catch fish there right now. If you find rising fish, prepare for small flies, light tippets, and maybe a number of fly switches.


Hatches:  Yellow and Lime Sally Stones, PMD’s, Caddis, Hoppers, Ants.

Dries: Purple Haze, E/C Caddis, Yeager’s Foam Caddis,Helen Keller PMD,

          PMD Stacker Cripple, Chewbakka Hopper, Quigley’s Flag Ant.

Nymphs:  Tung Stud-Olive, B/H Pheasant Tail, Holo Prince, Prince of Darkness
Streamers: Medusa, Ice Pick Streamer

High Country River Report – August 18, 2016

All of the high country streams are fishing very well. Lots of dry fly stuff going on.
Still Green Drakes around, as well as Caddis, PMD’s, and terrestrials.

If you find fish being a little picky try a small BWO pattern like the
Film Critic-BWO or a small Parachute Adams


Hatches:  PMD’s, Caddis, Green Drakes, Hoppers, Ants

Dries: Morrish Hopper, Point Guard Hopper,  Elk Hair Caddis, 
          Neversink Caddis, PMD Thorax, Neversink Green Drake,
          Parachute  Adams.

Nymphs:  Prince of Darkness, B/H R/L Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail
Streamers: Ice Pick Streamer, Medusa.

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