Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fishing Reports - June 7

Bow River Report
High and dirty! We are in the middle of our runoff and will remain this way for a little while yet. Warm and dry conditions have accelerated our snow melt and this has led to our very high and turbid conditions. The good news is because of this rapid melting we anticipate the river to be in much better condition by the end of June. As long as large volumes of precipitation do not fall either in the foothills or the mountains, fishable conditions should be expected by the last 10 days of June. Fingers crossed!
Until the river cleans try out Clear, Travers, Twin or Crawling Valley reservoirs for some excellent pike fishing. If pike fishing isn’t your thing try Beaver, Birch or Phyllis Lakes for some excellent Rainbow trout fishing. Give us a call here at the shop if you have any questions about these destinations.

Hatches: Caddis, Midges, *Stoneflies soon!!!*
Dry Flies: Blond Elk Hair Caddis #14,Griffiths Gnat #20, Parachute Adams #18, CDC Hackle Stacker BWO #18, Chubby Chernobyl black/tan #10
Nymphs: BH Wire Worm, Tiger Worm in red, B/H Pheasant Tail, Zebra Midge, R/L Squirrel Nymph, Smethurst’s Stone Bomb
Streamers:Clouser Minnow, Kreelex minnow #6, Egg Sucking Leech, 1/4lb bugger, Chartreuse Legged ¼ pound bugger for dirtier conditions

Crowsnest River Report
The Crowsnest is just beginning to get close to the point where it is fishable. It is currently at 19cms and steadily dropping. Not quite low enough to safely fish but very close. Beauvais, Lee’s and Police Outpost all offer outstanding lake fishing in the area. Summit Lake just over the border into B.C. may be another option.
Salmonfly’s are actively hatching on the Crow right now and should continue to be for another week or so. Should conditions improve, Salmonfly dries and nymphs should fish well.
Make sure to pay attention to section closures on the Crow.

Hatches: Salmonflies, Caddis
Dries: Barrett’s Golden #6, Chubby Chernobyl black/tan #6, Elk Hair Caddis #16
Nymphs: Water Boatman, Prince Of Darkness, Wire Worm, Tiger Worm, bh rubber legged Pheasant Tail #14 , Jimmy Legs #8, Brannon’s Pink Head Stone #6
Streamers: Kreelex minnow, Gartside Leech, ¼ lb bugger, Clouser Minnow

High Country Streams Open on June 16th!

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