Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fishing Reports - September 7



Bow River Report –September 7, 2017

Having some really good days on Hoppers of late. With the exception of a couple of days over the long weekend (likely due to big pressure changes and east winds) the foam bug fishing has been pretty darn good. In between the Hopper eats, there has been decent numbers of fish on the droppers.

Tricos have actually been heavier again over the last week after slowing down a bit a week ago.

Caddis are still around in decent numbers and there has been some good dry fly action in the evenings here and there.

Streamer fishing has not been stellar in the last little bit. It’s OK here and there, but not near as good as earlier.

In case you hadn’t noticed, the river is quite low. We are now down to right around 60 cms. Keep in mind that it will warm up faster with lower flow volumes so maybe forego the photograph and keep them in the water. Also, take a little extra time to make sure fish are fully revived before releasing.

There is still an advisory in place regarding low water levels and high water temperatures (even though things have cooled down on the Bow). This requests that anglers restrict angling activity to the early morning hours to minimize stress on fish.

Hatches:  Hoppers, Caddis, Tricos

Dry Flies:  More-Or-Less Hopper, Point Guard Hopper, Morrish Hopper,
                  CDC Caddis, Spent Partridge Caddis

Nymphs:   B/H Prince Nymph, Morrish Anato-May, Tungsten Soft Hackle

Streamers:  Skiddish Smolt, Kreelex Minnow, Bow River Bugger,
                   Clouser Minnow     

Crowsnest River Report – September 7, 2017

The Crowsnest is flowing under 2 CMS right now. It’s still fishing OK, with the best fishing in the mornings and evenings. Make sure to take some light tippet.

The Crowsnest is accessible, even with the forestry closure. You must only use maintained parking areas. DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS OR DITCHES!

Hatches:  Caddis, Hoppers, Ants

Dries: Yeager’s Foam Caddis, Film Critic-PMD, Morrish Hopper,
          Quigleys Flag Ant, Point Guard Hopper

Nymphs:  B/H Prince Nymph, Tung Stud, Tung Dart

Streamers: Silvey’s Sculpin Leech-Blk/Olv/Wht., Circus Peanut.


High Country River Report – September 7, 2017

As of Monday, September 4th, there is a forestry closure in place south of highway #532 to the Montana border. This means that there is no access to the the Upper Oldman, Livingston, Dutch, Racehorse Creek areas. There is still access allowed on the Highwoood and points north (for the time being).

for map and closure details.

Hatches:  Caddis, Terrestrials

Dries: Parachute Adams,  Neversink Caddis, Point Guard Hopper,
          Quigleys Flag Ant

Nymphs:   B/H Prince Nymph, Tung Stud, Tung Dart

Streamers: Ice Pick-Tan/Pearl, Silveys Sculpin Leech-White


     

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Fishing Reports



Bow River Report –August 24, 2017

Still getting some decent Hopper fishing on the river.  Although early this week was tougher. In between the Hopper eats, there has been decent numbers of fish on the droppers.

Tricos seem to be slowing down somewhat. What used to be an August-early September hatch now seems to be a mid-July to mid-August hatch.

Caddis are still around in decent numbers and there has been some good dry fly action in the evenings here and there.


In case you hadn’t noticed, the river is quite low. We are now down to right around 60 cms. Keep in mind that it will warm up faster with lower flow volumes so maybe forego the photograph and keep them in the water. Also, take a little extra time to make sure fish are fully revived before releasing.

There is still an advisory in place regarding low water levels and high water temperatures (even though things have cooled down on the Bow). This requests that anglers restrict angling activity to the early morning hours to minimize stress on fish.

Hatches:  Hoppers, Caddis, Tricos

Dry Flies:  More-Or-Less Hopper, Point Guard Hopper, Morrish Hopper,
                  CDC Caddis,  Spent Partridge Caddis

Nymphs:   B/H Prince Nymph, Morrish Anato-May, Tungsten Soft Hackle

Streamers:  Skiddish Smolt, Kreelex Minnow, Bow River Bugger,
                   Clouser Minnow           

Crowsnest River Report – August 24, 2017

The Crowsnest is at skeletal levels of low water right now. It’s still fishing pretty well, mostly in the morning and late evening. Given the conditions, maybe just leave it alone after about 2 PM on the hot days. When it gets this low, some of the fishing can be very good but very technical.

Please note, there is an advisory in place regarding low water levels and high water temperatures. This requests that anglers restrict angling activity to the early morning hours to minimize stress on fish.

Hatches:  Caddis, Hoppers, Ants

Dries: Yeager’s Foam Caddis, Film Critic-PMD, Morrish Hopper,
          Quigleys Flag Ant, Point Guard Hopper

Nymphs:  B/H Prince Nymph, Tung Stud, Tung Dart


High Country River Report – August 24, 2017

The high country has been fishing very well. As you move higher, the water temps remain cooler but everything is getting extremely low. Lower stretches of these rivers will warm up if we get another heat wave so keep that in mind and maybe refrain during the late afternoon and early evening until things cool down.

Also, remember that Bull Trout have very low tolerance to environmental anomalies (like elevated water temperatures) so be careful with them!

Please note there is an advisory in place regarding low water levels and high water temperatures. This requests that anglers restrict angling activity to the early morning hours to minimize stress on fish.

Hatches:  Caddis, PMD’s, Green Drakes, Terrestrials

Dries: Film Critic-Green Drake, Trina’s Carnage Green Drake, Neversink Caddis,       
          Helen Keller-PMD, Film Critic-PMD, Point Guard Hopper,
          Quigleys Flag Ant