Bow River Report – August 25, 2016
Water conditions are much different than in the past weeks. Levels down in the low 60 CMS range, and lots of visibility.
Started to get some Hopper eats last week. It’s not fast and furious, but we have gotten some nice fish in cool places on the foam bugs of late.
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 big fish on streamers.
One interesting item of note. A few people have been catching a good number of fish on Boatmen already. Seems a little early, but nothing has been quite on target this summer.
Hatches: Tricos, Few Caddis, Hoppers, Water Boatmen
Dry Flies: Chewbakka Hopper, More-Or-Less Hopper- Tan or Peach,
Quigley’s Flag Ant, Flying Ant-Black or Cinnamon, Parahcute Caddis
Prince Nymph, Chamois Leech, Crystal Bugger,
Peacock Boatman #14
Streamers: Taupe Leech, C/H R/L Bow River Bugger, Wooly Bugger,
Near Nuff Sculpin, Kreelex Minnow.
Crowsnest River Report – August 25, 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, Point Guard Hopper,
Quigley’s Flag Ant.
Streamers: Medusa, Ice Pick Streamer
High Country River Report – August 25, 2016
All of the high country streams continue to 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: Chewbakka Hopper, Point Guard Hopper, Elk Hair Caddis,
Neversink Caddis, PMD Thorax, Neversink Green Drake,
Streamers: Ice Pick Streamer, Medusa.