River Reports – Bow River and Area

River Reports – Bow River and Area

D.B.O.Bow River Guide Gavin Stooks with a Happy Client

With warmer weather finally arriving the fishing on The Bow River  and other S.W.Alberta area rivers is starting to pick up.But is a Nymphing Game for the most part.Conditions will continue  to improve as temperatures warm.If you are going to be in the area let us know and we can easily get you out.Weather and conditions dependent of course !

Southern Alberta Brown Trout

Arizona Quail Hunting Outlook for the 2019/20 Season

Arizona Quail Hunting Outlook for the 2019/20 Season

Covering a point

The 2018/19Season was all about Mearns Quail,with a few Gambels and Scalies thrown in.We had to work for the Birds but as the saying goes “thats what wild bird hunting is all about”.Our Clients like that and so do we.

Mearns Quail

 S.E. Arizona has had above average moisture over the Winter Months.Thats good news for Arizona Gambels and Scaled Quail ! We are seeing a lot of green-up along with a ton of wild flowers that are getting ready to pop.Hunters looking to book trips should do it now.Some weeks are almost sold out.We are confident we will have fair -good Desert Bird hunting this season.It’s still to early tell forecast Mearns Quail as their hatching conditions are geared around Summer or Monsoon Rains.

Idaho Bill pointing Mearns Quail


                                                   2019/20 Arizona Quail Season Dates 

Gambels and Scaled Quail-  10/18/2019 – 2/10/2020

Mearns’ Quail -12/7/2019 – 2/10/2020

For more information our our Arizona Guided Quail Hunts including The El Coronado Ranch Hunts  Click Here.


Gambels Quail

Covering a Point

FLY-Fishing Update

FLY-Fishing Update

D.B.O. Guide Angie Rankin,happy client and a Bow River Rainbow

2019 Snow Pack

The Snow pack in the Canadian Rockies is decent,a little low in some drainages average in others.We are expecting a regular season start date of late June -early July.We will keep you updated as conditions progress.

Floating The Saint Mary River -BC

Pre -Runoff Trips 

We are offering Pre -Runoff Trips on The Bow River and other Alberta Rivers.Run off usually starts in late May so if you are looking to get out on the water prior to run -off let us know .This is a a great time to target BIG Brown Trout.

Bow River Brown Trout

D.B.O. Guide Team and Bookings 

Our 2019 Season is booking up and we are excited to have the Same Guide Team(s) in both Alberta and British Columbia.For early season action (June 20th -July 10ish ) our Top River picks are below.

Elk River Cutthroat

Early Season Top River Pics for Montana,Alberta and British Columbia 

The Missouri River generally fishes great from mid May well into October.The timeframe that we target is mid May to July as most other rivers are blown out then,Working with a number of Montana Outfitters we are able to make fishing on this excellent river happen! 


Missouri River Brown Trout

Form the Last week of June thru into October, The Bow River which is flows thru Calgary Alberta and is an easy  quick Trout fix.If you like big browns and rainbows this is it.

The Waterton River -Located in Extreme S.W. Alberta this is a good to very good Brown Trout River.

Fly-Fishing The Crowsnest River

The Oldman River -Located in S.W. Alberta this river has many ‘faces” ranging from Alpine Cutthroat fishing to a medium sized Tailwater Float trip.

The Elk River in and around Fernie B.C. fishes great right around July 1st

If you are looking at booking dates please do sooner than later.Call us @ 800-453-3991,text us @520-604-2729 0r email us.

Oldman River Hook up
2019 Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl  Hunting Season

2019 Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Season


Hungarian Partridge and a SxS

The Saskatchewan Season is shaping up to be another stellar year.The area received some cold temperatures however things are back to normal now with a feeling of spring is in the air.We are excited ! last year Upland Bird numbers where very decent and Waterfowl hunting was also good.We dont see why that will change for the 2019 Season.This is a very good mixed bag Hunt.Excellent Upland opportunities along with exceptional Waterfowl Hunting makes for a lot of action with very little pressure.Come see for yourself !Click Here for more info.

Podcast: From the Fields of Saskatchewan, with Dave Brown

Josie reterives a Duck

Field Shoot

Arizona Quail Hunts

Arizona Quail Hunts

Covering a Point

So far this has been another Season of The Mearns Quail.We are getting into decent numbers of birds which keeps things interesting.Even more interesting is the amazing Landscape which we find them in.We still have openings for January into February.Call Us @800-453-3991 Text us @520-604-2729 or email us dave@davebrownoutfitters.com

Male Mearns Quail
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