In general fishing has been good to excellent.The Golden Stone hatch is slowing down but Hopper fishing is going to be picking up.When Dry Fly fishing is slow we have been throwing streamers with good results.
The Bow River is fishing good,dropping and clearing.Streamers have been producing and The Golden Stone Fly Hatch is picking.Condtions in SW Alberta are excellent,Over in S.E. British Columbia conditions are great as The Elk River continues to drop and clear.Anglers can expect to see hatches (depending on the river) of Golden Stones,Green Drakes,P.M.D’s and Caddis.
Streamer fishing is excellent also.So get ready as it’s “game on”.
Top Picks for July
Snowpack in The Canadian Rockies is very good.We are suggesting that you don’t come up until after July 1st,unless there is a huge early season melt River wont be fishable until then.Once the rivers start to drop conditions will be “lights out” for the entire season ..do to a good snowpack year.In Alberta expect great Golden Stone Fly action on The Bow,Crowsnest ,Oldman and Waterton Rivers‘.
On The Britsh Columbia side of The Rockies one can expect the same hatches and Streamer action.
- The Bow River in and below Calgary is a must do.Hatches at this time are Golden Stones,Caddis and P.M.D.’s
- The Oldman River and it’s tribs can offer some great dry fly fishing during hatches of Goldenstones,Green Drakes,Caddis and P.M.D’s .
- The Wateton River in the early season offers a short window to float this picturesque Brown Trout stream.Hatches include Golden Stones,Green Drakes,Caddis and P.M.D.’s.
- The Elk River offers non-stop Dry Fly action during hatches of Golden Stones,Green Drakes,Caddis and P.M.D.’s .
- The Columbia River is a solid early season bet for huge rainbows eating P.M.D.’s and Caddis.
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The Bow River in and below Calgary Alberta continues to fish great.Hopper- Dropper rigs are getting it done and so are streamers.Of course nymphing is also working but why? when other techniques delver above average sized fish?.Current hatches are Caddis and B.W.O’s.
Meanwhile down in S.E. British Columbia The Elk River is also fishing great.Hatches consist of Olives,Mahogony Duns,Nocturnal Stones and October Caddis.Terrestrial fishing can also be good on warm days.When in doubt try fishing streamers for larger than average cutties and bull trout.
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The Elk River near Fernie BC continues to fish well.Recent cooling trends have kept the water temps. low and the fish are happy.Hatches of October Caddis and Flavs have had the cutties looking up.During non-hatch periods Streamers and Terrestrial Patterns have been working well.Please checkout Back Country Closures -Due to forest fires if you are planning to Walk and Wade area streams.
The Bow River in and below Calgary Alberta is also fishing well.Hopper/Dropper rigs are the norm along with streamers ..there is no reason to chase bobbers.Waterboatman are active and there are some caddis hatching.Contact us for more info or call us @ 800-453-3991