I am still trying to figure out the Calgary area fly fishing scene, I have been spending most my time in Fish Creek with decent success rates with 6-10 inch browns but no real pigs coming from there. I have had limited time on the bow but have managed a few catches near the Glenmore area.
I have been out to the oldman river system once and a few of the Bow system rivers with moderate success.
I have been fly fishing 2 years at this point but have not met any fishing buddies at this point so everything I have learned thus far has been self taught but I am looking for some company when I am fishing and maybe someone to give me a few more tips so I can start pulling fish out at a faster pace . Send me a pm if youre interested ! Cheers!
Can't help you there but you may be interested in:
The following areas are closed to all fishing until further notice:
Sheep River from headwaters to Highwood River
Highwood River from headwaters to Bow River
St. Mary River, downstream of the St. Mary Reservoir and tributaries
Belly River, downstream of Secondary Road 800
Bow River from Bearspaw Reservoir to the W.H.D. Weir
Bow River from W.H.D Weir to the Carseland Weir
Bow River from Carseland Weir to Highway 24 bridge
Bow River from Highway 24 bridge downstream to Bassano Dam
Elbow River from Glenmore Reservoir to the Bow River confluence.
Yeah I read that today, sucks, but it's necessary.
Yeah I was lucky enough to be out everyday for the last week prior to the closures. I am not too sure where they are getting their water readings but the bow itself and the creeks around Calgary did not seem too warm from dawn till around 5-6 pm when i was leaving, I took a few readings but they were all less than 70 degrees. I am all for the closure if need be without a doubt and I hope they close all our local rivers in Alberta quite frankly. The central Alberta streams are getting nailed even worse than the south yet nothing has been done for them yet. With the closure of the Bow, all the fishers from the bow are going to move to these other waters that need help and add pressure. I have heard the Oldman river is in real trouble as well, but they have issued an alert at this point for that river.... I hope they close the Oldman before the weekend to be honest.
I'm learning the alberta scene too, but have done decently well so far. Moved out here this spring from the kootenays. I've fly fished since I was 15, but didn't really start taking it seriously until 6 or 7 years ago. I'm out of the country until mid-september, but give me a shout and maybe we can find some prespawn browns this fall. Until then, fill that streamer box.
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