The water levels on the majority of our rivers are now on their downward trend but many still prove to be unwadeable. If you are hesitant to get out and wade the rivers still have no fear as the lakes all around southern and central Alberta are fishing very well and with the weather looking to be nothing short of phenomenal for the next couple of weeks it could be worth getting out and hitting them. As of right now, it sounds like a lot of the trout lakes are fishing well with damsels, bloodworms, and balanced leeches with the highly anticipated boatman hatch nearing closer and closer.
Pike fishing has proven to be very productive as of late and customers and staff members alike have been getting out to poke a couple. All lakes have been fishing well in the Parkland. Crawling Valley Reservoir, Magee Lake (Lower Chain), Snake Reservoir, McGregor Lake, and Keho Lake are just a handful of places that we recommend checking out. If pike doesn't really tickle your fancy that's okay, there are still plenty of trout lakes to check out. Premiere, Whitetail, Beaver, Medicine, Police as well as Birch lake (just to name a few) have been fishing good and would not be bad decisions for spots to check out. And, if you are looking for something a little closer to town for trout or grayling, check out Grotto Pond, Wedge Pond, Quarry Pond, Bear Pond, or even Upper/Lower Kananaskis. All of these bodies of water have been fishing very well thus far with fish still being found in the shallows.