Southwestern Alberta

May 17, 2019

Southwestern Alberta

 Spring runoff has begun to hit the streams of southern Alberta. Due to warmer temperatures this last week, the remaining snow in the mountains has begun to melt and the Crowsnest has bumped up to 12.5 cms. Water levels are flowing high and pretty murky with about 2 feet of visibility. The rivers are expected to rise more with the upcoming rain and snow in the forecast as well.

Because of this if you are planning to make the trip to the Crowsnest or the surrounding area, make sure to bring your darker streamer and nymph patterns. The trout lakes in the surrounding area are also fishing well right now, this includes beaver mines, lee, and Beauvais Lake. If you are making the trip down to the crow's nest or old man this weekend, make sure to bring darker streamers and nymphs this will allow for the fish to see your flies better if the water has limited visibility. 

Dries:

Saliga's Low-Rider Skwala #10

Micro Chubby #14-#16

Hi-Vis Parachute BWO #16-#20

Peacock Caddis #14-#16

 

Nymph:

BH Bitch Creek #8

Jerrals Lucent Skwala #10

Caddis Pupa #14-#16

Tungstud #14-#16

 

Streamer:

Jointed Urchin Black #4

Kellers Dream Catcher Mottle Sculpin Brown #4 

Taupe Leech #4

BH Flashbou Bugger Black #10-#12 

 

 





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