Southwestern Alberta

November 21, 2020

Southwestern Alberta

Fishing to the south of us has slowed down just like it has on the Bow but people are still managing to get fish here and there. As we have now reached the end of the cutty season most of the rivers have now come to a close all except the Crowsnest and the Oldman (from Oldman Reservoir dam downstream to Sec. Rd. 509). Both are at good levels and visibility seems to be in tip-top shape.

Fishing has shifted to winter fishing tactics, so getting flies deep is the key to success. Don’t forget that if there happens to be a chinook that it could offer some good midge fishing on top.

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  • Streamers: Jointed Urchin Tan #4, Coffey's Sparkle Minnow JJ #4-8, Doc's Articulator Olive #4, Dornan's Chicklet Olive/White #4
  • Nymphs: Jakes RubberEgg Stone #6-8, Brassie #14-20, Tungsten Peacock Peridon #14-18, Dirty Hot Pink Pheasant Tail #12-16, TJ's Hooker Brown/Black #6
  • Dries:  Smoke Jumper Black #18-20, H & L Variant #16-18, CDC Midge Emerger #18-20, Dun Midge Cluster #18-20

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