Southwestern Alberta

March 01, 2020

Southwestern Alberta

Similarly to what's going on by us, there has been a recent push of snow through the Crowsnest valley that will definitely drop the temps. Good thing is that it won't shut down the fishing. As far as open water goes you will be limited to the Crowsnest River but only the mainstem from the outlet of Crowsnest Lake downstream to the Cowley Bridge.

As of late, the big-ticket items in this neck of the woods have been nymphs of the stonefly variety as well as other little attractor patterns. Obviously, we never want to count out the streamers as you may be able to tie into a good one, so throwing meat (a streamer fly) The snow has cooled down the water and the fish have switched to eating more subsurface stuff. We would suggest bringing down the whole gambit to better aid you in hooking up with some gooders in these coming weeks.

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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, TJ's rainbow Assassin #18, Tungsten ready Baetis Nymph #14-16, TJ's Hooker Brown/Black # 6
  • Dries: Dun Midge Cluster #18-20, Snowshoe Emerger #14-18, Smoke Jumper Black #18-20, H & L Variant #16-18

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