Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Flood report suggests relocation less costly than mitigation

A report submitted to the province by Alberta WaterSmart studied the trade offs of various flood mitigation options on the river systems. It shows relocation of property and restoration of natural river systems are the most effective options. Photo, Ted Rhodes, Calgary Herald

Flood report suggests relocation less costly than mitigation

By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald April 14, 2014

The 2013 flood left five people dead and destroyed property, but a new report says mitigation measures being debated to protect against future flooding would have severe consequences for other communities and the environment.

Called the Bow Basin Flood Mitigation and Watershed Management Project, the report by Alberta WaterSmart studied the trade offs of various flood mitigation options on the river systems.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1noHATS

Fly Shops, Fly Fishing Outfitters & Fly Fishing Guides

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Roam Right...Navigating Outdoor Risk and the Legal System for Outdoor groups and professionals with Jon Heshka

(http://www.tru.ca/act/adventure/who/faculty/jheshka.html)

You don't want to miss this opportunity to increase your knowledge and improve your practices.

Join us for a free information session and Q & A with one of Canada's leading experts. Jon Heshka, (B.Sc., B.A., B.Ed., M.E.d, LL.M, Associate Dean of Law from Thompson River's University) will present and answering questions about this perpetually relevant topic.

This will be especially valuable for outdoor clubs, groups, and individuals that guide people, lead trips, or organize outdoor events. Make sure you and your organization have it covered. There is a lot of misinformation out there so come and learn from the best - and ask questions.

April 16th | 7.00 PM | Y224 at MRU.

http://caoc.ab.ca/event/roam-right-navigating-outdoor-risk-the-legal-system-jon-heshka/

Email or call to RSVP (see poster for details)

More info here: http://events.mec.ca/node/15382

Fish Face Friday March 2013-2014


Fish Face Friday March 2013-2014 from Fish Tales Fly Shop on Vimeo.

Fish Face Friday March 2013-2014

Courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop

Monday, April 14, 2014

Today along the Bow River - April 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
 
A few drift boats enjoyed some decent weather on the Bow today.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 15 °C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 12, max 20.

Bow River at Calgary flow 72 cms

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

River forecasters keep watch as rains approach

Acting manager Evan Friesenhan, right, and river-flow forecaster Colleen Walford go over data at Alberta's River Forecast Centre in Edmonton on Tuesday. Photograph by : Ed Kaiser, Postmedia News
River forecasters keep watch as rains approach

by Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald, Wed, April 09, 2014

With warmer temperatures melting the snow, the province's river forecasters report some minor flooding along creeks and streams - but no impact on major rivers such as the Bow, Highwood or Oldman.

For that, they're looking to the Rockies where the snowpack is average to above average.

But both forecasters and experts agree it's still to early to tell what that will mean in June.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/QmxHLm

What?? More Snow?



What?? More Snow?

The weather over southern Alberta will become quite unsettled Tuesday afternoon, as a low pressure system moves into the area from NW Alberta. By dinner time Tuesday night, you can expect to see some rainfall, which will change to flurries as it cools down in the evening. Most of the snow is likely to fall in the foothills and mountains, but we can expect a few flurries Tuesday night, and throughout Wednesday in Calgary.

Monday Night, April 14: Mainly clear, low 3
Tuesday, April 15: Mainly cloudy, showers, evening flurries, high 8
Wednesday, April 16: Mainly cloudy, chance of flurries, high -2

Courtesy David Spence, CTV Calgary Weather

"Trashed" - Mon April 14, 7:00 pm. Cardel Theatre



"Trashed" - Mon April 14, 7:00 pm. Cardel Theatre

Join REAP Business Association for our 6th annual Down to Earth Week - a celebration of local, sustainable living presented by First Calgary Financial, Bullfrog Power, and Calgary Herald. As part of Down to Earth Week this year, we're hosting the Film Screening: Trashed.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/266440800196892/

Southern Culture On The Fly - Spring 2014

Early Season - Late Ice



Central Alberta fly fishing mid April, 2014. A few nice browns and bull trout to hand as run-off stained water is just reaching the water we fished. Winter still clings onto the small streams of central Alberta and there's a lot of ice on many reaches of streams and high water is just now coming from the south.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Carseland/Johnson Island boat launch: No access until 2015

Carseland/Johnson Island on April 05, 2014. Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

We received the following information from Alberta Parks:

"I regretfully have to inform you that all access to Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park, including Johnson Island, is not allowed the entire 2014 operating season due to Flood Reconstruction. We hope to have the Park operational and open to the public again in 2015. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bow River Fishing Report - Sat April 05, 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Bow River Fishing Report - Sat April 05, 2014

Glenmore to Police

"Thanks to Brad B. for this fishing report" - Michelle, Owner/Operator, Bow River Shuttles

Hi, The float was good but not much for fish action. We had two hook ups and lost both on the jump. Both were on black and white streamers. Thx for the shuttle. We will use Bow River Shuttles again soon thx.

- Brad B

Are You Financing Seafood Crime?

Photo: Hoks/Flickr

I wonder if this holds true for Canada?


Are You Financing Seafood Crime?

by John Upton • April 08, 2014, Pacific Standard

As some of the world’s top seafood consumers, Americans funnel billions of dollars a year to a shady network of exploitative fish launderers.

Read more here:  http://bit.ly/OBuWok

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wild About Wildlife - Bow Habitat Station - Sat April 12


Wild About Wildlife - Bow Habitat Station - Sat April 12

Another Drift Boat coming to 'Bow River Shuttles Used Drift Boat Sale' - Sat Apr 12


This is another boat that will be on display at the upcoming 'Bow River Shuttles - Used Drift Boat Sale' on Saturday June 12, 2014. More info at this link: http://conta.cc/1pLOxhJ

FIBREGLASS refurbished , as is
center line length 16foot
gunwales-O/A length incl anchor arm
Beam width - 5'6"
Outboard motor bracket
custom oars, anchor, trailer w/spare, extra wheel 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Drifts Boat coming to 'Bow River Shuttles Used Drift Boat Sale' - Sat Apr 12

These are some of the boats that will be on display at the upcoming 'Bow River Shuttles - Used Drift Boat Sale' on Saturday June 12, 2014. More info at this link: http://conta.cc/1pLOxhJ


Home built Driftboat for sale - ready to fish. 14'6" centerline. Includes: Heavy duty trailer - 2500# axle, 15" tires, New 9'6" Carlisle oars, Anchor


Jon boat

The drift boat is a 16 fiberglass boat, home made. Seats 4, fishes 2. Got high sides, comes with 2 fiberglass 9 foot paddles, 30 lbs river boat anchor. Comes with boat trailer


2012 Hyde Drift Boat, Low Profile XL, Maroon, Deluxe Drift Boat Trailer, Yeti Cooler - 45qt, 30 lb Steel Spike Anchor, XL LP Aqualon Coverj, P175/80 R13 Trailer Tire/Wheel, Spare Tire Carrier With Lock

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bow River Fishing Report - Sat April 05, 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Bow River Fishing Report - Sat April 05, 2014

Glenmore to Police
 

"Thanks to Greg A. for this fishing report" - Michelle, Owner/Operator, Bow River Shuttles

Hi Michelle,

Unfortunately, we didn’t hook a thing all day! We had a great float though.

We talked to one fisherman just below Glenmore who had hooked a brown trout on a black leech pattern in the morning and we also chatted with 3 other anglers when we arrived at the boat launch at Policeman’s and they had only hooked one fish all day.


Water was very dirty. Visibility became worse as we made our way down river, most likely due to warming temperatures.

We’ll probably take a week or two off and wait for the water to clear up a bit. Everything proved futile on Saturday and we couldn’t have asked for a better weather really. Winds were light and it was overcast most of the afternoon. We tried everything in the fly box that didn’t float.

- Greg A.


Boat Launch Conditions - April 05 2014

Photo, © 2014 Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved
We checked on 22X yesterday (Monday) and found that the gate was now open.

Monday, April 7, 2014

A Life In Stills - Cast & Blast 2014


Snowpack clues point to an average spring runoff

Parks Canada resource management and public safety specialist Marcel Macullo looks at a measuring tube as he takes snow-depth measurements on April 2 near Field B.C. The data is used to help forecast flooding and moisture levels for Parks Canada, the B.C. government and B.C. Hydro.
Photograph by: Gavin Young, Calgary Herald

Snowpack clues point to an average spring runoff

By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald April 6, 2013

“...There’s less snow and one of the big implications is around the aquatic habitats,” he says, noting it could affect fisheries because i
t’ll mean less water for habitats by the end of summer..."

Read article here: http://bit.ly/1qhI5iG


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Today along the Bow River - April 2014

Photo, © 2014 Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved
Michelle chatting with shuttle clients over the weekend.

#‎bowriver‬ ‪#‎flyfishing‬
High today 9 °C, partly cloudy, wind avg 16, max 32.

Bow River flow N/A

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Today along the Bow River - April 2014

Photo, © 2014 Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved
Three drift boats and several pontoon boats out on the Bow today.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 10 °C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 14, max 30.

Bow River flow N/A

Down the Hatch Fishing Festival - April 5, 2014

Down the Hatch Fishing Festival - April 5, 2014
#ogr14
More info here: http://www.orvis.com/DTH

Friday, April 4, 2014

Boat Launch Conditions - April 4, 2014

Photo, © 2014 Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved
The weather for the next few days is looking fairly good (finally!). Folks are calling to inquire about boat launch conditions. We made a short trip this afternoon, checking on Glenmore, 22X and Police.

Photo, © 2014 Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved
Photo, © 2014 Bow River Shuttles All rights reserved

Deadline (April 6) looms to comment on two new B.C. salmon farm applications

Undated handout photo of Atlantic salmon on a fish farm in British Columbia.

 
Deadline (April 6) looms to comment on two new B.C. salmon farm applications

By LARRY PYNN, VANCOUVER SUN April 2, 2014

Ongoing government reviews of two salmon farm applications on the B.C. coast fly in the face of recommendations of the
Cohen Commission related to expansion of the industry, industry critics charged Wednesday.

"It looks like there is major support from DFO to expand farming on this coast while ignoring the Cohen recommendations and the evidence around the science," said Craig Orr, executive director of Watershed Watch. "They're kissing it (the report) off, ignoring most of the recommendations around aquaculture and science."

Read more:
http://bit.ly/1dVQ2tY

Orvis Guide Rendezvous 2014 - April 3-5, 2014

Orvis Guide Rendezvous 2014 - April 3-5, 2014

The annual Orvis Guide Rendezvous is set to be held April 3-5, 2014, in Missoula, MT and will be open to all professional guides as well as featuring events open to the general public. Event highlights will include vendor showcase and live band at the Down the Hatch Fishing Festival and the weekend will be wrapped up by the Orvis Fly Fishing Film Festival, with 100% of proceeds from that event going to Montana Trout Unlimited for habitat protection work.  
#ogr14

More info here: http://bit.ly/1mOhyMo