Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bow River Fishing Report - Wednesday July 24, 2013

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"Thanks to Colin J. for this fishing report!" - Michelle, Owner/Operator, Bow River Shuttles

Hey Michelle,

Well the day started out great!

Five minutes after we launched we hooked up 5 times on one bank using streamers. One was a small bull trout which was my first bull on the bow river.

The weather was perfect with the cloud cover. Unfortunately the sky was looking really dark down river. After floating for a half hour we had to pull to shore and ride out a severe hail storm. It was hailing golf ball size hail for about an hour. We hid under a poplar bush and held on for dear life!

After the storm we thought the dry fly fishing would pick up, but the hail seemed to turn the fishing right off. I guess the fish were hiding as well. The river got quite muddy and there were no rising fish.

We only landed one more rainbow on a blue winged olive before we reached McKinnon in the dark at 10:30.

It was great to see my truck at Mac after a very tiring and late float.

Thanks again

- Colin J.

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