Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bow River Fishing Report - Sunday May 11, 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
Bow River Fishing Report - Sunday May 11, 2014

22X/Fish Creek Park to Policeman's Flats

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

Sunday, May 11th, my son-in-law (Mike) and I floated the Bow from Fish Creek down to Policeman’s Flat’s.

I was very surprised to see how much the river had changed since the flood. On the west side of the bank the water was murky, but on the east side the water was much clearer, I’d say 3 or 4’ of visibility.

We had minimal success, Mike had a hard hit shortly after we set out, but we never had a look at it, in a nice piece of water Mike landed a Whitefish about a foot long, he took the worm and in a good run just after the Stony Trail bridge I caught a small Rainbow on a pheasant tail.

The crazy part of the float was attempting to get into Policeman’s. I can’t believe how difficult it was to get into that little pond around the large boulder that protrudes out into the river causing rapids so strong we took on water.

After going past the pond by about 100 yards the anchor finally dug in so we could get out and have a look. We found out we had to pull the boat back upstream over a shallow piece of water and into the pond. I backed the truck and trailer over some fairly large boulders and we were on our way.

On the way out we could see just how devastating the flood was by seeing what the force of the flood had done to the parking lot and the interlocking stones that had up until the flood been a very impressive road into the area.

Still the sun came out and the weather finally was warm enough “not” to see your breath. All-in-all it was a great way to spend Mother’s Day.

Next year Mike and I promise to spend time with you women, unless the “Fishing Gods” tell us to do otherwise.

Thanks for having a look, Wayne

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