"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
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.
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
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.