Monday, June 30, 2014

Today along the Bow River - June 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

A similar number of drift boats to yesterday were floating the various river reaches between Glenmore Trail and McKinnon Flats today.

The overnight rain showers did not seem to change the greenish co
lour of the water.

Everett D. (in the photo) reported 8" to 12" of visibility above Fish Creek, dropping to around 5" downstream.

He and his fishing partner brought 6 trout to the boat, 2 rainbows and 4 browns. One rainbow on a leech pattern, the rest on the worm.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 21°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 26, max 48.

Bow River at Calgary flow 262 cms
Bow River below Carseland 352 cms


Water Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop – June 30, 2014

Photo, courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop

Water Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop – June 30, 2014

Anglers across the province are searching for fishable moving water or continuing to focus on stillwater pursuits. We know some of you are venturing a bit away from home (B.C., Mont
ana, Saskatchewan,….) for your fishing fix as well. Rest assured that there is reason for hope close to home as the month comes to a close.

A quick look at historical river flows shows the Bow is running lower this year on June 29 than it has on this date since 2011. (Thanks to Tom Cutmore and Must Be Nice Drift Company for keeping those historical flow records for easy reference.) This makes us very hopeful for significant improvement to conditions over the next week. That said, we’ve had a boat (or two) on the Bow for the past several days and folks are catching fish.

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

Speyorama 2014


Speyorama from Keith Brauneis on Vimeo.


Speyorama is the world's premiere spey casting competition held annually at the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club (GGACC) in San Francisco, California.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Today along the Bow River - June 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

More than a half dozen boats out today, including several guided trips.

Fishing conditions have been gradually improving. If we can get through tonight's overnight showers, the weather forecast for t
omorrow (Monday) through Friday looks pretty good.

The Bow River thru town to Police is green. At Mac, most of the river is green, except for river right, which still has a trace of brown.

That makes sense, as Fish Creek is now down around 3 cms, with the Highwood at the mouth now just below 100 cms for the first time since the heavy rains and flooding south of Calgary.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 15°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 22, max 48.

Bow River at Calgary flow 262 cms

Bow River below Carseland 374 cms

Muddy Waters Cycle

North American Loch-Style Fly Fishing Championships June 10-13, 2015

Click on photo for larger image. Photo, courtesy Todd Oishi/Innovative Fly Fisher.com

North American Loch-Style
Fly Fishing Championships
June 10-13, 2015


Fly fishers from across North America and around the World are invited to attend this international loch-style fly fishing competition. Members of the national teams of Canada, U.S.A., and other countries will be on hand and competing for the team and individual medals and titles.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

A million trees to stand guard against flood


A million trees to stand guard against flood

by Dylan Robertson, Calgary Herald,Thursday, June 19, 2014

An Alberta farming couple is leading an effort to improve the Bow River watershed by planting a million trees within 100 kilometres of downtown Calgary. With city approval and crowdfunding support, the campaign kicked off Wednesday at the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area.

Brad Rabiey and his wife, Rebecca, who run The Carbon Farmer, a company that plants native trees in previously cleared lands while helping businesses shrink their carbon footprint, spoke to the Herald's Dylan Robertson about the project.

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

Official Event Film: 2014 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships



Official Event Film: 2014 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships
 
WildernessTV.com writes: "Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy."

Friday, June 27, 2014

YYCFoodTrucks 3rd Annual 'Summer Frenzy' - June 27/28


YYCFoodTrucks 3rd Annual 'Summer Frenzy' - June 27/28

Join us in East Village on Friday, June 27th and Saturday, June 28th for our annual Summer Frenzy!

This 2-day event will feature 20 local and gourmet food trucks, live music, giveaways from our BFF's and much more!

In collaboration with Mealshare each truck will feature one special menu item and with purchasing this item a meal will be given to someone in need!

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop - June 25, 2014

Photo, courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop
Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop - June 25, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Fish Tales writes: "Happy client with a beautiful brown during a father/son guided day on the Bow.... June 25, 2014."

Jazz Celebration (Calgary) - June 25-28, 2014



http://www.jazzyyc.com/

JazzYYC continues to lay the groundwork for festival return with Jazz Celebration

By Mike Bell, Calgary Herald June 25, 2014

It’s getting close.

This week’s Jazz Celebration, which kicks off Wednesday and features several high-profile shows throughout the city, has all of the looks and feel and appearance of one, but organizers aren’t quite ready to use the “f”-word yet.

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

How to land a golden Dorado in 25 seconds or less

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Does your bladder have you on a leash?


Does your bladder have you on a leash?

DON'T SKIP THIS! If you are a lady fly fisher who has had a baby, you need to read this!

Pelvic floor awareness in pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

Having a baby makes a woman three times more likely to leak than a woman who hasn't had one. In fact, one in three women who've ever had a baby will wet themselves. In the majority of cases, however, urinary incontinence as a result of pregnancy and childbirth is preventable and treatable.

This post is both a public awareness notice and a small commercial for my daughter, Kim's, services.

World Continence Awareness Week is June 23-29.
http://www.ics.org/committees/continencepromotion/wcw

If you'd like to explore this subject, contact Kim Magotiaux, at http://www.belliesbabiesandbeyond.ca/

South Africa at World Flyfishing Championships 2014

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - June 23


Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - June 23

"Your friendly neighbourhood fishing report for this week. Prohibited from being the friendliest...but certainly second!"

Read here:  http://bit.ly/1wzC5qw

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Today along the Bow River - June 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Although you can't tell from this afternoon's photo, the water colour on the city reach has turned from brown to green with a wee bit of a brown tinge over the past 36 hours or so.

Fish Creek has co
me down from around 40 cms a week ago and has leveled out at 5 cms. It's still running dirty, so the river reach from 22X to Police is more of a grey/green colour.

As long as the rain stays away, things should continue to improve at we head towards the weekend.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 18°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg17, max 39.

Bow River at Calgary flow 293 cms

Bow River below Carseland 442 cms

World of Watersports Summer Camps for Youth

Photo, courtesy Bow Waters Canoe Club
 
The U of C Outdoor Centre camps are booked up. However, the Bow Waters Canoe Club still has spots available. Canoeing and Kayaking!


Learn more here:  http://bit.ly/1yPvhqK

Boat Launch Conditions - Police, McKinnon & Legacy

All Photos, © Bow River Shuttles

On Sunday morning, June 22, we went and had a look at all the downstream boat launches.

The Bow River flow rate in Calgary was 309 cms, down from 324 cms at 8:30 am June 20.

The flow rate below Carseland was 531 cms, down from 974 cms at 3:00 am June 20.


At Police, we found that water was still running across the approach road.


 There was a fair amount of woody debris lining the 'lagoon'.


The McKinnon road was still OK. No huge ruts, yet. 


However, the smaller ruts have reduced much of the road to one lane. 


The most damage was on that final turn on the way down.


We had hoped to check the boat 'ramp' at Legacy, to see whether it got filled in with silt. 


However, the side channel was still too high, and running too fast, to risk wading across.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Flood hit home for water expert


Bob Sandford at Canadian Pacific’s culvert across Cougar Creek in Canmore. Photograph by: CRAIG DOUCE

Flood hit home for water expert

Crisis put Canmore man at odds with family and community

By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald June 17, 2014

CANMORE — For Bob Sandford, a renowned water expert, the Alberta flood has gotten extremely personal.

The longtime Canmore resident not only watched last June’s flooding first-hand, but he has spent much of the past year dealing with its effects — both on a personal and professional level.

As the Canadian chairman of the United Nation’s Water for Life Decade initiative, which works to inform the public about water issues, he has spoken extensively on the worst natural disaster in Alberta’s history. He also co-wrote a book, Flood Forecast, which was released in May.

But he admits it hasn’t always been easy to keep the emotion out of it.

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


Monday, June 23, 2014

Fix the link where science and policy meet

A salmon is seen trying to climb a small waterfall at Quigley Creek near Princess Royal Island, B.C., Sept, 20, 2013. The province’s new approach to managing freshwater resources is under attack.
(JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Fix the link where science and policy meet

Thomas Homer-Dixon, Heather Douglas and Lucie Edwards

Contributed to The Globe and Mail, Jun. 23 2014

Trout Unlimited Canada writes: "No matter what your political stripe, the systematic destruction of environmental science in Canada should concern everyone. It is one thing to reduce capacity. It is another to eliminate it, stifle it and knowingly remove it....it was government scientists that discovered the link between phosphorus and pollution and the impacts of acid rain on our lakes. These created informed policy that did NOT negatively affect the economy, but made all aspects of society more sustainable. Please share this article with your friends."


Read article here: http://bit.ly/1nXT81H

(remember to breathe)


(remember to breathe)

Several #flyfishing scenes in this vid.
Look for the closeup of a fly being cast at :22.

#bowriver
http://travelalberta.com/

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Today along the Bow River - June 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

High, fast, dirty water wasn't going to deter this couple from their morning of fishing.

The Bow River flow rate from below Carseland would be more representative of what we see here at McKinnon Fl
ats.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 21°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 6, max 17.

Bow River at Calgary flow 309 cms
(down from 324 cms at 8:30 am June 20, 2014)

Bow River below Carseland 531 cms
(down from 974 cms at 3:00 am June 20, 2014)

Banff highway twinning project a boon for fish

(Photo, courtesy Shelley Humphries/Parks Canada) Sierra Sullivan with Parks Canada holds a westslope cutthroat trout. Prior to the Bath Creek culvert removal no westslope cutthroat trout were caught above the culvert.
Banff highway twinning project a boon for fish

By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald June 13, 2014

....“We were completely elated to find westslope cutthroat trout as well, which are our threatened fish inside the park.

“This is just a win for the fish.”....

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

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Hills Are Alive (Cypress Hills, AB) - June 19-22, 2014

Click on poster for larger image

The Hills Are Alive (Cypress Hills, AB) - June 19-22, 2014

http://miywasin.ab.ca/

Read brochure here: http://bit.ly/1ri4sGJ

Flood-altered Bow River a new experience for Calgary fishing guides


Flood-altered Bow River a new experience for Calgary fishing guides

CBC's Erin Collins floats down the Bow River to see the change wrought by last year's flood

By Erin Collins, CBC News Posted: Jun 20, 2014

Few people know southern Alberta rivers better than those who count on them to make a living.

That is especially true for the fishing guides who take thousands of Calgary visitors floating down the Bow River each summer. 
 
Read more and view news video clip here:  http://bit.ly/1ptNAgZ