Thursday, July 31, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

The end of another great day on the Bow River.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 27°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 16, max 37.

Bow River at Banff 68 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 106 cms
Bow River below Carseland 132 cms

Lost Drift Boat

Photo, courtesy Kevin

Lost Drift Boat

On Thursday, July 3 at 8:40pm we ran into difficulty at Policeman’s Flats whilst landing our boat.

We unfortunately lost a 16ft aluminum drift boat, oars, 2 Sage rods, green fishing jacket, green fishing waistcoat, 2 landing nets and a wading staff.

If you happen to see anything whilst drifting on the Bow, we would appreciate any information.

Please call: Kevin 403-990-0669

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Another afternoon urban float about to get underway. 

One of our shuttle clients forgot to leave his key for us today. Couldn't move his rig, so we had to go rescue him. He's now going to get a key cut for us. His key won't be lonely. We have over 500 vehicle
keys that we keep in storage all year round for our clients. :-)

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 32°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 21, max 63.

Bow River at Banff 67 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 130 cms
Bow River below Carseland 125 cms

Calgary International Blues Festival - July 31-Aug 3, 2014


Calgary International Blues Festival - July 31-Aug 3, 2014
 
http://www.calgarybluesfest.com/

Get ready for the party of the summer, when Calgary Bluesfest burns it up at Shaw Millenium Park, July 31st to August 3rd, when a full week of activities culminates in 4 days & nights of non-stop, world class blues on our Mainstage and at the nightly Twilight Blues Series dance parties.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Solo drift boater.

One of our shuttle clients had such a great fishing experience on his float yesterday afternoon that he booked it again for early this morning, and yet again for this afternoon!

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 31°C, partly cloudy, wind avg 9, max 22.

Bow River at Banff 65 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 115 cms
Bow River below Carseland 136 cms

Notice - Boat Launch Closure - Fish Creek - Aug 18, 2014


Notice - Boat Launch Closure - Fish Creek

The boat launch at Fish Creek Provincial Park will be closed to all users starting August 18, 2014 to repair damage from the 2013 flood.

The closure is occurring at this time so the in-stream work can be completed inside the fisheries window.

It will re-open on August 30, 2014 or earlier if construction goes well.

For more information call the park at 403-297-5293.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Canoe fly fishing near Legacy Island on Monday afternoon.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 28°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 9, max 18.

Bow River at Banff 65 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 116 cms
Bow River below Carseland 149 cms


Bridging to Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine

Photo, courtesy Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine/Jensen Fly Fishing

Bridging to Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine

From Dave & Amelia Jensen:

Hi again! We've been deliberately quiet on email for some time.

We have a few things to share:

From Fly Fish Alberta & Fortress Lake Retreat . . .

We've been working with great dedication behind the scenes on our new project. As you are likely aware, we've been long time fly fishing guides on Alberta's trout waters for the past 18 years, also owning Fortress Lake Retreat the past 9 years. As life evolves, it brings change. We're sharing our change:

. . . to the Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine 


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

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Gearing up for a Sunday afternoon urban float!

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 26°C, clear to partly cloudy, wind avg 10, max 18.

Bow River at Banff 69 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 136 cms
Bow River below Carseland 138 cms

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

A Saturday family float. First time on the river for Mrs. and the boys!

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 22°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 13, max 28.

Bow River at Banff 75 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 132 cms
Bow River below Carseland 151 cms

Friday, July 25, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Gearing up on Saturday morning.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 18°C, mostly cloudy w/mid-day light rain, wind avg 24, max 41.

Bow River at Banff 86 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 142 cms
Bow River below Carseland 182 cms


Vandalism at Johnson's Island/Carseland


On July 20, we reported a hazard that we had noticed at this boat launch. One source had described it as an accident that had resulted from a trailer axle hooking a concrete slab and flipping it up.

Shortly thereafter, a reader sent us this photo.

We think this is a more plausible explanation for what happened. And if so, this was not an 'accident'. We would call it vandalism.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 201

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

An afternoon launch at 22X.

TransAlta continues to manage the flow rate as only TransAlta can. At 3:30 pm this afternoon, the Bow River at Calgary flow dropped below 200 cms, and continued it's decent all the way down to around 104 cms by 6:00 pm.

The rainbows and browns must have wondered where all the water went. :-) 

At 8:15 pm, it's back up to 168 cms.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 21°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 21, max 52.

Bow River at Banff 90 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 168 cms
Bow River below Carseland 193 cms

Bow River Fishing/Bug Report courtesy Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine - July 23, 2014

 
Bow River Fishing/Bug Report courtesy Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine - July 23, 2014

"... golden stones on the Bow (late eve to dawn)..." 
 
Big bugs are still on the water through Alberta. The Crowsnest green drakes continue (think dark conditions); golden stones on the Bow (late eve to dawn); golden stones on cutthroat waters (think sunny, summer skies); a few hexagenia mayflies; the ever-lasting brown drakes near the dam on the Red Deer; and hoppers are starting to grow up. It remains a good time to cast larger bugs.:-)

Calgary Folk Music Festival - July 24-27, 2014


Calgary Folk Music Festival - July 24-27, 2014

http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/
https://twitter.com/calgaryfolkfest

The 5 least folky acts at Calgary Folk Music Festival.
By Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald July 19, 2014
Read article here: http://bit.ly/1ujfock

Herald music writer Mike Bell’s Top 5 Calgary folk fest picks
By Mike Bell, Calgary Herald July 24, 2014
Read article here: http://bit.ly/Uvy5sF

World Youth Fly Fishing Championship 2014 - July 27-Aug 02


Wyffc 2014 World Youth Fly Fishing Championship 2014 - July 27-Aug 02

"On behalf of the Polish Angling Association and its Nowy Sącz District we have the honor to invite the youth national teams from all over the world to our country, to the beautiful Podhale region, to participate in the 13th World Youth Fly Fishing Championship 2014, whose organization has been entrusted to us by the International Federation of Sport Fishing Fly Fishing (FIPS-Mouche)"
 
http://www.wyffc.pl/en/

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

A couple of clients finishing up their 12th annual trip with Fish Tales Fly Shop head guide Terry Johnson.

Sure wish we knew what was up with TransAlta. The Bow River at Calgary was bumped up to ove
r 200 cms at 4:30 am this morning.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 25°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 11, max 20.

Bow River at Banff 87 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 208 cms
Bow River below Carseland 206 cms

Tabestoon Festival (Calgary) - July 26, 201Cl

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Tabestoon Festival (Calgary) - July 26, 2014

http://www.tabestoonfest.ca/

The first contemporary Iranian Arts & Music Festival in Calgary.

In the eyes of most North Americans, Iran is not exactly a country associated with alternative rock music, folk-fusion rap, and fashion shows.

However, a vibrant and energetic underground youth culture centering the arts has been thriving in the Iranian plateau for years.

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

Orvis Trout Bum of the Week: Amelia Jensen

Photo, courtesy Jensen Fly Fishing/Orvis

Amelia Jensen of Jensen Fly Fishing (formerly Fly Fish Alberta) is officially an Orvis Trout Bum! 

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

A Tuesday afternoon float trip.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 22°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 16, max 35.

Bow River at Banff 97 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 170 cms
Bow River below Carseland 177 cms

Conservationists hopeful with pending release of southern Alberta land-use plan

The stunning Castle Falls in the Castle wilderness area of southern Alberta.
Photograph by: Gavin Young , Calgary Herald

Conservationists hopeful with pending release of southern Alberta land-use plan

By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald July 22, 2014

"....Kevin Van Tighem, a biologist and conservationist who sat on a committee that provided advice to the
province, said he’d like to see the eastern slopes — particularly the Castle — protected to better conserve the headwaters.

In addition, he’s hoping for “tangible measures” to protect what remains of the province’s native grasslands to help save endangered species such as the sage grouse in southeastern Alberta..."


Read article here: http://bit.ly/1p8IfrE

The Garden Party 2014


 
Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Region was one of the charities who received funds from W. Brett Wilson 2014 Garden Party!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
The high water side channel at Legacy Island

We thought the road down to Mac might be slippery after the early morning showers. However, it dried out pretty quickly.

The Bow River at Calgary has been steady at around 160 cms over the past 24 hours.


#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 20°C, light rain showers midnight to 6 am, then mostly cloudy, wind avg 8, max 17.

Bow River at Banff 113 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 162 cms
Bow River below Carseland 175 cms

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - July 21, 2014

Photo, courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - July 21, 2014

"We can usually come up with new happenings and such with every fishing report. But this week we just can’t! The Bow continues to fish very well! Fisherman are happy, guides are happy, everyone is happy!"
 

Read more here:  http://bit.ly/1n4LnZ5

Skeena Estuary: Heart of the River (trailer)


Skeena Estuary: Heart of the River (trailer) from SkeenaWild on Vimeo.

The Skeena estuary contains an abundance of life. It is among the most productive ecosystems in the world and home to a variety of unique plant and animal communities including wild salmon and steelhead. 

Today the Skeena estuary faces an uncertain future with the many industrial development projects taking place in the area. Designated as critical salmon habitat, this natural wonder requires special management, consideration and protection. We're working to understand the impacts and make sure it is protected.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

A busy Sunday morning at 22X and Police. Less so at Glenmore and McKinnon.

A lot of fluctuation in the Bow River at Calgary flow rate. Back up to 190 cms by 4:30 pm. Now, back down to 163 cms. Banf
f back up over 100 cms.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 20°C, mostly cloudy w/scattered showers, wind avg 11, max 41.

Bow River at Banff 124 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 163 cms
Bow River below Carseland 150 cms


Hazard at Carseland/Johnson's Island boat launch

 

We noticed this a couple days ago. A post by 'Fishingliven' on the Fly Fish Calgary forum said that "a vehicle caught its axle on the last concrete slab of the launch that was under water and flipped it up and exposed a huge piece of it". As you can see, only about half the boat ramp is usable, and it could be a challenge, taking out, as there is a noticeable current, from right to left, that would be pushing a boat towards the cement slab.

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
 
Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

International Fly Tackle Dealer IFTD 2014 - Best of Show


IFTD2014-bestof from AFFTA Admin on Vimeo.

International Fly Tackle Dealer IFTD 2014 - Best of Show

#‎IFTD‬ Awards ‪#‎ICAST‬

Men's Waders- Simms Freestone 2
Women's Waders- Simms Women's Freestone
Eyewear- Flex Spex
Chest Pack/Vest- Fishpond Delta Sling
Men's Outerwear- Simms G4 Pro Jacket
Women's Outerwear- Simms Women's Guide Jacket
Youth Product- Vedavoo Little Bugger
Fly Rod Freshwater- Sage Accel 590-4
Fly Rod Saltwater- Sage Salt 890-4
Reel Freshwater- Nautilus Silver King Silver
Reel Saltwater- Nautilus Silver King Black
Boat/Personal Watercraft- Outcast Sporting Gear Approach
Fly Line Freshwater- Scientific Angler Sharkwave Siege
Fly Line Saltwater- RIO Products Permit
Fly Box- Tacky Fly Fishing Fly Box
Fly Tying Materials/Equipment- Fly Men Fishing Co. Fish Skull Fly
Fly Pattern Freshwater- Angler Sport Group J. Son Match and Catch
Fly Pattern Saltwater- Umpqua Hudspeth's Huds
Accessory- Abel Zinger
Men's General Apparel- Simms Confluence Reversible
Women's General Apparel- Simms Women's Solar Flex
DVD- Confluence Films Waypoints
Book- Anglers Sporting Group "All Fisherman Are Liars"
Gift Item- Superfly International Superfly Combo
Luggage- Fishpond Westwater Large
Wading Boots- Simms Fishing River Tex
Best of Show- Sage Salt 890-4


List courtesy Gink & Gasoline

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Spending the day on the river with the 'legend' of "Blue Ribbon Bow" fame.

We spoke with two of my shuttle clients at different times at Mac this afternoon. Both parties, while not together, were on the river quite early. They reported excellent stone fly fishing until mid-morning. Activity dropped off for awhile, and then picked up again. They were very happy with their day on the Bow. 

The flow of the Bow River at Banff dropped below 100 cms for the first time since the runoff. That's undammed, natural flow.

The Bow River at Calgary seems to be having a bit of trouble making a decision over the past 48 hours. After being down around 130 cms last night, it's currently back up around 165 cms. 

‪#‎bowriver‬ ‪#‎flyfishing‬

High today 26°C, haze/smoke/mostly cloudy, wind avg 13, max 28.

Bow River at Banff 95 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 166 cms
Bow River below Carseland 145 cms

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - July 18 2014

Photo, courtesy Blair Yerxa via Country Pleasures Fly Fishing

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - July 18 2014

With everyone getting ready for the weekend it's time for an end of the week update.... The Bow continues to offer as good of fishing as we have maybe ever seen. Lots of dry fly stuff, nymphing is silly, and streamer fishing is downright easy.

The Crow and High Country Streams are also offering up some excellent fishing with decent numbers of bugs. Enjoy, this is what some of us might remember as normal.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Traffic on the river was more spread out today, with a number of boats floating from McKinnon down to Legacy and Carseland. Glenmore to Police was also a popular choice.

The snippets of fishing repor
ts that we are picking up in recent days speak to a river that is in great shape, and is producing some very good fishing.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 21°C, haze, wind avg 12, max 26.

Bow River at Banff 101 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 135 cms
Bow River below Carseland 150 cms

Fiestaval Latin Festival (Calgary) - July 19-20, 2014

 Fiestaval Latin Festival (Calgary) - July 19-20, 2014

Fiestaval is a 2-day FREE multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American Culture. It is an opportunity to support Calgary’s Latin community while encouraging multiculturalism among all Calgarians.

Central to its distinction is that Fiestaval is a FREE, family-oriented alternative for celebrating multicultural arts and entertainment in Calgary.

http://fiestaval.ca/calgary/

- See more at: http://fiestaval.ca/calgary/#sthash.WYpU7exa.dpuf

CREEKFEST 2014 (Calgary) - Sat Jul 19

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CREEKFEST 2014 (Calgary) - Sat Jul 19

Celebrate Water at the 4th Annual Creekfest this Saturday at the BowValleyRanch in Fish Creek! Free & Fun for all!
 
http://friendsoffishcreek.org/event/creekfest/

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014


Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Father and sons trip. 


Not many boats floating below McKinnnon today. Those who went would have had the river to themselves. Good choice!!

The Bow River flow rate at Banff is steady at just over 10
0 cms. However, at Calgary, it's declined a bit more to 143 cms.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 25°C, smoke, wind avg 13, max 57.

Bow River at Banff 108 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 143 cms
Bow River below Carseland 174 cms

Southern Alberta Fly Fishing League - Competition # 4 Oldman River - Sat July 19

Photo, courtesy SAFFL

Southern Alberta Fly Fishing League
Competition # 4 Oldman River

Saturday July 19 at 8:00am

SAFFL writes: "Everyone is welcome to attend this. If your not interested in competing at least come out and watch and based on what you see. You very well might change your mind or not. But at least you will be informed first hand and your opinion will not be anecdotal or skewed by what you think you might know about competition angling. It is only fair to yourself to do so. All are welcome non competitors and competitors alike. Come see for yourself and base your decision on that alone."

This is an 8:30 start, meet you at the bridge.

For directions please go to Southern Alberta Flyfishing League or to http://innovativeflyfisher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1819.0

The link will be under the Western Canadian Events under SAFFL Competition #4

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

The hottest day of the year so far at 31°C. Our 'winter that would never end' is becoming a distant memory. :-)

The Highwood River at the Mouth has been on a steady decline for almost a month, and is do
wn to 36 cms. We've not heard reports of dirty water for quite some time.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 31°C, smoke/haze, wind avg 11, max 24.

Bow River at Banff 106 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 160 cms
Bow River below Carseland 174 cms

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Another sh*#%y day in paradise!

The snow pack at Sunshine Village, in the headwaters of the Bow, is now down to zero. However, the Bow River flow rate at Banff is holding steady at just over 100 cms
.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 27°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 11, max 32.

Bow River at Banff 106 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 156 cms
Bow River below Carseland 171 cms

ICAST - July 15-18, 2014


ICAST - July 15-18, 2014

Orlando, Florida

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show annually hosting 10,000 members of the global recreational fishing industry.

#‎ICAST‬ ‪#‎IFDT‬

Monday, July 14, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

It's Monday afternoon. What to do? Let's go fly fishing!

Smoke from one or more of the forest fires in BC, Alberta and/or the Northwest Territories obscured our view of the Canadian Rockies. Not that noticeable, yet, in the lower Bow River valley.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 26°C, clear with smoke, wind avg 15, max 33.

Bow River at Calgary flow 154 cms
Bow River below Carseland 179 cms

Bow River Fishing Reports courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - July 14, 2014

Photo, courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing

Bow River Fishing Reports courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - July 14, 2014

Fishing report in a photo ("You get the point"): See above

Fishing Report with text: http://bit.ly/1r0339i

#bowriver #flyfishing

And she thinks we're just fishing

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Family fishing trip this morning!

The river is in great shape, with the flow rate continuing to drop. This evening, down to 162 cms.

Once again, we had shuttle clients floating most of the reaches of the lower Bow today. We stopped in at the boat launches at Glenmore Trail/Graves Landing, 22X/Fish Creek Park, Policeman's Flats, McKinnon Flats and Carseland/Johnsons Island.

Just a reminder that the silt has been removed from the boat ramp at Legacy Island and it's now in great shape!

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 28°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 9, max 18.

Bow River at Calgary flow 162 cms
Bow River below Carseland 185 cms

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

These folks went late. A beautiful evening to be on the Bow.

Today saw the most river traffic so far this year. However, with all the boat launches now available, boaters were spread out from Glenmore all the way downstream to Legacy Island and Carseland/Johnsons Island.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 27°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 10, max 17.

Bow River at Calgary flow 170 cms
Bow River below Carseland 193 cms

Bow River Water Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop - July 11

Photo, courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop (from this week on the Bow)

Bow River Water Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop - July 11

"If you haven’t started your 2014 fishing season yet make this your weekend to start. Rivers throughout the province are dropping and clearing."

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1mU8dDv

Friday, July 11, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Two thumbs up for pinky and perky! Ready for an afternoon float.

After bumping back up to over 200 cms for about three days, the Bow is now back down to 183 cms.

Although the flow rate is on the high side of the long term average, the river is in excellent condition and fishing very well.

One of our shuttle clients, Brian J., floated Police to Mac today. He said that this was one of those spectacular days that he waits for, that shows up only once every four or five years. Despite the bright sunny day, his party landed several dozen fish, almost all on dry flies.

Another shuttle client, Ryan L., was able to float his favorite reach today, Mac to Carsland, now that that boat launch has re-opened at the bottom end of the 'Blue Ribbon Bow'. His very good day was mostly on streamers, and he's going back early tomorrow morning to do it all over again. Same float!

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 22°C, partly cloudy with smoke from the forest fires, wind avg 12, max 24.

Bow River at Calgary flow 183 cms
Bow River below Carseland 213 cms

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rowing out at Policeman's Flats at 200 cms



This is how an experienced rower exits the river at Policeman's Flats in high flow conditions. Today, July 10, 2014. Flow rate 200 cms. 

Last week, an aluminum drift boat capsized here after hitting a rock while trying to cross the eddy line.  The occupants were shaken and wet, but unharmed. However, the boat, rods, nets and equipment drifted downstream and have not been seen since.

Legacy Island - Yesterday & Today


The first two photos of the Legacy Island boat ramp were taken yesterday.



The third one is from today. Notice any difference? :-)

Learn to Fish Clinics courtesy Bow Habitat Station - July 16

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Learn to Fish Clinics courtesy Bow Habitat Station - Biweekly July/Aug Starting July 16

"We will be hosting 'Learn to Fish' clinics for you and your family (ages 6 & up) every second Wednesday through July and August beginning July 16th! For more information, give us a call at 403-297-6561, or email bow.habitat@gov.ab.ca."

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Bow River Troutfitters - July 9, 2014



Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Bow River Troutfitters - July 9, 2014

#bowriver #flyfishing

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

The party in this photo, and several others, got to fish a section of the Bow River that had not seen a drift boat in more than a year!

Today, we reached our warmest day so far this year: 30°C. A gr
eat day to be on a cool river!

At noon yesterday (Tuesday), the Bow River flow rate went back up to over 200 cms.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 30°C, partly cloudy, wind avg 14, max 46.

Bow River at Calgary flow 204 cms
Bow River below Carseland 229 cms

Today along the Bow River - July 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

It was great to hear some of our clients say "I want a shuttle today from Mac to Cars"!

The very first vehicles and trailers in more than a year were shuttled into the Carseland/Johnsons Island boat launch today by us, Bow River Shuttles! We shuttled a total of four rigs to that boat launch, including some visitors from Idaho. 


Two of our drivers, Bob M. and Dick N, agreed to pose for this historic photo.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Carsland/Johnsons Island boat launch is open


All photos, © Bow River Shuttles

We learned via Fish Tales Fly Shop that the boat launch is now open. We made a quick trip to have a look today. The outhouse is open and clean. There are two garbage containers next to the outhouse, with garbage bags in them. The boat ramp is gravel, not cement slabs as in the past.