Water levels on the Bow have gone down a little bit and the visibility seems to be in the ballpark of six inches. Runoff is still in full effect and most likely will be for another week at least (that is if we get some constant weather). The rain that we received on Tuesday night and Wednesday did play with levels a little bit but nothing to noticeable.
With all the runoff we've had this year, it looks like it'll be a promising year of fishing ahead of us. And for the first time in the past three years we should be seeing fish in the spots that they should usually be in and if that can happen then it should make for a great season.
The upper stretch of the Bow downstream of Bearspaw is flowing pretty much the exact same as the lower section. Still the flows are right at the banks but as we mentioned about the lower section, levels are slowly going down day by day.
Here are some more suggestions for patterns that we have found to be working well right now:
Caddis: Elk Hair Caddis sz 12-18, X Caddis sz 12-16, Peacock Caddis sz 14-16
Nymphs: Flexi Girdle Bug Dark Olive sz 6-8, Parkin's PR Muskrat Gold and Brown Stone sz 8-10, Jerrell's Lucent Skwala sz 10-12
Streamers/Leeches: Clousabou Black, Olive and Brown sz 6, Krafts Kreelex Red/Black/Silver sz 4, Fish Skull Sculpin Bugger Olive sz 8, Muddy Buddy Black sz 4, and Wiese's Shleech Black sz 4