Southwestern Alberta

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Spring runoff has begun to hit the streams of southern Alberta. Due to warmer temperatures this last week, the remaining snow in the mountains has begun to melt and the crows nest has bumped up to 12.5 cms. Water levels are flowing high and pretty murky with about 2 feet of visibility. The rivers are expected to rise more with the upcoming rain and snow in the forecast aswell.

Because of this if you are planning to make the trip to the crowsnest or surrounding area, make sure to bring your darker streamer and nymph patterns. The trout lakes in the surrounding area are also fishing well right now, this includes beaver mines, lee and Beauvais Lake. If the water is high and dirty, try stripping darker streamers along the banks. Darker streamers contrasts better against murky water, this improves the chances of fish seeing your streamers.

Dries:

Saligas Low-Rider Skwala #10

Micro Chubby #14-#16

Hi-Vis Parachute BWO #16-#20

Peacock Caddis #14-#15

 

Nymph:

BH Bitch Creek #8

Jerrels Lucent Skwala #10

Caddis Pupa #14- #16

Tungstud #14 -#16

Streamers:

Jointed Urchin Black #4

Kellers Dream Catcher Mottle Sculpin Brown #4

Taupe Leech #4

BH Flashabou Bugger #10-#12

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Connor Ingstrup