Bow River Report


Although the river has slowed down due to the recent turn for worse in our weather. But for those eager fishermen that battled through the wind, rain and snow you might’ve been rewarded with a nice fish or two.

Shop staff ran into some pretty wild BWO hatches on the south bow earlier this week, while others were having good luck on top with skwalas and streamers along the bottom. Because the hatches are still unpredictable, we unfortunately cannot pin point a time of day that is necessarily better than others. However the hatches and fish productivity tend to pick up when you hit the daytime high in temperature. Best to be out there early to avoid the crowds as fishing season gets busier, but don’t be surprised if things don’t pick up till later on in the day.

Although sub surface techniques (nymphing and streamer fishing) have proven to be more productive, don’t hesitate to tie on a dryfly and throw a couple casts at those snouts you may be fortunate to come across. If you want to get out and increase your chances in poking a trout, throw on a bobber with a nymph or two, chuck and duck some 3”-4” streamers for the brusiers or swing some leech patterns through those deep pools.

Dries: Christians GT Adult BWO #18, Micro Chubby Purple #14 #16, BWO Thorax #18 #20, Chubby Chernobly Peacock w/ Grey Wing #12

Nymphs: Lex’s Sexy Stone Skwalla #10, Bh Anatomical BWO #18 #20, BH Pheasant Tail Flashback Purple #16 #18, Tungsten BH Prince Nymph #16 #18.

Streamers: Willys Fruit Roll Up Black #10, Jointed Urchin Black #4, Pine Squirrel Leech Black #12, Hale Bop Leech Black #10.

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Photo: Connor Ingstrup

Photo: Connor Ingstrup

Photo: Connor Ingstrup

Photo: Connor Ingstrup

Connor Ingstrup