Southwestern Alberta

Southern Alberta Cutthroat

Southern Alberta Cutthroat

Opening weekend was a busy one and from the sounds of things, the fishing wasn't as lights out as we have had previous years. Due to recent rainfall, the rivers and streams have bumped back up again. Although the water is running high, clarity is still fishable and water temperatures are still quite cold. Because of this, the fish are going to be a little slower tog et moving. As you get closer to noon the fish should start to become more active and start to look up for some dry flies. Look for seam lines and eddies behind rocks and other natural structures. Often fish will hold in areas where the current is softer, making it easier for them to sit in one position and grab food as it flows by. Starting the day off with nymphs isn't a bad idea, the fish are going to be slower to get moving as the water temperatures are still pretty cold.

Flow Rate: 6.90 cm/s

Visibility: 3'<

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Flies:

Streamers:

Pine Squirrel Leech Black #12

Coffey’s Sparkle Minnow Lt Olive #06

Coyote Clouser #04

Clousabou Brown #06

Nymphs:

Bitch Creek #6-#8

Hare’s Ear #14-#16

Pats Rubber Stone Brown/ Tan #8-#10

Pheasant Tail #16-#18

Dries:

PMD Thorax #14-18

Stimulator #10

Elk Hair Caddis #14-#16

Chernobyl Grizzly #10

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Connor Ingstrup