Bow River

Tip of the week 

Bow River Report - April 28, 2016

River levels could not have been more varied in the last week. Due to spring window in stream work at Bearspaw Dam and bank stabilization at different locations, we had levels lower than we have seen before.
This has been closely followed by increased volumes, up to 130 CMS as of yesterday afternoon. This looks disturbingly similar to the water management practices we saw last spring. Hold no water back when it's available and then have almost no water by the end of June. Let's all pray for a cool, wet spring and early summer.

All through this, the fishing has been better than it should have been. Some fish up on dries...the odd eat on Skwalas, scattered rising fish on BWO's and Caddis.

Stonefly nymphs working better as time goes by. Streamers like Clousers and Geek leeches working quite well.

Hatches: BWOs, Skwala Stones, Caddis

Dry Flies: Salinga's Low Rider Skwala, Bitterfork Skwala, Rogue River Skwala,
X Body Parachute-BWO, Trinas Etha Wing Emerger-BWO, Bloom's
Parachute Caddis

Nymphs: Atomic Worm, Conestone, Lexy's Sexy Stone, Jimmy Legs,
B/H Pheasant Tail

Streamers: Geek Leech, Gartside Leech, B/H Mini Leech, Clouser Minnows.

Seven-day forecast 

Cooler for a couple days, then warm.

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