Country Pleasures
100, 10816 Macleod Tr. S. Calgary, Alberta, T2J 5N8
Phone: (403) 271-1016
Fax: (403) 271-5516

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River Reports

Let Country Pleasures keep you up to date with whats going on with the Bow River, Crowsnest River and High Country Rivers. Click on the links below to see the latest river reports.

You can also check out our guided trip packages listed to the right.

Bow River Report - August 10th, 2017

Bow River report

Pretty decent hopper fishing of late on the river. Last week’s cool down gave us a little reprieve on the warm water side of things. We just need to get through this coming week as they are calling for cooler temperatures next week

Lots of Trico spinners in the mornings and still caddis in the evenings (all day on the cloudy days).

In case you hadn’t noticed, the river is much lower than it was a week ago. We are now down to right around 60 cms. Keep in mind that it will warm up faster with lower flow volumes so maybe forego the photograph and keep them in the water. Also, take a little extra time to make sure fish are full revived before releasing.

There is still an advisory in place regarding low water levels and high water temperatures. This requests that anglers restrict angling activity to the early morning hours to minimize stress on fish.

 

Hatches: Hoppers, Caddis, Tricos

Dry Flies: More-Or-Less Hopper, Point Guard Hopper, Morrish Hopper, CDC Caddis, Spent Partridge Caddis

Nymphs: Caddis Pupa, Micro Leech

Streamers: Skiddish Smolt, Kreelex Minnow, Bow River Bugger, Clouser Minnow

**Guide's Picks In Bold

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Crowsnest River Report – August 10th, 2017

Crowsnest River report

The Crowsnest is at skeletal levels of low water right now. It’s still fishing pretty well, mostly in the morning and late vening. Given the conditions, maybe just leave it alone after about 2 PM on the hot days.

Please note, there is an advisory in place regarding low water levels and high water temperatures. This requests that anglers restrict angling activity to the early morning hours to minimize stress on fish.

 

Hatches: PMD’s, Caddis

Dry Flies: Yeager’s Foam Caddis, PMD Helen Keller, X-Body Parachute-PMD, Film Critic-PMD

Nymphs: B/H Prince Nymph, Tung Stud, Tung Dart

Streamers: Silvey’s Sculpin Leech-Blk/Olv/Wht., Circus Peanut

**Guide's Picks In Bold

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High Country River Report – August 10th, 2017

High Country River report

The high country has been fishing very well. As you move higher, the water temps remain cooler but everything is getting extremely low. Lower stretches of these rivers will warm up if we get another heat wave so keep that in mind and maybe refrain during the late afternoon and early evening until things cool down.

Also, remember that Bull Trout have very low tolerance to environmental anomalies (like elevated water temperatures) so be careful with them!

Please note there is an advisory in place regarding low water levels and high water temperatures. This requests that anglers restrict angling activity to the early morning hours to minimize stress on fish.

 

Hatches: Caddis, PMD’s, Green Drakes

Dries: Critic-Green Drake, Trina’s Carnage Green Drake, Neversink Caddis, Helen Keller-PMD, Film Critic-PMD.

Nymphs: B/H Prince Nymph, Tung Stud, Tung Dart

Streamers: Ice Pick-Tan/Pearl, Silveys Sculpin Leech-White

**Guide's Picks In Bold

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Guided River Trips
Here is some details about our guided trips packages. Scroll down for details

Single Day Bow River Float Trip
 
    * lunch
    * snacks
    * non-alcoholic beverages

 
Each boat can accommodate two anglers. $525 (CDN) per boat.
 
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Multi- Day Bow River Float Trip
 
    * lunch
    * snacks
    * non-alcoholic beverages
 
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