Summit Lake Comes to Life

Some of you may remember an earlier fishing trip Reaching the Summit , where we fished a great little trout lake just inside the BC border.  This spot showed great potential to put a serious bend in a 5wt fly rod so we were eager to return.  Well the 2017 season had finally progressed enough that it…

Off To the Bow We Go!

  Reflecting on the couple of years we have been in Calgary it became apparent the we have been neglecting the Bow River as a fishing destination despite the fact that it is an amazing fishery with numerous access points within minutes of our house! Inspired by a call from our buddy Rick who wanted…

Now This is Something to Celebrate!

We did it! Our last blog ” The Curse Shows No Mercy on Bullshead Reservoir ” was our 100th instalment of our Exploring Alberta adventures!  Where did the 2 1/2 years go??  A huge ‘thank you’ to our family, friends and loyal followers for your inspired support in our lives. To celebrate this achievement we have decided…

The Curse Shows No Mercy on Bullshead Reservoir

We would expect that many of our readership from the angling community will know of the “we should keep a fish today” curse that rears its’ spiteful head and casts a shadow over what could have been an epic fishing day.  For those that know not of this curse … it is that moment, in…

Harvesting Eyes at Pine Coulee

Imagine the excitement of learning from the newly released 2017 Alberta fishing regulations that the government was now allowing the harvest of Walleye (and Pike if you are bent that way) on Pine Coulee Reservoir without the need for a special tag won through the long established and somewhat controversial lottery draw!  Word of this…

Late Season Ice at Gull Lake

In a bold attempt to stretch out the 2016-2017 hardwater season for as long as possible we had loaded the ice gear into the truck and headed north to Gull Lake for a shot at some Walleye and Whitefish.  Typical warm spring conditions experienced in the south and east of the province made most of the…