Early Morning on the Bow

The summer of 2017 has proved to be an extremely hot and dry.  Not too dissimilar to the last couple of years, but with noticeably less flow in the nearby rivers and in the Bow River in particular.  Increasing water temperatures and decreasing flow conditions place a lot of stress on many fish species including the trout of…

The “Battle” of Pigeon Lake

It is hard to focus on ones work calendar at the beginning of the week when you notice that there is an “on-the-water” meeting scheduled for the end of the week.  The days immediately start to drag on and periodic, angling daydreams emerge from the subconscious.  The meeting location was set for Pigeon Lake and…

Perfect Conditions for Newell

During the open water season we try to get out on as many lakes as we can to continue our pursuit for walleye because it is fun of course but also to learn about the lakes so we can use the experience to better inform our hardwater pursuits. Lake Newel has presented the biggest challenge…

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…

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…