River Reports

Elk River Season Opening

Well no rush to fish the Elk just yet, BUT give it a few days and it should be HOT.
Fish are stacked up at the creek mouths and eating hard. Drop almost any nymph into the river and your going to get an eat.
Golden stone nymphs and Girdle bugs are the go.
Lizard Creek is the only tributary along with Gold Creek that are really fishable. You can throw Golden Stone flies for this stream.

Next week we should see some clarity in the river once the rain stops. With this comes the egg laying Golden Stones which provides excellent dry fly fishing.

In the mean time why not go to Summit lake as the travelling sedges are out.
Fished last hour of light and smallest fish was 5lbs with biggest 10lbs. All on dry fly the Mikeluk Sedge and Goddard caddis being the best dries to use.

June 9


The Elk is still high and running dirty. We expect that it will take a few for weeks to start to shape up. In the mean time some of the Alberta rivers are starting to clear and fish quite well! With the water clearing and the stoneflys hatching it can make for exceptional DRY FLY fishing!

Also the lake fishing around our area has been HOT! Chironomid and leech patterns have been the go to out there. Patterns such as Tri wing, rabbit tail leech's, Scuds, Liquid Lace Chironomids, Chromies and Olive ice cream cones have been productive.

So if you are interested in a spring time float, Walk and wade or even a trip out to the lakes give us a call at the shop! (250) 423 4483.