Good News for the Bow River - Fly Fishing Forum
Our Environment We are stewards of wild places

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-29-2002, 07:49 PM
FrenchCreek's Avatar
FrenchCreek FrenchCreek is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Bow River in Calgary
Posts: 865
Good News for the Bow River

Snow pack in the mountains, as measured this week, ranges from 115% to 125% of average for this time of year. This is good news since the months when we get the most snow in the mountains are yet to come. We really needed this "above average" snow pack.
Expect that run off on the Bow will be "ON" this year, and start around June 15-20 till July 2-8. (as the upstream reservoirs are filled, more water flows are allowed down the Bow's main channel)
For those of you planning to come to the Bow, think of scheduling your travels accordingly!
The Crowsnest river, south of Calgary, usually has run off two to three weeks earlier and the Elk river in southern BC expects a "normal to above average" run off.
Mid July to mid August should be a blast on all 3 rivers.
For fishing AFTER run off, looks like anytime from July 10 to the end of Oct. will be OK. My best recommendation is the first week of August, all the prime rivers will be in their best shape, large Rainbow spawners will be back in the main river from their runs to the tributaries, they and resident browns should be in fierce fighting shape. I will be a little late for Pikers, but they will still be around in the larger lakes and the chance of hooking up with one of those 15+ pounders is a good bet.
Pete AKA Frenchcreek from Calgary
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cape Cod Vacation - Bad News/Good News Quentin Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 3 09-17-2002 01:43 AM
Good News - Bad news ! FrenchCreek Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 10 04-11-2002 07:12 PM
Good News & Bad News NrthFrk16 Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 2 11-28-2001 09:27 PM
Bow River & Elk River Pics FrenchCreek The Quintessential Trout 2 07-31-2001 03:18 PM
Bad news that's good news. ssully Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 2 09-13-2000 09:36 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)