Friday, September 19, 2014

Today along the Bow River - September 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

High water side channel at Legacy Island. A 4x4 is needed to cross the channel.

A hint of fall colours in the background on this third last day of summer 2014!

The boat launch at 22X/Fish Creek Park re-opened Friday Sept 19, 2014.

McKinnon Flats Access Road Closed - Sept 22-26, 2014

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 22°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 12, max 39.

Bow River at Banff 38 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 80 cms
Bow River below Carseland 164 cms

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop - Sept 18, 2014

Photo, courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop - Sept 18, 2014

"The upcoming week looks promising for Bow river enthusiasts. The long-range forecast shows a return to seasonal temperatures or hotter. Hoppers survived last week’s untimely snow as did caddis and BWOs.

Guides returned to the oars on Saturday, September 13 after several days’ hiatus due to the snow. They were pleased to hear hoppers on the banks and see caddis and blue-winged olives. River temperatures had dropped because of cooler temperatures, snow, and the start of the snow melt but fish still ate."

Read report here: 
http://bit.ly/1o7EYJD

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Today along the Bow River - September 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

 Gearing up for a Thursday morning float trip.

The boat launch at 22X/Fish Creek Park re-opens Friday Sept 19, 2014.

McKinnon Flats Access Road Closed - Sept 22-26, 2014

#‎bowriver‬ ‪#‎flyfishing‬

High today 21°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 8, max 22.

Bow River at Banff 35 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 97 cms
Bow River below Carseland 161 cms

Fish Creek Park boat launch re-opens Friday Sept 19, 2014


Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) - Sept 18-28, 2014

 
Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) - Sept 18-28, 2014

The Calgary International Film Festival is an 11-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries.

Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced.

http://www.calgaryfilm.com/

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - Sept 18 2014


Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - Sept 18 2014

"Other than an unexplained 60 cms bump at the end of last week, the river stayed in great shape after the week of winter. Below the Highwood has degraded since the weekend. It’s still fishable down there, it’s just down to about 18” visibility."

Read report here: http://bit.ly/1suUIHM

Canadian Youth at The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament


Canadian Youth at The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament

The Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team writes: 


"Another amazing competition gone by. The Canadian youth team had a great time in Colorado at The America's cup fly fishing competition. The boys once again learned a ton and developed a strong background of the venues for the Youth Worlds next year in Vail. Thank you to everyone who has supported the kids and followed their progress. Tight lines!"

Here are a few photos of our Youth Team. 

Photos, courtesy The America Cup


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Today along the Bow River - September 2014

Click on photo for larger image. Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Several drift boats heading downriver this morning.

The boat launch at 22X/Fish Creek Park is closed. It will reopen on or before Sept 19. (note new date).

McKinnon Flats Access Road Closed - Sept 22-26, 2014

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 25°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 5, max 17.

Bow River at Banff 35 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 89 cms
Bow River below Carseland 173 cms

Bow River fall colours are coming!

All photos, © Bow River Shuttles
 
The landscape along the Bow has begun to show its fall colours over the past few days. The scenery along the Bow should be great over the next couple of weekends.


"Fish Camp - Past the Pavement"



"Fish Camp - Past the Pavement"

Save the Date! "Fish Camp - Past the Pavement" makes its debut on Wild TV next Monday, September 22, 2014. It's a reality show about life at a Northern Saskatchewan outfitted fishing camp.

Fishing in Saskatchewan

Jim & Lynda McLennan Concert - Sept 21, 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Jim & Lynda McLennan Concert - Sept 21, 2014

The Bar U Ranch, (south of Longview, AB)
"Prime Rib Night"
music starts at 5:30

Jim McLennan writes: "Already looking forward to our Jim and Lynda performance Sept. 21 at the Bar U Ranch (10 minutes south of Longview on Highway 22). It's for their "Prime Rib Night," which is a great evening. You'll have some great food and hear us play our brand of "folk jazz" from our latest CD, "Dancing on Air," and my Western Canadian Music Award-losing CD, "Six-String Gumbo." (The CD was a finalist, but didn't win). Hope to see lots of friends there. Spread the word foothills folks."

http://www.chefsfromthebaru.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ChefsfromtheBarU

http://www.mclennanflyfishing.com/

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today along the Bow River - September 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Another great day in the neighbourhood.

The boat launch at 22X/Fish Creek Park is closed. It will reopen on or before Sept 19. (note new date).

McKinnon Flats Access Road Closed - Sept 22-26, 2014

#‎bowriver‬ ‪#‎flyfishing‬

High today 24°C, partly cloudy, wind avg 5, max 13.
Bow River at Banff 36 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 97 cms
Bow River below Carseland 165 cms

McKinnon Flats Access Road Closed - Sept 22-26, 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

"The access road into McKinnon Flats will be closed from September 22-26 to conduct road repairs.

The area on the Bow River southeast of Calgary is heavily used by boaters, anglers and outfitters as a take-out point for boats.

Rocky View County, the owner of the road, fully supports the temporary closure decision in the interest of public safety. Beginning on September 22, and until road repairs are complete, access to McKinnon Flats will be barred with a “no entry” marker. Public access and use is not allowed during this time and users are advised to arrange alternative take-out points for the duration of the closure.

These repairs will include reshaping the existing road, culvert installation, and placement of gravel. The repairs will enhance the resiliency of the road to withstand weather events and improve access for anglers, outfitters and the public alike.

Wishing you safe and enjoyable travels on the river!"

Regards,

ESRD Information Centre

#bowriver #flyfishing

Monday, September 15, 2014

Today along the Bow River - September 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

The view looking west to the Canadian Rockies, which are capped with our recent snowfall, has been spectacular the past few days. This photo was from the top of the Bow Valley at McKinnon Flats this morning.

CTV Calgary Skywatch Weather says: "Sun Shines, Temperatures Rise. The second half of September is shaping up to be much warmer than the first half, when the high temperature averaged only 14.8 degrees."

The boat launch at 22X/Fish Creek Park is closed. It will reopen on or before Sept 19. (note new date).

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 22°C, clear, wind avg 9, max 13.

Bow River at Banff 36 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 88 cms
Bow River below Carseland 164 cms

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Today along the Bow River - September 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

With the recent snow fall behind us, and a promising weather forecast, Bow River fly fishers were anxious to get out on the water today.

It was sad to see the farmer's fields along the Bow, of w
heat, barley and other grains, flattened by the wet heavy snow we received earlier this week. It's been reported that only about 13% of Alberta's crops had been harvested prior to the snow storms.

The boat launch at 22X/Fish Creek Park is closed. It will reopen on or before Sept 19. (note new date).

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 17°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 7, max 13.

Bow River at Banff 37 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 89 cms
Bow River below Carseland 162 cms


Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards - Sept 13, 2014



Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards - Sept 13, 2014

http://aboriginalpeopleschoice.com/home/

Shy-Anne Hovorka wins 4 Aboriginal Peoples' Choice Music Awards
Singer-songwriter plans to retire from performing after second big win at APCMA

CBC News Posted: Sep 14, 2014

Read story here: http://bit.ly/1qPlzSk

Construction at 22X/Fish Creek Park boat launch delayed

All Photos, © Bow River Shuttles
 
Three days of snow this week pushed back the opening of the 22X boat launch. It's now scheduled to reopen on or before Sept 19.

We stopped by to have a look this past Tuesday, Sept 9 and again yesterday evening Saturday Sept 13.

The first photo, with Alberta Parks staff inspecting the new ramp, is from Sept 9. The other three are from Sept 13.




Saturday, September 13, 2014

Today along the Bow River - September 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Launching on Saturday morning.

Traffic was somewhat light on the Bow today. However, we had shuttle clients floating every reach, from Glenmore thru to Johnson's Island/Carsland.

The boat launch at 22X/Fish Creek Park is closed. It will reopen on or before Sept 19. (note new date).

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 12°C, mostly cloudy in a.m, scattered clouds in p.m., wind avg 10, max 17.

Bow River at Banff 38 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 100 cms
Bow River below Carseland 155 cms

Canadian fly fishers at America Cup



Canadian fly fishers at America Cup

The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament - Vail, CO - September 9-14, 2014

http://www.theamericacup.com/

Canada will be represented by three teams. Two from Fly Fishing Team Canada: Team Canada White and Team Canada Red as well as the Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team.

You can also follow Fly Fishing Team Canada and the Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team at 'Innovative Fly Fishing.com' here: http://bit.ly/WJGIRW and here: http://bit.ly/1qamA8p



Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team:
Colin Huff (captain and coach)
Alex Baumeister
Donny Boake
Evan Paterson
Matthew Dirksen
Enzo Rakoto
Andrew Freitag- Alternate
Norm Godding - Team Manager and Coach
Leslie Godding – Team Manager and Assistant



Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team


Team Canada White:
Terrence Courtoreille (captain)
Todd Oishi
John Nishi
Rob Stroud
Chris Puchniak


Team Canada Red:
Jason Doucette (captain)
Andy Larkin
Claude Cipelletti
David Heine
Kim Rood

Overnight fly fishing/camping on the Bow River this weekend

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Overnight fly fishing/camping on the Bow River this weekend

Bow River Drift Boat Rentals

Originally from Cranbrook, B.C. himself, Dave organized an overnight fly fishing/camping trip on the Bow. He invited two long time friends from Cranbrook to join him. They're outfitted with our Clackcraft rental boat.

Fortunately, we're in a warming trend over the weekend, with highs of 11°C and 17°C forecast for today and tomorrow.

#bowriver #flyfishing

Friday, September 12, 2014

Today along the Bow River - September 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

An early afternoon Friday float trip about to get underway.

We've noticed that the Highwood River at the Mouth has been steady at around 33 cms all the way through our recent snowy days. The water colour at McKinnon at mid-day today was green.

Under Western Skies (Calgary) - Sept 9-12, 2014

Photo, Dr. David Schindler, courtesy CBC

Under Western Skies (Calgary) - Sept 9-12, 2014

Dr. David Schindler is the keynote speaker at a special event this evening, which wraps up a four day conference at Mount Royal University.

#uws2014   http://skies.mtroyal.ca/

View the entire 4 day program here: http://bit.ly/WThGzr

Public input called crucial to environmental decisions
by Eva Ferguson, Calgary Herald, September 10, 2014

Read article here: http://bit.ly/1rTJ8pz

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop - Sept 11, 2014

Photo, courtesy Michelle@Bow River Shuttles (that's us)
Thanks to Fish Tales Fly Shop for the photo credit

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop - Sept 11, 2014

"We’ve been on the “Snowtember” roller coaster ride this week…. and what a crazy ride it’s been. As a follow up to last week’s river level fluctuations, Mother Nature –
actually Old Man Winter – decided to have some fun with us. After a seasonal weekend, we were warned to expect some snow and below seasonal temperatures for early in the week. This morphed in to a 3-day snow event that saw power outages throughout many parts of the city, downed trees, startled bird life, and cold/wintry river conditions."

Read report here: http://bit.ly/1ozRscX

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Today along the Bow River - September 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

There was still snow clinging to the trees and bushes on river right in this photo. This party reported good water conditions today, as the cool temps had delayed the snow melt from upstream. They we
re happy with the number of fish to hand and to the boat.

The Bow River at Calgary flow rate was only 84 cms when this photo was taken in the early afternoon. The flow rate at 8:00 pm is 128 cms.

The boat launch at 22X/Fish Creek Park is closed. It will reopen on or before Sept 19. (note new date). And, it's probably best to stay clear of the McKinnon road for another day or two. Rain and traffic don't mix well on that switchback descent.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 7°C, clear to partly cloudy, wind avg 10, max 22.

Bow River at Banff 41 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 128 cms
Bow River below Carseland 155 cms

Fly Fishers from Lotusland (B.C.) tackle the Bow River

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

This team of fly fishers from the West Coast arrived this morning for their annual trip on the Bow. They'll be exploring the river from one of our rental boats, the South Fork Skiff.


 Bow River Drift Boat Rentals

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - Sept 11, 2014

Photo, courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - Sept 11, 2014

"The world has not ended.

We have to admit, none of us felt the compulsion to fish the last couple of days. However, we did send some folks who really wanted
to fish to a couple likely dry fly spots. They found lots of fish rising on BWO mayflies every afternoon this week."

Read report here: http://bit.ly/1rYrJ4X

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Today along the Bow River - September

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

The third day of a summer snow fall brought heavy wet snow, a brutal rush hour, broken trees, 30,000 homes and businesses without power at one point, scores of traffic lights out, and... several die hard fly fishers heading out for a snowy drift boat trip. :-) 

The boat launch at 22X/Fish Creek Park is closed. It will reopen on or before Sept 19. (note new date)

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 2°C, light snow till 1:00 pm, then overcast, wind avg 16, max 32.

Bow River at Banff 47 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 81 cms
Bow River below Carseland 162 cms

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. #WSPD14

 
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. #WSPD14
 
An estimated 4,000 Canadians die by suicide each year yet the stigma still exists. Please help us in raising awareness of this important issue by sharing this post and/or attending a World Suicide Prevention Day community event near you: http://ow.ly/BkTsG #WSPD14

Fish & Chips: Golf & Fly Fishing - Sept 11, 2014


Welcome to the 2014 Fish & Chips Golf Tournament & Fly-Fishing Derby!

Join Horizon Housing Society and Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region for the 10th Annual Fish & Chips Golf Tournament & Fly-Fishing Derby on September 11, 2014.
 
http://fishandchipscalgary.ca/

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1uk23yj