Monday, October 20, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Although we began our day at the Glenmore Trail/Graves Landing boat launch, today was one of those days where most of our shuttle clients were floating McKinnon to Legacy Island and McKinnon to Cars
eland.

Calgary made 23 degrees, close to the record of 23.9, set in 1940.

David Spence, CTV weather, reported: "More than two dozen high temperature records were set in Alberta Monday. The highest temperature, 27.3, was recorded at Medicine Hat."

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 23°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 11, max 24.

Bow River at Banff 23 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 61 cms
Bow River below Carseland 92 cms

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

A Sunday afternoon float trip on the Bow. We stopped in at every boat launch today, including Legacy Island.

'Indian summer forever' - at least that's what Steve Rothfels' headline was last
night on his CTV weather post. That was certainly the case today, and will be right through Friday.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 16°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 7, max 16.

Bow River at Banff 24 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 64 cms
Bow River below Carseland 93 cms

Who speaks for nature?



Who speaks for nature?

I am water...

Check out this awesome video series by Conservation International here: http://bit.ly/ZAhDtF

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

A great 'indian summer' forecast brought out the drift boats today. We had shuttle clients floating all reaches of the Bow, from Glenmore and Fish Creek/22X all the way through to Johnson's Island/Carseland.

There is still some colour along the river, especially the small bushes which are various shades of red, green, brown, gold and yellow, as you can see in this photo.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 19°C, partly cloudy, wind avg 15, max 37.

Bow River at Banff 24 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 58 cms
Bow River below Carseland 94 cms

Report says reservoir costs higher than future flood damage

A car drives along Springbank Road into the area that is ground zero for the Springbank dam and reservoir. Area residents are trying the fight the province’s plan.
Photograph by: Colleen De Neve , Calgary Herald

Report says reservoir costs higher than future flood damage

By Matt McClure, Calgary Herald October 18, 2014

The Alberta government says an estimated $160-million diversion canal and dry reservoir west of Calgary is a “cost-effective”
solution to protecting city residents vulnerable to flooding.

But the province’s own preliminary analysis shows it would be cheaper to compensate homeowners for damages every time the Elbow River overflows its banks during the next century than pay now for the massive mitigation project.

Read article here: http://bit.ly/1y2Yahq

Friday, October 17, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Most of our shuttle clients were floating Mac to Legacy today, wih one going from Legacy to Carseland.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 16°C, overcast, wind avg 9, max 24.

Bow River at Banff 25 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 61 cms
Bow River below Carseland 98 cms

Silver Creek Restoration Project - Oct 18

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More information at this link:  Cows and Fish - Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society

Fish Tales Fly Shop Customer Appreciation Day - Oct 18

Photo, courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop

Fish Tales Fly Shop Customer Appreciation Day - Oct 18

Fish Tales writes: "Tomorrow is our semi-annual customer appreciation day. We're looking forward to hearing some stories about folks' fishing adventures from the 2014 season.
 

We hope you'll join us for this all day event featuring:

- Hourly games with prizes
- An end of day draw for a $250 Fish Tales gift certificate
- Food from nearby restaurants
- Deals on select items.
 

See you there!"

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

It was only 4.0 °C, and mostly overcast with mist, when we headed for McKinnon this morning.

Looking ahead: "Fair Friday, Wonderful Weekend" - David Spence, CTV Weather.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 11°C, mist/overcast, wind avg 10, max 17.

Bow River at Banff 26 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 63 cms
Bow River below Carseland 115 cms

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing - Oct 16, 2014

Photo, courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Country Pleasures Fly Fishing
- Oct 16, 2014


"You should get out fishing. It's the solstice with the mostest."
- Country Pleasures

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

DamNation - Calgary - Nov 26, 2014


DamNation - Calgary - Nov 26, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Fishing from a square stern canoe

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 9°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 10, max 24.

Bow River at Banff 27 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 71 cms
Bow River below Carseland 112 cms

Wildlife rescue south of Calgary is helping save hundreds of fish



CALGARY- Trout Unlimited and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource (ESRD) hope to save thousands of fish in their annual fish rescue operation in the Carseland area. Fish that would otherwise be left to die in irrigation canals, are being freed.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

We had shuttle clients putting in at Police and McKinnon this morning

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 17°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 13, max 43.

Bow River at Banff 26 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 68 cms
Bow River below Carseland 109 cms

2nd Annual Music 4 Life Concert Series - Oct 18, 2014

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I Will Survive Music 4 Life writes: "Tickets are still available for the 2nd Annual Music 4 Life Concert Series! Great Music, Amazing Silent Auction, Sheldon Kennedy will be our keynote speaker and all to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. 


All proceeds of the event will be donated to the  Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Region and the Centre for Suicide Prevention."

http://www.iwillsurviveassociation.com/

Ticket info here: http://bit.ly/1w4LiIi

Monday, October 13, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Our Canadian Thanksgiving Day saw drift boaters floating all reaches of the lower Bow River, from Glenmore through to Johnson's Island/Carsland.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 17°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 11, max 20.

Bow River at Banff 29 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 68 cms
Bow River below Carseland 120 cms


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Lots of sunshine and less river traffic today. This drift boat with red trim stood out against the yellow/gold backdrop of fall colours.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 16°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 10, max 26.

Bow River at Banff 29 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 68 cms
Bow River below Carseland 120 cms

Fall Colours Along the Bow River - Thanksgiving Long Weekend 2014

All photos, © Bow River Shuttles






Saturday, October 11, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

We made stops at every single boat launch today. Still a lot of fall colours strutting their stuff! More folks are floating Mac to Legacy and Legacy to Johnson's Island/Carseland than in some prior years. One shuttle client reported a half dozen trout to the boat, mostly on the SJW, with a couple on flash back pheasant tail.

This week in their fishing report, Fish Tales Fly Shop wrote: "Don’t put away the gear yet…. The forecast continues to look great."

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 17°C, scattered clouds, wind avg 13, max 32.

Bow River at Banff 29 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 68 cms
Bow River below Carseland 120 cms

A family trip on the Bow today!

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Nick and his wife Mel usually fish the Bow from their large tandem pontoon boat, which is outfitted with a fishing frame. 


However, Nick's sister Barbara from Toronto is visiting, and they needed a three person drift boat. Our Clackacraft rental boat fit the bill!

#BowRiver #flyfishing

Bow River Drift Boat Rentals

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop - Oct 09, 2014

Photo, courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop

Bow River Fishing Report courtesy Fish Tales Fly Shop - Oct 09, 2014

"Don’t put away the gear yet…. The forecast continues to look great.

Bow river anglers should continue to hit the water for the coming week and beyond. Shorter days may mean shortened opportunities but take advantage of whatever time you have."

Bow River, River Report Fall 2014