Saturday, October 25, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles
Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

These two young lads were fishing upstream of their dad. The older one with a fly rod, the younger with a spinning rod. It was 4.0 °C at that time of the morning. Notice the mitttens. :-)

Today was
cooler (seasonal) and breezy, which meant less river traffic. Despite this, there were boats on all the upper reaches, and we also had one trip to Legacy Island.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 10°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 9, max 35.

Bow River at Banff 25 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 60 cms
Bow River below Carseland 94 cms

Una bottiglia di plastica gettata a terra?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Still some fall colours showing today in the bright afternoon sunshine.

Traffic along the Bow was up today, with folks floating various reaches between Glenmore and McKinnon.

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 11°C, partly cloudy, wind avg 14, max 39.

Bow River at Banff 26 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 66 cms
Bow River below Carseland 90 cms

Mental health leader to speak on importance of ending stigma

Louise Bradley, CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, is a keynote speaker Thursday on the opening day of Strengthening Our Collective Voice, a national conference in Calgary on mental health.
Photograph by: Crystal Schick, Calgary Herald

This week Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary Region are hosting the CMHA Nation-Wide Conference: Strengthening Our Collective Voice! Follow the event on Twitter ‪#‎cmhaconf2014‬!

Mental health leader to speak on importance of ending stigma

City hosts national conference this week

By Valerie Fortney, Calgary Herald October 22, 2014

When Louise Bradley settles into her seat on an airplane, the chit chat with her seatmate invariably turns into something much more meaningful.
“When I tell them what I do, every single time they start to tell me about themselves, a family member or someone else close to them,” she says. “Every person has a story to tell — yet it’s the thing we still shroud in secrecy.”

The “thing” Bradley refers to is mental illness, which an estimated 6.7 million Canadians suffer from.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1xlIFR1

Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

Photo, courtesy Orvis

Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

Phil Monahan, Orvis News, Oct 23 2014

Because I run a blog and Facebook page that often post “grip and grin” photos, I see a lot of negative comments about the way the person in a photograph is holding the fish. The two most common criticisms are that the person is squeezing the fish or holding the fish with dry hands. We don’t post any images that show a fish on the ground or an angler with his fingers in the fish’s gills or mouth, so I don’t see those kinds of negative comments, which I generally agree with.

I am always amazed by the certainty with which the critic makes his assertions, and I wonder whence comes this absolute sense of rightness. Let’s look at two examples:

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1FMxQxc

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bow River Fishing Report - Sun Oct 19, 2014

Photo, courtesy Mike V.

Photo, courtesy Mike V.

Bow River Fishing Report - Sun Oct 19, 2014

Thanks to Mike V.

"Good to finally meet you guys, and thanks again for the shuttle.

The river is still producing pretty well - it has been a stellar October...

Awesome float today, and my girlfriend's first time casting flies. While we didn't get much action in the way of risers and the streamer wasn't productive, the nymph rig with a wire worm and a small trailer like a lightning bug or evil weevil was hot, as was swinging boatmen/backswimmer patterns.

The deep inside corners seem to be holding a lot of fish... And the browns are active, which is cool after we had a few rainbow-only days over the summer.

She must be good luck - while she missed a few fiesty rainbows, she was getting the hang of it, improving throughout the day: landing a nice brown that fought deep and netting a beast for me."

The Crazy Game



  
Ex-NHL goalie Clint Malarchuk opens up on mental illness in 'The Crazy Game'

Former hockey goaltender Clint Malarchuk is famous for nearly dying on the ice during an NHL game in 1989 after a wayward skate blade sliced his neck. But in his new memoir, The Crazy Game, he reveals that moment was just one of a handful of near-death experiences. 

Malarchuk joins Jian to talk about his battle with depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and alcoholism. He opens up about his wife Joanie, who was with him when he shot himself in the head, how he continues to deal with mental illness today, and whether he thinks the stigma around it is changing.
More info here:  http://bit.ly/1xeD5zP

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Trout Panther II

River traffic has been somewhat light over the past couple of days. Drift boaters who were out probably felt like they had the river mostly to themselves. And with temps still we
ll above the 10°C average for this time of year, I'm sure they were all happy campers. :-) 

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 15°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 10, max 18.

Bow River at Banff 24 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 58 cms
Bow River below Carseland 93 cms

How Wolves Change Rivers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today along the Bow River - October 2014

Photo, © Bow River Shuttles

Reflections of fall

#bowriver #flyfishing

High today 16°C, mostly cloudy, wind avg 8, max 26.

Bow River at Banff 25 cms
Bow River at Calgary flow 63 cms
Bow River below Carseland 94 cms

Y2Y joint initiative marks 20th anniversary

Maps show the progress of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative from 1993 to 2013. The green represents protected land, such as parks and reserves, and the yellow represents other conservation designations, such as recreation areas and management zones.

Y2Y joint initiative marks 20th anniversary

By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald October 20, 2014

CANMORE — Twenty years ago, no one knew whether a vision to protect land along the Rocky Mountains would work. Now it’s part of a global mo
vement that has helped wildlife, plants and wilderness throughout the expansive area.

The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative — a joint Canada-United States non-profit organization — is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Read story here: http://bit.ly/1uAZ3dy

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

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

Click on poster for larger image

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