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Elk River Guiding Company
Another Fishing Season has come and gone!
Some great drifting days have been had on the Elk River. With clear waters and good flows we have settled in to some excellent fishing conditions. Good drake hatches and Mahogany duns. When things get slow ants, beetles, and hoppers are the go to bugs. With a wet early season we have managed to avoid any major forest fires and noticiably there is no smoke or haze as there was last year. This lines us up nicely for what should be a spectagular fall.
After some great days and some tough days the Elk is really shaping up nicely. Rains took away some exceptional early season conditions. Not just once but twice! We are appreciative of the moisture as there are no fires in the East Kootenay at the moment and Blue skies are the norm most mornings as opposed to the smokey haze we saw last season. Great days drifting and wading ahead!
As mentioned in the last Blog we have some great spring options for those that like Rainbows and Browns. Call us and we can set you up for a great guided trip. I'll let theses photos do the talking. Running trips the month of May and into June.
As we wait for the spring opener on our local waters and the ice to clear on some of our stillwaters, we have some exceptional fly fishing oppertunities for Rainbow and Brown trout in southern Alberta and on the Bow River. We have some good ole Alberta boys who guide for us on their local waters and we are happy to send some trips their way. If you need to get out befor the Elk opens on June 15th, we can help set up a great spring float or walk and wade.
2019 Fishing Update.
February 26, 2019
On a cold February morning I thought it was a good time to give an early prediction of this upcoming season. It was -22 C and felt like -29 C when I got up. That’s about -20F !!!!BRRRRRRRR
From Our Crew to Yours!!!