Let the fishing begin…in 6 days!

The Elk River and tributaries open on June 15th for the 2021 season. We are hoping for good weather and clear waters but it may take a little longer as the rivers are looking a…
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March 1st River Report

Have you seen the weather for this week? Sunny skies and warm temperatures! Great time to get your waders on, grab your fly rod and some flies and hit the Elk River. Sections have been…
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July 7, 2020 River Report

The Elk River is flowing at 105 m3 per second and a primary water level of 2.4 m. The water is currently a light Earl Grey tea color with approximately 2 feet of visibility. Today’s…
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June 26, 2020 River Report

And here is David’s river report for fishing the Elk River. The Elk is running at 158m3/s with a primary water level of 2.6 meters. And the Bull River is sitting at 105m3/s with a…
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June 15, 2020 River Report

Opening Day! The Elk River is running high and dirty but you can fish in the side channels. There are some Bull Trout being picked up on the Lower Elk River.
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August 12, 2019 River Report

The rivers in Fernie are looking and fishing amazing right now! Crystal clear and the fish are beauties. Alex has been guiding on the Wigwam River early in the mornings to catch Bull Trout with…
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July 25th River Report

Summer might actually be here! The forecast is showing sunny skies and warmer temps turning the Elk River into the beautiful emerald green that everyone loves! The river is looking fantastic and the bugs are…
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July 2, 2019 River Report

The rivers and creeks are starting to clear with good Dry Fly action and big Drake hatches in the evenings. Come into the shop so the staff can hook you up with the right flies…
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June 16th 2019 River Report

The Elk River and its tribs opened yesterday and what an amazing opening day it was! The Elk River in Fernie currently has a discharge rate of 90m3/s with a primary water level of about…
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June 4, 2019 River Report

The Elk River and Tributaries will open on Saturday, June 15th. Lakes are fishing extremely well and today, we did a little walking along the Crowsnest River for some beautiful Rainbow Trout. The shop is…
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2019 Spring Fly Fishing

Lake fishing is starting to heat up with the Chironomid hatch getting into full swing. Big fish are being taken in deep water on various patterns, like Chromie, Ice cream cones, Liquid lace chironomids and…
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March 20, 2019 River Report

Spring has arrived in the Elk Valley and warm temperatures are melting the ice on the Elk River. At this time, it is not recommended for wade fishing as there are soft ice sheets along…
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