September 11th River Report

Exceptional time of the year for wading as the waters are low and clear. There are good Mayfly hatches of BWO’s and Flavs with some October Caddis later in the afternoons. Good Terrestrial fishing on…
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August 3rd River Report

Water levels have stabilized with excellent clarity on all local rivers and creeks. Water temperatures are around mid-50’s (F). Hopper season is amongst us and with the slight breeze, big foam patterns are the current…
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July 18th River Report

All the rivers and creeks look amazing and even with the warmer weather, fishing is still on. Check out Alex with a beautiful Bull Trout on the Wigwam River.  
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2018 Fly Fishing Season

Anglers ready? Fly Fishing season begins on Friday, June 15th! The rivers and creeks are looking good and we are hoping for another great season. Kootenay Fly Shop is open daily from 10:00 am –…
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MAY 2, 2018 – RIVER REPORT

All lakes in the East Kootenays are open, with the exception of Summit Lake which still has ice and could mean winter kill. Lakes in the South Country are proving very productive by hanging chironomids…
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March 21, 2018 River Report

Spring Fishing! The Elk River just opened and we did our first raft float trip of 2018! The water is crystal clear and we caught this beauty on our first cast. We expect to see good…
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September 7 River Report

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has advised that angling and rafting is permitted on the Elk River between Sparwood and Elko from boat launches accessed from highways only. Please note that this…
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July 17, 2017 Report

The Elk is now running at a good height but still has some glacial colour to it. It is fish well on nymphs in the morning and then on dries in the afternoon to the…
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July 12, 2017 Report

The Elk is currently dropping and clearing daily with fish looking up to eat dries. We’re at the tail end of stoneflies and moving into our mayfly season. Green Drakes are starting to hatch as…
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June 24, 2017 Report

The Elk is still running high and has colour but it is fish-able. In slower water such as back eddies, fish will look up to larger dries such as stoneflies. The mouths of creeks are…
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June 17, 2016 Report

Well no rush to fish the Elk just yet, BUT give it a few days and it should be HOT. Fish are stacked up at the creek mouths and eating hard. Drop almost any nymph…
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