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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 12:41 am    Post subject: Bow River Shuttles - Daily Report Reply with quote

Bow River Shuttles - Daily Report Saturday, October 09, 2004

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
4. Water Temperature
5. Weather
6. River Etiquette**
7. Today's Quote
8. Volunteers - Needed
9. Publicity
10. Weekly Report?
11. Remove



1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing today:

22X to Policeman's Flats: 4%
22X to McKinnon Flats: 14%
Policeman's Flat to McKinnon Flats: 35%
McKinnon Flats to Janzens (Legacy Isl): 8%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 35%
Janzens (Legacy Isl) to Carseland: 4%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Police/Mac: Bitter cold. Hard to handle boat in wind. However, had a
decent day fishing. Used double San Juan, Black Wooley Bugger. Caught a
number of fish, several well into 20"+. Floating weeds a bit of a
nuisance. THANKS TO GREG JARVIS.

McK/Cars: Nothing spectacular. Caught half dozen small Rainbows.
Nymphed, used San Juan and Copper John. Early in the day, noticed small
fish jumping 12" out of water. Taunting the fishermen? THANKS TO PAUL
HOUSLEY.

Janzens(Legacy Isl)/Cars: Nymphed early in the day. Brown San Juan.
Caught several little Rainbows, and one 24" Rainbow. Streamers seemed to
work better later, between 1-3pm. Black & White Clousure. Some weeds.
Some hatch activity, but fish not rising, even though there was surface
activity. THANKS TO ROB COX.

3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 86 cms
Historical average this date: 63 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

4. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: 10.5 °C/ 50.9 °F
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

5. Weather

Today:
High today: 15°C
(this was at 10am - by 3pm, it was down to 7°C)
Wind: 23 km/h

Tomorrow, Sunday:
Mainly sunny, high 17

Our afternoon showers materialized, a little more than we realized...
The showers that developed following a cold frontal passage this morning
will end this evening, with the sky clearing by morning. That should put
us in a position for several days of sunny, mild, dry weather. The temp.
could peak above 20 degrees both Thanksgiving Day and Wed. Long live a
return to Indian Summer! cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast:
http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?yyc

6. River Etiquette**

At The Boat Ramp — Offer help to others who are unloading. They may not
accept your offer, but this helpful attitude is a great way to start the
day off.

7. Today's Quote

"There is no use in your driving 200 miles to fish when you can be just
as unsuccessful near home." - Mark Twain [paraphrased]

8. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers by sending us an email after
your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What
goes around, comes around!

9. Publicity

Please forward this email to your fishing friends, with a copy (Cc...)
to Bow River Shuttles. We will add their names to our address book for
this River Report. Thank you for your help.

10. Weekly Report?

If you would prefer to receive the Weekly River Report instead of this
Daily Report, just let us know. To be switched to the Weekly River
Report email list, please reply to this report, but change the subject
line to "WEEKLY."

11. Remove

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would prefer not to receive this Daily River Report, just let us know.
To be removed from this Daily River Report email list, please reply to
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Happy fishing!
Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux

www.bowrivershuttles.com
michelle@bowrivershuttles.com
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
4. Water Temperature
5. Weather
6. River Etiquette**
7. Today's Quote
8. Volunteers - Needed
9. Publicity
10. Weekly Report?
11. Remove



1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing today:

Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 72%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 28%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

McK/Cars: Water clear, much lower than last time out, very little weed. Fishing was great! A few big Rainbows - landed an 18" and a 21". Whole bunch of little ones. Nymphed. Hare's Ear Nymph. Hatch info - lots of Blue Wind Olives. THANKS TO GREG BAKER.

3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 85 cms
Historical average this date: 60 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

4. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: 8.8 °C/ 47.8 °F
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

5. Weather

Today:
High today: 22°C
Wind: 16 km/h

Tomorrow, Thursday:
Cloudy, afternoon showers, high 11

Things have taken a decidedly cool turn. A cold front will zip through southern Alberta Thursday afternoon, and when it does temperatures will fall, and so will rain. It will likely stay warm enough Thursday that the rain will not change to snow. The temperature will reach its peak of 11 degrees in the early afternoon, then fall after that. The showers should end late Thursday night, and if the sky clears out Friday morning, fog will be likely. Cloud returns Friday night, leading to mixed precipitation Saturday and Sunday. With temperatures just a few degrees above zero Saturday and Sunday, we can expect rain mixed with snow. Overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning, straight snow flurries are likely. Drier weather is anticipated for Monday, and as we get further into next week, we could see the return of Indian summer, with
temperatures climbing to the teens, if not higher. cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?yyc

6. River Etiquette**

When you start your float, space yourself evenly from other boats. Slow down if you’re getting to close to another boat or speed up to put a little space between the boats that may be behind you.

7. Today's Quote

"Fishing isn't a matter of life and death....It's much more important."

8. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers by sending us an email after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

9. Publicity

Please forward this email to your fishing friends, with a copy (Cc...) to Bow River Shuttles. We will add their names to our address book for this River Report. Thank you for your help.

10. Weekly Report?

If you would prefer to receive the Weekly River Report instead of this Daily Report, just let us know. To be switched to the Weekly River Report email list, please reply to this report, but change the subject line to "WEEKLY."

11. Remove

We don't sell, lend or otherwise share our email address list. If you would prefer not to receive this Daily River Report, just let us know. To be removed from this Daily River Report email list, please reply to this report, but change the subject line to "REMOVE."


Happy fishing!
Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux

www.bowrivershuttles.com
michelle@bowrivershuttles.com
www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com
rentals@bowrivershuttles.com
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
4. Water Temperature
5. Weather
6. River Etiquette**
7. Today's Quote
8. Volunteers - Needed
9. Publicity
10. Daily Report?
11. Remove



1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing this past week:

Glenmore to 22X: 5%
Glenmore to Police: 1%
22X to Police: 6%
22X to McKinnon 8%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 32%
McKinnon to Janzens: 7%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 30%
Janzens to Carseland: 11%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

FRIDAY 10/08/2004
McK/Cars: Water clear, a bit of weed. Tried hoppers along the hopper banks, no luck. Small fish were feeding on midges. Big fish were lying in calmer water. Used streamers all day. Green Wooley Bugger with tinsel. Spotty fishing, came is surges. Caught six over 18" in one area, then nothing for an hour. Got a dozen or so fish, about ten over 16". THANKS TO DALE FRESCHI.

SATURDAY 10/09/2004
Police/Mac: Bitter cold. Hard to handle boat in wind. However, had a decent day fishing. Used double San Juan, Black Wooley Bugger. Caught a number of fish, several well into 20"+. Floating weeds a bit of a nuisance. THANKS TO GREG JARVIS.

McK/Cars: Nothing spectacular. Caught half dozen small Rainbows. Nymphed, used San Juan and Copper John. Early in the day, noticed small fish jumping 12" out of water. Taunting the fishermen? THANKS TO PAUL HOUSLEY.

Janzens(Legacy Isl)/Cars: Nymphed early in the day. Brown San Juan. Caught several little Rainbows, and one 24" Rainbow. Streamers seemed to work better later, between 1-3pm. Black & White Clousure. Some weeds. Some hatch activity, but fish not rising, even though there was surface activity. THANKS TO ROB COX.

SUNDAY 10/10/2004
McK/Janzens(Legacy Isl): Pleasant day. Water clear, no weed problems. Nymphed. Stimulator dropper, small (#16?) copper John, Prince nymph. Fishing the edges. Caught half dozen Rainbows 16"-20". No hatch activity. THANKS TO M.P.

MkK/Cars: Perfect weather! Pretty slow day. Nymphed. Backswimmers. Small number of Rainbow. Saw the odd rising fish. THANKS TO MIKE NASH.

MONDAY 10/11/2004
Police/McK: Wonderful day to be on the river! Got a 20" Rainbow on #10 Bead Head Prince Nymph. Used #10 Bead Head Bow River Bugger to land a 18" Brown. Didn't notice much weeds. Hatch info: Blue Wing Olives. THANKS TO DAVE AND RICHARD MARSH (Father/son team).

McK/Cars: Gorgeous day!! Wind was down. Nymphed. Hooked two dozen. Landed half dozen 16"-22". #16 Prince Nymph. 312 Red San Juan. THANKS TO DENNIS WALTERS.

Janzen's(Legacy Isl)/Cars: Nymphed using water boatman. Lots of fish, a couple of 20". Hatch info: very small #18/#20 Blue Wing Olive. THANKS TO RICK BENNETT.

TUESDAY 10/12/2004
22X/Police: Pretty slow, although this was not a 'hard core' fishing trip; more of a relaxing trip with a novice flyfisher. Water clear, little problem with weeds. Nymphed. Bead Head Green Caddis Pupa. Red Wire Worm. Caught several smaller Rainbows. THANKS TO GEOFF P.

McK/Cars: S.L.O.W. Caught thirty fish, but they were all little sh--s. Biggest was 21.5 inches. Rainbows, and five small browns. Nymphed, all on 'the worm'. Water low, clear & cold. Fish going into 'winter hours'. Best fishing 11am-3:30pm. Hatch info - midges and Blue Wing Olives coming off. THANKS TO MIKE GUINN.

WEDNESDAY 10/13/2004
McK/Cars: Water clear, much lower than last time out, very little weed. Fishing was great! A few big Rainbows - landed an 18" and a 21". Whole bunch of little ones. Nymphed. Hare's Ear Nymph. Hatch info - lots of Blue Wind Olives. THANKS TO GREG BAKER.

THURSDAY 10/14/2004
McK/Janzens(Legacy Isl): Water clear. Weeds a nuisance, but manageable. Used streamers all day. Bow River Bugger. Had great luck. Boated 15 to 20 Rainbows. Largest 22". Many 15"-18". Went to dry a couple of times, using tiny BWO. Some rising fish, but mostly smaller 12" size. THANKS TO MIKE LINDSAY.

3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Last Friday: 92 cms
Noon today: 83 cms
Historical average this date: 60 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

4. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: 10.1 °C/ 50.1 °F
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

5. Weather

Today:
High today: 13°C
Wind: 21 km/h

Tomorrow, Friday:
Cloudy with sunny breaks, high 6

Bow River Shuttles comment - forecasts for Saturday are all over the
map:

Environment Canada: High 2°C, rain
Weather Network: High 9°C, a few showers
Cfcn.ca: Wet snow, heavy at times, 5-8 cm, afternoon temperature -1°C
AccuWeather: High 0°C, Cloudy and windy with snow

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?yyc

6. River Etiquette**

At The Boat Ramp — Once your boat is in the water, immediately pull your vehicle and trailer out and head for the parking lot. Make sure your parked vehicle and trailer conform to other parked vehicles - out of the way for future users.

NOTE FOR POLICEMAN'S FLATS: Please do not park in the parking lot, especially if you are pulling a trailer. Instead, park your vehicle along the right hand side of the road that leads back to 40th Street.
Reasons: parking in the lot can make things extremely congested for boaters coming into the parking lot after you are gone. Of more importance is that it can also create unnecessary delays for the shuttle drivers when your vehicle is blocked in by other fishermen getting their boats ready.

7. This Week's Quote

"O, sir, doubt not that Angling is an art; is it not an art to deceive a trout with an artificial fly?" - Isaak Walton

8. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers by sending us an email after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

9. Publicity

Please forward this email to your fishing friends, with a copy (Cc...) to Bow River Shuttles. We will add their names to our address book for this River Report. Thank you for your help.

10. Daily Report?

If you would prefer to receive the Daily River Report instead of this Weekly Report, just let us know. To be switched to the Daily River Report email list, please reply to this report, but change the subject line to "DAILY."

11. Remove

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Happy fishing!
Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux

www.bowrivershuttles.com
michelle@bowrivershuttles.com
www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com
rentals@bowrivershuttles.com
(403) 278-9165
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday October 24, 2004

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
4. Water Temperature
5. Weather
6. River Etiquette**
7. Today's Quote
8. Volunteers - Needed
9. Publicity
10. Weekly Report?
11. Remove



1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing today:

22X to Policeman's Flats: 50%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 50%

NOTE: There was still snow cover on the McKinnon switchbacks. However, there was enough gravel showing in spots to allow our front wheel drive van to ascend with no problem.

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Police/McK: Kind of a slow day. Water mostly clear, but murky in spots. Got some hits on streamers. Patterns: Black Leach, Double Bunny. THANKS TO AARON AUBIN.

3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 77 cms
Historical average this date: 60 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

4. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: 5.0 °C/ 41.0 °F
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

5. Weather

Today:
High today: 4 °C
Wind: 10 km/h

Tomorrow, Monday:
Sunny, high 6

Good news, we'll have a good amount of sunshine tomorrow. The bad news is, temperatures will remain colder than the long term average. Our average daytime high temperatures for the end of October sit around 11
degrees. cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?yyc

6. River Etiquette**

Demonstrate how everyone can share the river.

Example: Guides and destination anglers should help ease competitive situations in which rowers might find themselves. Instead of pushing for the hot spots and getting to get to them at all costs, share the river.

7. Today's Quote

"In my family, there was no clear division between religion and fly fishing." - Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It, 1976

8. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers by sending us an email after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

9. Publicity

Please forward this email to your fishing friends, with a copy (Cc...) to Bow River Shuttles. We will add their names to our address book for this River Report. Thank you for your help.

10. Weekly Report?

If you would prefer to receive the Weekly River Report instead of this Daily Report, just let us know. To be switched to the Weekly River Report email list, please reply to this report, but change the subject line to "WEEKLY."

11. Remove

We don't sell, lend or otherwise share our email address list. If you would prefer not to receive this Daily River Report, just let us know. To be removed from this Daily River Report email list, please reply to this report, but change the subject line to "REMOVE."


Happy fishing!
Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux

www.bowrivershuttles.com
michelle@bowrivershuttles.com
www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com
rentals@bowrivershuttles.com
(403) 278-9165
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:58 am    Post subject: Bow River Shuttles - Daily Report Reply with quote

Thursday, October 28, 2004
A. Season Winding Down
B. Drift Boat Rentals

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
4. Water Temperature
5. Weather
6. River Etiquette**
7. Today's Quote
8. Volunteers - Needed
9. Publicity
10. Daily Report?
11. Remove



A. Season Winding Down

Our shuttle service traditionally operates from April 01 through Oct 31, seven days per week. However, as we've done for the past couple of years, we are considering staying open on a day-to-day basis, depending upon demand (and weather!), until Sunday November 14. This is to accommodate those of you who might feel like you were short-changed this season, what with the unpredictable weather and fluctuating river levels, and would like one more day on the river.

It is also to accommodate those customers who enjoy combining a bit of duck hunting with their fishing. Note: The hunting season for migratory birds on the river does not open until Monday November 01.

PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN BEING ON THE RIVER OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. WE'D APPRECIATE KNOWING HOW MUCH INTEREST THERE MIGHT BE.

B. Drift Boat Rentals

Boats are available for river trips until November 14. If you'd like to enjoy a day of fishing and/or duck hunting, give us a call. www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com

1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing these past TWO weeks:

Glenmore to 22X: 8%
22X to Police: 15%
22X to McKinnon 8%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 30%
McKinnon to Janzens: 23%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 8%
Janzens to Carseland: 8%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

NOTE: There were a number of days over the past two weeks where, because of the weather, there was no traffic on the river. We DID get a report for each day that there were fly fishers on the river.

FRIDAY 10/15/2004
McK/Janzens(Legacy Isl): Fair amount of weeds, but you just have to get used to it. Nymphing was effective. Was surprised - caught quite a few Brown trout (seven or eight), one over 19 inches. San Juan Worm. Did well catching Rainbows on Streamers, using Black Wooley Bugger. A bit cool, but a very nice day. THANKS TO KELLY LAATCH.

SATURDAY 10/16/2004
22X to McKinnon: Dressed warm for a chilly day. Nymphed. Boated a number of smaller Rainbows and one Brown. Prince Nymph, Pheasant Tail, San Juan Worm. THANKS TO VIC URBAN.

SUNDAY 10/17/2004
Police/McK: Cold and windy, however the fishing was good. Used nymphs (Pheasant Tail), streamers (Bow River Muddler) and dry flies (#22 flying ant). Got most of the fish on dry fly. All Rainbows, nothing over 20 inches. THANKS TO SAM MILLER.

SATURDAY 10/23/2004
McK/Cars: Water clear, weeds not a problem. A slow day fishing, but it was just good to be out! Nymphed. Caught half dozen Rainbow. Most on San Juan Worm. The biggest one (20") on Bead Head Hare's Ear. THANKS TO NELSON ADRIUK.

SUNDAY 10/24/2004
Police/McK: Kind of a slow day. Water mostly clear, but murky in spots. Got some hits on streamers. Patterns: Black Leach, Double Bunny. THANKS TO AARON AUBIN.

MONDAY 10/25/2004
Janzens(Legacy Isl)/Cars: Water clear, no weed problems. Caught 15 fish, lost 6. Rainbows. 50% were 20"+, the rest 8"-12". Nymphed. Pattern: Half-Back nymph . Have tried many other patterns, but this has worked for 30 years. Hatch info: a few midges and the odd mayfly. "It was a singular affair. Sorry about that, Greg". THANKS TO CLIVE JACKSON.

TUESDAY 10/26/2004
McK/Janzens(Legacy Isl): "Man was I glad we had the water to ourselves. What a stupid day. The morning was soft but around 1:30-2:00 we started to hit. Several head shakes but 6-8 very large fish to the boat (and many long distance releases to keep dry and warm). Notably, 22" brown and a little hog of a rainbow we have been chasing since April. 26" +. All on the San Juan bottom bouncing with a 12 foot leader. Cool day. Air at 3 degrees and water at 4 degrees. Great way to wrap up the end of the season...... far too cool." THANKS TO MIKE GELANIS FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

THURSDAY 10/28/2004
22X/Police: Water still fairly clear. No weeds. Very slow afternoon. However, we'll try again tomorrow! Some bank fishermen were having better luck fishing the slow sections and fishing deep, with small nymphs. Prince Nymph. THANKS TO DARCY BLONKE.

3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Thursday Oct 13: 92 cms
Noon today: 76 cms
Historical average this date: 55 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

4. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: 4.4 °C/ 39.9 °F
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

5. Weather

Today:
High today Thursday: 6°C
Wind: 9 km/h

Tomorrow, Friday:
Chinook cloud, high 9

Very changeable weather is coming up for the next several days. Starting Friday, a chinook will develop, but slowly. It will take all day for the temperature to reach its high of about 9 degrees. That'll happen around dinner time Friday night. It could mean some mild weather through Friday night and Saturday morning. In fact, Saturday's high temperature could very well be recorded first thing in the morning. A cold front is expected to move through Saturday, bringing with it some snow flurries, and a declining temperature. Don't be surprised if Saturday afternoon is much colder than the morning.

Then, there's Halloween Sunday. At best, Calgary could reach zero in the early afternoon. But when it's time for the kids to head out trick or treating, temperatures will be around -5, perhaps colder. Unfortunately, Halloween Sunday is the coldest day in our five day forecast.

Breezy, warmer conditions return Monday, and on Tuesday, we anticipate increasing cloud cover with a high of 3. cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?yyc

6. River Etiquette**

NOTE: These are the items that appeared in each of the DAILY reports that have been produced since your last WEEKLY report. We've been getting positive feedback on this portion of our Report, and thought it important to reprint from each day. We are told that courtesy on the Bow River has declined considerably in recent years. One reason for this could be that newcomers are simply not aware that there is such a thing as proper 'river etiquette'.

10/15: At the end of the float when you are back at the boat ramp, practice the same etiquette in reverse order. Move your craft down-stream from the ramp — out of the way of other craft approaching or using the ramp. Wait, and only move upstream to the ramp once your trailer is on the ramp.

10/16: As you float, give waders a wide berth. Leave plenty of room for them to fish. As possible, float on the opposite side of the river and limit your oar use as you pass an angler. Resist making a cast into a hot spot just upstream from them. If a wader is casting to the middle of the river, it’s acceptable to pass behind them (the angler and the bank). As you approach the wader, please inform the angler of your intentions and thus not alarming them.

10/17: If a boat or raft is occupying a known hot spot but no one is fishing, never assume you can slam into the spot. Always ask if they are staying or moving on. Often they may say “come on in” as they are leaving, while others will say “no” and may even be securing the spot for another set of anglers coming down the river. If so, move on, avoid a confrontation.

10/23: Demonstrate how everyone can share the river. Example: Don’t Boat Race - put in late and rows downstream as hard as they can, slam on the brakes, and pull in front of the lead boats for a hole.

10/24: Demonstrate how everyone can share the river. Example: Guides and destination anglers should help ease competitive situations in which rowers might find themselves. Instead of pushing for the hot spots and getting to get to them at all costs, share the river.

10/25: Demonstrate how everyone can share the river. Example: Latecomers should float behind those in front of them, instead of turning to aggressive naval maneuvers to secure lead positions.

10/26: Demonstrate how everyone can share the river. Example: Float, fish and drift in tranquility, taking what success the day handed out to you.

10/28: Demonstrate how everyone can share the river. Example: If someone else has command of a hot spot, use your skills to find other fish in other places. This is the mark of a real angler.

7. This Week's Quote

FISH: an animal that grows the fastest between the time it's caught and the time the fisherman describes it to his friends.

8. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow fly fishers by sending us an email after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

9. Publicity

Please forward this email to your fishing friends, with a copy (Cc...) to Bow River Shuttles. We will add their names to our address book for this River Report. Thank you for your help.

10. Daily Report?

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Michelle Magotiaux

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Thursday, November 11, 2004

A. Final Few Days
B. Final Report

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
4. Water Temperature
5. Weather
6. River Etiquette**
7. Today's Quote
8. Volunteers - Needed
9. Publicity
10. Daily Report?
11. Remove

A. Final Few Days

We will be available for shuttles through to this Sunday November 14 inclusive. If you plan to go fishing, we'd appreciate a call the evening before your float. Thank you for your support during the 2004 season!! See you in the spring (or at one of our winter events)!

B. Final Report

Our final Daily Report for the season was on October 30. This will be the final Weekly Report. We trust that you've found the Reports to be useful. We will likely resume the Reports in the spring. Should we continue the reports, we are debating whether we would continue to offer them to the general public, or whether we would provide them as an exclusive service only to our regular customers. If you have an opinion on this, please drop us a note. We'd also appreciate hearing any other suggestions you might have to improve the Reports.

1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing this past two weeks:

A handful of customers have been on the river during the first two weeks in November. They have been floating 22X to Policeman's Flats, Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats and McKinnon Flats to Janzens(Legacy Isl). We have several booked for tomorrow, Friday.

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

THURSDAY 11/11/2004
Police/McK: Great weather, no wind. Caught a dozen fish. All Rainbows except one Brown. Several 20"+. A few smaller 10"-12". Used streamers (Wooly Bugger) and nymphs (San Juan Worm). Nymphs worked better. Hatch
info: largest midge hatch I've ever seen. No rising fish. THANKS TO GLENN RAEBURN.

3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Friday Oct 28: 76 cms
Noon today: 79 cms
Historical average this date: 55 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

4. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: Not available.
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

5. Weather

Today:
High today: 10°C
Wind: 6 km/h

Tomorrow, Friday:
Sunny, high 12

Sunny, warm, and dry weather has settled in to Calgary, and most of Alberta and BC. A huge high pressure system has moved into the area. This one's so big, it's not going to move very far very fast. The result being, we can look forward to more sunshine and warm weather through the
weekend. cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?yyc

6. River Etiquette**

Alberta Council - TUC
Online Presentations

Ethical Angling

Ever wonder what makes a good angler a great angler? The Alberta Council says it's all about being an ethical angler. The Alberta Council has prepared a slide show entitled Ethical Angling Tips that illustrates the principles of ethical angling. Topics include:

* the proper way to gain access to a waterway
* how to act when other anglers are fishing in your area
* the basics of catch-and-release; and
* recognizing and reacting to spawning areas

Go to http://www.tucanada.org/alberta/abslideshows.htm. Scroll down to Ethical Angling. Play the Ethical Angling Tips Presentation - Flash file, 1.88 MB

7. This Week's Quote

"When tensions and stress threaten to bring on nervous collapse, it’s time to go fishing." Dr. Jerome L. Sieger & Dr. Armin Thies

8. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers by sending us an email after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

9. Publicity

Please forward this email to your fishing friends, with a copy (Cc...) to Bow River Shuttles. We will add their names to our address book for this River Report. Thank you for your help.

10. Daily Report?

If you would prefer to receive the Daily River Report instead of this Weekly Report, just let us know. To be switched to the Daily River Report email list, please reply to this report, but change the subject line to "DAILY."

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Michelle Magotiaux

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Community Support Program
2. Gift Certificates
3. Volunteers - Thank You
4. TUC - Bow River Chapter
5. Hook & Hackle Club Calgary
6. Fly Tie Tuesday
7. Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition
8. Streams of Color
9. Environmental/Conservation Concerns
10. Complementary Seminars
11. Drift Boats For Sale - Used & New
12. Remove?


1. Community Support Program

We are pleased to once again provide silent auction items for the TUC Bow River Chapter's Fall Splash. The first donation will be a package of three shuttles, for use anytime during the 2005 season. The second donation is the one-day rental of a fully outfitted drift boat. These two donations have a combined value of $320.00.

2. Gift Certificates

Looking for something for the fly fisher who has everything? How about Christmas gift certificates for vehicle shuttles for next season? Contact us at 278-9165 or michelle@bowrivershuttles.com

3. Volunteers - Thank You

Our Daily and Weekly "River Reports & Fishing Conditions" email reports have proven to be very popular with our customers and the general public. A big 'Thank You' to everyone who, during the month of October, provided us with details of their fishing trips:

Mike Algar, Aaron Aubin, Nelson Adriuk, Greg Baker, Brian Beattie, Rick Bennett, Darcy Blonke, Peter Crowe-Swords, Ron Courtoreille, Rob Cox, Dave Eaton, Dale Freschi, Sean Furlong, Toni Gandossi, Mike Gelanis, Mike Guinn, Paul Housley, Ron Houston, Dave Imbach, Steve Johnston, Clive Jackson, Greg Jarvis, Kelly Laatch, Scott Lenover, Jim Leung, Mike Lindsay, M.P., Dave & Richard Marsh, Doug Massig, Sam Miller, Mike Nash, Geoff P., Glenn Raeburn, Doug Schmidt, Craig Sherley, J.T., Vic Urban, Dennis Walters, Tom Windsor, Dwayne & Maxine Winter and Jody Yee.

4. TUC - Bow River Chapter - Fall Splash

Upcoming Fundraising Event
Bow River Chapter 'Fall Splash'
Thursday November 18
Coast Plaza Hotel, Calgary
Doors Open at 5:00 PM
Tickets: $75.00 each
For tickets or more information, contact Mr. Don Pike (403) 221-8371

Bow River Chapter Annual Awards - Each year at the Fall Splash, the Chapter presents its annual awards. These awards recognize outstanding contributions to the Chapter and coldwater habitat. To download a document outlining the award criteria and a nomination form, go to http://www.tucanada.org/alberta/bowriver.htm

Also: The new Fall 2004 issue of 'Currents' is now available for download. Go to http://www.tucanada.org.

5. Hook & Hackle Club Calgary

I attended the 50th anniversary party with my husband, Armand. It was the first time we'd been to a pig roast! It was an enjoyable evening, and the food was great. The entertainment was a bonus! Here's the write-up that appeared in "Loose Lines", the official newsletter for the Hook and Hackle Club Calgary:

"The 50th anniversary party was a huge success; many thanks go out to all people who volunteered their time and efforts into making it such a great evening. The food was fantastic, entertainment was fabulous, and the fishing stories were..... well there were plenty of them going around. In case you were wondering Dennis Killeps won a fly box, Mark Skoko won the Nucleus jacket, Terry Irvine won the 1 year internet service, Al Plerzer won the internet camera and Stan Ainslie won the 3 wt fly rod."

Meetings are every 2nd & 4th Wednesday except December, July & August at BOW WATERS CANOE CLUB. Visitors are always welcome! http://hookandhackleclub.tripod.com/index.html

6. Fly Tie Tuesday

The next session will be Nov 16 at the Rose & Crown Pub, 1503 4th St SW Calgary. We will be tying the Wooly Bugger, Bead Head Pheasant Tail and a simple San Juan Worm. E-mail flytietuesday@hotmail.com for info.

6. Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition

This event is fast approaching and I am starting to make plans for my booth. I may have one or two new photos for our display panel. You'll have to guess where they were taken! As so much of my customer contact is done on the phone, it's always a pleasure to actually meet some of
you face to face at this venue!

Max Bell Centre February 4th - 6th, 2005. Go to http://www.flyfishingevents.com/

7. Streams of Color

Congratulations to Amelia Jensen on her new venture! Amelia, who is one of our customers, is happy to announce that she has formed "Streams of Color" which is her signature name for her watercolor painting and artworks. She has just launched a new series of watercolor greeting cards that are available to order on line or at Country Pleasures Fly Shop in Calgary, Alberta. This series makes a unique Christmas card for friends and family. Also, custom paintings can be commissioned to your desire. Go to Amelia's new website at http://flyfishalberta.com/streamsofcolour/index.htm

8. Environmental/Conservation Concerns

(a) Livingstone/Oldman River Streamwatch

"The purpose of this group is to raise the level of compliance with the angling regulations on the Oldman drainage, specifically the Livingstone river, and to gather fish population and distribution data that the SRD biologists can use to make informed recommendations, i.e.: potential regulation changes. You can help by getting involved, if you would like to participate in this program please contact Ken Trout or Ed Keller and a member of Streamwatch will contact you and discuss how you can help." Ken Trout - Phone 403-830-7200 Email: micro_trout@hotmail.com or livingstoneriver@shaw.ca
- from "Loose Lines", the official newsletter for the Hook and Hackle Club Calgary.

For more information on Streamwatch, go to these two websites:
http://www.flyfishalberta.com/streamwatch/
http://members.shaw.ca/livingstoneriver/livingstone1.htm

(b) Bow River Basin Council
www.brbc.ab.ca

Quarterly Educational Forum
December 09, 2004 - 9:00 to 15:30
TransAlta Auditorium 110 - 12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

Anyone may attend this meeting as a 'public member'. However, you must register ahead of time. Contact Mike Murray 254-3419 for a copy of the agenda, or to register.

10. Complementary Seminars

(a) Fish Tales Fly Shop
http://www.fishtales.ca/
Sunday Seminars 1:00-3:00 p.m.

November 21 - Knot Seminar - This seminar gives a great overview of some of the most common knots and introduces a few new ones. Feel free to demonstrate one of your own and share some knot know-how.
November 28 - Tying with Emu and Ostrich - Seamus will focus on tying with these two types of feathers.
December 5 - Stage Tying: When and Why...
January 9 - Tying with Foam - Learn to effectively use foam for favorite
terrestrial and saltwater patterns.
January 16 - Secret Epoxy -Learn about this epoxy substitute that's suitable for small to medium-style epoxy flies.
January 23 - Mike Sturk on fly-fishing photography.
January 30 -Take a look at fly lines.

(b) Country Pleasures
http://www.countrypleasures.com/index.html
Saturday Morning Seminars 10:00am - noon

November 13 - Guides Choice Flies From 2004 - Mike Rapley. Enjoy learning as one of the Bow River guides ties some of his favorite patterns from the 2004 guiding season.
November 20 - Bass Flies - Gary Rauch. Gary is probably the area's most experienced Bass fisherman. See what patterns are his favourites.
November 27 - Tying Tiny - Darren Soice. Darren is one of the best at tying small flies. Come and see his secrets for tying those tiny little flies.

(c) Bow River Troutfitters
http://www.bowrivertroutfitters.com/

Seminar schedule will be published soon on the website.

11. Drift Boats For Sale - Used & New

(A) USED BOATS

Want to sell your boat? Send us the details, and we will provide a complementary listing in our next Update.

(#1) 2004 Hyde Low Profile. Pro Series. Recessed rod holders. $8300. Ryan at 403-875-4000.

(#2) 2000 Hyde Low Profile. Front and rear casting braces, 60/40 rowers storage box, front storage box with seat, rear pedestal seat, seat cushions, 5 cup holders, floor anchor system, spiked anchor, rowers foot brace, cataract oars, deluxe trailer with anchor nest and new spare tire. Trailer was rewired this summer and the bearings were replaced. This boat rows extremely well and is very responsive. Due to its low profile, it rows great in the wind and is very easy to get in and out of. Price $6200.00. Contact Doug Massig 403-703-0800.

(#3) 16' Wooden Driftboat, Marine Grade Mahogany, Heavy Duty Trailer, 3
Years Old. $3500.00. Brian Evans at (h) 403-860-6850.

(#4) 16' Fibrefix Industries - Plains Drifter. Bottom Width: 58",
Freeboard: 24", Spirit Drifter trailer. $4900 O.B.O. Doug at 403-863-6315.

(#5) 13' Osprey Daydrifter Deluxe. Excellent Condition, Complete with oars, boat cover and trailer. $4300.00. Phone Les at (w) 403-213-2939
(h) 403-931-2546.

(B) NEW BOATS

Three of the boats that we use in our rental fleet are also available for sale:

(#1) South Fork Skiff

The South Fork Skiff is the lightest, easiest to maneuver, most versatile drift boat on the market. Since its introduction in 1985 the South Fork Skiff has become the boat of choice for scores of professional outfitters and serious anglers on the Snake, Green, Madison, Yellowstone, Big Horn, Missouri, Jefferson, Big Hole, Beaverhead and many other rivers in the mountain west. http://www.southforkskiff.com/pages/829504/index.htm

(#2) Bow River Skiff

The Bow River Skiff is an evolution in drift boat design. Extracting from the best design features of other drift boats, the Bow River Skiff is a boat that is easy to row and a pleasure to fish from. Custom built for you, right here in Calgary, you pick your color combination, and get ready to fish for many years from this tough, durable, aluminum design.

Starting with the "South Fork Skiff" hull, we have added fly-line friendly features that include: level skid resistant wooden floors, knee braces with stripping baskets, pedestal seats, Bo's foot release anchor system and anchor nest, and an adjustable split rowers bench seat. Add to this great storage capacity for all your gear. This boat handles and maneuvers like no other- you might even get a chance to fish when your friends take over the oars!!

(#3) Maravia Spider 13' self bailing raft with Arachnid Fishing Frame

Feedback from the river says that the Spider, loaded with an Arachnid Fly-Fishing frame, is one of the best fishing rigs available. http://www.maravia.com/


For photos of these three new boats, and pricing information, contact michelle@bowrivershuttles.com

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Update Feb 1 2005
1. Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition
2. Catch, Read & Release
3. What Our Customers Are Saying...
- About our Updates
- About our Community Support Program
4. Cold Water Safety Video
5. McLennan Fly Fishing Website
6. Special Events
- Our River: Journey of the Bow
- Fly Fishing stamps
7. Clubs/Groups
- Hook & Hackle Club Calgary
- Fly Tie Tuesday Calgary
- Medicine Hat Fly Fishing Club
8. Environmental/Conservation Concerns
- Trout Unlimited Canada
- Bow River Basin Council
9. Complementary Seminars
10. Drift Boats For Sale - Used & New
- new 'used boat' offerings
- new 'new boat' photos
11. Remove?

APPENDIX: Calgary Herald Editorial - Sunday January 09, 2005
"We are all waterkeepers
Shrinking Bow requires more effective conservation"





1. Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition

Only a few more days! We look forward to meeting many of you this coming
weekend. Please come over and introduce yourself, have a look at the new
photos on our display board, and maybe enjoy a Werther's Original!

Chris Bird of Fly Fishing Events Inc. reports that although "a large
majority of the exhibitors will be the same every year...it is the new
products and services that they bring to the show that provides the
variety." He also notes that they are changing things up a bit on the
entertainment side of the show by inviting some new talent, including
Dana Sturn, Vic Bergman and Tim Rajeff.

Max Bell Centre February 4th - 6th, 2005. Go to
http://www.flyfishingevents.com/

2. Catch, Read & Release
Community Support Program

Murder, Mystery & Fly Fishing. Combine these three and help us support
our fly fishing community at the same time. How? We will make available
to you one set of two books from Victoria Houston's highly acclaimed
Loon Lake Fishing Mysteries series: Dead Angler and Dead Creek, or Dead
Frenzy and Dead Water. http://www.victoriahouston.com/

You write a tax deductible cheque to one of the organizations we
support, in the amount of $10.00 or more. You get 14 days to figure out
the who-done-its. You "release" the books back to me, and someone else
gets to enjoy them all over again! For more details, contact
michelle@bowrivershuttles.com.

Casting For Life http://www.castingforlife.com/.
Children's Wish Foundation (So You Think You Can Flyfish)
http://www.childrenswish.ca/.
Trout Unlimited Canada (Fish Rescue Program)
http://www.tucanada.org/alberta/fishrescue.htm.
Ducks Unlimited Canada (Weed Lake Project) http://www.ducks.ca/.

3. What Our Customers Are Saying...

(a) About our Updates:

"You guys deliver some of my favorite Email". - Dan Taylor.

"Thanks for the emails with all the info keep up the good work. This is
very helpful and interesting to read. Thanks for shuttles this year,
and look forward to the new year fishing the Bow." - Dwayne
Smith....from Edmonton

(b) About our Community Support Program:

"Thank you for all you do." - Tim Rawlings

"This is just one of the reasons I use your service instead of the
others. Plus your exceptional service. I look forward to the 2005
season." - Bruce George

"On behalf of the Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, of which I am
president, I wish to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf. It is
responsible and caring corporations like yours, that give something back
to the Bow River, that will ensure it is a valuable resource which we
can pass on to future generations. Thank-you, and all the best in 2005!"
- Kevin Watson

4. Cold Water Safety Video

Good film clip about surviving after falling though the ice on a lake -
applicable to falling into any cold water.

http://www.exn.ca/video/?Video=exn20020325-icewater.asx

This is an excellent educational video clip (about 5 min long) from the
Discovery Channel describing how you might survive should you break
through ice and fall into frigid water. The demonstration is by a
physiologist from the University of Manitoba who studies cold response
in humans.

Thanks to PAT MAHAFFEY from the Bow Waters Canoe Club for passing this
along to us.

5. McLennan Fly Fishing Website

Jim and Lynda McLennan began fly fishing together in the 1970s. Since
then the McLennans have been teaching fly fishing, writing about fly
fishing, photographing fly fishing, and making presentations about fly
fishing around Alberta and beyond. Visit the new McLennan website at
www.mclennanflyfishing.com. They will be adding new articles and
features regularly. The website was built by Dave Jensen of
http://flyfishalberta.com/

6. Special Events

(a) Our River: Journey of the Bow

Glenbow Museum
http://www.glenbow.org/coe_fall04.pdf

Our River: Journey of the Bow
February 19, 2005 to June 5, 2005

Journey down Alberta's lifeline in this first-ever exhibition on the Bow
River. Beginning its legacy at the foot of Bow Glacier in the Rocky
Mountains, the Bow River provides nourishment to Calgary and its
surrounding regions. Explore the importance of water as a critical topic
of the twenty-first century, one that is embedded in issues of
responsibility, sustainability and the environment.

(b) Fly Fishing stamps

Canada Post Fly Fishing stamps are the catch of the day!

Ottawa - If the names Alevin, Jock Scott, P.E.I. Fly and Mickey Finn
mean anything to you, then you'll want to drop a line to a friend to
tell them that they need to visit their local post office next month. On
February 4, 2005, Canadians will have four new stamps honouring the
masterful art that is fishing flies. The stamps will be unveiled at the
Quebec-Maritimes Fly Fishing Forum, to be held in Granby, Quebec on
February 5th and 6th.
Info Source: see Home Page http://www.reelflyfishing.com/

7. Clubs/Groups

(a) Hook & Hackle Club (Calgary)

Glad I renewed my H&H Club membership! I'm still a beginner, and at the
first January meeting, I tied my first Black Nosed Dace. My best fly yet
(in my humble opinion!).

The second meeting featured a first rate slide presentation by Jim
McLennan. Learning to read water over the past twenty years has gone
hand in hand with enjoying my favorite sport of whitewater canoeing.
However, thanks to Jim's high quality photos and commentary, I now have
a whole new way of looking at pockets, pools, riffles, eddies and eddy
lines (seams). Now I know where the fish might be hanging out!

Another H&H Club member had this to say:

"The Calgary Hook & Hackle Club meeting happened last night and it was
just great. Jim McLennan was present as a guest speaker and gave a
wonderful slide show on Reading Waters. Really beautiful pictures and
in-depth insight into where prime lies occur with lots of examples. Just
another reason why this is such a great club, and why it's great to
belong. You can check out the website as Dave has a link from here."
- Posted by Trailhead on http://flyfishalberta.com/forum/

February 09, Annual General Meeting/Election of Directors
February 23, Open House
March 09, Business meeting, Fly tying
March 23, Fly tying, Beginners fly tying

Beginners Introduction To Fly Tying
February 23, The Adams
March 09, Elk Hair Caddis

Meetings are every 2nd & 4th Wednesday except December, July & August at
BOW WATERS CANOE CLUB. Visitors are always welcome!
http://hookandhackleclub.tripod.com/index.html

(b) Fly Tie Tuesday (Calgary)

"After a long hiatus we will be starting up again on Jan 25. We will be
tying the Beadhead Prince Nymph and a Bullet Head Hopper, We will also
have a special "Flytie Thursday" on Feb 3 to coincide with the
Flyfishing Show."
- Posted by FlytieTuesday on
http://www.reelflyfishing.com/modules.php?name=Forums

Informal Flytying & Flyfishing. Every Second Tuesday - Winter Season.
Rose & Crown Pub, 1503-4th St. SW, Calgary. E-mail
flytietuesday@hotmail.com for info or to get on the mailing list.

(c) Medicine Hat Fly Fishing Club

The Medicine Hat Fly Fishing Club will be starting it's winter meetings
Tuesday, December 14. This is the first meeting of the year and we will
set the agenda for the remainder of the winter months and share some
experiences from the summer. Everyone welcome. Starts at 7:00 pm, Eagle
Butte High School.

NOTE: IF ANYONE HAS A CONTACT NAME, PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR
THIS MEDICINE HAT GROUP, COULD YOU PLEASE ADVISE ME AT
michelle@bowrivershuttles.com

8. Environmental/Conservation Concerns

(a) Trout Unlimited Canada
http://www.tucanada.org/

2005 Calgary National Conservation Dinner
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Doors Open at 5:00 PM

What is the National Conservation Dinner?

TUC's National Conservation Dinner has been held in Calgary annually
since 1985. Over that time, this event has become North America's
largest conservation fundraising dinner. The evening consists of a
dinner, a Silent Auction of over 140 items, a Live Auction with over 40
items, and numerous raffles. Merchandise available will include
exclusive fishing trips, fishing gear, rare wines, golf packages and
equipment, and both original and limited edition works of art.

(b) Bow River Basin Council
http://www.brbc.ab.ca/

Subject: Calgary Herald Editorial - Sunday January 9, 2005

"I am very pleased to draw your attention to the captioned editorial,
which appeared in the Calgary paper yesterday. It justifiably
compliments the work of all of the Basin Advisory Committees and makes
particular mention of the Bow BAC. What isn't mentioned is that the BAC
(for the Bow Basin) is a sub-committee (subset) of the BRBC's
membership.

Our Board in their wisdom and in an exercise of foresight volunteered
our organization to take on the responsibility of constituting the BAC
for the Bow back in 2001. The Board knew the rich resource residing in
you, our membership, and were confident that some of the very best
available expertise could be brought to the table as a result of this
action.

In a small but significant way, this editorial acknowledges both the
Board's choice and your hard work. I wish to draw your attention to the
last line of the editorial in particular.

Further acknowledgement came last night from David Boyd (who at a
speaking engagement with Robert Kennedy - as reported in today's Herald)
when he complimented the Province of Alberta for it's national
leadership in developing a rational plan allowing the
buying/transferring of licensed water allocation and thus promoting
increased efficiencies in the use of this precious resource. This could
not have happened without the work of all the BAC's in Phase 1 of the
South Saskatchewan River Basin Water Management Plan."

- Mark Bennett, Executive Director, Bow River Basin Council.

9. Complementary Seminars

(a) Fish Tales
http://www.fishtales.ca/
Sunday Seminars 1:00-3:00 p.m.

February 6 - No Seminar - Calgary Fly Fishing Expo.
February 13 - Tying with South African materials.
February 20 - Creative Fly Tying with Jeremy Davies.
February 27 - Dueling Vises - Norvise vs. Renzetti.
March 6 - Guest Presenter.
March 13 - Synthetics vs. Natural fibers - when is it ok to substitute?
March 20 - Jeff Thompson speaking about river etiquette.

(b) Country Pleasures
http://www.countrypleasures.com/index.html
Saturday Morning 10:00am - noon

February 5 - No Seminar--Fly Fishing Expo at Max Bell Arena.
February 12 - What's New and Exciting In Fly Tying with Mike Gifford.
February 19 - New Patterns From Idylwilde for 2005. Dee Chatani shows us
the new patterns from Idylwilde for the 2005 season. Enter at the
seminar to win all of the featured flies.
February 26 - What's New From Sage for 2005. Dee Chatani, shows us the
new offerings from Sage.
March 5 - Flies of Alberta and Southeastern British Columbia Series. Tom
Cutmore, local guide and commercial fly tier, ties some of his favorite
patterns utilizing the unique Norvise
March 12 - Tying the Shane Stalcup Nymphs. Mike Rapley, will demonstrate
how to tie these innovative patterns that make use of wonderful new
materials.
March 19 - Tying the Shane Stalcup Dry Flies and Emergers. Mike Rapley,
will demonstrate how to tie these innovative patterns that make use of
wonderful new materials.
March 26 - Tying Flies with Foam, Fur, and Feathers. Jeff Petersen ties
some of the Harrison R. Steeves III patterns that make use of Loco Foam
and Loco Skin, as well as other neat new materials.

(c) Bow River Troutfitters
http://www.bowrivertroutfitters.com/
Saturday Afternoon 1:00pm - 3:00pm

January 29 - Jim Butt - CDC - Jim's Favorite Little Flies.
February 5 - Fly Fishing Expo - Max Bell (Feb 4, 5, 6).
February 12 - Jeff Thomson - Unique Guide Flies.
February 19 - Tyson Gogel - Saltwater Salmon Flies.
February 26 - Garth Soby - Lake Flies.
March 5 - Jim Brown - 2004 Season Secrets.
March 12 - Scott McIntyre - BC Concussions & Other Bull Trout Flies

10. Drift Boats For Sale - Used & New

(A) USED BOATS (#1 & #2 are new postings in January 2005)

Want to sell your boat? Send us the details, and we will provide a
complementary listing in our next Update.

(#1) 14' River Johboat, welded hull, trailer, padded swivel seats,
footbrace, oars, lifejactkets, anchors, spare tire, ready to fish. In
Turner Valley. 403-933-3984. $1,500.00

(#2) 13' Radon Drift Boat - ideal for 2 - fiberglass with beautiful wood
accents and knee brace. Comes with oars and tilt trailer. Everything you
need to float your favorite river. Lots of storage compartments - must
be seen. $3,500 takes it all - (403) 329-8847.

(#3) 2004 Hyde Low Profile. Pro Series. Recessed rod holders. $8,300.
Ryan at 403-875-4000.

(#4) 2000 Hyde Low Profile. Front and rear casting braces, rod holders,
60/40 rowers storage box, front storage box with seat, rear pedestal
seat, seat cushions, 5 cup holders, floor anchor system, spiked anchor,
rowers foot brace, cataract oars, deluxe trailer with anchor nest and
new spare tire. Trailer was rewired this summer and the bearings were
replaced. This boat rows extremely well and is very responsive. Due to
its low profile, it rows great in the wind and is very easy to get in
and out of. Price $6,200.00. Contact Doug Massig 403-703-0800.

(#5) 16' Wooden Driftboat, Marine Grade Mahogany, Heavy Duty Trailer, 3
Years Old. $3,500.00. Brian Evans at (h) 403-860-6850.

(#6) 16' Fibrefix Industries - Plains Drifter. Bottom Width: 58",
Freeboard: 24", Spirit Drifter trailer. $4,900.00 O.B.O. Doug at
403-863-6315.

(#7) 13' Osprey Daydrifter Deluxe. Excellent Condition, Complete with
oars, boat cover and trailer. $4,300.00. Phone Les at (w) 403-213-2939
(h) 403-931-2546.

(B) NEW BOATS (see new photos)

Three of the boats that we use in our rental fleet are also available
for sale. Photos of these new boats can be seen at
www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com/, go to "Our Boats". For pricing
information, please contact michelle@bowrivershuttles.com.

(#1) South Fork Skiff

The South Fork Skiff is the lightest, easiest to maneuver, most
versatile drift boat on the market. Since its introduction in 1985 the
South Fork Skiff has become the boat of choice for scores of
professional outfitters and serious anglers on the Snake, Green,
Madison, Yellowstone, Big Horn, Missouri, Jefferson, Big Hole,
Beaverhead and many other rivers in the mountain west.
http://www.southforkskiff.com/pages/829504/index.htm

(#2) Bow River Skiff

The Bow River Skiff is an evolution in drift boat design. Extracting
from the best design features of other drift boats, the Bow River Skiff
is a boat that is easy to row and a pleasure to fish from. Custom built
for you, right here in Calgary, you pick your color combination, and get
ready to fish for many years from this tough, durable, aluminum design.
http://www.telusplanet.net/public/shuttles/Bow-River-Skiff.pdf

Starting with the "South Fork Skiff" hull, we have added fly-line
friendly features that include: level skid resistant wooden floors, knee
braces with stripping baskets, pedestal seats, Bo's foot release anchor
system and anchor nest, and an adjustable split rowers bench seat. Add
to this great storage capacity for all your gear. This boat handles and
maneuvers like no other- you might even get a chance to fish when your
friends take over the oars!!

(#3) Maravia Spider 13' self bailing raft with Arachnid Fishing Frame

Feedback from the river says that the Spider, loaded with an Arachnid
Fly-Fishing frame, is one of the best fishing rigs available.
http://www.maravia.com/

11. Remove?

We don't sell, lend or otherwise share our email address list. If you
would prefer not to receive our (more or less) monthly newsletter, just
let us know. To be removed from our email list, reply to this
newsletter, but change the subject line to "REMOVE."


Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux

www.bowrivershuttles.com
michelle@bowrivershuttles.com
www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com
rentals@bowrivershuttles.com
(403) 278-9165
1-866-278-9165



APPENDIX: Calgary Herald Editorial - Sunday January 09, 2005
"We are all waterkeepers
Shrinking Bow requires more effective conservation"


Robert Kennedy Jr. is in the Bow Valley for the third time in four
years.
Once more, at a dinner tonight in Calgary, he will admonish
Albertans
about water management.
It would be easy to take offence at the fly-by presumption of it
all.
As founder of the Waterkeeper lobby group, Kennedy has a homily
and
sometimes a lawsuit for water users all over the continent.
Nor is he modest. In one of his previous visits, he declared
former
environment minister Lorne Taylor "naive," even as Taylor and his
department were crafting a provincial water strategy that is now
conceded
to be among the best on the continent.
Nevertheless, it is one thing for government to recognize a
problem and it
is another to gather the political support to tackle it.
So, if it takes Kennedy and the peculiar gloss attaching to his
name to
make water top of mind to more people than just the diligent
professionals
tasked to think about it full-time, he performs a valuable
service.
There is no question southern Alberta's recent growth coincides
with a
warming trend that has seen glaciers shrink and severe droughts in
the
recent past.
Although provincial records show no clear trend in median flows on
the Bow
(a provincial government spokesman describes a chart of past
results as
akin to chaos theory), there is ample photographic evidence of
recession
in the glaciers that feed it.
And, although precipitation has crept back towards the
257 millimetre annual 74-year average after the choking droughts
of 2000
and 2001, the future of water flows in the three principal rivers
of the
South Saskatchewan basin -- the Red Deer, the Oldman and the Bow
-- must
be considered unpredictable.
If dryer weather is ahead, the task of managing such a critical
resource
becomes more complex and conservation becomes a necessity.
One option is to put a price on water, an important proposal
contained in
Taylor's Water for Life strategy.
The City of Calgary took this approach in 2002, when it mandated
all new
water accounts to be metered.
Metered residential users consume on average one-third less water
than
those on a flat rate. The city hopes that through the extension of
metering, water consumption can be held to present levels, even as
the
population increases -- an accessible goal.
Unfortunately, municipal use is not the biggest problem. For one
thing,
water drawn from the Bow upstream of Calgary is mostly returned to
it
downstream.
And, what Calgary needs represents only 18 per cent of the water
allocations on the Bow.
The big user, at 76 per cent, is agriculture, for irrigation. The
oil
industry accounts for less than one per cent.
Clearly, putting a price on water has a rather different effect on
a
commercial enterprise than on a captive taxpayer. Efficiencies can
only
take a farmer so far and, in the end, it may simply prove
uneconomic to
grow crops requiring extensive irrigation where water is scarce.
Albertans, and Kennedy, should be encouraged, however, that the
issue is
recognized.
In 2002, the provincial government established four basin advisory
committees in southern Alberta.
Although their work lacks the photogenic appeal of a bevy of
concerned
film stars gathered in Banff, their unpretentious attention to
southern
Alberta's water supply has resulted in clear and balanced
recommendations.
With respect to the Bow, the committees -- drawn from a
cross-section of
government representatives and farm and industrial users -- report
there
is no room for further water allocations, other than those to be
found in
conservation.
These, however, remain recommendations.
Before Albertans can consider the matter settled, Taylor's Water
for Life
strategy, intended to reduce water usage by 30 per cent by 2015,
must go
beyond consideration and into application.
If nothing else, though, if it is our destiny to provide an annual
photo
opportunity for the migratory Mr. Kennedy, we should at least
appreciate
that he is not the only one aware of water issues in southern
Alberta.
C The Calgary Herald 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:07 pm    Post subject: March 1 2005 update Reply with quote

March 1 2005 update

1. River/Ice/Boat Launch Conditions

I was scouting the river yesterday afternoon, Monday Feb 28. Here's what I found:

Glenmore (Graves Landing):
No problem. Excellent launching conditions.

22X (Fish Creek Park):
The ice at the boat launch is now next to nothing - very thin, and only about one foot wide across the bottom of the ramp. The 'barrier' is still at the top of the red shale road, and there is still snow covering that road. However, I was able to drive around it, and down to the ramp with no problem.

Policeman's Flats:
The large ice shelf covering the 'ramp' is collapsing, and receding. I could walk over the ice, down to the water's edge. A boat could be pulled over the ice, providing you have a long rope on your winch.

McKinnon Flats:
To my surprise, the road from 22X to McKinnon was free of snow, and for the most part, dry. The switchbacks down to the parking lot had only two sections that were a bit muddy. The parking lot was free of snow, and a bit wet.

At the parking lot, the river is frozen right across, from bank to bank. Upstream of the parking lot, the ice is starting to turn a navy color, instead of white, meaning that the ice is getting thinner.

From the second switchback down from the top of the hill, I could see water in the north channel (river left). Downstream of the parking lot, there is the beginnings of a small channel in the middle of the river.

Based on what I saw, I would not recommend attempting to float to McKinnon.

Hope this helps.

I won't have my driving team completely in place until the April 01-03 weekend. However, the weather is looking so good, right through to the weekend, that I have made arrangements to have a driver on call. Give me a day's notice, and I'll be able to help out with your shuttle.

Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux

www.bowrivershuttles.com
michelle@bowrivershuttles.com
www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com
rentals@bowrivershuttles.com
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I visited the boat launches this afternoon Friday March 04. Here's what
I saw:

Glenmore & 22X:
Good conditions. Minimal ice at the bottom of the ramp at 22X. The hard
packed ice on the red shale road has melted, and is a bit muddy.

Policeman's Flats:
Collapsed ice shelf still blocking the ramp. However, it's shrinking, as
noted earlier in the week, and boats are being dragged over it. The hard
packed snow covering the top half of the ramp has melted through to the
gravel in two or three spots. However, I still wouldn't want to back up
a vehicle over it. You might need more than a 4x4 to get back up.

McKinnon Flats:
It's no longer wall-to-wall ice. I walked west along the fence line at
the top of the valley, to a point about 1/4 km beyond the large power
line towers. A mid-river channel has opened up for as far upstream as I
could see. The river is anywhere from about 20% to 60% free of ice in
the middle, depending on which bend I was looking at. However, there are
still very large ice shelves coming out from one bank or the other, and
sometimes from both banks. Both channels are open around the island just
upstream of the parking lot; however the river right (south) channel
looks very narrow.

The boat ramp is still solid ice, extending horizontally from the
parking lot, out at least 30 feet into the river. I walked to the edge,
and it looked like a drop of some 7 or 8 feet down to the water. No way
to get a boat out of there, unless you have rappelling gear! The ice
shelf in front of the parking stalls has collapsed somewhat, but extends
out into the river even further.

I would defer to experienced boaters who may have experience floating in
these kinds of very-early-season conditions. But it doesn't look at all
safe, or doable, to me.

Customers have floated every day this week, except Wednesday. Glenmore
to 22X to Policeman's Flats. The next few days look good.

"Enjoy our Mar. weather - you never know what Apr. and May will bring!
Sunny, dry, warm weather will continue for the forseeable future. Our
only alteration will be for Sun. as a weak cold front slides through the
city in the morning. It will probably be dry, and will only drop our
temp. about 5 degrees, accompanied by a brisk west wind. Dry and warmer
weather returns for early next week..." - cfcn.ca

Kindest regards,
Michelle

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Bow River Shuttles - Update - March 07, 2005
1. Community Support Program
- Trout Unlimited Canada
- Catch, Read & Release
2. River/Ice/Boat Launch - Current Conditions
3. River Report & Fishing Conditions: Daily & Weekly
4. Shuttle Fees
5. Bow River Drift Boat Rentals
- New boat for rent
6. Junior Fly Fishing
- Kids Casting Clinics
- Fly Fishing Summer Camp
7. Volunteers Needed
8. Special Events
- Our River: Journey of the Bow
- Tackle Swap 2005 TUC Bow River Chapter
- BRBC Gala: The Icebreaker
9. Clubs/Groups
- Hook & Hackle Club Calgary
- Fly Tie Tuesday Calgary
- Cypress Fly Fishing Club Medicine Hat
- Brooks Fly Fishing Club
- Northern Lights Fly Tyers Edmonton
10. Environmental/Conservation Concerns
- Bow River Basin Council
- Alberta Fish & Game Association
11. Complementary Seminars
12. Drift Boats For Sale - Used & New
- new 'used boat' offering (2004 Clackacraft)
- new 'new boat' offering (Fish-Rite HighPlainsDrifter)
13. Remove?





1. Community Support Program

(a) Trout Unlimited Canada
2005 Calgary National Conservation Dinner,
Thursday, March 10, 2005
http://www.tucanada.org/

I'm pleased to be able to contribute a package of shuttles, as well as a
complementary drift boat rental, for the Silent Auction at this
important fundraiser. I'm looking forward to helping with the setup
during the day. Just like Christmas! We get to open up, and display, all
the goodies.

(b) Catch, Read & Release

March is your last chance to merge a bit of fun winter reading with some
worthwhile community support!

Murder, Mystery & Fly Fishing. Combine these three and help us support
our fly fishing community at the same time. How? We will make available
to you one set of two books from Victoria Houston's highly acclaimed
Loon Lake Fishing Mysteries series: Dead Angler and Dead Creek, or Dead
Frenzy and Dead Water. http://www.victoriahouston.com/

You write a tax deductible cheque to one of the organizations we
support, in the amount of $10.00 or more. You get 14 days to figure out
the who-done-its. You "release" the books back to me, and someone else
gets to enjoy them all over again! For more details, contact
michelle@bowrivershuttles.com.

Casting For Life http://www.castingforlife.com/.
Children's Wish Foundation (So You Think You Can Flyfish)
http://www.childrenswish.ca/.
Trout Unlimited Canada (Fish Rescue Program)
http://www.tucanada.org/alberta/fishrescue.htm.
Ducks Unlimited Canada (Weed Lake Project) http://www.ducks.ca/.

2. River/Ice/Boat Launch - Current Conditions

Following up on the two Special Updates I sent out last week: On
Saturday afternoon, I filled two large garbage cans and several other
containers with salted gravel. I spread it over the ice shelf at the
Policeman's Flats boat launch. Until such time as we get another cold
spell, this should help the melting process. It also should provide much
needed traction for those hauling their boats over the ice.

3. River Report & Fishing Conditions: Daily & Weekly

These reports were well received last year. I'm pleased to let you know
that they will continue in 2005, beginning in April. One change: The
Daily Reports will become an exclusive service, available only to my
regular customers. Weekly Reports will be available to regular customers
who prefer this format, as well as to the general public. If you have
any suggestions for improving on last year's format, let me know ASAP,
and I'll do my best to incorporate them.

4. Shuttle Fees

Rising operating costs continue to be a concern. The Canadian inflation
rate for 2004 was 1.9%. Gasoline prices, currently hovering around the
$.80/litre mark in Calgary, are already about 11% higher than they were
last year at this same time, and appear to be headed higher. However,
for the time being, my fee structure will remain unchanged. The fee for
all the common daytrips will remain at $40.00 (plus GST), while the fee
for the longer trips will remain at $50.00 (plus GST). Prices are
subject to change without notice.

I am now registered with Canada Customs & Revenue Agency for GST
purposes, and I have been assigned a Business Number (BN). As already
noted, GST will be added to the fees listed above.

I feel that my fee structure continues to provide excellent value to my
customers when compared to my counterparts in other areas. For example,
my $40.00 fee for a round trip to any of the points outside of the city
limits (Policeman's Flats, McKinnon Flats, Legacy Island, Carseland)
translates into a rate of $.44-47 cents per kilometer. Similar mileage
incurred by The Trout Shop shuttle service in Montana (Missouri River)
would be charged at a rate of $.96 cents per kilometer. Almost double my
rate. The same goes for the shuttle services provided by Red's Fly Shop
and The Evening Hatch fly shop in the Yakama River area of Washington
state.

5. Bow River Drift Boat Rentals

We are adding a new boat to our rental fleet - the Fish-Rite High Plains
Drifter. "For the technical fly fisherman, an extraordinarily low
profile and fly-casting design amenities make the High Plains Drifter
the purist's dream come true. Since 1978 our custom-built, welded
aluminum boats have earned the accolades and respect of countless
boating enthusiasts." For a photo of this new boat, go to
www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com, and click on "Our Boats".

6. Junior Fly Fishing

(a) Kids Casting Clinics .........
....... Fishing with Kids is Cool!.....

Is there a junior 'flyer' in the family itching to go? We have developed
a tremendous program to get the kids out on the water. Our programs
offer a 4-5 hour session of instruction, a great lunch and some fishing.


Rock Dodger Outfitters
Contact info@flythebow.ca
http://www.flythebow.ca/kids_clinics.htm

(b) Fly Fishing Summer Camp

"Canoeing, Conservation & Fly Fishing" will focus on flatwater strokes
leading to basic moving water skills. Campers will have the opportunity
to experience their new abilities during the last 2 days of camp as we
test the waters of the Bow River. Along the way, they will take part in
sessions on fly tying, fly casting, coldwater conservation/river
habitat, fishing & river etiquette, and fly fishing on the Bow River.
July 25-29, 2005. 5 days. Ages 10-17. Limit 12 participants. $150.00.

This special camp is made possible with support and volunteer help
provided by:

Calgary Hook & Hackle Club
http://hookandhackleclub.tripod.com/
Fly Fishing Outfitters of Alberta (FOOA)
http://www.foaa.com/index2.htm
Trout Unlimited Canada-Bow River Chapter
http://www.bowriver.org/
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development,
"Hooked For Life" program
http://www.anglersatlas.com/press/2002/ab_20020711.php

FRONT OF THE LINE: BOW RIVER SHUTTLES "CUSTOMERS & CONTACTS" ARE
RECEIVING EXCLUSIVE ADVANCED NOTICE OF THIS SPECIAL CAMP. REGISTER YOUR
CHILDREN PRIOR TO MARCH 31 AND RECEIVE A $10.00 DISCOUNT. INQUIRE TODAY!

Bow Waters Canoe Club
Contact bwcc@telusplanet.net
http://www.bowwaters.org/

7. Volunteers Needed

Bow River Basin Council
http://www.brbc.ab.ca/

The Icebreaker Gala Committee is looking for volunteers to participate
in fundraising and program development for this important event.
Committee members are needed to help with the collection of donated
items, as well as to help with decorations, and gala logistics etc.
Meetings are scheduled for 3:30, every Thursday, in the Electric Light
Room, on the 3rd floor of Old City Hall, 323 - 7th Ave, between the LRT
station and City Hall. Meetings usually run for a couple of hours and
all are welcome to attend. Please contact Edie Smith at 283-0188 or
edie.smith@brbc.ab.ca for more information.

8. Special Events

(a) Our River: Journey of the Bow
Glenbow Museum
February 19, 2005 to June 5, 2005

"Last Tuesday evening, Feb 22, I enjoyed attending the VIP Opening of
this exhibit with my husband, Armand. It was a lovely evening. We
enjoyed some great food while listening to introductory comments from
Glenbow CEO Michael Robertson, Enbrigde CEO Patrick Daniel, and Glenbow
Project Manager Daryl Betenia. Longtime fishing guide Barry White's
drift boat formed the centerpiece for the fly fishing section of the
exhibit. Paintings by local artist and fly fisher Karl Giest joined
others on the exhibit walls." - Michelle

Guided by Glenbow Museum's own collections, the exhibition will recount
stories of the Bow, illuminating its history over the past century and a
half. Visitors will learn about the world famous "Blue Ribbon Bow", home
to about 2,000 fish per mile, the most fish per mile in Canada and find
out why dedicated anglers make the pilgrimage to catch and release the
trophy-sized trout found in our river.

http://www.glenbow.org/coe_fall04.pdf
http://industry.travelalberta.com/details.cfm?ID=756&newstype=theBuzz&ti
tle=
http://www.glenbow.org/media/pdfs/Bow_mediakit.pdf

(b) Tackle Swap 2005
Trout Unlimited Canada - The Bow River Chapter
http://www.bowriver.org/

The Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada has more than 1500
members/volunteers. The chapter actively pursues the Trout Unlimited
Canada mission "to preserve and protect Canada's freshwater ecosystems"
on the legendary Bow River.

2005 Tackle Swap
. Saturday, April 23, 2005, 10 AM - 2 PM, South Calgary Community
Association Hall, 3610 - 16th St. SW.
. this event is a garage sale format, call ahead to reserve a table -
limited numbers are available
. table setup will take place on April 23rd from 8 AM - 10 AM, the sale
will take place from 10 AM - 2 PM, and cleanup will go until 3 PM.
. there is a $20 fee per table (some restrictions apply); you sell and
get your best deals as there will be no consignment charge To book a
table: contact Craig Robillard at 251-4803, 263-2600, craig@oas.ca

(c) BRBC Gala: The Icebreaker
Bow River Basin Council
http://www.brbc.ab.ca/

Keep Friday April 29th, from 6 to midnight, open.

That's when BRBC members, special guests Premier Ralph Klein, Dr. Lorne
Taylor and Mr. Jack Donahue; corporate sponsors and individuals
concerned about our watershed will gather, in the Main Ballroom of the
Westin Hotel Calgary, to launch the State of the Basin Report, to
recognize Premier Klein, Dr. Taylor and Mr. Donahue for their
contributions to forming watershed management groups, and to enjoy a
great evening of dining, dancing and entertainment.

The evening is being sponsored by Big Rock Breweries, City of Calgary
Waterworks/Wastewater, Cochrane Dodge Trucks, Earth Tech, Eastern
Irrigation District, Enbridge, EnCana, IPEX, Komex, MPE Engineering
Ltd., Terasen Utility Services, and TransAlta. You can look forward to
an entertaining program with Master of Ceremonies, Bob Nicholson, a
four-course gourmet meal, and dancing to Metrobeat. There will also be
silent and live auctions, with some very unique offers.

Tickets for the event are $125 each or $1,000 for a table of eight. If
you are interested in attending our first fundraising gala - The
Icebreaker - please contact Mike Murray at 254-3419 or email him at
mike.murray@brbc.ab.ca. If you have suggestions or there is something
you would like to donate for the silent or live auctions, please contact
Edie Smith at 283-0188 or edie.smith@brbc.ab.ca.

9. Clubs/Groups

(a) Hook & Hackle Club (Calgary)
http://hookandhackleclub.tripod.com/index.html

March 09, Business meeting, Fly tying
March 23, Fly tying, Beginners fly tying

Beginners Introduction To Fly Tying
March 09, Elk Hair Caddis

Meetings are every 2nd & 4th Wednesday except December, July & August at
BOW WATERS CANOE CLUB. Visitors are always welcome!

(b) Fly Tie Tuesday (Calgary)

Our next session is March 15, 7:00 PM. We will be tying the Blue Damsel
and the ?. There's lot's of room at the " learning" table. See you then.

Informal Flytying & Flyfishing. Every Second Tuesday - Winter Season.
Rose & Crown Pub, 1503-4th St. SW, Calgary. E-mail
flytietuesday@hotmail.com for info or to get on the mailing list.

(c) Cypress Fly Fishing Club (Medicine Hat)

Just a reminder to book off the evening of March 8 for our next club
meeting. Clive Schaupmeyer will be presenting on how to get the most out
of our outdoor photographs. Clive is the author of the Canadian best
seller, The Essential Guide to Fly-Fishing, has written for many well
know magazines, and is a professional photographer.
http://members.shaw.ca/clives/main2002.htm
Chris Weickert will also be doing a presentation on interpreting rise
forms.

Upcoming Meetings:
April Fly Club: Trevor Council from the Alberta Conservation
Association will be presenting on the results from two studies he's done
on the lower Bow River, and the headwaters of the Oldman River. He will
also provide information on upcoming projects.
http://www.ab-conservation.com/

First Tuesday monthly over winter. Everyone welcome. Starts at 7:00 pm,
Eagle Butte High School. Tim Bloomfield 403.527.9518
tim.bloomfield@prrd.ab.ca

(d) Brooks Fly Fishing Club
http://www3.telus.net/public/kzorn/flyfish/

Brooks Fly Fishing Club is a loosely knit group of people that meet
during the winter months to share and expand their knowledge on fly
fishing. The objective set out by the club is to have fun and promote
all aspects of fly fishing and related interests.

(e) Northern Lights Fly Tyers Club (Edmonton)
http://www.nlft.org/

Once again, The Northern Lights Fly Tyers and Santannas Nite Club
(17930-Stony Plain Rd) are hosting Flies 'N' Beer. This is your chance
to do some tying with some of the provinces best fly tyers. A great
opportunity to watch, ask and tie. All are welcome (18 years of age and
older) and if you are tying make sure to bring an extension cord and a
lamp as it's rather dark in the club. The 2005 session will kick off on
Monday March 14 and will continue the second Monday of every month. Hope
to see you there.

10. Environmental/Conservation Concerns

(a) Bow River Basin Council
http://www.brbc.ab.ca/

Quarterly Educational Forum
March 09, 2005 - 9:00 to 15:30
TransAlta Auditorium 110 - 12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

One of many presenters on the agenda is Wendy Devent of Oldman Watershed
Council, scheduled at 10:50am-11:20am.
http://www.oldmanbasin.org/what_council.html

Anyone may attend this meeting as a 'public member'. However, you must
register ahead of time. Contact Mike Murray 254-3419 for a copy of the
agenda, or to register.

(b) Alberta Fish & Game Association
Federal Government new proposed lead free fishing regulations
http://www.afga.org/

The federal government will impose a new set of regulations that will
require anglers to use alternatives to lead when fishing. We have a
chance to make comments on these regulations until March 18 of this
year. Full story here. http://www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca/fishing/paper_e.cfm
Scroll to bottom of page to provide comments..

11. Complementary Seminars

(a) Fish Tales
http://www.fishtales.ca/
Sunday Seminars 1:00-3:00 p.m.

March 13 - Synthetics vs. Natural fibers - when is it ok to substitute?
March 20 - Jeff Thompson speaking about river etiquette.

(b) Country Pleasures
http://www.countrypleasures.com/index.html
Saturday Morning 10:00am - noon

March 12 - Tying the Shane Stalcup Nymphs. Mike Rapley, will demonstrate
how to tie these innovative patterns that make use of wonderful new
materials.
March 19 - Tying the Shane Stalcup Dry Flies and Emergers. Mike Rapley,
will demonstrate how to tie these innovative patterns that make use of
wonderful new materials.
March 26 - Tying Flies with Foam, Fur, and Feathers. Jeff Petersen ties
some of the Harrison R. Steeves III patterns that make use of Loco Foam
and Loco Skin, as well as other neat new materials.

(c) Bow River Troutfitters
http://www.bowrivertroutfitters.com/
Saturday Afternoon 1:00pm - 3:00pm

March 5 - Jim Brown - 2004 Season Secrets.
March 12 - Scott McIntyre - BC Concussions & Other Bull Trout Flies

12. Drift Boats For Sale - Used & New

(A) USED BOATS

(#1 is a new listing)

Want to sell your boat? Send us the details, and we will provide a
complementary listing in our next Update.

(#1) 2004 Clackacraft 15" LP, Purchased April 2004. Color -
White/Black/Red, Storage under Rowers Bench, Pedestal Front Storage,
Pedestal Rear Storage, Rear Knee Braces, Oars, Oar Wrappings, Oar Locks,
Swivel Fold Down Padded Seats X 2, Foot Anchor Release (Floor), Anchor,
Anchor Rope, Deluxe Trailer (Adams), Chrome Wheels, Tie Down Strap,
Spare Drain Plug, Cup Holders, Built in Rod Holders. Excellent condition
- only used 10 times. $11,500.00 or offers. Kim at 403-640-1005

(#2) 14' River Jonboat, welded hull, trailer, padded swivel seats, foot
brace, oars, lifejackets, anchors, spare tire, ready to fish. In Turner
Valley. $1,500.00. 403-933-3984.

(#3) 13' Radon Drift Boat - ideal for 2 - fiberglass with beautiful wood
accents and knee brace. Comes with oars and tilt trailer. Everything you
need to float your favorite river. Lots of storage compartments - must
be seen. $3,500 takes it all - (403) 329-8847.

(#4) 2004 Hyde Low Profile. Pro Series. Recessed rod holders. $8,300.
Ryan at 403-875-4000.

(#5) 2000 Hyde Low Profile. Front and rear casting braces, rod holders,
60/40 rowers storage box, front storage box with seat, rear pedestal
seat, seat cushions, 5 cup holders, floor anchor system, spiked anchor,
rowers foot brace, cataract oars, deluxe trailer with anchor nest and
new spare tire. Trailer was rewired this summer and the bearings were
replaced. This boat rows extremely well and is very responsive. Due to
its low profile, it rows great in the wind and is very easy to get in
and out of. Price $6,200.00. Contact Doug Massig 403-703-0800.

(#6) 16' Wooden Drift boat, Marine Grade Mahogany, Heavy Duty Trailer, 3
Years Old. $3,500.00. Brian Evans at (h) 403-860-6850.

(#7) 16' Fibrefix Industries - Plains Drifter. Bottom Width: 58",
Freeboard: 24", Spirit Drifter trailer. $4,900.00 O.B.O. Doug at
403-863-6315.

(#Cool 13' Osprey Daydrifter Deluxe. Excellent Condition, Complete with
oars, boat cover and trailer. $4,300.00. Phone Les at (w)403-213-2939
(h)403-931-2546

(B) NEW BOATS

Four of the boats that we use in our rental fleet, including the new
High Plains Drifter, are also available for sale. Photos of these new
boats can be seen at www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com/, go to "Our
Boats". For pricing
information, please contact michelle@bowrivershuttles.com.

(#1) South Fork Skiff

The South Fork Skiff is the lightest, easiest to maneuver, most
versatile drift boat on the market. Since its introduction in 1985 the
South Fork Skiff has become the boat of choice for scores of
professional outfitters and serious anglers on the Snake, Green,
Madison, Yellowstone, Big Horn, Missouri, Jefferson, Big Hole,
Beaverhead and many other rivers in the mountain west.
http://www.southforkskiff.com/pages/829504/index.htm

(#2) Bow River Skiff

The Bow River Skiff is an evolution in drift boat design. Extracting
from the best design features of other drift boats, the Bow River Skiff
is a boat that is easy to row and a pleasure to fish from. Custom built
for you, right here in Calgary, you pick your color combination, and get
ready to fish for many years from this tough, durable, aluminum design.

Starting with the "South Fork Skiff" hull, we have added fly-line
friendly features that include: level skid resistant wooden floors, knee
braces with stripping baskets, pedestal seats, Bo's foot release anchor
system and anchor nest, and an adjustable split rowers bench seat. Add
to this great storage capacity for all your gear. This boat handles and
maneuvers like no other- you might even get a chance to fish when your
friends take over the oars!!
http://www.telusplanet.net/public/shuttles/Bow-River-Skiff.pdf

(#3) Maravia Spider 13' self bailing raft with Arachnid Fishing Frame

Feedback from the river says that the Spider, loaded with an Arachnid
Fly-Fishing frame, is one of the best fishing rigs available.
http://www.maravia.com/

(#4) Fish-Rite High Plains Drifter

For the technical fly fisherman, an extraordinarily low profile and
fly-casting design amenities make the High Plains Drifter the purist's
dream come true. Since 1978 our custom-built, welded aluminum boats have
earned the accolades and respect of countless boating enthusiasts.
http://www.fishrite.com/

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Michelle Magotiaux

www.bowrivershuttles.com
michelle@bowrivershuttles.com
www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:11 am    Post subject: Bow River - Daily Report Reply with quote

River Report & Fishing Conditions - DAILY - Friday April 01, 2005

Welcome to 2005! I look forward to working with each of you.

(A) A bit of a change
(B) Definition of a 'regular' customer
(C) Weekly Reports
(D) This is the ONLY "Daily" report you'll receive...UNLESS........
(E) New distribution list from scratch


(A) A bit of a change

A bit of a change this year. This "Daily Report" will be an exclusive service available to my "regular" customers only. You who are the folks who are supporting me, and it is you I would like to thank in this manner.

(B) Definition of a 'regular' customer

1. Anyone who used my shuttle service for all their shuttle needs in 2004
2. Anyone who commits to use my shuttle service for all their shuttle needs in 2005.

(C) Weekly Reports

"Weekly Reports" will be made available to "regular" customers who prefer that format, and they will also be made available to the general public. A "Weekly" report will be provided next Thursday, and those who prefer that version will be able to subscribe, at that time.

(D) This is the ONLY "Daily" report you'll receive...UNLESS........

This is the ONLY "Daily" report you'll receive...UNLESS........you reply to this report, but change the subject line to "Daily".

(E) New distribution list from scratch

We want to make sure that only those customers who want this report are receiving it. We are therefore starting a new "Daily" distribution list from scratch. Even if you received our "Daily" report last year, you will need to re-subscribe this year, provided you are a "regular" customer.


1. River Traffic
2(a)Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
2(b)Boat Launch Conditions - McKinnon Flats
3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
4. Water Temperature
5. Weather
6. River Etiquette**
7. Today's Quote
8. Volunteers - Needed
9. Publicity
10. Remove



1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing today:

Glenmore to Policeman's Flats: 40%
22X to Policeman's Flats: 20%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 40%

2(a). Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Pol/McK: Very windy. Used streamers all day. Bow River Bugger. Good results. Caught 1/2 dozen each. Both rainbows & browns. Water crystal clear at the start, but clouded up throughout the day. Likely silt from runoff from the bluffs. THANKS TO DAVID SANDWITH.

2(b). Boat Launch Conditions - McKinnon Flats

The ice shelf still covers the entire width of the boat launch, and then some. However, the band is getting narrower as the ice rots and melts. It has receeded both from the parking lot side, as well as from the river side. It is now about 12 paces deep. And, in the middle, it now drops off about 3.5 feet. At the downstream side of the launch, directly in front of the small posts, it has collapsed to within a foot or so of the river bottom.

It is here that a very small number of folks have been dragging up their canoes, pontoon boats and aluminum boats. Unless you own one of these types of water crafts, you probably still would not want to try to take out here. Depends on how you feel about the bottom of your boat!

There are now several feet of dry river bottom gravel between the ice shelf and the water.

3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 60.23 cms
Historical average this date: 50 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

4. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: not available
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

5. Weather

Today:
High today: 15°C
Wind: 17 km/h
Max Wind Speed: 56 km/h

Tomorrow, Saturday:
A few clouds, high 8

The strong wind is expected to die down Friday night, and in behind a cold front, there will be cooler air for Saturday. Temperatures will be 5 to 8 degrees cooler Saturday compared to Friday. Milder weather returns Sunday, with double digit high temperatures. The temperature continues its ups and downs into the first part of the week. cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?yyc

6. River Etiquette**

In general, keep in mind that fly fishermen, like other outdoor people, value the peace, quiet and solitude their sport offers. Allow others as much space as possible based on the situation. If you see someone fishing a pool and there is no one else in sight, keep looking for an unoccupied stretch of water to give the other angler his space.

7. Today's Quote

"Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout." - Irish Proverb

8. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers by sending us an email after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

9. Publicity

Please forward this email to your fishing friends, with a copy (Cc...) to Bow River Shuttles. We will add their names to our address book for this River Report. Thank you for your help.

10. Remove

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Happy fishing!
Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux

www.bowrivershuttles.com
michelle@bowrivershuttles.com
www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com
rentals@bowrivershuttles.com
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

River Report & Fishing Conditions - WEEKLY - Thursday April 07, 2005

Welcome to 2005! I look forward to working with each of you.

(A) Weekly Reports
(B) Daily Reports
(C) Definition of a 'regular' customer
(D) This is the ONLY "Weekly" report you'll receive...UNLESS........
(E) New distribution list from scratch
(F) Feedback & Suggestions


(A) Weekly Reports

"Weekly Reports" will be made available to 'regular' customers who
prefer this format (rather than the "Daily Report"). They will also be
made available to the general public. A "Weekly" report will be produced
every Thursday evening.

(B) Daily Reports

"Daily Reports" will be an exclusive service available to my 'regular'
customers only. You who are the folks who are supporting me, and it is
you I would like to thank in this manner.

(C) Definition of a 'regular' customer

1. Anyone who used my shuttle service for all their shuttle needs in
2004, and will continue in 2005.
2. Anyone who is a new customer, and commits to use my shuttle service
for all their shuttle needs in 2005.

(D) This is the ONLY "Weekly" report you'll receive...UNLESS........

This is the ONLY "Weekly" report you'll receive...UNLESS........you
reply to this report, but change the subject line to "WEEKLY".

(E) New distribution list from scratch

We want to ensure that only those customers who want this report are
receiving it. We are therefore starting a new "Weekly" distribution list
from scratch. Even if you received our "Weekly" report last year, you
will need to re-subscribe this year.

(F) Feedback & Suggestions

I welcome your feedback on this 2005 kick-off issue of my Weekly report,
and I would appreciate any suggestions for improvement.



1. River Traffic
2(a)Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
2(b)Boat Launch Conditions (ice & other)
3. Volunteers - Needed
4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
5. Water Temperature
6. Weather
7. River Etiquette**
8. Today's Quote
9. Publicity
10. Remove



1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing this week:

Glenmore to 22X: 3%
Glenmore to Policeman's Flats: 21%
22X to Policeman's Flats: 27%
22X to McKinnon Flats: 7%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 41%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 3%

2(a). Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Friday April 01
Glenmore/Police: "Very windy after 1330. West to east crosswind. Clients
nymphed all day. Caught 1/2 dozen rainbows..most blackish and snakey.
Lots of large whitefish...all in very good shape." THANKS TO RANDY
GODBER FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

22X/Police: Not too bad a day. Tough fishing with the wind. Better
fishing from the bank. Nymphed. San Juan Worm. A few rainbows 17"-18".
One 21" brown. THANKS TO LARRY MIERAU.

Pol/McK: Very windy. Used streamers all day. Bow River Bugger. Good
results. Caught 1/2 dozen each. Both rainbows & browns. Water crystal
clear at the start, but clouded up throughout the day. Likely silt from
runoff from the bluffs. THANKS TO DAVID SANDWITH.

Saturday April 02
Glenmore/Police: "The fishing Saturday was pretty good. I caught 13, all
on nymphs. The largest was 24" and I lost one that was larger. It was
tough casting and floating with the wind blowing but otherwise a nice
day." - THANKS TO SAM MILLER FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT

Police/McK: Slower day. Used streamers (leeches & wolly bugger) and
nymphs (beadhead). 8 or 9 rainbows, and one nice brown. Good visibility
2.5-3 feet. THANKS TO GUY ANDERSON.

Sunday April 03
Police/McK: Slower day. Landed six, all rainbows. Nymphed. San Juan
Worm, Palomino Midge #16 or #18. Fish were subtle, not aggressive. No
fish rising until near McK. Spawn has started. Spotted some reds 1/2 way
downstream. Highwood coming in a bit stained, water clear until then .
Visibility 2 feet. Hatch info: nothing seen. A bit windy. - THANKS TO
VINCE HERRON http://www.blueherronadventures.com/

Police/McK: Pretty slow day. Only success was on San Juan Worm. No luck
on prince nymph or hare's ear. Landed two. Both rainbows 18" & 19". Lost
a few more. - THANKS TO CHRIS LARSEN http://rigpigcreek.netfirms.com/

McK/Cars: Good day. Lots of big fish. Seven over 20". One brown, the
rest rainbows. Used streamers (leech) and nymphs (Hare's Ear Nymph).
Water was a 'bit churned up' from melting ice and runoff, but visibility
not too bad. Hatch info: possibly some pale morning duns. THANKS TO TIM
KELTER.

Thursay April 07
Glen/Police: Today's trophy was a sucker. Just kidding. In addition to
this, got three whitefish on SJW, plus a couple of browns (largest 26")
and several rainbows. Results on streamers (egg sucking leech) and
nymphs (gold rib hare's ear). Water very clear. Some midge activity.
Fishing best when sun was out, slowed down when it clouded over. THANKS
TO TYLER WARKENTON.

Police/Mck: Floated early in the week, had success working the bottom
with SJW. Different today. Triggered on black leech, especially good
near Highwood. Got several fish each, best were 22"-23". Getting a bit
dirtier below the Highwood. Saw a few rising fish. THANKS TO BRIAN
ONUSHKO.

Police/Mck: Good day. Golden stonefly nymph #8 and black wooley bugger
#6. A few big browns (best 22") and some rainbows (best 18"). Water
clear till the Highwood. Some midges. Some rising fish. THANKS TO BEN
RUDMIK.

Police/McK: Success with San Juan Worm, copper john and golden stone.
Landed a couple dozen. Three browns (best 23"), the rest raibow. Water
clear till afternon melt clouded it. Some midges coming off. Two
mosquitos!!! THANKS TO TOM WINDSOR www.bowriverhookers.com

2(b). Boat Launch Conditions (ice & other)

McKinnon Flats: Ice no longer a problem. Open for trailers. Ground a bit
soft on downslope to water, but no one seemed to have any problems
today.

Legacy Island (Janzens): I was there yesterday. Ice that was blocking
the channel crossing has melted. I was able to drive to the parking lot.
Still a large amount of ice fronting the island. DAVE JENSEN took out
there early this week, and described it on his bulletin board as "Anyone
floating anything other than a potoon don't bother trying to take out at
Janzen's for a week and a half. Ice shelf, crevass, ice shelf, crevass,
ice shelf to get out."

New Launch (somewhere on the Bow):
http://www.hydeoutdoors.com/boats/resources/video/large.php.
Posted by Angler on www.flyfishalberta.com

3. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers by sending us an email after
your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What
goes around, comes around!

4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 61.42 cms
Historical average this date: 50 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

5. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: not available
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

6. Weather

Today:
High today: 22°C
Wind: 9 km/h

Tomorrow, Friday:
Sunny, wind west 30 gusting 50 km/h, high 13

Summer in spring may be fleeting, but it's still nice to feel the balmy
breezes... Calgary's high of 22 degrees was a couple short of the
record, but other locations in the prov. did establish new records in
the low to mid- twenties. This will all come to an end Fri. morning as a
dry but blustery cold front crosses Alta. Expect more seasonable temps.,
along with a brisk west wind in its wake tomorrow. Some unstable air
will move through S. Alta. Sat., giving us the chance of an afternoon
sprinkle, but more stable and milder weather will return by the end of
the weekend and the beginning of next week. If you've finished the yard
work, maybe some golf (Michelle: fishing!!) is in order... cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast:
http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-52_metric_e.html

7. River Etiquette**

04/01/05. In general, keep in mind that fly fishermen, like other
outdoor people, value the peace, quiet and solitude their sport offers.
Allow others as much space as possible based on the situation. If you
see someone fishing a pool and there is no one else in sight, keep
looking for an unoccupied stretch of water to give the other angler his
space.

04/02/05. On more populated streams, try to work a section as far from
the nearest angler as possible. For example, if someone's at the head of
the pool, then try the working the foot.

04/03/05. If you can't find room on the best pools, then it's time to
get creative. Explore riffles and search for water that other anglers
might overlook. In fact, this is a good tactic to try whether the river
is crowded or not. You would be surprised to see where some trout are
caught.

04/04/05. What is the #1 cardinal rule of fly fishing etiquette? First
come, first serve. The first angler in the water has the right of way.
Usually, they're working towards the water they believe holds the best
fish.

04/07/05. When you encounter another fly fisher, it's your job to
determine which direction they're headed (upstream or downstream). Then
give them enough room to fish from their current spot to the head or
tail of the pool.

8. Today's Quote

ALL I NEED TO KNOW FROM LIFE I LEARNED FROM FISHING:

1. There is no such thing as too much equipment.
2. When in doubt, exaggerate.
3. Even the best lines get weak after they have been used a few times.
4. Sometimes you really have to squirm to get off the hook.
5. The fishing is always better on the other side of the lake.
6. Good things come to those who wade.

9. Publicity

Please forward this email to your fishing friends, with a copy (Cc...)
to Bow River Shuttles. We will add their names to our address book for
this River Report. Thank you for your help.

10. Remove

We don't sell, lend or otherwise share our email address list. If you
would prefer not to receive this Weekly River Report, just let us know.
To be removed from this Weekly River Report email list, please reply to
this report, but change the subject line to "REMOVE."


Happy fishing!
Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux

www.bowrivershuttles.com
michelle@bowrivershuttles.com
www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com
rentals@bowrivershuttles.com
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

River Report & Fishing Conditions - WEEKLY - Thursday April 14, 2005

1. River Traffic
2(a)Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
2(b)Boat Launch Conditions (Legacy Island Ice)
3. Volunteers - Needed
4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
5. Water Temperature
6. Weather
7. River Etiquette**
8. Today's Quote
9. Publicity
10. Remove



1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing this past week:

Glenmore to 22X: 5%
Glenmore to Policeman's Flats: 3%
22X to Policeman's Flats: 8%
22X to McKinnon Flats: 11%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 62%
McKinnon Flats to Legacy Island(Janzens): 3%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 8%

2(a). Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Friday April 08
22X/Police: "FYI, the fishing stunk for the guys in the drift boat, but
us pontooner gals did ok with a few browns and whitey's. Con stuck with
a streamer and got a few and I picked up a few on the worm. The browns
and whitey's look healthy." - THANKS TO A.C. FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Pol/McK: A few fish. Nothing really happening. Success on San Juan Worm,
Bow River Bugger & Leech. Landed a few of both rainbow and brown. Best
was 22" brown. Some color coming from the Highwood. Small midges on
banks. Occasional rising fish. - THANKS TO K. FOR THIS REPORT.

McK/Cars: S***ty day, but got some fish. Not much luck while drifting.
Picked them up in 'pockets' when we stopped. Landed about 20. Nothing
big. Mostly rainbows, best 21". A few browns 14-16". Mostly nymphed,
used a variety including hare's ear. A few on small streamers - clouser.
And a couple on dry fly, pattern unknown, used by fishing partner. Rowed
against cross wind most of the day. Water has sediment - spring
conditions. Cleared up at one point for quite some time, than got dirty
again a mile or so above the takeout. - THANKS TO TED KELTER.

Saturday April 09
Police/McK: OK day, for sure we had some luck. Got 8 or 10 rainbows
(best 23"), one big fat sucker, and a couple smaller browns. Were
hitting on San Juan Worm, evil weevils and stonefly nymphs. Windy, but
it was at our back. Water somewhat dirty all the way, esp after
Highwood. - THANKS TO HARRY OLIVER.

McK/Cars: Really slow day. Rain last night might have stirred up water,
visibility 1.5'. Windy. Landed a small number of both browns (17"-18")
and rainbows (16"). Eight or nine got away. No luck on streamers.
Success with San Juan Worm and golden stone fly. The ones that got away
were hooked on black leeches. - THANKS TO SHAUN FEDECHKO.

McK/Cars: "River fairly murky due to run off from rain the night before.
Murkiness made for a slow day based on most accounts. Would expect the
river to clear by noon or so Sunday and certainly by Monday. Flies that
seemed to produce - San Juan Worm (as always), Black Leeches and Large
Dark Stoneflies. The big stones are starting to hatch and a nice day
should produce lots of fish with big stonefly nymphs. We saw several
naturals on a pretty cool and blustery day. Recommendations - look for
the slow, deep water and drag the bottom." - THANKS TO DAAVEN GREEN FOR
THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Sunday April 10
Police/McK: Nymphed all day. Most of the action was on evil weevil, a
few on the worm. Steady all day. Caught a dozen, rainbows & browns about
50/50. Best 18" brown. A few rising fish. Hatch: some blue wing olives.
Water a bit cloudy, visibility about 2 feet. - THANKS TO DAN BRYSON

Monday April 11
Pol/Mck: Steady day of fishing. Caught both rainbows and browns. Best
21" rainbow. Mostly nymphing, with san juan worm. Also got a couple of
browns streamer fishing. Water clear at the start, but clouded up some,
even above the Highwood. - THANKS TO TIM RAWLINGS.

Police/McK: "The day started off cool and cloudy water temperature was
41F at Policeman's at 10:00 am. Fishing was steady all day from about
11:00 on. Well over 20 fish were netted today varying in sizes from 10"
to the largest a 20" rainbow. 19" to 20" rainbows were taken through
out the float from the beginning right to the take out. Most were taken
on the san Juan, however a large brown stone and copper johns also
worked. Only one brown was enticed into taking a streamer however he
got off before we could net him. Water clarity was good throughout the
day, there is quite a bit of suspended debris in the river from the
melt. The Highwood is colored but mixes shortly after the mouth. When
passing the Highwood most people there figure the majority of the bows
are already gone." - THANKS TO TOM WINDSOR FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.
www.bowriverhookers.com

Tuesday April 12
Police/McK: Cold front moved in and put down fishing. Landed eight fish,
some nice rainbows and one brown. Tried streamers, no success. Got them
all nymphing with san juan worm. Visibility 3 feet. Hatch: quite a few
midges around 10:30am. - THANKS TO K.M. FOR THIS PHONE REPORT.

Wednesday April 13
McK/Legacy Island: Pretty good day. Caught more than three and less than
thirty. Both rainbows and browns. Best 22" rainbow. Success with both
nymphs (golden stonefly) and streamers (imitation leech-lead eye wooley
bugger). Hatch: decent numbers of blue wing olives. Water clarity was
good. THANKS TO DEE CHATANI http://www.troutchasers.com/

Thursday April 14
No Report

2(b). Boat Launch Conditions (Legacy Island Ice)

Wednesday April 13: Legacy Island (Janzens): DEE CHATANI took out at
Legacy Island today. He had to break some of the ice into smaller
chunks, but was able to clear a narrow path, and back up to the water.
The first to do so this year. He thinks that it will be few more days
before the smaller chunks of ice melt down. In the meantime, he would
suggest using a 4x4 if you want to try it.

3. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers by sending us an email after
your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What
goes around, comes around!

4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 61.27 cms
Historical average this date: 50 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

5. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: not available
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

6. Weather

Today:
High today: 8°C
Wind: 20 km/h

Tomorrow, Friday:
Increasing cloud, wind SW 20 km/h, high 13

The remains of a strong storm linger along the Alberta-Saskatchewan
border Thursday night. During the day, most of the precipitation fell as
rain, bringing welcome moisture to an area hit so hard by drought.
As the system moves northward toward northern Manitoba, the sky will
clear out over southern Alberta. We can expect the sun's return Friday,
with warmer weather to kick off the weekend. Unsettled weather returns
at the beginning of next week. cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast:
http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-52_metric_e.html

7. River Etiquette**

April 08. If you can't tell which way they are going by watching them,
then go ahead and ask. Most people won't mind if you fish the water that
they already covered.

April 09. If you see a fisherman just sitting by the water, it doesn't
mean he's done for the day. More than likely he's resting the water.
This is an effective tactic when you've cast over a good fish a couple
of times without hooking it. It also gives spooked fish a chance to calm
down and resume their normal feeding activity.

April 10. When someone is resting water, they still "own" it. If you
can't tell whether they're resting the water or just resting themselves,
all you have to do is ask.

April 11. Trout are nervous creatures, and if they see you along the
bank, they'll usually stop feeding and head for cover. Imagine the
frustration of another fly fisher if you spook a fish they've been
stalking for 20 minutes or so.

April 12. When passing by water that someone else is fishing, remember
to stay well away from the bank. If you must walk close to the bank, try
to walk slowly, quietly, and to stay low.

April 13. Also be aware of where your shadow is. A fast moving shadow
can spook a trout just as easily as a boot splashing into the water.
Wherever you are, remember, spooked trout can't be caught — either by
you or by others.

April 14. Sound carries extremely well in water. Splashing water,
clanking a wading staff or rolling rocks in the water will scare fish up
and down the river for long distances.

8. Today's Quote

"Rivers and the inhabitants of the watery elements are made for wise men
to contemplate and for fools to pass by without consideration." - Izaac
Walton

9. Publicity

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to Bow River Shuttles. We will add their names to our address book for
this River Report. Thank you for your help.

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Bow River Shuttles - Update - April 13, 2005

1. What folks are saying.....
- About our Updates
- About our River Report/Fishing Conditions
- Comment of the Month
2. Shuttle Distances and Travel Times
3. Booking Your Shuttle
- Evening booking preferred
- Pleeeeaaase, please, please no 6:30am calls
4. My Mistake
5. Used Drift Boat & Pontoon Boat - Display & Sale
6. River Courses
- River Safety & Etiquette
- Driftboat Rowing
- Pontoon Boat Rowing
7. River Reports & Fishing Conditions
- Daily
- Weekly
8. Fly Fishing Photography
9. Special Events
- Tackle Swap 2005 TUC Bow River Chapter
- BRBC Gala: The Icebreaker
10. Environmental/Conservation Concerns
- Water Quality Day
11. Clubs/Groups
- Hook & Hackle Club Calgary
- Fly Tie Tuesday Calgary
- Cypress Fly Fishing Club Medicine Hat
- Northern Lights Fly Tyers Edmonton
12. Drift Boats For Sale - Used & New
- four new 'used boat' offerings
13. Remove?




1. What folks are saying.....
- About our Updates
- About our River Report/Fishing Conditions
- Comment of the Month

(a) About our Updates

Outdoor columnist Bob Scammell March 16, 2005, wrote in part:

"After my Cuba trip I am grounded for a while and we stay at homes are starting to feel strange stirrings, none more so than Michelle Magotiaux who has her excellent Bow River Shuttles e-mail newsletter on-line
again: www.bowrivershuttles.com. Recently, she confesses, she has been out to Bow access sites, launch sites, etc, glaring at things, willing the river and sites to get up and running again. She makes me feel better about my recent urges to head out west and get stuck trying to winch out a beaver dam or two just to get some water running."

(b) About our River Report/Fishing Conditions

- "You will always have my business because you guys are the best!! Cheers, Bill Bonner"
- "I look forward to receiving the report daily....thanks so much." - W. Bruce Woods
- "The best info available. I'd be lost without it." - Gavin Freeman.
- "Love the daily reports as I don't live in Calgary--your shuttle service has always been excellent, thx." - Duane Visser
- "I would like to receive your daily updates on the Bow as it keeps me
informed on the latest things and happenings.
Thank you for all the information and the great shuttle service..."
- Dwayne Smith (Edmonton)
- "I got your daily emails last year and they were great! So...please sign me up..." - Greg Baker
- "I am committed to using BOW RIVER SHUTTLES exclusively". - Kevin Hawes"
- "You send information out on up and coming events that is not readily available to the general public. Thanks." - S.H.

(c) COMMENT OF THE MONTH:

"Thank you for that. I know I do not go down the river very often by your standards, being old and getting decrepit, but I would like to continue to get your reports which are very helpful in planning what drifts I can manage." Thanks. - Chris Mills.

I ASKED CHRIS FOR PERMISSION TO USE HIS COMMENTS, AND HE REPLIED:

"Yes. Anything that I have to say is free to all. However I doubt if
it will help catch fish. Having fished the Bow for the last forty
years, I spend most of my few days on the river doing what most old fishermen do - regretting the glory days of yore when the fish rose freely and wouldn't have known a San Juan worm if it was dropped on their nose." - Chris Mills.

2. Shuttle Distances and Travel Times

For your interest, I have attached a chart which shows the shuttle distances and travel times on the Lower Bow. It's sometimes a challenge to explain to new customers that they are indeed getting good value for their shuttle fee.

We've been told over the years by visiting flyfishers, as well as by my own customers who have floated elsewhere, that shuttles on the Bow River tend to be much longer than those that are found along many other popular rivers. Also, many of the shuttle routes in other locales are up and down a paved highway running right along the river. By contrast, there can be significant travel on gravel along the Lower Bow.

For example, moving a one-off customer vehicle from McKinnon to Caresland involves a round trip from Calgary of 140.7 kilometres, and takes 1 hour 47 minutes. That is almost 30% more distance than the longest round trip shuttle on the Missouri River. http://www.thetroutshop.com/moriver/shut.htm

3. Booking Your Shuttle
- Evening booking preferred
- Pleeeeaaase, please, please, no 6:30am calls

(a) Evening booking preferred

I'd sincerely appreciate everyone making an effort to book your shuttle the evening before. I take calls from 7:00pm-10:00pm. This helps IMMENSELY in planning for how many drivers I'm going to need the next day. If you are undecided about your putin/takeout locations or times, that's OK. You can give me a buzz the next morning with that info. JUST KNOWING, PRIOR TO 10:00PM, THAT YOU ARE GOING TO NEED A SHUTTLE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INFO FOR ME. Trust me. It's not good for either of us if I'm scrambling for drivers at 9:55am.

(b) Pleeeeaaase, please, please, no 6:30am calls

As it is, being available 15/7, from 7:00am to 10:00pm, means my beauty sleep is non-existent during the fishing season. Pleeeaase call the evening before, or resist your urge to call until 7:00am. Having the phone ring at 6:30am, and sometimes even 5:30am, or even worse 11:30pm, does severe damage to my normally sunny disposition!

4. My Mistake

One of my attempts at being helpful awhile back, spreading gravel on boat launch ice, was not such a great idea. Thanks for the feedback.

5. Used Drift Boat & Pontoon Boat - Display & Sale

I am pleased to present the following event as part of my 2005 Community Support Program.

Bow River Shuttles
Used Drift Boat &
Pontoon Boat
Display & Sale

In conjunction with, and in support of,
the TUC-Bow River Chapter Tackle Swap 2005.
Same Date. Same Time. Same Location.

Saturday, April 23, 2005,
10 AM - 2 PM,
South Calgary Community Association Hall,
3610 - 16th St. SW.

Move in: 8 AM - 10 AM
Move out: 2 PM - 3 PM.

Fee: $20 per driftboat, $10 per pontoon boat
Cheques payable to: Trout Unlimited Canada-Bow River Chapter
Mail cheques to: Bow River Shuttles, 1279 Lake Sundance Cres SE, Calgary, AB. T2J 2S7

You sell and get your best deal.
No consignment charge.
Limited boat stalls available.

Please contact me asap to reserve your stall

6. River Courses
- River Safety & Etiquette
- Driftboat Rowing
- Pontoon Boat Rowing

(a) River Safety and Etiquette Course

This two hour evening course will introduce participants to the theory of basic river safety, including river reading, hazards, risk assessment and risk prevention. Other topics will include boat ramp etiquette & river etiquette (also known as "Rules of the River" or "The Keys to Self-preservation on the River"!!), safety equipment & PFD's. As well, there will be an introduction to rescue throw bags and a throw bag practice session.

Thursday May 05
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Fee: $39.00

(b) Drift Boat & Pontoon Boat Rowing Course

You've been wanting for a long time. It's finally here - your new drift boat. You're excited and ready to try it out. You've never really handled a drift boat before but excited to try. Is this a dangerous situation? YOU BET! Drift boats are a highly maneuverable boat that can change direction quickly, as well as get out of control quickly. Mix in a little fast water and you have the makings of disaster.

Or maybe.....You've had your boat for awhile, but your friends give you a hard time for not keeping them in the zone while fishing!

In either case, this course is for you! You will have the opportunity to learn and practice common rowing strokes, basic avoidance maneuvers, and anchoring. We will also discuss safety and identify hazards often encountered on the water. We will also demonstrate how to effectively read water and fish from a drift boat. This course will steepen the learning curve for new drift boat owners. Learn not just how to row, but to fish your passengers.

Included: River Safety & Etiquette Course (May 05 - $39.00 per person
value)

Drift Boat Rowing Course
Saturday May 07
10:00 - 4:00 pm
Fee: $299.00 per person, two person minimum.

Pontoon Boat Rowing Course
Saturday May 07
10:00 - 4:00 pm
Fee: $239.00 per person, three person minimum.

Additional courses may be arranged throughout the season depending on demand.

7. River Reports & Fishing Conditions
- Daily
- Weekly

(a) The Daily Report is an exclusive service available to my 'regular' customers only. You who are the folks who are supporting me, and it is you I would like to thank in this manner. A 'regular' customer is anyone who used my shuttle service for all their shuttle needs in 2004 and will continue in 2005. Also any new customer who commits to use my shuttle service for all their shuttle needs in 2005. To be added to this Daily list, contact michelle@bowrivershuttles.com with your full name, home phone number, cell phone number, vehicle description and plate number.

(b) The Weekly Report is available to 'regular' customers who prefer that format, and is also made available to the general public. The Weekly report will be provided on Thursday evenings.

8. Fly Fishing Photography

Join long time writers and photographers Jim & Lynda McLennan, and Central Alberta's longest serving full time professional fly fishing guides Dave & Amelia Jensen on this exceptional opportunity to hone your fly fishing photography and fly fishing skills.

This 2 day, 2 night course held at the Lazy M Ranch will offer fly fishers in depth considerations to improve fly fishing photography. We are intentionally limiting this course to only 8 participants to allow for 2 people to be with an instructor/ guide at each time. This will allow you the best chance to learn more about photography with a readily available, hands on instructor. For more information: www.mclennanflyfishing.com

9. Special Events
- Tackle Swap 2005 TUC Bow River Chapter
- BRBC Gala: The Icebreaker

(a) Tackle Swap 2005
Trout Unlimited Canada - The Bow River Chapter
http://www.bowriver.org/

The Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada has more than 1500 members/volunteers. The chapter actively pursues the Trout Unlimited Canada mission "to preserve and protect Canada's freshwater ecosystems" on the legendary Bow River.

2005 Tackle Swap
Saturday, April 23, 2005, 10 AM - 2 PM, South Calgary Community. Association Hall, 3610 - 16th St. SW.
this event is a garage sale format, call ahead to reserve a table -. limited numbers are available
table setup will take place on April 23rd from 8 AM - 10 AM, the sale.
will take place from 10 AM - 2 PM, and cleanup will go until 3 PM.
there is a $20 fee per table (some restrictions apply); you sell and. get your best deals as there will be no consignment charge To book a
table: contact Craig Robillard at 251-4803, 263-2600, craig@oas.ca

(b) BRBC Gala: The Icebreaker
Bow River Basin Council
http://www.brbc.ab.ca/

Keep Friday April 29th, from 6 to midnight, open.

That's when BRBC members, special guests Premier Ralph Klein, Dr. Lorne Taylor and Mr. Jack Donahue; corporate sponsors and individuals concerned about our watershed will gather, in the Main Ballroom of the Westin Hotel Calgary, to launch the State of the Basin Report, to recognize Premier Klein, Dr. Taylor and Mr. Donahue for their contributions to forming watershed management groups, and to enjoy a great evening of dining, dancing and entertainment.

The evening is being sponsored by Big Rock Breweries, City of Calgary Waterworks/Wastewater, Cochrane Dodge Trucks, Earth Tech, Eastern Irrigation District, Enbridge, EnCana, IPEX, Komex, MPE Engineering Ltd., Terasen Utility Services, and TransAlta. You can look forward to an entertaining program with Master of Ceremonies, Bob Nicholson, a four-course gourmet meal, and dancing to Metrobeat. There will also be silent and live auctions, with some very unique offers.

Tickets for the event are $125 each or $1,000 for a table of eight. If you are interested in attending our first fundraising gala - The Icebreaker - please contact Mike Murray at 254-3419 or email him at mike.murray@brbc.ab.ca. If you have suggestions or there is something you would like to donate for the silent or live auctions, please contact Edie Smith at 283-0188 or edie.smith@brbc.ab.ca.

10. Environmental/Conservation Concerns

Water Quality Day

Michelle writes: "You may recall me telling you in my Update earlier this year, that I registered Bow River Shuttles as an organization interested in participating in Water Quality Day. I will be ordering a number of the water test kits, and will be encouraging a number of my customers to take them along on their floats between June 05 and 18. However, I would encourage all of my customers to consider ordering your own kits, prior to the April 30 deadline."

For more information, read on:

There is strong support for the first annual Alberta Water Quality Awareness Day. The survey circulated in December 2004 generated over 140 responses from people and organizations interested in participating in a province-wide water awareness day. People are ready to get out, get their feet wet, and assess the health of their local watersheds by sampling surface waters in their communities.

Alberta Water Quality Awareness (AWQA) Day will kick off June 5th, 2005. Those interested in sampling water in their watershed are invited to register online to receive a free water quality test kit. The easy-to-use kit includes materials to analyze four basic water quality
parameters: pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen and turbidity at up to 50 different locations. Sample waterbodies of interest and importance to
you any time from June 5th to 18th.

To receive a free water test kit, register of the AWQA Day website at http://www.awqa.ca by April 30th. Test kits will be mailed out in
mid-May.

Findings from Alberta's lakes, streams, lakes, coulees, wetlands, rivers, sloughs, irrigation canals and ponds will be compiled in an on-line database and shared to create a snapshot of water quality across the province. Put your watershed on the map!

Watershed stewardship groups, other community groups, schools, businesses and others are encouraged to incorporate AWQA Day sampling as part of another water-related or Environment Week event (e.g. shoreline walk, river clean up, community bbq, or other). As an incentive, monitoring groups with 10 or more participants will be eligible to win a Secchi disk or turbidity tube to continue their community-based monitoring in the future.

Be a part of something big. Take part in Alberta Water Quality Awareness Day.

11. Clubs/Groups
- Hook & Hackle Club Calgary
- Fly Tie Tuesday Calgary
- Cypress Fly Fishing Club Medicine Hat
- Northern Lights Fly Tyers Edmonton

(a) Hook & Hackle Club Calgary

Michelle writes: "The H&H meetings continue to be great fun! I tied my first Elk Hair Caddis at the last session."

"The Annual Auction is this week, and I'm donating a one-day drift boat rental to the cause. I find that our club members are very generous with providing volunteer fly tyers for various events throughout the year, and I would like to support those efforts. Outdoor columnist Bob Scammell is a guest speaker at the meeting later this month. I'm looking forward to hearing him."

April 13 - Business meeting; Annual Auction - 7:00pm @TBA
April 27 - Fly tying, Beginners fly tying, Guest speaker Bob Scammell

(b) Fly Tie Tuesday Calgary

Their most recent session was April 5. They were planning on tying a drake pattern - the Green Paradrake, and the Lime Trude, one of Big Al's faves!!

Informal Flytying & Flyfishing. Every Second Tuesday - Winter Season. Rose & Crown Pub, 1503-4th St. SW, Calgary. E-mail flytietuesday@hotmail.com for info or to get on the mailing list.

(c) Cypress Fly Fishing Club Medicine Hat

April 12: Trevor Council from the Alberta Conservation Association will do a presentation on some studies he's been involved in on the upper Oldman and the lower Bow River.

May 20: Brian Chan, Chris Seipio, and Don Freschi will be in town to do some work with Brent Schlenker and we're looking at doing a Fly Fishing Forum with Brian, Chris, Don Freschi, Dale Freschi, and Brent Schlenker that evening 7:00pm at the Elkwater Lodge. They will be able to do some small presentations and then be available for some general questions and discussions on fly-fishing. Contact: tim.bloomfield@prrd.ab.ca

(d) Northern Lights Fly Tyers Edmonton

Apr 11 - Flies and Beer, Santanna's Night club.
Apr 16 - Beginners Fly Tying Seminar, $5.00 Members, $30.00 Non Members.

Apr 30 - Intermediate Fly Tying Seminar

12. Drift Boats For Sale - Used & New

(A) USED BOATS

(#1, #2, #3 & #4 are new listings)

Want to sell your boat? Send us the details, and we will provide a complementary listing in our next Update.

(#1) 14' Aluminum Drift Boat. Lifetimer drift boat made in Duncan BC. Indestructible. Was a BC Guide boat at one time. Motor mount a unique feature for a drift boat, 2 anchors, 3 oars. This is great boat for a partnership. Allspeed Aluminum trailer. New wires and new ball joints. First $3,600.00 takes it. Email timrawlings@shaw.ca and ask for email pictures. Tim Rawlings 403-615-9551.

(#2) Maravia Fly Fishing Raft. Custom down river Outfitters Frame, large custom dry box, NRS anchor system, carbon fibre oars, new outfitters blades, 2 spare thwarts, mint condition, $4200 obo, Please call Tel: 250-427-4050

(#3) Fly Fishing Drift Boat. Mahogany strip, fiberglass coated in perfect condition (original owner, rarely used). Includes all related eqpt. (trailer, anchor, oars, 3 life jackets, required marine safety gear package). $5,000.00 o.b.o. call days 221-6420 or eves Tel: 403-640-9852

(#4) 2003 16' Ro Drift Boat. White/Blue. Storage: large bow & front seat watertight compartments, lid-covered waterproof oarsman seat compartments. Cup holders, rotating front and rear seats, solid front and rear leg braces, rod-breakage-protection storage system, adjustable oarsman seat, rear foot release anchor, foot brace, counter-balanced 9' cataract oars, tie down strap & boat bra. Very maneuverable, tracks easily, even in strong currents. Excellent condition. Two seasons Bow River use. Double roller trailer. $7,800.00 Firm. Kim S at 403-948-0482 or stream_side@hotmail.com

(#5) 2004 Clackacraft 15" LP, Purchased April 2004. Color - White/Black/Red, Storage under Rowers Bench, Pedestal Front Storage, Pedestal Rear Storage, Rear Knee Braces, Oars, Oar Wrappings, Oar Locks, Swivel Fold Down Padded Seats X 2, Foot Anchor Release (Floor), Anchor, Anchor Rope, Deluxe Trailer (Adams), Chrome Wheels, Tie Down Strap, Spare Drain Plug, Cup Holders, Built in Rod Holders. Excellent condition
- only used 10 times. $9,700.00 or offers. Kim H at 403-640-1005

(#6) 14' River Jonboat, welded hull, trailer, padded swivel seats, footbrace, oars, lifejactkets, anchors, spare tire, ready to fish. In Turner Valley. 403-933-3984. $1,500.00

(#7) 13' Radon Drift Boat - ideal for 2 - fiberglass with beautiful wood accents and knee brace. Comes with oars and tilt trailer. Everything you need to float your favorite river. Lots of storage compartments - must be seen. $3,500 takes it all - (403) 329-8847.

(#Cool 2004 Hyde Low Profile. Pro Series. Recessed rod holders. $9,300. Ryan at 403-875-4000.

(#9) 2000 Hyde Low Profile. Front and rear casting braces, rod holders, 60/40 rowers storage box, front storage box with seat, rear pedestal seat, seat cushions, 5 cup holders, floor anchor system, spiked anchor, rowers foot brace, cataract oars, deluxe trailer with anchor nest & new spare tire. Trailer rewired & bearings replaced in 04. Rows extremely well, very responsive. Low profile - rows great in the wind, very easy to get in and out of. Price $6,900.00. Doug Massig 403-703-0800.

(#10) 16' Wooden Driftboat, Marine Grade Mahogany, Heavy Duty Trailer, 3
Years Old. $3,500.00. Brian Evans at (h) 403-860-6850.

(#11) 16' Fibrefix Industries - Plains Drifter. Bottom Width: 58",
Freeboard: 24", Spirit Drifter trailer. $4,900.00 O.B.O. Doug at 403-863-6315.

(#12) 13' Osprey Daydrifter Deluxe. Excellent Condition, Complete with oars, boat cover and trailer. $4,300.00. Phone Les at (w) 403-213-2939
(h) 403-931-2546.

(B) NEW BOATS

Four of the boats that we use in our rental fleet, including the new High Plains Drifter, are also available for sale. Photos of these new boats can be seen at www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com/, go to "Our Boats". For pricing
information, please contact michelle@bowrivershuttles.com.

(#1) South Fork Skiff

The South Fork Skiff is the lightest, easiest to maneuver, most versatile drift boat on the market. Since its introduction in 1985 the South Fork Skiff has become the boat of choice for scores of professional outfitters and serious anglers on the Snake, Green, Madison, Yellowstone, Big Horn, Missouri, Jefferson, Big Hole, Beaverhead and many other rivers in the mountain west.

(#2) Bow River Skiff

The Bow River Skiff is an evolution in drift boat design. Extracting from the best design features of other drift boats, the Bow River Skiff is a boat that is easy to row and a pleasure to fish from. Custom built for you, right here in Calgary, you pick your color combination, and get ready to fish for many years from this tough, durable, aluminum design.

Starting with the "South Fork Skiff" hull, we have added fly-line friendly features that include: level skid resistant wooden floors, knee braces with stripping baskets, pedestal seats, Bo's foot release anchor system and anchor nest, and an adjustable split rowers bench seat. Add to this great storage capacity for all your gear. This boat handles and maneuvers like no other- you might even get a chance to fish when your friends take over the oars!! http://www.telusplanet.net/public/shuttles/Bow-River-Skiff.pdf

(#3) Maravia Spider 13' self bailing raft with Arachnid Fishing Frame

Feedback from the river says that the Spider, loaded with an Arachnid Fly-Fishing frame, is one of the best fishing rigs available.

(#4) Fish-Rite High Plains Drifter

For the technical fly fisherman, an extraordinarily low profile and fly-casting design amenities make the High Plains Drifter the purist's dream come true. Since 1978 our custom-built, welded aluminum boats have earned the accolades and respect of countless boating enthusiasts.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:56 pm    Post subject: Bow River - Daily Report Reply with quote

River Report & Fishing Conditions - WEEKLY - Thursday April 21, 2005

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. Volunteers - Needed
4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
5. Water Temperature
6. Weather
7. River Etiquette**
8. Today's Quote
9. Publicity
10. Remove



1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing this past week:

Glenmore to 22X:3%
Glenmore to Policeman's Flats:9%
22X to Policeman's Flats: 7%
22X to McKinnon Flats:13%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats:51%
McKinnon Flats to Legacy Island(Janzens):6%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland:9%
Legacy Island to Carseland:2%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Friday April 15
22X/Police: "On late @ 1430. Off @1730. Lots of midges and BWO hatching. Didn't see any risers. Client nymphed, SJ Worm and golden stone. All fish took worm. Caught a half dozen or so fish with the biggest being a very healthy 20/21 inch brown. Runner up was a nice 19 inch rainbow. Not a bad day for 3 hours of fishing." - THANKS TO RANDY GODBER FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

(Michelle writes: By the time I got home tonight, it was too late to reach any of my customers for a report. Thank goodness for RANDY'S email report!!! Note to other customers: email reports are appreciated!)

Saturday April 16
Police/McK: Two boats, six fishers, five fish. We'll call it a slow day. Two rainbows 14"-16", three browns. Best 21" brown, caught with #10 pheasant tail. The rest on San Juan Worm. Streamers did not work. Water very clear. Hatch: midges were heavy before 2pm. #14 blue wing olives between 2pm-4pm. No rising fish. - THANKS TO "JUST CALL US THE RUDE BOYS".

Police/McK: Caught four fish, 20" size. Two on the worm, two on streamers (leech pattern). Saw midges and blue wing olives. Forecast was for 18C. It never got there. Wind forecast for moderate wind - it must have got to 70kph. - THANKS TO "NO NAMES PLEASE, WE ARE PLAYING HOOKEY FROM WORK TODAY".

Police/Mck: Hooked 28, landed 18. rainbows and browns 50/50. Success with #14 bead head evil weevil and SJW #6. Best was a fat 24.5" brown. Also one whitefish. Midges and BWOs. Three feet visibility. - THANKS TO MACIEK JAWORSKI.

Police/McK: Wind was brutal and cold. Fishing was slow. Some success with san juan worm. THANKS TO DENNIS SMITH.

Glen/Police: "Brutal Wind on Saturday! Tough on us pontoon drifters. Only saw one fish rise. Caught 16” & 18” whitefish, 18” rainbow (boat released, just before netting) & a 19” brown-very thick healthy fish, who fought like he was bigger. Lost a few others (of course). Some luck on San Juan worm & #18 brown or green nymphs. My feet are still thawing out. P.S.Thanks for the dashboard wipe...truck sure needed it." - THANKS TO KEVIN HAWES FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Michelle replies to Kevin: "Just keep fishing, and your dash will look good all season!"

Sunday April 17
Glenmore/Police: Good fishing, esp in the good early-day weather. I got a dozen fish, my friend got 7 or 8. Many browns and lots of whitefish. Best was 22" brown. Nymphed. Working was the olive emerger, golden stonefly and san juan worm. Hatch: blue wing olives were everywhere on the surface. No rising fish. Water clarity excellent. - THANKS TO JEFF DEBOER.

Glen/Police: "Our Glenmore to Policeman's float today was a little nicer than yesterday's mckinnons/carsland drift (less wind). We landed some nice brown's 22-23 inches and a ton of whites, overall it was still a slow day though, didn't see a lot of people out on the water either. Fish were caught on several different types of bead head nymphs and 1 brown on a streamer. We were a little disappointed in not getting the caramels today, ha ha, just kidding." - THANKS TO HARRY OLIVER TO THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Michelle replies to Harry: "The driver who forgot to leave your Werther's Original will be shot at sunrise". Razz

Police/McK: "Great day - first drift this season - caught one large brown, 23 inches. Several smaller rainbows, all on stone fly imitation, and one on a streamer, brown leech. Water temp between 42-44 F, good visibility all day." - THANKS TO PETE LAVIOLETTE FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Monday April 18
No report today

Tuesday April 19
Police/McK: Beautiful day to be on the river. Tough fishing. First time out this season. Maybe I need to go to fishing school Laughing . Worms produced. Chased streamers, but wouldn't take them, River clear 4', more cloudy towards McKinnon. Few rising fish. Half dozen or so in the boat. 2 rainbows, including a mature one, the rest browns. 18"-20". Hatch: lots of midges coming off, a few mayflies. THANKS TO DON STEWART.

Pol/McK: "Great weather, caught only a few fish, slow for most of the day, two nice Browns, a few Rainbows, biggest Brown at 25 inches on a streamer, the rest on nymphs. Water temp 43-45F, clarity very good for the first half, gets cloudier the last 1/3 of the drift. Fewer BWO's than on Sunday." - THANKS TO PETE LAVIOLETTE FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT, AND FOR THE GREAT PHOTO (see attached)!!

Wednesday April 20
22X/Police: It was a good day. Good success on streamers - a few browns. Some on nymphs, bead head pheasant tail was productive. And one each, rainbow & brown, on dry fly, success with parachute adams. Hatch: Blue wing olives. Water very clear. - THANKS TO DAVE BROWN http://www.elkangler.com/

McK/LegacyIsland(Janzens): "First of all I would like to thank you for the condition of my truck. Every time you shuttle my vehicle it gets cleaner and cleaner, it is much appreciated."

"Floated from Mac to Jensen's to and had a wonderful day weather wise 20 C., and very little wind. The fishing was also good considering the time of year. In all 22 fish were netted, only two from the boat. Only 7 were rainbows, the largest about 18", the rest were browns. The largest brown 24" and all but him and one other were slim the rest looked like footballs. We nymphed all day as it was steady and we didn't need to try any other methods. The bwo's started coming off about 1:00 and the midges were thick in the morning and again in the evening. The only flies we didn't have any luck on were brown worms and leeches, otherwise everything we used worked. Again thank you for your service." - THANKS TO TOM WINDSOR FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT. www.bowriverhookers.com

Thursday April 21
Pol/McK: Did OK. Hot day (temperature). Tons of midges and blue wing olives. Caught both rainbows and browns. Success with black streamers, little baddis nymphs and golden stone fly nymphs. Best of the day 20" rainbow. Water in good shape. THANKS TO BEN RUDMIK.

3. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers BY SENDING US AN EMAIL after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 61.71 cms
Historical average this date: 60 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

5. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: not available
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

6. Weather

Today:
High today: 19°C
Wind: 11 km/h

Tomorrow, Friday:
Sunny, high 20

Southern Alberta can expect another 20 degree day on Friday, before cooler weather settles in for the weekend. A blocking weather pattern that has kept Alberta's weather sunny, dry, and warm, shows signs of breaking down. That will allow an area of disturbed weather in northern BC to move into northern Alberta tomorrow. A cold front will move across the area, trigging rain and thunderstorms in central and northern Alberta, in a line from Edmonton to Fort McMurray.

Southern Alberta gets a taste of this Saturday, when the system destabilizes our air, causing clouds, showers, and cooler weather. There is a chance of the showers turning to flurries early Sunday morning, as the temperature gets close to zero. Sunny breaks are expected later in
the day on Sunday, with warmer weather returning Monday. cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-52_metric_e.html

7. River Etiquette**

April 15. It is best to stay out of the water as much as possible. If you want to travel upstream or downstream, it's best to take the trails rather than wading through the water that you don't intend to fish.

April 16. If you want to travel upstream or downstream, it's best to take the trails rather than wading through the water that you don't intend to fish. Someone else may want to fish that water and you would have spooked all the fish while heading to greener pastures.

April 17. Also, it's a lot less work to move on dry land. You'll get to where you are headed faster, and have more energy for fishing when you there.

April 18. Another point to consider: Trout are highly sensitive to vibration. If you'd like to see how fast a trout can swim away from you, try jumping or stomping next to a river bank. For the sake of your own fishing success and in the interest of etiquette, walk softly as you approach the water and past others.

April 19. Respect Your Environment
Trout streams are delicate ecosystems. As in backpacking, if you pack it in, make sure you pack it out. Take special care with monofilament and leaders. Never throw anything into the water. Designate a pocket of your vest for spent material.

April 20. Go to the bathroom far away from the water. Even biodegradable toilet paper takes a quite while to decompose, even if you cover it. It's better to burn it, or try getting back to nature and use leaves or grass. Either way will leave less trace of your activity.

April 21. Leave the stream as you found it. Don't try to change the character of the stream by tampering with stream banks, streamside vegetation or the stream itself. While often done with good intentions, it often damages the stream more than improving it.

8. Today's Quote

"The traveller fancies he has seen the country. So he has, the outside of it at least; but the angler only sees the inside. The angler only is brought close, face to face with the flower and bird and insect life of the rich river banks, the only part of the landscape where the hand of man has never interfered." - Charles Kingsley, 1890

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bow River Shuttles - DAILY - River Report & Fishing Conditions - Sunday April 24, 2005

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. Volunteers - Needed
4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
5. Water Temperature
6. Weather
7. River Etiquette**
8. Today's Quote
9. Daily Report
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1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing today:

Glenmore to 22X: 6%
Glenmore to Policeman's Flats: 24%
Police to McKinnon Flats: 40%
McKinnon Flats to Legacy Isl: 12%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 18%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Just to keep things in perspective:
"A bad day's fishing is better than a good day at work." - Anonymous

Glenmore/22X: Some good hits on streamer, but no fish taken. Couple of big rainbows, long distance released. Success with blue wing olive nymph and caddis. Lots of blue wing olives on the surface. Good visibility. THANKS TO JODY AND MARK www.reelflyfishing.com

Glenmore/Police: Fishing sucked. The odd riser, but itty bitty fish. Too many bank fishers - no place to stop the boat. Float complete in less than six hours, planned on eight. Lots of midges. Hooked a few on nymphs. None landed. THANKS TO "JOHN H. THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT" WHO SHALL REMAIN ANONYMOUS UNTIL HE HAS A BETTER DAY.

Police/McK: Just a great first trip of the season. Wind not a problem - a very comfortable day. Success with a brass coloured San Juan Worm. Brought an 18" rainbow to the boat. My son Nicolas says thanks for the Werthers Original! - THANKS TO ELLEN THOMAS 'WOMAN ON THE FLY' FLYFISHING ADVENTURES.

3. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers BY SENDING US AN EMAIL after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 59.94 cms
Historical average this date: 60 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

5. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: not available
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

6. Weather

Today:
High today: 18°C
Wind Speed: 12 km/h

Tomorrow, Monday:
Mainly sunny, high 19

We have another beautiful day in the forecast - if you like to golf, garden, or barbeque. There is the potential for an abrupt change Tue. night as a mass of newly invigorated arctic air decides to plunge southward. We could see showers changing to wet snowflurries Tue. night, along with a blustery northwest wind. Accumulations will be minimal, but temps. in the arctic air are expected to be decidedly chilly though the second part of the week. Until then, enjoy the balmy blue skies... cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-52_metric_e.html

7. River Etiquette**

Respect Your Quarry
Wild trout are becoming increasingly hard to find these days. If you must kill trout, go for stocked fish.

8. Today's Quote

"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot." -Steven Wright

9. Daily Reports

This Daily Report is an exclusive service available to my 'regular' customers only. You are the folks who are supporting me, and it is you I would like to thank in this manner. A 'regular' customer is anyone who used my shuttle service for all their shuttle needs in 2004 and will continue in 2005. Also new customers who commit to using my shuttle service for all their shuttle needs in 2005. To be added to this Daily list, contact michelle@bowrivershuttles.com with your full name, home phone number, cell phone number, vehicle description and plate number.

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Weekly Reports are available to 'regular' customers who prefer that format, and are also made available to the general public. A Weekly report will be provided on Thursday evenings. To be switched to the Weekly Report, please reply to this email, but change the subject line to WEEKLY.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

River Report & Fishing Conditions - WEEKLY - Thursday April 28, 2005

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. Volunteers - Needed
4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
5. Water Temperature
6. Weather
7. River Etiquette**
8. Today's Quote
9. Publicity
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1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing this past week:

Glenmore to 22X: 2%
Glenmore to Policeman's Flats: 9%
22X to Policeman's Flats: 5%
22X to McKinnon Flats: 11%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 48%
McKinnon Flats to Legacy Island(Janzens): 9%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 16%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Friday April 22
Glenmore/Police: Wind was atrocious. Made for a longer trip. Saw a few BWO, no risers. Nymphing was OK. Took 1/2 dozen nice fish 18"-22". San juan worm, bead head hare's ear #14, pheasant tail. THANKS TO ZENON BIALOWAS.

22X/Police: Evening float. What did I find? A rock with my boat. Got skunked Embarassed . Couple of hits on SJW. Too windy. Some mayflies and midges. Water was pretty good. Can you use my name?? Yes, but maybe I should add a couple of fish to my report? (Michelle writes: Not to worry. We'll save your full name for a report with better luck!). THANKS TO MYLES S. FOR THIS REPORT.

22X/McKinnon: Windier than heck! Fishing not too bad. Got some whitefish at the start. Landed a 22" brown further down, and rainbows after that. They were taking little beaded nymphs. Some risers. Hooked one on a dry fly - blue wing olive - but it got away. Water conditions were good, both above and below the Highwood. THANKS TO TERRY JOHNSON www.fishtales.ca

Saturday April 23
Pol/McK: Two in the boat. Rainbow 19", smaller brown. Nymphed. Woven back and big SJW. Saw a couple risers. Hatch: blue wing olives and midges. Water fairly clear. THANKS TO TED WALCOTT.

Pol/McK: Landed two browns 16"-17". One rainbow 21". On nymphs. Tried dry fly, no luck. THANKS TO NELSON ANDRIUK.

Pol/McK: Got three browns. Nymphs - prince nymph and pheasant tail. Not much action on streamers. Big mayfly hatch #18. THANKS TO RYAN SULLY.

Sunday April 24
Glenmore/22X: Some good hits on streamer, but no fish taken Crying or Very sad . Couple of big rainbows, long distance released. Success with blue wing olive nymph and caddis. Lots of blue wing olives on the surface. Good visibility. THANKS TO JODY AND MARK www.reelflyfishing.com

Glenmore/Police: Fishing sucked. The odd riser, but itty bitty fish. Too many bank fishers - no place to stop the boat. Float complete in less than six hours, planned on eight. Lots of midges. Hooked a few on nymphs. None landed. THANKS TO "JOHN H. THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT Razz " WHO SHALL REMAIN ANONYMOUS UNTIL HE HAS A BETTER DAY.

Police/McK: Just a great first trip of the season. Wind not a problem - a very comfortable day. Success with a brass coloured San Juan Worm. Brought an 18" rainbow to the boat. My son Nicolas says thanks Very Happy for the Werthers Original! - THANKS TO ELLEN THOMAS 'WOMAN ON THE FLY' FLYFISHING ADVENTURES.

Glenmore/Police: "A beautiful day on the Bow. Very few rising fish. Lots of bugs on & in the water. Landed 5 decent sized whitefish, 2 on SJW, 3 on #18 bead head nymphs… Disappointing when hoping for trout. Got one 18.5” Rainbow on SJW right up against the bank in rocks (result of a bad cast… go figure). Donated plenty of flies to the river bottom. Again... thanks for the dash board wipe... how many shuttles do I book before I get a window wash or vacuuming of the truck?" Laughing - THANKS TO KEVIN HAWES FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Police/Janzens (Legacy Isl): "Perfect weather. OK fishing. Floated on pontoon boat. Hooked 10 or 11 fish but only got 3 to the hand. One 19" Rainbow, one 19" Brown, one 20.5" Brown. Nymphed all day. Between us my buddy and I had takes on SJW, pheasant tails, brassie, lighting bug. Water is quite clear. All fish were caught in relatively deep, slow water." - THANKS TO DAAVEN GREEN FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Monday April 25
Police/McK: Very nice day to be on the water. Very limited fish. Landed two rainbows. Success with nymphs - pheasant tail & gold rib hare's ear. Tried streamers for an hour. Nothing following. Good water clarity.
Hatch: fair amount going on. Nothing rising. - THANKS TO "BASHFUL MR. P. Cool DOESN'T EVERYONE GO FISHING ON MONDAY?"

Tuesday April 26
Glenmore/22X: Really good fishing today. Landed several browns. Dry fly fishing was working - bwo/small emergers. Steamer fishing was slow. THANKS TO DAVE BROWN www.elkangler.com

Wednesday April 27
High today: 3°C
No Report Sad

Thursday April 28
High today: 1°C
No report Sad

3. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers BY SENDING US AN EMAIL after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 61.71 cms
Historical average this date: 60 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

5. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: not available
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

6. Weather

Today, Thursday:
High today: 1°C
Wind: 21 km/h

Tomorrow, Friday:
A mix of sun and cloud, -8/1°C.

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-52_metric_e.html

7. River Etiquette**

April 22: Respect Your Environment: Consider what effects erosion will have before making any new trails. Keep them well away from the banks to prevent sediment from washing into the stream, and to make it easier to move up stream without spooking fish.

April 23. Respect Your Quarry: It goes without saying that fish are living animals and should be treated with respect. If you do kill a fish, do so quickly and humanely.

April 24. Respect Your Quarry: Wild trout are becoming increasingly hard to find these days. If you must kill trout, go for stocked fish.

April 25. Stressed Fish: High river temperatures can create a deadly situation for trout. As water heats up, the dissolved oxygen content in the water goes down. If you hook a trout in warm water, it may become so exhausted during the fight that it cannot recover.

April 26. Stressed Fish: Also during heat stress, trout will tend to stack up in deep holes or near the mouths of cooler tributaries. You may see some big fish in very shallow water. These fish are much more vulnerable than normal. Before casting to a fish in this situation, you may want to ask yourself whether it's really ethical to go for such a vulnerable fish. When trout are suffering from heat stress, you might do better hiking, biking or paddling until things cool down.

8. Today's Quote

"Trout fisherman often give away their presence to the fish by the equipment they are wearing. The yo-yo hanging on the fly fishing vest that attaches to the hemostats or line clippers is often plated with chrome, giving off flashes of light. Some fly boxes that you wear on the chest are also bright aluminum-not a good idea. I recently fished with a fellow who wore a bright yellow hat on a meadow stream in Pennsylvania. From 100 yards away you could see his every movement,-I'm sure that trout near him could, too." - "Advanced Fly Fishing Techniques" Lefty Kreh

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

River Report & Fishing Conditions - WEEKLY - Thursday April 28, 2005

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. Volunteers - Needed
4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
5. Water Temperature
6. Weather
7. River Etiquette**
8. Today's Quote
9. Publicity
10. Remove



1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing this past week:

Glenmore to 22X: 2%
Glenmore to Policeman's Flats: 9%
22X to Policeman's Flats: 5%
22X to McKinnon Flats: 11%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 48%
McKinnon Flats to Legacy Island(Janzens): 9%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 16%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Friday April 22
Glenmore/Police: Wind was atrocious. Made for a longer trip. Saw a few BWO, no risers. Nymphing was OK. Took 1/2 dozen nice fish 18"-22". San juan worm, bead head hare's ear #14, pheasant tail. THANKS TO ZENON BIALOWAS.

22X/Police: Evening float. What did I find? A rock with my boat. Got skunked. Couple of hits on SJW. Too windy. Some mayflies and midges. Water was pretty good. Can you use my name?? Yes, but maybe I should add a couple of fish to my report? (Michelle writes: Not to worry. We'll save your full name for a report with better luck!). THANKS TO MYLES S. FOR THIS REPORT.

22X/McKinnon: Windier than heck! Fishing not too bad. Got some whitefish at the start. Landed a 22" brown further down, and rainbows after that. They were taking little beaded nymphs. Some risers. Hooked one on a dry fly - blue wing olive - but it got away. Water conditions were good, both above and below the Highwood. THANKS TO TERRY JOHNSON www.fishtales.ca

Saturday April 23
Pol/McK: Two in the boat. Rainbow 19", smaller brown. Nymphed. Woven back and big SJW. Saw a couple risers. Hatch: blue wing olives and midges. Water fairly clear. THANKS TO TED WALCOTT.

Pol/McK: Landed two browns 16"-17". One rainbow 21". On nymphs. Tried dry fly, no luck. THANKS TO NELSON ANDRIUK.

Pol/McK: Got three browns. Nymphs - prince nymph and pheasant tail. Not much action on streamers. Big mayfly hatch #18. THANKS TO RYAN SULLY.

Sunday April 24
Glenmore/22X: Some good hits on streamer, but no fish taken. Couple of big rainbows, long distance released. Success with blue wing olive nymph and caddis. Lots of blue wing olives on the surface. Good visibility. THANKS TO JODY AND MARK www.reelflyfishing.com

Glenmore/Police: Fishing sucked. The odd riser, but itty bitty fish. Too many bank fishers - no place to stop the boat. Float complete in less than six hours, planned on eight. Lots of midges. Hooked a few on nymphs. None landed. THANKS TO "JOHN H. THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT" WHO SHALL REMAIN ANONYMOUS UNTIL HE HAS A BETTER DAY.

Police/McK: Just a great first trip of the season. Wind not a problem - a very comfortable day. Success with a brass coloured San Juan Worm. Brought an 18" rainbow to the boat. My son Nicolas says thanks for the Werthers Original! - THANKS TO ELLEN THOMAS 'WOMAN ON THE FLY' FLYFISHING ADVENTURES.

Glenmore/Police: "A beautiful day on the Bow. Very few rising fish. Lots of bugs on & in the water. Landed 5 decent sized whitefish, 2 on SJW, 3 on #18 bead head nymphs… Disappointing when hoping for trout. Got one 18.5” Rainbow on SJW right up against the bank in rocks (result of a bad cast… go figure). Donated plenty of flies to the river bottom. Again... thanks for the dash board wipe... how many shuttles do I book before I get a window wash or vacuuming of the truck? HaHa." - THANKS TO KEVIN HAWES FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Police/Janzens (Legacy Isl): "Perfect weather. OK fishing. Floated on pontoon boat. Hooked 10 or 11 fish but only got 3 to the hand. One 19" Rainbow, one 19" Brown, one 20.5" Brown. Nymphed all day. Between us my buddy and I had takes on SJW, pheasant tails, brassie, lighting bug. Water is quite clear. All fish were caught in relatively deep, slow water." - THANKS TO DAAVEN GREEN FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Monday April 25
Police/McK: Very nice day to be on the water. Very limited fish. Landed two rainbows. Success with nymphs - pheasant tail & gold rib hare's ear. Tried streamers for an hour. Nothing following. Good water clarity.
Hatch: fair amount going on. Nothing rising. - THANKS TO "BASHFUL MR. P. DOESN'T EVERYONE GO FISHING ON MONDAY?"

Tuesday April 26
Glenmore/22X: Really good fishing today. Landed several browns. Dry fly fishing was working - bwo/small emergers. Steamer fishing was slow. THANKS TO DAVE BROWN www.elkangler.com

Wednesday April 27
High today: 3°C
No Report

Thursday April 28
High today: 1°C
No report

3. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers BY SENDING US AN EMAIL after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 61.71 cms
Historical average this date: 60 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

5. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: not available
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

6. Weather

Today, Thursday:
High today: 1°C
Wind: 21 km/h

Tomorrow, Friday:
A mix of sun and cloud, -8/1°C.

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-52_metric_e.html

7. River Etiquette**

April 22: Respect Your Environment: Consider what effects erosion will have before making any new trails. Keep them well away from the banks to prevent sediment from washing into the stream, and to make it easier to move up stream without spooking fish.

April 23. Respect Your Quarry: It goes without saying that fish are living animals and should be treated with respect. If you do kill a fish, do so quickly and humanely.

April 24. Respect Your Quarry: Wild trout are becoming increasingly hard to find these days. If you must kill trout, go for stocked fish.

April 25. Stressed Fish: High river temperatures can create a deadly situation for trout. As water heats up, the dissolved oxygen content in the water goes down. If you hook a trout in warm water, it may become so exhausted during the fight that it cannot recover.

April 26. Stressed Fish: Also during heat stress, trout will tend to stack up in deep holes or near the mouths of cooler tributaries. You may see some big fish in very shallow water. These fish are much more vulnerable than normal. Before casting to a fish in this situation, you may want to ask yourself whether it's really ethical to go for such a vulnerable fish. When trout are suffering from heat stress, you might do better hiking, biking or paddling until things cool down.

8. Today's Quote

"Trout fisherman often give away their presence to the fish by the equipment they are wearing. The yo-yo hanging on the fly fishing vest that attaches to the hemostats or line clippers is often plated with chrome, giving off flashes of light. Some fly boxes that you wear on the chest are also bright aluminum-not a good idea. I recently fished with a fellow who wore a bright yellow hat on a meadow stream in Pennsylvania. From 100 yards away you could see his every movement,-I'm sure that trout near him could, too." - "Advanced Fly Fishing Techniques" Lefty Kreh

9. Publicity

Please forward this email to your fishing friends, with a copy (Cc...) to Bow River Shuttles. We will add their names to our address book for this River Report. Thank you for your help.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 10:10 am    Post subject: Bow River Shuttles Update - Thursday May 05 Reply with quote

River Report & Fishing Conditions - WEEKLY - Thursday May 05, 2005

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. Volunteers - Needed
4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
5. Water Temperature
6. Weather
7. River Etiquette**
8. Today's Quote
9. Publicity
10. Remove



1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing this past week:

Glenmore to 22X: 8%
22X to Policeman's Flats: 6%
22X to McKinnon Flats: 11%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 50%
McKinnon Flats to Legacy Island: 19%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 3%
Legacy Island to Carseland: 3%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Friday April 29
McK/LegacyIsl(Janzens): Third great back-to-back Mac to Janzens trip. Fish holding deep. Streamers not performing. Active on #16 tungsten bead head pheasant tail. Tons of activity. Many fish to the boat. Brown Kaufman Stone performing extremely well. Several in at 22"-24". Breakoffs to monsters. THANKS TO MIKE GELANIS www.flythebow.ca

Sunday May 01
LegacyIsl/Cars: Hooked several fish. Landed 20" brown. Nymphed with SJW. Floated without fishing for quite some time, just enjoying the day, and having the river almost entirely to myself. Huge hatch of BWO. Not a single riser. Lots of bird activity on the water - gulls and several pelicans. THANKS TO ROB COX.

Monday May 02
Pol/McK: Pretty good fishing. One major walk & wade stop. Hooked several. Landed two browns and one rainbow. All good size. Success with san juan worm and pheasant tail. Really enjoyed the float. Water clear, clouded a bit from mud banks further down. Hatch: many blue wing olives. Limited and sporadic risers. - THANKS TO AARON CALDWELL, A RECENT ADDITION TO THE SHOP STAFF AT FISH TALES www.fishtales.ca

Tuesday May 03
22X/McK: Very low water, incredibly clear, Highwood no problem. Landed several rainbows, best 20". One 16" brown. Heavy streamers working - cone head bugger, bead head leech. Not much luck with nymphs. Success in the tail outs of runs with deeper water. Some fish still in winter condition. Hatch: pale morning dunes between 2:00-6/7:00pm. - THANKS TO GARRY SWENDSEID pickybuggersflydrifting.

Wednesday May 04
Glen/22X: Hooked five, landed three. Two whitefish, one smaller brown 14"-15". Success with nymphing, san juan worm. No luck with streamers. Water clarity very good 3-4 feet. THANKS TO "BASHFUL BEGINNER N.R.-GIVE ME A CHANCE TO GET THE HANG OF THIS."

Thursday May 05
Pol/McK: Slow day. Landed a two rainbows and two browns. All 16"-17" size. Nymphed with san juan worm. Hatch: many Blue Wing Olives. Water clarity very good. THANKS TO "B.W. SUNBURNT TO THE MAX".

3. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers BY SENDING US AN EMAIL after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 61.71 cms
Historical average this date: 60 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

5. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: not available
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

6. Weather

Today, Thursday:
High today: 19°C
Wind Speed: 12 km/h

Tomorrow, Friday:
Mainly cloudy, afternoon or evening showers, high 19

Enjoy Friday's mid-day weather. That will likely be the end of the warm, dry weather for several days to come. Welcome rainfall is expected in southern Alberta starting Friday night, and will carry on through the weekend. The weekend rain will fall lightly, but will be persistent. Cold air will accompany the precipitation, with single-digit daytime highs both Saturday and Sunday. Mother's Day present suggestion: a warm raincoat. Once the weekend ends, there will only be a gradual warming,
as cloud cover and periodic showers are expected to continue. cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-52_metric_e.html

7. River Etiquette**

April 29. Spawning Fish
Different species spawn at different times of the year. Take some time to learn about the spawning behavior of trout in your area.

May 01. Spawning Fish
During spawning season, the female trout digs a shallow bed in the gravel called a "redd." This is where she will lay her eggs. She will guard her redd ferociously, and may strike at your fly out of anger and territoriality, rather than from hunger.

May 04. Spawning Fish
Spawning takes a lot out of a trout and the last thing they need at this point is to be caught and stressed by a fisherman.

May 05. Spawning Fish
If you're lucky enough to spot a trout guarding a redd, take some time to observe and then leave the fish in peace. The fish will be better off, so will the future generation of trout she is trying to produce by having their mother there to protect the eggs. You can consider it as doing your part to help repopulate the stream for future seasons fishing.

8. Today's Quote

"Some people are under the impression that all that is required to make a good fisherman is the ability to tell lies easily and without blushing. But that is a mistake. Mere bald fabrication is useless. It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous---almost of pedantic---veracity, that the experienced angler is seen." - Jerome K. Jerome, 1859-1927, British Humorous Writer, Novelist, Playwright

9. Publicity

Please forward this email to your fishing friends, with a copy (Cc...) to Bow River Shuttles. We will add their names to our address book for this River Report. Thank you for your help.

10. Remove

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Happy fishing!
Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bow River Shuttles - Update - May 12, 2005

1. Community Support Program
2. What our customers are saying...
3. River Reports & Fishing Conditions
- Daily
- Weekly
4. Youth Fly Fishing Summer Camp
5. Discovering Aquatic Insects
6. Calgary Weir Project
7. Environmental/Conservation Concerns
- Calgary Pathway & River Clean-up
- A Tale of Two Rivers
- Big Bow Float
8. Clubs/Groups
- Hook & Hackle Club Calgary
- Fly Tie Tuesday Calgary
- Northern Lights Fly Tyers Edmonton
9. River Courses
- River Safety & Etiquette
- Driftboat Rowing
- Pontoon Boat Rowing
10. Drift Boats/Pontoon Boats For Sale
- Used & New
11. Remove?


1. Community Support Program

(a) Bow River Shuttles Drift Boat & Pontoon Boat - Display & Sale

This event, was held April 23 in conjunction with, and in support of, the TUC-Bow River Chapter Tackle Swap 2005. A total of seven boats were on display. Thanks to each of those seven for participating. I was pleased that Kim H. sold her 2004 Clackacraft by mid-morning, and Brad sold his boat a few days later. I'm hopeful that some of the other tire-kickers will turn into boat buyers in the weeks ahead.

At $20.00 per stall, this event raised $140.00. Craig Robillard advised that he and the TUC-Bow River Chapter Board were pleased with the way things turned out, and were looking forward to a repeat of my participation next year.

(b) Hook & Hackle Club - Live Auction Donation

My donation of a drift boat rental earned a reasonable bid. Thanks to MONTY BUECHLER for being the successful bidder. The funds raised will allow the club to pursue some of its projects in the year ahead. I feel the club is worthy of this extra support, in light of all the volunteer fly tying they provide for various events throughout the year. They are also providing considerable support for the "Canoeing, Conservation & Flyfishing" summer camp for children, being hosted by the Bow Waters Canoe Club this summer.

2. What our customers are saying...

- "I don't know if I replied to get the daily reports, but please keep sending them. Sometimes the daily report lets me know when I need a "Mental Health" day, if you know what I mean. The shuttle service is top shelf and the e-mail service is great, keep it up!!!" - Scott Smith.

- "Nice work Bow River Shuttles. These are very helpful and make me want to go fishing every time you send one." - Ryan Sully

- "Hi Michelle, I just wanted to express my appreciation for your service!! I used to use Lise Guinn from the beginning of her service and was happy with your stepping into her shoes. I will commit to using you when I drift the Bow, however now that I have a Jet/Jon boat I mostly just go upstream until I see the first driftboat coming down and turn around and float back.. I usually drift a few times a year and last year you moved my vehicle a few times...Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!" - James F. Smith

3. River Reports & Fishing Conditions
- Daily
- Weekly

(a) The Daily Report is an exclusive service available to my 'regular' customers only (i.e. any existing or new customer who commits to using my shuttle service for all their shuttle needs in 2005). To be added to this Daily list, contact michelle@bowrivershuttles.com with your full name, home phone number, cell phone number, vehicle description and plate number.

(b) The Weekly Report is available to 'regular' customers who prefer that format, and is also made available to the general public. The Weekly report will be provided on Thursday evenings.

4. Youth Fly Fishing Summer Camp

"Canoeing, Conservation & Fly Fishing" will focus on flatwater strokes leading to basic moving water skills. Campers will have the opportunity to experience their new abilities during the last 2 days of camp as we test the waters of the Bow River. Along the way, they will take part in sessions on fly tying, fly casting, coldwater conservation/river habitat, fishing & river etiquette, and fly fishing on the Bow River. July 25-29, 2005. 5 days. Ages 10-17. Limit 12 participants. $150.00.

This special camp is made possible with support and volunteer help provided by:

Angling Outfitters Association of Alberta
Calgary Hook & Hackle Club
http://hookandhackleclub.tripod.com/
Trout Unlimited Canada-Bow River Chapter
http://www.bowriver.org/
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development,
"Hooked For Life" program
http://www.anglersatlas.com/press/2002/ab_20020711.php

Bow Waters Canoe Club
Contact: 1-403-235-2922
bwcc@telusplanet.net
http://www.bowwaters.org/

5. Discovering Aquatic Insects

Join entomologist and teacher Dr. Lynn Moore and Teacher in Residence and Outreach Specialist Roland Kirzinger for an up-close look at the weird and wonderful world of aquatic insects. We will explore wetlands with scoops and buckets to discover the hidden wonders of the aquatic world and examine the amazing adaptations of insects and other aquatic invertebrates. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Tuesday, July 5th
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Glennfield Parking Lot, access off Macleod Trail and
Bannister Road S.E.

Registration: Registration is required, please phone 297-7927
Admission: By donation (suggested $2.00 per person) all proceeds
support education programs in Fish Creek Provincial Park Sponsored by: Alberta Community Development, Fish Creek Provincial Park and the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society Phone 297-7927 for more information or to register http://www.friendsoffishcreek.org/

6. Calgary Weir Project Funding Announced

On Tuesday, March 22 at Pearce Estate Park, the Calgary Weir Improvement Project Steering Committee announced the funding of $6.4 million in funding support creating a new river park on the Bow River. The Calgary Weir Improvement Project involved the modification of the Calgary Weir to increase the safety on the river while improving fish passage and wildlife corridors.

The money presented at the ceremony will allow for the modification of the Calgary Weir. The modification of the area about the weir, to be called Harvie Passage, will feature two channels - one for typical boaters and floaters, the other featuring a wider variety of whitewater features appropriate to more skilled paddlers. Additionally, parking and pathways will be incorporated into the plan to limit the impact on the surrounding natural areas.

For more information about the Calgary Weir Improvement Project - Let the Bow Flow: www.parksfdn.com/abcalasnpfc/doc.nsf/doc/projects_weir.cm

7. Environmental/Conservation Concerns

(a) Calgary Pathway & River Clean-up

With the warmer breeze in the air, believe it or not, it's that time of year to start thinking about the 38th Annual Pathway and River Clean-up, Sunday May 15, 2005. We look forward to another exciting year of large groups, wacky names and colourful costumes. Can we beat out total record of garbage collected last year - 8,810 kg? I can hardly wait to see.

The goal of Calgary's Pathway and River Clean-up was to remove all the litter that accumulated along our river banks over the winter months. As well as the eyesore this garbage creates, it's also potentially deadly to Calgary's wildlife.

For more information please contact CAOC at 270-2262 or email coac@caoc.ab.ca.

http://www.calgary.ca/docgallery/BU/parks_operations/river_cleanup_volun
teer_package.pdf

(b) A Tale of Two Rivers:

(i) Bow River

"Calgary Wild is an exciting new project by the Alberta Wilderness Association and Wildcanada.net developed to illustrate the important links between the City of Calgary and its surrounding wildlands and wildlife. It encourages citizens to be involved in low-impact wildland recreation opportunities and actively participate in decisions about local and regional wildlands."

"In our recent CalgaryWild.net survey, you told us that Kananaskis Country and the Bow River valley are the places that you, as Calgarians connect with. You also told us that you want to get involved in the effort to protect these places. Here is your chance. Click on the image below to take action to protect Kananaskis Country, the Bow River, your culture, heritage, water and wilderness!"

See Bow River Action Centre: http://www.calgarywild.net/getinvolved.html

(ii) Missouri River (Montana)

Missouri river at risk of drying to mere trickle. The longest river in America has been so badly affected by drought it could be unnavigable by next year.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=634667
ALSO: See Appendix below

(c) Big Bow Float: A Centennial Canoe Voyage

We're happy to announce our upcoming Big Bow Float - A Centennial Canoe Voyage! The Big Bow Float will be a four-week 657-kilometer continuous canoe trip spanning the entire length of the Bow River. Most importantly, the trip is followed by a 10-month public outreach and education campaign.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please go to our website at www.bowriverkeeper.org

Bow Riverkeeper Danielle Droitsch will be joined by native-Albertan-paddler-extraordinaire Jim Kievit and his dog Rocco. They will commence the trip at Bow Glacier and finish at the confluence with the Oldman River.

The voyageurs will spend 21 days on the river and eight or nine off-river days in order to hold informal public education sessions and meetings with interest groups and Bow Riverkeeper Partner organizations. About the public outreach and education campaign: Bow Riverkeeper will "take the canoe voyage to the people" through a series of public outreach slide shows including school presentations.

The Big Bow Float will commence this summer 2005. Precise dates for the trip will be announced closer to summer, once we can better ascertain flow levels.

If you are interested in our trip and helping us out
i. Check out our website and visit it frequently to learn more about the important issues facing the Bow River. ii. Help us set up public presentations in your community once we've finished the trip. iii. Volunteer to help! Use our contact form to reach us. We will be compiling a list of volunteer needs and will contact you for help shortly. iv. Please consider making a donation to help us with this trip toward our post-trip education and outreach campaign. Your support will help us spread the word and reach as many Albertans as possible

8. Clubs/Groups
- Hook & Hackle Club Calgary
- Fly Tie Tuesday Calgary
- Northern Lights Fly Tyers Edmonton

(a) Hook & Hackle Club Calgary
http://hookandhackleclub.tripod.com/index.html

Michelle writes: "Although I missed the meeting with guest speaker Bob Scammell, I understand his talk and slide show on his 'home waters', the Red Deer River, was very well received. Dennis Killips announced that the club has created a new fly tying manual for beginners. It will be available at the meeting this week."

May 11: Business meeting, Fly tying, Beginners fly tying .
May 25: Fly tying, Beginners fly tying
June 08 - Dan Bell presentation, business meeting, Fly tying. June 22 - Casting clinic, Bank side barbeque

Meetings are every 2nd & 4th Wednesday except December, July & August at BOW WATERS CANOE CLUB. Visitors are always welcome!

(b) Fly Tie Tuesday Calgary

This group's second to last session was May 3. There was no formal flytying prepared as Dave Jensen www.flyfishalberta.com presented a slide show on Alberta "Hatches". It was an opportunity to see some great photography and information on the insects you will see on the rivers of Alberta and the flies that match them. One attendee wrote: "Dave's presentation was amazing. I think anyone who would have seen it would not believe the quality of the photos he takes. If he ever could not guide for what ever reason, he could teach photography courses!"

Informal Flytying & Flyfishing. Every Second Tuesday - Winter Season. Rose & Crown Pub, 1503-4th St. SW, Calgary. E-mail flytietuesday@hotmail.com for info or to get on the mailing list.

(d) Northern Lights Fly Tyers Edmonton
http://www.nlft.org/

May 14, 2005 - Beginners Fly Casting Course http://www.nlft.org/files/BeginnersCastingClinic05.PDF
May 14, 2005 - Muir Lake Silent Auction

9. River Courses
- River Safety & Etiquette
- Driftboat Rowing
- Pontoon Boat Rowing

(a) River Safety and Etiquette Course

This two hour evening course will introduce participants to the theory of basic river safety, including river reading, hazards, risk assessment and risk prevention. Other topics will include boat ramp etiquette & river etiquette (also known as "Rules of the River" or "The Keys to Self-preservation on the River"!!), safety equipment & PFD's. As well, there will be an introduction to rescue throw bags and a throw bag practice session.

Evening Course
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Fee: $39.00

(b) Drift Boat & Pontoon Boat Rowing Course

You've been wanting for a long time. It's finally here - your new drift boat. You're excited and ready to try it out. You've never really handled a drift boat before but excited to try. Is this a dangerous situation? YOU BET! Drift boats are a highly maneuverable boat that can change direction quickly, as well as get out of control quickly. Mix in a little fast water and you have the makings of disaster.

Or maybe.....You've had your boat for awhile, but your friends give you a hard time for not keeping them in the zone while fishing!

In either case, this course is for you! You will have the opportunity to learn and practice common rowing strokes, basic avoidance maneuvers, and anchoring. We will also discuss safety and identify hazards often encountered on the water. We will also demonstrate how to effectively read water and fish from a drift boat. This course will steepen the learning curve for new drift boat owners. Learn not just how to row, but to fish your passengers.

Drift Boat Rowing Course
10:00 - 4:00 pm
Fee: $299.00* per person, two person minimum.
*includes River Safety & Etiquette Course

Pontoon Boat Rowing Course
10:00 - 4:00 pm
Fee: $239.00* per person, three person minimum.
*includes River Safety & Etiquette Course
*includes shuttle of participants vehicles

Courses are arranged throughout the season on demand.
Call Michelle for details 278-9165

10. Drift Boats/Pontoon Boats For Sale - Used & New

(A) USED BOATS

Want to sell your boat? Send us the details, and we will provide a complementary listing in our next Update.

(i) Pontoon Boats

Water Skeeter River Guide 2003. 10-foot double-bladder 1200 denier PVC whitewater pontoons and lots of room for fishing tackle and camping gear. Elliptical aluminum frame, removable casting platform, brass oarlocks, PVC coated cooler/ tackle bags, 7-foot oars, padded swivel seat w/ sliding frame and mesh storage compartment on the back. The perfect weekend paddle craft! Seldom used. $1,000 firm. Ron (c) 710-7000
(h) 255-3593.

(ii) Drift Boats

#1 is a new listing. There have also been several price adjustments to other boats.

(#1) 1991 16' Custom Clackacraft. Complete with: 2003 trailer, 9 foot cataract oars with floating blades, 3 life jackets, anchor and new anchor rope. $4950.00. Jeff (h) 403-278-6834 (b) 403-920-5498 (c) 403-831-9082. daydrifter @shaw.ca or jeff_thomson@transcanada.com

(#2) 14' Aluminum Drift Boat. Lifetimer drift boat made in Duncan BC. Indestructible. Was a BC Guide boat at one time. Motor mount a unique feature for a drift boat, 2 anchors, 3 oars. This is great boat for a partnership. Allspeed Aluminum trailer. New wires and new ball joints. First $3,000.00 takes it. Email timrawlings@shaw.ca and ask for email pictures. Tim Rawlings 403-615-9551.

(#3) Maravia Fly Fishing Raft. Custom down river Outfitters Frame, large custom dry box, NRS anchor system, carbon fibre oars, new outfitters blades, 2 spare thwarts, mint condition, $4200.00 obo, Please call Tel: 250-427-4050

(#4) Fly Fishing Drift Boat. Mahogany strip, fiberglass coated in perfect condition (original owner, rarely used). Includes all related eqpt. (trailer, anchor, oars, 3 life jackets, required marine safety gear package). $5,000.00 o.b.o. call days 221-6420 or eves Tel: 403-640-9852

(#5) 2003 16' Ro Drift Boat. White/Blue. Storage: large bow & front seat watertight compartments, lid-covered waterproof oarsman seat compartments. Cup holders, rotating front and rear seats, solid front and rear leg braces, rod-breakage-protection storage system, adjustable oarsman seat, rear foot release anchor, foot brace, counter-balanced 9' cataract oars, tie down strap & boat bra. Very maneuverable, tracks easily, even in strong currents. Excellent condition. Two seasons Bow River use. Double roller trailer. $7,800.00 Firm. Kim S at 403-948-0482 or stream_side@hotmail.com

(#6) 14' River Jonboat, welded hull, trailer, padded swivel seats, footbrace, oars, lifejackets, anchors, spare tire, ready to fish. In Turner Valley. 403-933-3984. $1,500.00

(#7) 13' Radon Drift Boat - ideal for 2 - fiberglass with beautiful wood accents and knee brace. Comes with oars and tilt trailer. Everything you need to float your favorite river. Lots of storage compartments - must be seen. $3,500 takes it all - (403) 329-8847.

(#Cool 2004 Hyde Low Profile. Pro Series. Recessed rod holders. $8,500.00. Ryan at 403-875-4000.

(#9) 16' Wooden Driftboat, Marine Grade Mahogany, Heavy Duty Trailer, 3
Years Old. $3,000.00. Brian Evans at (h) 403-860-6850.

(#10) 16' Fibrefix Industries - Plains Drifter. Bottom Width: 58",
Freeboard: 24", Spirit Drifter trailer. $4,900.00 O.B.O. Doug at 403-863-6315.

(#11) 13' Osprey Daydrifter Deluxe. Excellent Condition, Complete with oars, boat cover and trailer. $4,300.00. Phone Les at (w)
403-213-2939(h) 403-931-2546.

(B) NEW BOATS

Four of the boats that we use in our rental fleet, including the new High Plains Drifter, are also available for sale. Photos of these new boats can be seen at www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com/, go to "Our Boats". For pricing
information, please contact michelle@bowrivershuttles.com.

(#1) South Fork Skiff

The South Fork Skiff is the lightest, easiest to maneuver, most versatile drift boat on the market. Since its introduction in 1985 the South Fork Skiff has become the boat of choice for scores of professional outfitters and serious anglers on the Snake, Green, Madison, Yellowstone, Big Horn, Missouri, Jefferson, Big Hole, Beaverhead and many other rivers in the mountain west.

(#2) Bow River Skiff

The Bow River Skiff is an evolution in drift boat design. Extracting from the best design features of other drift boats, the Bow River Skiff is a boat that is easy to row and a pleasure to fish from. Custom built for you, right here in Calgary, you pick your color combination, and get ready to fish for many years from this tough, durable, aluminum design.

Starting with the "South Fork Skiff" hull, we have added fly-line friendly features that include: level skid resistant wooden floors, knee braces with stripping baskets, pedestal seats, Bo's foot release anchor system and anchor nest, and an adjustable split rowers bench seat. Add to this great storage capacity for all your gear. This boat handles and maneuvers like no other- you might even get a chance to fish when your friends take over the oars!! http://www.telusplanet.net/public/shuttles/Bow-River-Skiff.pdf

(#3) Maravia Spider 13' self bailing raft with Arachnid Fishing Frame

Feedback from the river says that the Spider, loaded with an Arachnid Fly-Fishing frame, is one of the best fishing rigs available.

(#4) Fish-Rite High Plains Drifter

For the technical fly fisherman, an extraordinarily low profile and fly-casting design amenities make the High Plains Drifter the purist's dream come true. Since 1978 our custom-built, welded aluminum boats have earned the accolades and respect of countless boating enthusiasts.

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APPENDIX

Missouri river at risk of drying to mere trickle
The longest river in America has been so badly affected by drought it could be unnavigable by next year By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor 01 May 2005

Two hundred years after its source was discovered, the giant Missouri river is drying up. The longest river in the United States, long nicknamed the Big Muddy, is becoming the Big Empty.

Six consecutive years of drought have cut its flow by a third, crippling agriculture, denuding reservoirs and endangering shipping. By next year the giant river - described by the author Mark Twain as "too thick to drink and too thin to plough" - is expected to become unnavigable. And scientists fear that this may be only the start, as global warming takes hold of the American West, causing droughts that could last decades.

When Meriwether Lewis and William Clark struggled up the river's 2,540-mile length to reach its source, in the Rocky Mountains in Montana in 1805, they were awed by its power. Lewis wrote - with better observation than spelling - that the three tributaries that meet to form the Missouri "all run with great valocity and thow out large bodies of water".

Not now. Thirty-nine of Montana's 52 rivers arelisted as "very dry" because of the drought. The governor of Montana, Brian Schweitzer, has said that this year is expected to be even more arid than the past six years. More than 60 miles of the giant Oahe reservoir on the Missouri, 231 miles long, have dried up, with just a narrow channel where there was once a lake that was up to five miles wide. Boat ramps, meanwhile, have been left stranded a mile or so from the nearest water.

Hydroelectric power from the dams on the river has been cut by a third, and riverside coal and nuclear plants are running out of cooling water, threatening power cuts and blackouts. Farmers are having to do without water to irrigate their crops. Shipping is also beginning to shrink. The largest barge operator has not run a vessel up the river for two years because the water level is so low, and though some traffic continues, officials say it will probably have to cease altogether next year if the drought does not break.

The situation has become so grave that Governor Schweitzer has asked the Pentagon to bring home some of the state's 1,500 National Guard troops from Iraq so that they will be ready to fight fires in Montana's tinder-dry forests.

But the most serious threat to the Missouri, however, is the lack of snow in the Rockies. The "snowpack" on the mountain range provides 70 per cent of the river's flow, releasing water gradually as it melts in the spring and summer. But in some places it is between a half and a quarter of its usual size; in January golfers were playing in shirtsleeves on Montana courses that are normally covered by snow until April.

Global warming is being blamed for the lack of snow, and may bring even harsher conditions in future. Studies of tree-rings in the area, stretching back 1,200 years, show that in previous warm periods, the area was hit by mega-droughts lasting 20 or 30 years at a time.

Governor Schweitzer warns that this drought is "probably going to be around for a little while". Experts increasingly fear that the Missouri
- and much of the American West - may be reverting to its historic dryness, with incalculable consequences for scores of millions of the region's inhabitants.
2 May 2005 12:49

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: Bow River Shuttles - Update - May 19, 2005 Reply with quote

River Report & Fishing Conditions - WEEKLY - Thursday May 19, 2005

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. Volunteers - Needed
4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
5. Water Temperature
6. Weather
7. River Etiquette**
8. Today's Quote
9. Publicity
10. Remove



1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing this past week:

Glenmore to 22X: 4%
Glenmore to Policeman's Flats: 7%
22X to Policeman's Flats: 4%
22X to McKinnon Flats: 13%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 45%
McKinnon Flats to Legacy Island: 11%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 12%
Legacy Island to Carseland: 4%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Friday May 13
Pol/Mck: Great day. Landed 15 fish. "They were all eating the little red thingee"(*). More rainbows than browns. Many in the 15"-19" range. Even one bull trout. Water clarity was good to the Highwood, then a bit cloudy, but mixing very well. Caught the last fish just above Mac. (*)san juan worm. THANKS TO K.M.

Pol/McK: Several rainbows and browns to the net. Nymphed, mostly with dark san juan worm. Best 20" rainbow. Hatch activity: caddis. THANKS TO MIKE TURNBULL.

Saturday May 14
Pol/McK: Landed several rainbows. Best 20". Stonefly nymph and san juan worm were productive. Highwood coloring the water. Tons of hatch activity - caddis, mayflies and a third unknown. THANKS TO "C.C. PONTOON BOATERS".

Pol/McK: Overall, a good day to be on the river. Brought several near the boat, but none landed. Success with wooly bugger and small beadhead green nymph. Water somewhat dirty after the Highwood. Absolutely tons of little mayflies and #12 caddis. Saw three rising fish. THANKS TO DOUG KRAUSS.

McK/Cars: Landed nine fish, lost a dozen more. A mix of rainbows and browns. As usual, we lost the bigger ones! Best was 20" rainbow. Used spinners - panther martens. Water a little cloudy. Visibility two feet. Saw what looked like black caddis flies. THANKS TO TOM VANDERLAAG.

Sunday May 15
22X/McK: A hot day 22°C!! Best fishing was above the Highwood. Landed four or five good looking rainbows, best 17". Success with streamers - black cone head bow river bugger, and also with nymphs - red devil #16. Lots of mayflies, and later on, caddis. Not many risers. Water dirty along river-right below the Highwood. About a third of the river, along river-left, was still dark green, but got dirtier approaching McKinnon. THANKS TO DAVID OPRESNIK, ANDY ANDERSON AND MONTY BUECHLER. (Monty was the successful bidder at the Calgary Hook & Hackle Club's live auction for the use of our Bow River Skiff. Today was the day, and he was joined by Club President David and Past President Andy).

McK/Cars: Spent several days on the river, camping overnight. Water quite dirtied-up today. A bit slow. Landed two browns and one 21" rainbow. All were big fat fish, very healthy. Mostly nymphed off the bottom with double beaded stone and san juan worm. Good success early morning and late evening with streamers - bead head leech and cone head bugger. Little action from the boat; best fishing from wading. Noticed caddis hatch today. THANKS TO GARRY SWENDSEID pickybuggersflydrifting

McK/Cars: A bit slow. Water a little murky, but started to clear up closer to Carseland Weir. Fish holding in slow deep water. Had to work to get them to move. Double rigged with san juan worm, plus very small nymphs - copper john, evil weevil, etc. Best was a 23" rainbow. No hits on streamers. A few mosquitoes, quite a few mayflies. THANKS TO STEVE DENGER.

Monday May 16
Glenmore/22X: Bad slow day. Steamered up a few fish early on, but could not bring them to the boat. Also got a couple of whitefish on nymphs, and hooked several trout, but again, long distance released. Once they bumped the river flow up, and that "white crap" started running, it became virtually impossible to fish. You couldn't keep your hook in the water without getting that crap on it. That was it for the day. We were on a fun float, and just enjoyed the drift out. Quit at noon. THANKS TO LANCE FILIMEK www.elkangler.com

Police/McK: Streamer results were poor. Nymphing was fair, and worked intermittently - prince nymph and hare's ear. Landed several rainbows, lost a few more. No browns. Best was an 18" rainbow. Below the Highwood, fished only on river-left. A lot of dirt on river-right. Fish were found in the quieter water today, not in the more vigorous water. Lots of pale morning dunes, and some caddis. No rising fish. When using streamers, kept hooking soft mushy piles of ????, very pale whitish color, maybe last year's broken down weeds?? I've never seen this before. THANKS TO CHRIS MILLS

Police/McK: A pleasant day to be on the river. Fishing not particularly good. Landed three rainbows - best 20" - and one brown. Success with nymphs - stonefly, san juan worm and small bead head pheasant tail. Kept bringing in stuff that looked like bunches of white Jell-O, which got stuck to everything - like glue. Not seen before in 20 years. Maybe something being released from the reservoirs upstream?? THANKS TO PETER CROWE SWORDS.

Tuesday May 17
No Report

Wednesday May 18
No Report

Thursday May 19
22X/Police: Short trip. Water high and ugly. Chucked streamers at the banks. A couple of hits before the takeout, but nothing landed. Visibility one foot. THANKS TO MIKE TURNBULL.

22X/McK: Really high and fast water. Used spinners - #2 & #3 mepps. No luck. However, I always enjoy the ride. Highwood coming in muddy. Picked up "white stuff". - THANKS TO BILL FANCOURT.

Pol/McK: Water very, very fast - cold and discolored. Lots of stuff floating - broken weeds and white algae (looks like toilet paper). Hoped for stonefly action. Worked the banks with streamers, fished only from the boat. Looking for fish in the shallows, along the shore. Very windy. No luck today. THANKS TO "GREEN HEAD".

3. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers BY SENDING US AN EMAIL after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 156.58 cms approx
Historical average this date: 85-90 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

5. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: 12.3
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

6. Weather

Today:
High today: 19°C
Wind Speed: 19 km/h

Tomorrow, Friday:
Mainly sunny, high 16

A May long weekend without snow? Believe it! In fact it's now starting to look quite nice through the season's first long weekend. Temperatures should be in the mid to high teens in the Calgary area, and in the low 20s across southern Alberta. There is a chance of some afternoon showers Friday, however, it's only a slight chance.

Several showers and thunderstorms bypassed Calgary to the north on Thursday, but a westerly wind prevented any moisture from developing
from Calgary south to the US border and east to Saskatchewan. cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-52_metric_e.html

7. River Etiquette**

Some thoughts on etiquette:

May 13: "After you land a fish, get out and go back to the top of the run".
May 14: "Help a new angler if it's obvious they are having trouble, offer useful tips, share a fly or two".
May 15: "When fishing catch & release, use tackle heavy enough to land the fish without a prolonged fight".
May 16: "Respect private property, ask first, leave gates as you found them".
May 19: "Protect the resource, don't litter"

8. Today's Quote

Fishing rule #1: The least experienced fisherman always catches the biggest fish.
Fishing rule #2: The worse your line is tangled, the better is the fishing around you.
Fishing rule #3: Fishing will do a lot for a man but it won't make him truthful.

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River Report & Fishing Conditions - WEEKLY - Thursday May 26, 2005

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. Volunteers - Needed
4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
5. Water Temperature
6. Weather
7. River Etiquette**
8. Today's Quote
9. Publicity
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1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing this past week:

Glenmore to 22X: 9%
Glenmore to Policeman's Flats: 4%
22X to Policeman's Flats: 4%
22X to McKinnon Flats: 20%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 46%
McKinnon Flats to Legacy Island: 4%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 11%
Legacy Island to Carseland: 2%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Friday May 20
22X/McK: "The Float last Friday went well. The water was high, runoff has started, and visibility was only a few feet. Below the Highwood river the fishing was poor. Between Fish Creek and the Highwood, our party, hooked 10 fish and landed four. All were caught on nymphs, girdle bugs, large brown stoneflies and 52 Buick, dead drifting at bottom of river. Lots of Mayflies and Caddis on the water but I only saw two fish rise and dry fly fishing was unsuccessful. I think the Bow will be too high until mid June. Will be floating again in late June etc and will use your service. Will recommend your service to all who visit Calgary for a float." THANKS TO ERIC MACDONALD FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

22X/Police: Not a real good day. Water high, green colour, 2.5 feet visibility. Tried streamers - bow river bugger. No luck. Tried nymphing
- san juan worm, small nymphs (evil weevil, stonefly). Still no luck. Mayflies were out, as well as some caddis. THANKS TO SHAUN FEDECHKO.

22X/Police: "Took a recharge day and went out to stretch the back and play around on 22X to Police. Water visibility was not bad. Flow is very high. Worked the back channels and the seams on the islands. Several hookups - 2 nice Rainbows in 22" - all on black stone." - THANKS TO MIKE GELINAS www.flythebow.ca

Saturday May 21
Michelle writes: "We were not able to contact anyone for a report this evening. The 'white stuff' reported in recent days (described variously as Jell-O, toilet paper, sticks like glue) has been confirmed by several people as being an algae. Longtime guide Carl Blomer reported yesterday that there was much less of it in the river."

"Not that many days ago, the water at McKinnon was brown almost right across the river. Today, it was more of a green color. The water from the Highwood must be mixing in well. Although still running high, the volume of the Highwood has reduced over the past couple of days. http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RHIWMOU.gif. The volume of water on the Bow has also dropped about 20% over the past two days, from 156 cms down to 125 cms."

Sunday May 22
22X/McK: Landed five on the worm. Three rainbows - best 16" - and two browns. Nothing on stonefly or pheasant tail. Humongous caddis hatch, also pale morning dunes. No risers. Good visibility - 7.5 out of 10. Highwood now coming in almost the same color as the Bow. THANKS TO MARK BUTLER.

22X/McK: Landed several big rainbows and one good brown, blew off a few more. Hitting on caddis emerger and caddis pupa. Streamers not working. Caddis by the gazillion, some blue wing olives. No rising fish. Visibility 2.5 feet, Highwood water mixed well at McKinnon. THANKS TO MIKE ROBERTSON.

Pol/McK: A bit on the slow side, but great success at one 'honey hole'. Landed at least a dozen in short order, lost more. Mostly rainbows, including one 25", a few browns. Success with nymphing - prince nymph and san juan worm. Lots of caddis coming off. Visibility pretty good. Highwood didn't bother it. THANKS TO STEVE CHISHOLM AND GORDON KELTER.

McK/Cars: "Just finished an overnighter from McKinnon to Carseland. The river has definitely come down from the reports published late last week. Just on the brown side of green, with about 2-3 feet of visibility. Lots of fish for the taking; you just have to be in the right water. Got them every which way - deep nymphs, streamers, emerging caddis, you name it. Hard to pick a 'hot' pattern, but they sure were pounding the stonefly first thing this morning. Landed seven trout on it before breakfast, and missed as many others." THANKS TO GREG MCDERMID FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Monday May 23
Pol/McK: One of my better days personally. Had eight on, landed four. They were 21", 22", 23" & 24". All rainbows. Had to work the pools to get them. Caught nothing while drifting. Nymphed, got all four on stonefly. Lost the fish hooked with san juan worm and copper johns. Good visibility. Highwood no problem. The "white stuff" (i.e. algae) was gone today. THANKS TO CLINT ECKLUND.

McK/Cars: It was a good day. Landed ten fish. Good mix of rainbows and browns. Included a nice big 25" brown, caught in a backwater. Various nymphs worked well - wooly bugger, big stonefly, san juan worm. Water visibility pretty good. Some caddis later in the day when it got cloudy. Nothing rising. Very windy, hard rowing from Legacy Island to the takeout. THANKS TO COLIN B.

Tuesday May 24
Glen/22X: Really good day. Hitting on streamers and dryfly - elk hair caddis. A few rising fish. Good visibility. Saw caddis, march browns and blue wing olives. THANKS TO DAVE BROWN www.elkangler.com

22X/McK: Very good day. Nymphed. Everything worked, including stone, worms & caddis. Landed about 30 fish, all rainbows, no browns. Best 25". Water fairly clear, 4' visibility. Highwood no problem. Blue wing olives and caddis. THANKS TO TOM WINDSOR www.bowriverhookers.com

Wednesday May 25
Pol/McK: It was an OK day. Visibility good - 2.5 feet, water nice & green. Highwood no issue. Fished streamers all day. Wasn't great. Results from streamers should be much better in these water conditions. Landed about a dozen. Success with many patterns, including clousers, wooly buggers, conehead bow river buggers. Mix of rainbows and browns. Caddis were out, and tons of midges. THANKS TO JAY P. Thursday May 19

Thursday May 26
Pol/McK: Frustrating day fighting the wind. Landed eight or ten fish. Good mix, best were 22" rainbow and 16" brown. Nymhped all day - caddis puppa. Caddis coming off. Visibility pretty good, 3 feet. Highwood OK. THANKS TO TOM WINDSOR www.bowriverhookers.com

3. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers BY SENDING US AN EMAIL after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 156.58 cms approx
Historical average this date: 85-90 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 101.91 cms approx
Historical average this date: 110 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

5. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: 14.0
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

6. Weather

Today:
High today: 19°C
Wind Speed: 15 km/h

Tomorrow, Friday:
Sunny, high 22

Keeping the lawn green and the garden growing will require the garden hose for the next few days. The weather is not going to be of much benefit, as sunny and dry conditions are expected to persist. The gusty wind we've been enduring for a few days is finally dying down, and it should be calm Friday.

The sunshine may be abundant, but by no means will the weather be unusually hot. Temperatures will peak in the low twenties over the next few days, which is just slightly above normal. High temperature records at this time of the year are in the low thirties.

Something we didn't mention on television Thursday: The long term outlook as described by Canadian computer models would indicate sunshine and a high of about 20. The American computer models are forecasting high temperatures closer to 30. The Canadian model is usually right in these situations, but we'll keep our eye on both of the models over the
next few days to see how this plays out. cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-52_metric_e.html

7. River Etiquette**

Some thoughts on etiquette:

May 20: "Report game law violators"
May 21: "Be mindful of your manners and language, particularly around youngsters — they learn from example."
May 22: "Offer advice only if asked, and ask only if you’re willing to listen. Talking to another angler is acceptable, and quite proper. Not talking to another angler is acceptable, and quite proper."
May 23: "If you spot someone on or near a section of water, that section of water is theirs until they move on — even if they stay for the day."
May 24: "And, as much as it hurts not to fish there, stay out unless you have their permission to enter their domain."
May 25: "Examples -
• An angler just studying the water
• A person or party having a bank-side picnic
• A person or party just sitting on the bank enjoying the scenery
• Children or adults playing in the water
• Bait, spin cast, or flycasting anglers
May 26: "When approaching another angler to find out “how they are doing,” “what they have observed,” “what flies they may be using” or if it’s okay to share the immediate area being fished — use care as not to spook the fish in the area."

8. Today's Quote

"No sport affords a greater field for observation and study than fly fishing, and it is the close attention paid to the minor happenings upon the stream that marks the finished fly angler." - George M L La Branche
- The Dry Fly and Fast Water [1914].

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River Report & Fishing Conditions - WEEKLY - Thursday June 02, 2005

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. Volunteers - Needed
4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
5. Water Temperature
6. Weather
7. River Etiquette**
8. Today's Quote
9. Publicity
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1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing this past week:

Glenmore to 22X: 3%
Glenmore to Policeman's Flats: 3%
22X to Policeman's Flats: 6%
22X to McKinnon Flats: 14%
Policeman's Flats to McKinnon Flats: 39%
McKinnon Flats to Legacy Island: 12%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 18%
Legacy Island to Carseland: 3%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Friday May 27
22X/Pol: A short fun float with the family. A bit slow. Hooked a couple on blackstone, and had some hits on san juan worm. THANKS TO GREG JARVIS.

McK/Legacy Isl: Water clarity good, 3 feet. Water temperature 54F @10am. Worms and caddis emergers were working well. Landed over 20 fish, mostly rainbows plus two browns. Best was a 22" rainbow. Little bit of caddis hatch activity. The shuttle company provided service today that was above and beyond the call of duty. Michelle is the best. THANKS TO TOM WINDSOR www.bowriverhookers.com

McK/Legacy Isl: "Very good Day fishing. Water visibility 3 feet. 21 fish. All Rainbows. Best action on small green caddis nymph. Best fish landed 22". Many more large fish broke off." THANKS TO LEE ROBINSON FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Saturday May 28
Mck/Legacy Isl: Performed extremely well. Fish holding deep. All on san juan worm and brownstone. All rainbows. Smallest to the boat 24", largest 28" (10 lbs). The large one ran me into my knot in my backing twice. Visibility great. Not a lot of hatch activity. THANKS TO MIKE GELINAS www.flythebow.ca

McK/Cars: Good day. Landed four rainbows. Best 27". All on streamers. Dark bow river bugger worked well. Visibility 2-3 feet. THANKS TO DAVE KONDICS.

McK/Legacy Isl: Fishing was excellent. Landed 15 fish. Best rainbow 24", big & heavy. Best brown 20", very fat. About 3/4 caught with streamers, the rest nymphing. Good visibility 4 feet. THANKS TO BRUCE & MARK WHO PHONED IN THIS REPORT.

Sunday May 29
Pol/McK: Overall, a very nice day to be fishing. It seemed like we had the river mostly to ourselves. Landed a number of rainbows, three of which were in the 19"-20" range. All success was on streamers - cone head bow river bugger worked very well. Nothing on san juan worm. Some caddis. Saw only one fish rise. Visibility very good. THANKS TO '02 CHEV 2500 Po (HE'S SHY - HIS FIRST REPORT)

22X/McK: "Pretty good day on the river. I took a new fly-fisherwoman down and she caught 6 even with fighting the wind. Caught all our fish on a golden stone or san juan worm. Thank you for the excellent service." THANKS TO SAM MILLER FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Monday May 30
LegacyIsl/Cars: Quite a good day. Got four or five to the boat. Lost another two or three. Mostly rainbows plus one brown. They were taking a variety - some success nymphing with san juan worm. Also landed several with streamers (not sure of the pattern - brown colored). Caddis all over the water. Saw a few rising fish. Tried to lay down some caddis, not successful. Visibility good. THANKS TO A. BLUE DODGE

Tuesday May 31
22X/McK: It would have been a perfect day if not for the wind. The fish were biting like crazy. Landed about a dozen. All rainbows. The best three were between 18"-22". Most taken with a variety of nymphs. However, we also had good success with streamers, including the wooly bugger. The fish were not in the fast water. Found many at the tail end of pools. Some caddis and lots of midges. No risers. Visibility good. THANKS TO DOUG SEAMS.

Pol/McK: "Windy day, a lot of forward rowing, but all big fish. The worm and golden stones were producing. Shanon's boat caught a 25" Whitefish - quite a sight! We pulled in 6 fish over 19", a mix of browns and rainbows, all in deeper water. River has quite bit of color now, and is a little high from the weekend." THANKS TO RS FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Wednesday June 01
Pol/McK: "Thanks for the great service. Police to Mac, pretty slow day. Moved a fair number of fish, lost several and landed five. All rainbows and all really beat up ones, one with no lips left, largest 23". Smaller cone head Bow river bugger in black with no flash. Rained a lot of the day. Tons of midges and mayflies with no fish rising. Cheers." THANKS TO DALE CAMERON FOR THIS EMAIL REPORT.

Thursday June 02
McK/Legacy Isl: Crazy day. Saw six seasons. Morning started off just fine. Then we got pounded by hail, and pulled over for thirty minutes because of lighting. Wind was brutal in mid morning. Fish were very aggressive. San juan worm and golden stone were working very well. Smallest brown to the boat 16", smallest rainbow 24". The rain was causing visibility to deteriorate by late afternoon. THANKS TO MIKE GELINAS www.flythebow.ca

Michelle writes: Much needed rain has arrived. The Bow at Calgary was running at 166 cms as of 5:00 pm this afternoon. The flow of the Highwood is up 38% from noon yesterday (22.8 cms to 31.2 cms) and the
Sheep has increased 120% (7.4 cms to 15.4 cms).

Highwood: http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RHIWMOU.gif
Sheep: http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RSHEEBLA.gif

3. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers BY SENDING US AN EMAIL after your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What goes around, comes around!

4. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 145.92 cms approx
Historical average this date: 135 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

5. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: 14.1
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

6. Weather

Today:
High today: 18°C
Wind Speed: 23 km/h

Tomorrow, Friday:
Showers, high 15

June rain...gotta love it! S. and Cent. Alta. are getting a good soaking. The rain will become more showery in nature tomorrow, and despite the ever-present threat of showers through the weekend, we will see sunny breaks both Sat. aft. and Sun. morning. Sun. will probably be the mildest day of the next five, as the mercury attempts to crack 20 degrees. The cool and unsettled weather pattern will resume next week,
with more showers probable... cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast: http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-52_metric_e.html

7. River Etiquette**

Some thoughts on etiquette:

May 27: "Always approach the angler from behind and to the side. When you address another, do so politely, if there is no response, assume your company or access is not welcome, say “thank you,” and move on."

May 28: "When passing another angler do it with common sense. Most people don’t like to fish where the water has just been beat to a froth by another angler, so leave some unspoiled water between you and the other angler before entering the water. This distance is determined by the ratio of anglers on the water."

May 29: "If fishing on water where only one or two anglers are in sight, observe the other anglers few minutes to see how fast they are moving upstream – then give them space to fish for about an hour before you enter the water. This could mean leaving two to three prime fishing spots open before returning to the water."

May 30: "When fishing in areas when it’s crowded, moving up-stream one hole or run is totally acceptable."

May 31: "If on the river bank, swing out up to 20-feet as not to spook any fish upstream from the angler."

June 01: "Consider crossing the river and proceeding up the other side to another location."

June 02: "If several anglers exist and are “leap-frogging” back and forth, leave each plenty of room to fish upstream before you enter the water."

8. Today's Quote

Final Words
An old man in his final breaths called in his family and said "I must apologize to you all. I suppose I haven't been the perfect father and husband. I shamefully admit that I spent as much of my life as I could in the woods and on the streams. I was rarely at home during the fishing seasons and I'll admit that I spent too much time at the fly shop, and too much money on rods and lines and reels." He paused here to rest for a minute, then continued. "I've been a terrible father and I hope you all forgive me." Then he paused again and looked around. Then he closed his eyes and smiled and said in a half whisper to himself, "and on the other hand....I have caught a helluva lot of trout." - Anonymous

9. Publicity

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:59 pm    Post subject: The New Bow River - The First Boats Reply with quote

Bow River Shuttles - Update - June 25, 2005

1. TUC Press Release
2. Boat Launch Repairs
3. Fly-Over & Exploration Float
4. Boat Launch Conditions
5. River Flow Rate


The worst of the Flood of 2005 is behind us. It's time to turn our attention to what needs to be done to protect our fishery, and to repair and replace our boat launch facilities.

1. TUC Press Release

I have attached the Trout Unlimited Canada press release "Floods and Fish - Short-Term Loss, Long-Term Gain". In part it reads:

"Garth Soby, President of TUC's Bow River Chapter in Calgary, also sees both the good and bad in this year's flooding. 'Although access points to the Bow, including our Chapter's lease on Legacy Island, has been severely damaged, we shall soon see how a river system has the ability to regenerate and thrive when it is left to its natural devices. What we recommend to our members, as well as all anglers across Alberta, is to practice safe catch-and-release fishing on all watersheds that have been affected by the flooding, until researchers can determine the extent of the effect on our fish populations'." SEE APPENDIX

2. Boat Launch Repairs

In a letter to Dave Coutts, Minister of Sustainable Resource Development, Don Pike, of TUC and Bow River Company, writes in part: "It is essential that repair and, if necessary, replacement of these access sites be made a high priority as part of the flood recovery plans being made by the Province."....."So I urge you to seriously consider the idea of implementing emergency catch and release regulations pending post flood studies and to ensure that flood recovery funding be put in place for both the studies and repair/replacement of the access sites."

Longtime guide Tom Cutmore of Must Be Nice Drift Company also encourages contact of government officials regarding boat launch concerns.

3. Fly-Over & Exploration Float

A fly-over of the lower Bow was done on Wednesday, and an exploration party drifted the river on Friday. These trips were organized through Fish Tales Fly Shop, on behalf of the Angling Outfitters Association of Alberta. Excellent video footage was produced during both trips.



There were mere minutes spent fishing during the entire trip. One fish was hooked and lost, and the rods were mostly put away, in favour of taking in the amazing sights.

The explorers found that, other than Policeman's Flats, there were no other incidents of true destruction. Many changes - yes. Destruction - no. Many Islands seem somewhat smaller, but they are still all there. Unlike 1995 when one of the larger ones was taken out. Of course, the water is still high, and more island structure will become visible as the water drops. New mud banks are visible in several locations where the river bank was stripped away. Lots of silt and fine sand piled up on river banks and on islands. The still very high water allowed them to float channels they didn't know existed. The water still needs to reduce some three or four feet before it gets back to the level it should be. Even with the high water level on Friday, high water marks showed that the river flowed some seven feet higher than that, during it's peak last week!

Back to the fish. Some fifteen to twenty fish were seen rising throughout the day. That seemed like more than were seen in recent days before the flood. They wondered if there truly were more risers, or whether they were just being noticed because of the nature of this trip. Many minnows visible in pools. Lots of scuds, leeches and worms. A lot of hatch activity was going on - pmds, many midges and some caddis. Also evidence of recent stonefly. No dead fish were found.

There was a safety warning from this group: many trees lining the bank are in a very precarious position, with erosion to the land around the roots. A tree fell into the river just after they had floated by it, in the side channel above McKinnon. The next high wind will cause many more to fall into the river. There is also a concern for walking on banks that are eroded and on the verge of collapse. Also, stepping off of banks sometimes finds one immediately in four feet of water.

All in all, our four intrepid drifters can hardly wait for the river to calm down and clear up. Further exploring and learning to fish the "New" Bow River should make for great stories and good memories for the balance of the 2005 season.

4. Boat Launch Conditions
Friday June 24

Glenmore: The loop at the end of Heritage Drive was still barricaded. However, the parking lot area is high and dry, and the water on the street has all dried up. I imagine they will open the street as soon as they run a street cleaner around to collect all the mud. Maybe already today?


Policeman's Flats: Now Policeman's Island. The roses were in full bloom.



Fish Creek: Gates are still locked. Park officials have met with representative from the fly fishing guiding community. They fully understand the importance of getting that boat launch up and running as soon as possible. We walked to the launch site today (Saturday), and found that a repair crew had patched up the broken asphalt where the road divides, and had repaired the shoulders to within a couple hundred yards of the parking lot. I imagine that job will be finished by the end of the weekend.


McKinnon Flats: The water had once again receded, and is only up from the boat ramp by 20 or 30 feet. A third or more of the parking lot on that east side is still a big mud flat, but will probably dry up fairly quickly, baring no more rain.



Legacy Island: The channel crossing is now much wider and somewhat deeper. It's unknown what TUC will do with this site.



Carseland/Johnson Island: The gates are still locked. The first parking lot is now mostly above water, as is the road to the "Point" parking lot. From what I could see through my binoculars, a fair amount of mud and silt, with lots of animal tracks, on that road.


5. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon Frid June 24:

Fish Creek near Priddis: 3.65 cms
Bow River at Calgary: 343.36 cms
Highwood River near the mouth: 76.62 cms
Bow River below Carseland Dam: 550.00 cms

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

Advisories & Warnings
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/advisories/

Forecaster's Comments
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/ForecastersComments/

Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux

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APPENDIX
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Floods and Fish – Short-Term Loss, Long-Term Gain

Fish Rescue Hotline Running to Report Fish Left Stranded by Flood Waters
Calgary, June 22, 2005 -

Now that flood waters have begun to recede across Alberta, Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) is turning its attention to the implications for the fish populations of the flooded rivers.

“Although the images we have seen lately show the power of water to reshape our daily lives, there are long-term benefits for their river and the fish species that live within it” said Brian Meagher, TUC’s Alberta Biologist. “Natural flood events such as this have the effect of flushing out materials from the river systems, such as litter and weeds.”

Meagher noted that for fish species, the flooding is both good and bad. “For species that spawn in the spring, such as rainbow and cutthroat trout, habitat has obviously been severely disrupted by this event. Additionally, the insect populations that these trout rely upon for food will be impacted. This will have a significant impact to the numbers of these fish we see in the short term, as both the eggs and fry have likely not survived. However, fall spawners such as brown trout should have great recruitment. Once the waters clear up, the number of spawning locations available will actually increase. With improved reproduction and less competition, we could expect to see increased survival and growth of those fish that make it through.”

Garth Soby, President of TUC’s Bow River Chapter in Calgary, also sees both the good and bad in this year’s flooding. “Although access points to the Bow, including our Chapter’s lease on Legacy Island, has been severely damaged, we shall soon see how a river system has the ability to regenerate and thrive when it is left to its natural devices. What we recommend to our members, as well as all anglers across Alberta, is to practice safe catch-and-release fishing on all watersheds that have been affected by the flooding, until researchers can determine the extent of the effect on our fish populations.”

Brian Meagher also noted that the TUC office has been receiving calls from Albertans discovering fish in locations where they are not normally found. “We’re hearing that fish are being found in ponds and puddles at a distance from their home rivers. If you find this type of situation, please call TUC’s Fish Rescue Hotline at 1-866-374-5455 and our staff will advise on the best course of action.”

About Trout Unlimited Canada
Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) is a not-for-profit conservation and educational organization. Founded in 1972, TUC’s focus is on volunteer-driven, member-based resource conservation. TUC Chapter members volunteer their time and effort to preserve coldwater habitat within local watersheds. TUC's national office is in Calgary, Alberta.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

July 9th

1. Boat Launch Conditions
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)




1. Boat Launch Conditions

Glenmore: Has been open for a number of days, and is just fine.

Fish Creek/22X: Fish Creek Park is still gated and locked at Bow Bottom
Trail. The repair work they had completed on the main road after Flood
#2, leading from Bow Bottom Trail to the boat launch, was somewhat
demolished with Flood #3, and nothing further has been done. No work yet
has started on repair of the actual boat launch.

Fish Creek/EastSide/GolfCourseSide: This gate is now open at 9:00 am.
O.K. as always for smaller boats and pontoon boats.

Policeman's Flats: Still Policeman's Island.

McKinnon Flats: They brought in some heavy equipment on Friday
afternoon. They scrapped off a lot of silt from the "ramp" area, and
piled it over the fence near the toilets. Looked good. We'll have a look
today and see how the guides who were out yesterday fared with backing
trailers on to the ramp area.

Legacy Island: Not accessible.

Carseland/Johnson's Island: The park gates were opened on Thursday. The
first boat ramp, near the bottom of the switch backs, has been graded
and graveled. You can take out there. The road to the second parking lot
at "The Point" has been graded and graveled, and is in better shape than
it has ever been! Unfortunately, the boat launch at "The Point" is not
usable. There has been significant erosion to the ramp, starting just
behind the wooden kiosk. But most significant is the silt/sand bar that
sits across the entire bottom of the ramp. It is several feet high, and
blocks the width of the ramp. I imagine they will soon bring in some
equipment to fix this, and we will keep you informed. We are going there
today.

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

We have had no leisure fishers on the river until yesterday, when two
customers went out. A few guides were out on Thursday, scouting in
preparation for a corporate float that went out of one of the shops
yesterday. As a result of that float, more than a dozen guides were on
the river yesterday.

As most of you know, the water in town started to green up a bit by
about Wednesday. We're told the visibility is a foot or more. Although
the Highwood is still coming in dirty, the water at McKinnon is
surprisingly green. Not a good as in town, but not brown either. The
water at Carsland still has a brown tinge to it.

One of our guide customers floated Mac to Cars on Thursday. He said the
fishing was actually quite good, although the water was still too dirty
to figure out the changes to the river bottom. One of our leisure
fishers, previously identified in our Fishing Reports as "Just Call Us
The Rude Boys" did that same float yesterday. They were planning to not
be off the river till late, so we don't yet have their report.

3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon Friday: 233.6 cms approx
Historical average this date: 160 cms approx

NOTE: THE "FIGURE" IN THE THIRD LINK BELOW APPEARS NOT TO MAKE SENSE IN
LIGHT OF THE 233.6 CMS ALREADY MENTIONED. HOWEVER, ON THURSDAY
AFTERNOON, THE FLOW RATE DROPPED FOR A SHORT TIME TO 150.86 CMS.

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif



Happy fishing!
Kindest regards,
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of this morning, Michelle and Armand have ceased to operate the shuttle company.
I wish them luck in any future endeavors.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:26 pm    Post subject: Bow River Shuttles - Operations Ceased Reply with quote

Dear Customers,

I appreciate the feedback I've received over the past few days - emails,
phone calls, and personal conversations. Thanks to all of you for your
thoughts, comments and suggestions.

As a result of this feedback, I've decided to cease operations of Bow
River Shuttles permanently. This is effective immediately.

Much of the feedback was supportive. Thank you. You know who you are.
However, some of it suggested a probable lack of support. It also
brought to light what we consider to be unrealistic customer
expectations. These, combined with ongoing legal advice, led to my
decision.

There appears to be more resistance to the increased shuttle fee and the
waiver than we thought there would be. That seems to have trumped
concerns about liability and insurance. In fairness, our customers are
being told by our competitors that they are fully insured, and are not
raising their prices. This is apparently being accepted at face value.

Customer expectations regarding damage to vehicles and trailers has
always been excessively high in relation to the amount of the shuttle
fee. However, I've been shocked to learn that it was even higher than I
ever imagined.

And finally, further legal advice has suggested that the associated
risks were just too high, even with the added insurance and waiver.

I'd like our customers to be aware of the type of insurance we were told
was required by a shuttle service. During our inquiries, another option
or two were initially suggested by various brokers, including by the
broker that most outfitters and guides use for their liability
insurance. However, when the underwriters found out what a shuttle
service actually does, those options were ruled out. Here's what we were
told we needed:

1. Insurance required for drivers and for the owner/company:

(a) For drivers:

Standard Policy Form (SPF) #2 Drivers Policy: provides $1,000,000 third
party liability coverage, and collision coverage with a $500.00
deductible, up to $50,000 vehicle value. The cost, per driver, for a six
month policy is $1,050.00.

(b) For Owner:

Standard Policy Form (SFP) #6 Non-owned automobile policy, providing
$1,000,000 of liability coverage for each hired driver. The cost, per
driver, for a six month policy is $1,673.00.

The total cost, per driver, for six months is therefore $2,723.00.

2. Shuttle Van Insurance:

A commercial vehicle policy, plus S.E.F. No.6C Revised Public Passenger
Vehicles Endorsement. This is for carrying passengers, which in my case,
were my drivers. I've always had this insurance.

3. I've also carried a "Commercial General Liability" policy. However, I
discovered that it does not cover bodily injury or property damage
related to vehicles.

I've enjoyed tremendously working with many wonderful customers. I've
had the best customers in the world. I've enjoyed the planning that goes
into organizing the shuttle runs each day. I've enjoyed traveling the
countryside throughout the changing seasons, and being near the river
every day. Those things I will miss.

Thank you for your business.

Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux

P.S. To customers for whom we have a vehicle key: Starting tomorrow
evening, Tuesday July 12 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, I will be in the
parking lot at Deer Valley Shopping Centre (corner of Bow Bottom Trail
S.E. and Canyon Meadows Drive S.E.) to return your key. Look for a teal
colored Mazda truck with our logos. I will also be there on Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday evenings, July 13, 14 & 15, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Should your key be a $1.50 Canadian Tire version, worth less than the
gas for you to come and retrieve it, just send an email with your
vehicle description, and I will destroy the key."
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:43 am    Post subject: thanx for news Reply with quote

TroutBumAB wrote:
Bow River Shuttles - Daily Report Saturday, October 09, 2004

1. River Traffic
2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions
3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)
4. Water Temperature
5. Weather
6. River Etiquette**
7. Today's Quote
8. Volunteers - Needed
9. Publicity
10. Weekly Report?
11. Remove



1. River Traffic

Where folks were fishing today:

22X to Policeman's Flats: 4%
22X to McKinnon Flats: 14%
Policeman's Flat to McKinnon Flats: 35%
McKinnon Flats to Janzens (Legacy Isl): 8%
McKinnon Flats to Carseland: 35%
Janzens (Legacy Isl) to Carseland: 4%

2. Water Conditions/Fishing Conditions

Police/Mac: Bitter cold. Hard to handle boat in wind. However, had a
decent day fishing. Used double San Juan, Black Wooley Bugger. Caught a
number of fish, several well into 20"+. Floating weeds a bit of a
nuisance. THANKS TO GREG JARVIS.

McK/Cars: Nothing spectacular. Caught half dozen small Rainbows.
Nymphed, used San Juan and Copper John. Early in the day, noticed small
fish jumping 12" out of water. Taunting the fishermen? THANKS TO PAUL
HOUSLEY.

Janzens(Legacy Isl)/Cars: Nymphed early in the day. Brown San Juan.
Caught several little Rainbows, and one 24" Rainbow. Streamers seemed to
work better later, between 1-3pm. Black & White Clousure. Some weeds.
Some hatch activity, but fish not rising, even though there was surface
activity. THANKS TO ROB COX.

3. River Flow Rate (m3/s)

Noon today: 86 cms
Historical average this date: 63 cms approx

http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/regions/prairie/bowriv.html
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/tables/BOW-RBOWCALG-WL.txt
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/water/ws/data/hydro/figures/_RBOWCALG.gif

4. Water Temperature

Bow River below Carseland Dam: Noon today: 10.5 °C/ 50.9 °F
The water above the Weir should be somewhat cooler.

5. Weather

Today:
High today: 15°C
(this was at 10am - by 3pm, it was down to 7°C)
Wind: 23 km/h

Tomorrow, Sunday:
Mainly sunny, high 17

Our afternoon showers materialized, a little more than we realized...
The showers that developed following a cold frontal passage this morning
will end this evening, with the sky clearing by morning. That should put
us in a position for several days of sunny, mild, dry weather. The temp.
could peak above 20 degrees both Thanksgiving Day and Wed. Long live a
return to Indian Summer! cfcn.ca

Five Day Forecast:
http://weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?yyc

6. River Etiquette**

At The Boat Ramp — Offer help to others who are unloading. They may not
accept your offer, but this helpful attitude is a great way to start the
day off.

7. Today's Quote

"There is no use in your driving 200 miles to fish when you can be just
as unsuccessful near home." - Mark Twain [paraphrased]

8. Volunteers - Needed

Consider helping out your fellow flyfishers by sending us an email after
your float (or call 510-8913), with a brief water/fishing report. What
goes around, comes around!

9. Publicity

Please forward this email to your fishing friends, with a copy (Cc...)
to Bow River Shuttles. We will add their names to our address book for
this River Report. Thank you for your help.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bow River Shuttles - Update - September 08, 2005

1. The Calgary Foundation's 50th Anniversary Celebration
2. Insurance Issues
3. Shuttles
4. Shuttles - Private
5. What Clients Are Saying...




1. The Calgary Foundation's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Michelle writes: "I received this invitation from the Calgary Foundation. If you have some time to spare this Saturday, please notify the organizers immediately that you can attend. The launch of the Harvie Passage will be of interest to many fly fishers, as this project will include a new boat launch, to be located on river left, above Harvie Passage."

From The Calgary Foundation:

"Dear Friends,

Attached is an invitation to The Calgary Foundation's 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 10th at Prince's Island Park that will feature:

Complimentary BBQ lunch

Musical entertainment including The Fates, Maria Dunn, Latin Beat Band, Corb Lund Band, and Ian Tyson

Bow River Expo - 20 local environment groups providing a variety of fun-filled activities for youth of all ages including:

o Performances by Frog Puppet Theatre and Evergreen Theatre

o How to make a raft demo and old-time photo's by Fort Calgary

o River Raft Rescue Patrol Boat by Calgary Fire Department

Speeches & Presentations - a salute to The Calgary Foundation's 50th Anniversary, The Province of Alberta's 100th Anniversary, and the launch of the Harvie Passage - the redevelopment project of the Calgary Bow River Weir

to help make this family fun event a success, we would appreciate your assistance in extending this invitation to the clients that you so successfully support, colleagues, and other individuals that you feel would be interested in attending the event.

All attendee's must RSVP as soon as possible. For entry, a print out per family/group of this invitation is required. RSVP to 802-7720 or rsvp@thecalgaryfoundation.org

We look forward to celebrating this special anniversary with you. See you on Saturday, September 10th!!!"

Michelle writes: "Conceived as the "Weir Project" by Howard Heffler of the Bow Waters Canoe Club, and now being launched as the Harvie Passage, this project will change forever the way the Bow is floated within the city of Calgary. For more information on the history of this project, check out these websites (be sure to look at the artists drawing of the project on page 14 of the Bow Waters Canoe Club pdf, the first link
below)":

http://www.bowwaters.org/weirproj.pdf
http://www.undercurrentsonline.com/News.aspx?control=ViewNews&id=65
http://www.abcanoekayak.org/events/
http://albertacentennial.ca/calendar/calendar_event_details.aspx?eid=243
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http://www.thecalgaryfoundation.org/events.htm
http://www.vcrossing.com/whats_happening/pdf/pksfdn_springsummer05.pdf
http://www.parksfdn.com/abcalasnpfc/doc.nsf/doc/projects_weir.cm

2. Insurance Issues

After returning from my brief mid-July getaway, I decided not to give up on Bow River Shuttles. This change of heart was due to the support and encouragement I received from many of my clients, via email messages and phone conversations. I resumed my search for affordable liability insurance. Special "thanks" to my clients COLIN ROBERTS, KEVIN HAWES, GEOFF PALKO, DON GIBSON and DON MORRISON for their advice as well as for recommending a number of insurance brokers. I have been in discussions with these brokers over past six or seven weeks. Although it's been slower than molasses in January, there may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel.

3. Shuttles

Even if I'm able to secure appropriate coverage in the next short while, it's now unlikely that I will be able to resume my regular shuttle service this season. It's becoming increasingly difficult to justify the cost of acquiring insurance this late in the fishing season.

4. Shuttles - Private

Since late July, I have been providing a limited number of client-requested private shuttles at a rate of $80.00 (incl GST). I have been working with my husband Armand on these shuttles. If you would like to arrange a private shuttle, please give me a call the evening before your float, from 7:00 - 9:0O pm. If possible, several days notice would be even better.

Bow River Drift Boat Rentals continues to operate.

5. What Clients Are Saying...

"What trauma's you must have endured over the last few months? I will miss everything that was your shuttle service. Reading the emails you received says it all, people do care, as for the others, 'waist' is just that!! You were right in your decisions though as fisherman we will suffer in other ways. I wish you well in the days ahead. Doing the right thing is always hard in the face of adversity. You and your services will be greatly missed." - C.J. 08/03/05

Happy Fishing!

Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux
www.bowrivershuttles.com
www.bowriverdriftboatrentals.com
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:49 pm    Post subject: Bow River Shuttles - Special Update - November 17, 2005 Reply with quote

Bow River Shuttles - Special Update - November 17, 2005

1. Elbow River Brown Trout Survey
2. TUC Bow River Chapter/Member Night
3. Remove?



1. Elbow River Brown Trout Survey

On Saturday November 19th there will be an Elbow River Brown Trout
Survey and there are a few spots available. It is organized in
cooperation with U of C and Golder Associates. Please see the two
attachments for more information on the event. If you wish to
participate please contact Jill Diamond at Riverwatch
(jdiamnd@telus.net).

http://www.golder.com/
http://www.riverwatch.ab.ca/

http://www.riverwatch.ab.ca/viewpoints/angler.cfm

2. TUC Bow River Chapter
http://www.bowriver.org/

Member Night

Monday November 21, 7:30 pm at Earl's Westhills, Westhills Shopping
Center - Glenmore and Sarcee The evening will consist of a Chapter
Update and Member News followed by special guest presentation:

"Fly Fishing Argentina: San Martin de los Andes and Neuquen, Northern
Patagonia"
Presented by:
Erica Hiebaum from Southern Cross Outfitters

Enjoy a brief presentation and learn of the floating and wading
adventures for trophy brown trout in the rugged Argentinean landscape.
Don't miss this opportunity to see first hand the exciting possibilities
that await the adventurous fisherman!

Seating is limited. Please be on time. New members are always welcome.
For more information contact Craig Cooper at 803-8235

http://www.southerncrossoutfitters.com/

Happy Fishing!

Kindest regards,
Michelle Magotiaux
403-278-9165
www.bowrivershuttles.com
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