Parkland Region of Manitoba Brown Trout!

Parkland Region of Manitoba Brown Trout!
...and fly fishers

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Penhold Bridge Osprey and a Muddy Red Deer River

While Out photographing my son participating in the MS Bike Challenge, I saw Penold Bridge Osprey taking in all the action from their nest. Many of us have driven by the nest many times without slowing down. Today I was waiting for my son to come careening down the long hill on his Trek road bike, I took the time to photograph the three osprey in the nest.

Below you can see that the Red Deer River is still high and off colour! Most rivers in West Central Alberta are flowing high and are off colour. Hopefully by next weekend, we will have some fishable river water other than our lakes to fish!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Michele Lakes Video, ...Fly Fishing for Golden Trout

Take 10 minutes and take a look at some video of our trip to Michele Lakes to fly fish for golden trout:

Last Week Was Fantastic but then the Rain Came

Last week we had our annual fly fishing camp out in the west country. We were so lucky with the weather. The river was in perfect shape, the cutthroat were hungry although a bit fussy and 25 fly fishers and friends came by for a visit and to fly fish! Yesterday and today, almost 5 inches of rain fell and the rivers in the west country are "blown up" big time! It will be a bit before they come back into shape! 

Take a look at all the fun we had last week! The theme of the week was relaxation and fly fishing. We had a great time!

The cutthroat were eating PMDs, Green Drakes, Flavs, ants and Yellow Sallys. Small ones were the ticket for us as well as the usual assortment of nymphs!

We did have a heavy frost one morning. That made for a slow start to the day!

I already miss the campfire banter!