The recent rains we have been receiving in Crowsnest Pass have been very beneficial for the area. Not only have these rains been keeping everything lush and green, but they have also been good for our local trout streams. Water levels are holding up well on all of our rivers this summer. As a result, the fish are feisty, fat, and happy.
Earlier this week, I was able to get out on the Crowsnest River. The fishing was productive but the best part was that I didn’t encounter another angler all day. This seldom happens, especially this time of the year.
Stream flows are higher on the Crow than they were last year at this time, and it was touch and go in a few places when crossing the river. I had to be careful, in order to avoid going for an unwanted dip.
Some of the rainbows I caught were bright and silvery in coloration, while others were heavily spotted, sporting vivid pink stripes along their sides. They had a lot of spunk when hooked and were strong fighters, using the heavy current to their advantage. Eventually, most were landed, and all were released.
“A good gamefish is too valuable to be caught only once. The fish you release today is your gift to another angler tomorrow.”
– Lee Wulff 1938