Tuesday, December 16, 2008

River report,Dec 16 2008

I've just returned from a "drive around" looking at conditions for the last few guides I have for this year. Yep, doesn't look good,
everything is high and dirty... not just high and dirty but very cold, slush is a big problem, we are to get another 5-10 cm of snow over
the next 24 hours.

I had a look at our rain gauge yesterday, 4 inches!!! Yes, some of that was snow,but really at 4 inches of melt, that's a lot of very cold run off into the systems. I took some shot's at the Bighead and then, for fun went to the Beaver to have a look. As you can see in the photo's not too much slow water to fish and even less anglers... good thing I took my camera and not my gear!

On another note, please be careful when around rivers for a bit, the
water has dropped and left some very dangerous shelf ice along the banks... don't ask!! Still some pretty deep water under that ice!!
I've got some big projects planned for the up coming year, I hope to have some info posted over the next month. Thanks again for a good year.
Tight lines
Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fishing report Nov 30 - Dec 10 2008

More of an update on conditions,
Most of the rivers in this area have slush, the cold nights and days have really developed some bank ice. The river levels are good, we need a few days above freezing before I'll be out.