20 May 2011

May long weekend fishing report /Summit lake

Well it,s going to be a typical cool May long weekend . no snow is forcasted .. The cool weather is keeping the river levels down and the Crowsnest River is fishable by my standards just don,t plan on wading into it , unless you know exactly what you are stepping into .. expect 1-2 foot visability and possibly some dry fly but definatly nymphing .. Oldman is running mud coming from the mountains ,, the clear cutting up there has been brutal the last few years The Oldman bellow the dam is running over 100 cm/s ... Beaver mines Lake is still frozen .with 2-4 feet of snow at the camping area ... Lee lake is fishing good .. Beauvais has produced some good browns recently ,unfortunatly the ones I heard of got bonked ! bummer . The gov. only stocks a few hundred browns each year and thousands of rainbows ? Crowsnest Lake is free of ice / please release the big old lake trout .. they may be 50+ years old . Summit Lake B.C. which is 10 minutes west of our shop has had a huge winter kill with 1-2 thousand dead trout of all sizes floating around .. but there is still lots of fish rising , bugs permitting .. The deal here is that the water is totally GROSS ! .. It has two foot visability and brown , with stringy white entrails of trout floating about and an oil sheen on top( Fish oil ) I had to power wash the oil off my raft . DId I fail to mention it stinks also ! Check it out if you want to veiw bald eagles and bears .we saw a black bear come down to feed and reports of a grizz and 3 cubs at the outflow end .. We will let you know when there is a change in Summit lake conditions ... Gotta Go Al B.

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