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  1. Yeah I saw that too. Probably put up there by some hipster doofus.
  2. TU has it posted, don't know if that counts as a fly fishing website.
  3. There is a huge issue about that this year in the Bighorn, in past years it was terrible in the Livingstone. I recall hearing about someone who rigged up a toilet seat on a tree leaning over the Oldman River. In the same time period I was fishing the area after the Labor Day weekend and came upon a pile of human excrement about 2 feet high that was obviously the s*#t pit for the summer for whoever used as their 3 month spot. The crowd that behaves this way seems to move wherever they think they can get away with that type of behaviour. Some people should be punished for raising kids with no sense of responsibility.
  4. I read somewhere that whites are more susceptible than trout, primarily because they tend to be more of a bottom feeding fish and are more exposed.
  5. I caught a whitefish that was infected with whirling disease in the Bow, in 1994.
  6. Saw a couple in the Elbow in the Roxboro neighborhood two weeks ago. they were both dead.
  7. Thanks guys that was my feeling but I wanted confirmation.
  8. So I am looking at taking a buddy fishing and was thinking of doing about 8 km of walking and wading on a small river in the foothills. Is that too far to take a new flyfisher and is it doable in a day?
  9. Actually Lille was operated from only 1901 to 1912 by the West Canadian Colleries producing coking coal, which is why the old coking ovens are still there located north of Frank. The Green Mountain mine operated from 1909 to 1953 and initially was a underground mine but was converted to an open pit mine by Scurry Rainbow, who gave up on the project and eventually were bought by Devon Canada. Who then sold the rights to Benga Mining aka Riversdale Resources. This operation is located north of Blairmore, no where near Lille. I have hiked to both locations as I lived in the Pass for 15 years. Yep get it right!
  10. The Grassy Mountain project started in 1909 and the public consultation will be held this October. Let me see 9 carry the one that's 111 years to get to this point. If Atrum takes as long that means the project will be this point; In the year 2131, will there even be a sun, will the UCP run, as a political par-ar-ar-tee
  11. Well if this mine takes as long to move along as the Grassy Mtn one just north of Blairmore there will be plenty of time for it to get killed. The Grassy Mtn one is only just now going to public consultation. By the time that the Atrum one gets further along Kenney will be drummed out of office and the NDP will kill the project. Jason Nixon is a simplistic stooge of Kenney's and we could write a million letters to him and get not one inch closer to having this shutdown. So pick your spot.
  12. Bow is flowing 225 cubes/sec in Calgary right now, up from 180 yesterday, and 234 cubes in Cochrane. Will be high even by the weekend. I am going to hit some water down south away from the foothills. Hopefully it won't be crazy busy.
  13. It's not just the east slopes that are busy, went to Dogpound in the lower reaches where I have had very little in the way of crowding, and every access point had one or even two vehicles. Covid has allowed many people the time to hit the waters and they are doing so. Will be a summer that the fish will get hammered.
  14. a buddy of mine built a cradle a couple of years ago and he closed off one end and jury rigged some handles on the other end, he said it works well.
  15. Ran into that a couple of summers ago at Picklejar. Some people are simply morons.
  16. Not much of a drift before you get to Harvie Passage
  17. Didn't close the parks down. You can go into the parks just can't use a motorized vehicle. Walk, hike or bike is fine.
  18. Nice, my tomatoes are about the same, I find that it is a bit early for squash. I usually put those seeds in pots at the end of April. Unless they are winter squash.
  19. Was by the Canadian Tire on Richmond Rd and they were selling licenses. This was last Tuesday Mar 31.
  20. I sent a letter to the (dis)Honorable Jason Nixon and got the standard form letter back that says nothing, in fact a friend got exactly the same letter the only change being the my name. Just full of political double talk and it is absolutely clear that those boneheads in charge at the Legislature have no work-life balance and that anything that isn't profitable is on the chopping block. Heaven help us all.
  21. That's a positive spin on the situation. Kind of countered by the "its all going to s*#t " mindset.
  22. There are some big rainbows, and right now the backswimmers are on.
  23. I spoke a few years ago with an old timer, I believe he passed away a few years ago. He told me that he would string a net across the creek to catch fish and leave it overnight, then haul in a load for the winter. This was in west central Alberta. Maybe that behaviour was passed down.
  24. Wasn't in Alta, I caught them in Baynes Lake BC, the day before I got creamed on my bicycle. Was going to go for cutthroat in either the Bull or the White River but couldn't do much with one arm.
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