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Hahaha I seen this video yesterday!! Man are we lucky!!

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That is nuts. Have seen it pretty bad on the Harrison or Fraser, but that is crazy.

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Lol.  I thought I'd check out this thread to see if others thought the Bow was crowded.  I see the picture of all these anglers shoulder to shoulder with the parking lot in the back and I think to myself "Man, that looks a lot like Bennett Springs!".  Then I see the title of the video.

Yup, I've actually been there.  Worked in the Kansas City area for about 7 years in the early 2000s.  Stopped in at a local Orvis flyshop, told the guy I was not around here and asked for recommendations.  He sent me to the Niangua River and adjacent Bennett Springs.  I also remember him telling me "we like March and April around here, fishing is good, no bugs and no snakes".  Snakes!  Stopped in at the Bennett Springs store/flyshop to buy my license.  Lady who sold me the license was actually born in Canada somewhere but the Midwestern drawl had now taken over any Canadian accent.  I remember saying something about the crowds.  She said "now honey, you just go out there and fish across from the bluff".  I say "what's a bluff?"  She walks me out onto the front porch and points me what I call "a cliff".  I definitely fished right there where we see the anglers shoulder to shoulder.  I would have uploaded my similar photo of the place that I have but this was before digital photos.  The fishing was exactly like that. Can't remember now if that spot was across the bluff or not.  Anyway, I do remember catching a few on small Hare's Ears.  Also fished right at the dam.  I may have returned once more after that first opening day.  But after that, I mostly concentrated on the Crappie and Bluegill fishing right in the Kansas City area.

Good memories... Thanks for posting.

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You can stay in Canada and have the same experience. Fished the fabled Nile Creek on Vancouver Island and the anglers were packed in the same way. I slipped into a spot and starting casting, very afraid of snagging someone on my back cast. Starting chatting with the fellow next to me and he asked where I was from, so I told him Calgary and he replied. The Bow! what the hell are you doing here. So it comes down to the grass is always greener. And in reality the grass is pretty green right here boys (and girls)

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In New Zealand on the North Island I fished the The Waitahanui 'Picket Fence'. Not as many people as above but the same style of shoulder to shoulder. Fishing for rainbows and browns as they start to run out of the lake and up the river. I caught a few hot rainbows and the locals look at you strange when you release em. 

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I saw another person on one of the streams I fish last year. h wait that was my fishing buddy.

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Wow...didn't see a lot of backcasts but it sure looked social...and a nice park store...now pass me a cheese ball please...

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My god, I'd quit...

 

It's like football formations!

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I like it...  A nice way of getting to know all members on this board very personally... lol 

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That reminds me of salmon fishing on the Vedder as a child

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Wow!  Why would anyone put them selves through that?

Way to much male bonding going on there. What ever happened to peace and solitude while fishing. 

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3 minutes ago, reset said:

Wow!  Why would anyone put them selves through that?

Way to much male bonding going on there. What ever happened to peace and solitude while fishing. 

It's here in Alberta

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20 hours ago, SilverDoctor said:

It's here in Alberta

Yes and when i look at that picture and others ive seen like it im most thankful to be living here. 

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