These trout adapt well to new surroundings and can tolerate less ideal conditions than the brook trout. Like other trout, they require well-oxygenated water and are most active in water temperatures ranging between 54F (12.22C) and 64F (17.78C).
Brown Trout – Salmo Trutta
Spawns:late fall/early winter
Special Traits:transplanted to north America in 1883
Successful hatchery programs have […]
The brook trout, or speckled trout is actually a member of the char family and can only exist in habitat that meets it’s strict requirements for water quality and temperature. Brook trout must have well-oxygenated water and prefer temperatures between 52F (11C) and 61F (16C). Brook trout can be found in both streams/rivers and […]
The rainbow trout are a favorite wherever they are found and are able to adapt to the widest variety of water temperatrures and quality. As a result, rainbows have been successfully stocked in countless cold water fisheries around the world. Like other trout, the rainbow trout feeds on a wide variety of aquatic organisms, […]
With the popularity of sport fishing so high in North America the demand on many of our river and lake systems can not be matched by the watersâ€™ ability to reproduce fish. Many popular rivers today have been protected with Catch and Release (C&R) regulations as a means to maintain the quality of fishery; […]
also it should be said that good tackle of any sort is not only its own reward but is absolutely essential if you would have the best of the sport. from:The Fine Art of Fishing by Samuel G.Camp
While Samuel G.Camp wasnt referring to fly reels, that statement holds true today.
With the selection of […]
After yesterday’s Bow river fly fishing (Canada) outing I was eager to head out to fly fish the Bow river again. I was somewhat shocked by the amount the water level had lowered and the clarity. Water was over two feet in visibility today and had dropped by about a foot. That was […]
Did my annual trip to BC/Alberta early last August and it was nothing short of fantastic. Sorry for the late posting but better late than never. Our aim was to fish the Lower Bow for a few days and then head south and west from Calgary and fish the Kootenay region for […]
With no fishing plans for the day I decided to go out and scout locations to fish along the Bow. That way once the water improved enough I wouldn’t waste any time touring. On the off-chance I brought my gear; wouldn’t want to see fish rising and not have a rod nearby.It was a […]
With the rivers in central and northern Alberta still reeling from our wet June I packed my floating easy chair and made the trek to Peppers Lake on the Forestry Trunk Road.Peppers is located about 1hour west of Rocky Mountain House. The lake is managed as a put and take fishery and is stocked […]
I hardly know where to begin. I just spent a week fly fishing at Austinâ€™s Alaska Adventure Lodge near Nome in northwestern Alaska. Unless youâ€™ve looked at a map of the area, you would be surprised, as I was, at how far that is from here….
This pic says it all, a sign post in […]
During a weekend of intermitent showers and thunder strorms I managed to sample a developing rainbow trout fishery.
Located about 15 minutes from Edmonton this small, weedy pothole lake was subject to frequent winter kills wiping out any stockings. Over the last couple of years aerators have been placed in several of these winter kill […]
With the flooding in the Calgary area I decided to stay away from the Bow on my first Alberta fishing adventure. Not about to let that get in the way I headed out a few hours from Calgary in hunt for some rainbows. I had heard of some stocked lakes – figured it should […]
Wading the flats…sight casting to aggressive gar pike with bad attitudes…sound like Ontario fly fishing? It is! I was finally able to connect with Nick for a day of Gar Pike fly fishing in eastern Ontario that won’t soon be forgotten!…..With conditions that Nick thought might be ideal, we set out to […]
For years I’ve been wanting to fly fish for brook trout in some of Algonquin Parkâ€™s (Canada) beautiful lakes. This past weekend, I got a taste of both the effort AND reward of just such an adventure……My geometry might best be described as being not too â€œcanoe-friendly.â€ In other words, there would be little […]
Ahhhhh! Cool mountain nights, warm sunny days. Beautiful scenery. Hundreds of miles of cool mountain streams and small rivers full of brook, brown and rainbow trout, both wild and regularly stocked. Few crowds, if not few people in general. Some days you might never see another fly fisherman. Not too good to be true, […]
Fishing for brook trout in lakes, in the spring, is pretty new territory for me. Having the right equipment can be the difference between getting fish, and getting skunked! Finding, and getting to brook trout lakes in Ontario can be a challenge in itself. Having a light, stable, compact boat […]
I made it out to the Grand River for my second time this season. Today I met up with Coldreive and Comparadun for some Brown action…We started out on the water close to noon since it was quite cold earlier in the morning. Upon arriving riverside we saw a multitude of sparrows hunting the […]
The wind stopped howling last Saturday long enough for my friend Ray and I to get out and do some flats fishing. Man, between the wind almost every day, cool temps, and a lot of â€˜red tideâ€™ this year, the fishing has been less than stellar here. Oh sure, there have been some great […]
Loop continues to make their CLW fly reel and is rumored to have their own line of fly reels in development.
I find it interesting to read rod reviews that claim that a rod â€œspeaksâ€ to the angler. Iâ€™d say that’s true sometimes. After stringing up the Loop Green line rod and fishing with it, […]
As a youth I spent most of my summers fishing for smallmouth bass in rock-strewn shallow water flats. Some of my favourite moments were from those times when there wasnâ€™t a breeze in the air and the sun was high allowing an angler such as me the chance to get a look at what […]
As I said in my last post, I went out today with friend Ray on another Chamber of Commerce day here in sunny/warm Florida. Ray had not been out for a month or so due to going back to Buffalo for the holiday and to a recent death in the family, so he was […]
After trying, without success, to pry O’Reilly’s test Damon Raquette from his hand, I am sure I hear Mr. O mutter "from my cold dead hands!" As I stood in the background jumping up and down screaming "my turn my turn!!"
It was my turn to check out a Damon fly rod. Not only […]