Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Central Alberta Lakes are Fishing Great
My buddy Larry finally came back home after an amazing trip with his wife, Tami, to the Mediterranean area of Europe. We were deciding where to fly fish today and I suggested we fish one of our lakes in the Caroline area. We knew that a cold front was on the way but that did not slow down the fly fishing. The lake was not busy today. The 4 loons on the lake were creating quite the ruckus while a bald eagle soared overhead looking for an easy snack.
Larry and I were impressed with the fishing. The fish were healthy and we caught lots of beautiful fat rainbows from 12 to 19 inches. The hot fly for us was Glen's Leech and another micro leech that our buddy Rick introduced to us. Rain showers in the afternoon slowed the fishing but that just made us get home in time to take in the Stanley Cup play-offs.
Catch and release fisheries do work. I can hardly wait to see what these rainbows look like in the fall.
If you want to see what lakes have been stocked in Alberta, take a look right HERE.