Police Outpost Lake is located near Cardston in southern Alberta. It has been designated as a trophy fishery. The rainbows are finally getting into the 18 to 20 inch category. The lake water maybe a bit cooler although overstocking may have slowed the development of the rainbows. Hopefully the correct balance of fish stocking with the amount of food that is available in the lake will be found so the triploids get large.
You can only harvest fish larger than 50 cm at the lake. The delayed harvest concept can work with the cooperation of the fisherman.
Betty said that the lake was amazing one day with hatches making the rainbows quite active. The next day, well, it was quiet. Not as much bug activity to make those rainbows eat!
I think I would have gotten caught up just enjoying the view.
Thanks for the pictures Betty and Steve!
Looks like the flies below received a good mauling at Police Outpost. Chironomids, balanced flies, a P-Quad variation and a caddis pupa imitation were getting the fish to "take."