Rainbow Trout taken from the Bow River Dec 1 2013
What a great way to start of the Christmas season. My four and a half year old daughter and I went fishing together today. We were fishing the lower stretch of the Bow River and did very well in a few short hours. As a team we caught three browns and the rainbow trout you see in this image. My daughter asked me if she could take my picture of the fish we caught together, I’d say she makes a great photographer for a young lady don’t you think?
We caught all of our fish today on a Japan Special Rapala Countdown minnow imitation. Sometimes it pays to think outside the box and use lures that the local river inhabitants have never seen before! Looks like we made our trip happen in time as there is a major snow storm blowing in tomorrow.
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An Interview with Ari Vineburg of TheFishingLife.com.
Come Hell Or High Water
Well the water was high and it resembled a hellish landscape for a month but through all the destruction we managed to salvage the year. Many decent fish we landed by many of my clients. It was not a season like past years! Years previous it was not uncommon to land 20 fish a day but this year was a challenge to say the least. We did persevere and overcome many of Mother Nature’s obstacles. I am truly grateful for all the clients that I had the pleasure to fish with this year. Thank you so very much for your business and all the laughs and stories we shared. Here are some pictures of some of the beauty fish we were able to catch and release.
Above Dawn lands a beautiful Rainbow Trout just before Legacy Island.
A lovely Brown Trout landed and released by John on a float from Policeman’s Flats to McKinnon Flats
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September 29th, 2013 · No Comments
Have you ever just wanted to get in your car and drive? Drive far away with one goal in mind, fishing for something you have never caught before. Casting your lure into the unknown water wondering what will come out of the depths of that lake. Just a tank of gas, some fishing gear and a camera; ready to take on a brand new world. Summer holidays this year left me pondering, what to do and where to go? With so many species of fish on my bucket list, and a blown out Bow River; I decided it was time to make memories in a new and promising landscape. On a thought and a phone call, the stage was set, Sandpoint, Idaho for both Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. The internet has opened up many doors for me, doors that would otherwise have been closed tightly if it was not for a computer, an internet connection and this Blog.
I logged into my computer last week and signed into my Email account, typed in the numbers to my good friend Dwayne Parsons’s cell phone and impatiently waited him to answer. I got plans, dreams and goals of Largemouth Bass baby. He picked up the phone after five rings with a “hey Canuck, how are you”. I just wanted to say Bass, Bass, that’s what I want! I informed him about the happenings in Calgary and the state of the Bow River. He was saddened by what I had told him, Dwayne knows about my deep passion for both fishing and guiding the river. My presentation was simple, “the river here is blown out. I want to get away and do something I have never done before, fish for those BIG Bass you tell me about in Idaho”. I think Dwayne was both shocked and happy. “Mike, I am so pleased you thought of me for a visit. I would be honored to have you down to fish with me in a few weeks”. Bam the stage is set! The past few years has been guiding the Bow River steady, I have gradually made a name for myself and my passion for guiding! Now it’s time to hire a guide and be the client for a change. [Read more →]
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