May 1st, 2012
We have been getting regular updates on water conditions from Cam Jensen, owner/operator of Eastslope Adventures in Alberta. Even though SW Alberta and SE British Columbia experienced healthy snowpack, the spring weather has been warm and dry for the last 6 – 7 weeks. Because of this the low elevation snowpack has completely cleared out and we’re expecting outstanding fishing conditions for the June 16th opener.
The last two years SW Alberta has experienced record snowpack combined with cold, wet Spring seasons. These factors combined to produce record high flows in June and therefore less than optimal fishing. Because of this possibility, Cam has spent the last few years developing a stillwater fishery less than 15 minutes from the Eastslope Adventures lodge. Cam has exclusive access to two spring-fed ponds that are both 1 – 2 acres in size. The planted fish have been lake-reared (never raised in a concrete pen) and have been planted in the lakes while 4″ – 6″ in length. This allows the fish to grow as naturally as possible while feeding on naturally-occuring aquatic insects.
We received a call from Cam Jensen last week saying that the ice was off of his ponds and they had done some preliminary scouting. We’ll spare you the exact numbers but take a look at the following pictures representing the smallest and largest fish caught by three anglers in 1.5 hours.
Needless to say, we think Cam has a pretty darn good backup plan in case of a blown out river!
Give us a call at 800-552-2729 to learn more about available June and July dates at Eastslope Adventures.