Experience an exciting day of ice fishing out on Spray Lakes Reservoir.
We walk and wade the challenging Bow River casting towards some fine trout. Mostly browns but some brook trout, cutthroat, whitefish, rainbows and the odd rogue bull trout. Average sizes are in the 10-15 inch range with some enormous monsters over 20+ inches lurking in the deeper holes, riffles and boulder runs. It’s a freestone blue ribbon river with calm wading and good access. Spin fishing and ice fishing too! We have flexible start times to suit your itinerary and would be happy to guide your fishing party on an exhilarating fishing adventure on the wild blue waters of the Bow River and surrounding lakes and streams.
Welcome to fly fishing the Bow River downstream of Banff with your experienced guide Big Jim Dykstra. Our client friendly walk and wade fly fishing trips include G. Loomis fly rods, breathable waders and wading boots, all the flies, leaders and tippet, lunch, spare jackets, transportation and a wise guide. The company has a fine selection of G. Loomis fly rods for your use from 8 foot three weight dry fly rods up to 10 foot seven weights for the sink tip lines and longer two handed spey rods as well.
The Royal Coachman, big Green Drakes, Elk Hair Caddis, Adam’s Irresistibles, Stimulator’s, the White Wulffe, Humpy’s, Stoneflies, Hopper’s, Jim Dandy’s deadly hand tied tungsten bead head emergers and rewarding Boogieman streamers fill out our time fly fishing the mighty Bow River.
Let’s go fly fishing the wild blue waters of the awesome Bow River near Banff Alberta.
FISHING IN BANFF ALBERTA
SPIN FISH THE BOW RIVER
Do you prefer to spin fish?? Let’s cast some lures out into the depths at those huge handsome trout. Kamloopers, Rapalas, Panther Martins, Mepps, Blue Fox, Plastics and Len Thompsons zing out of the company’s fine selection of ultralight G. Loomis spin rods. We also have a
selection of more powerful rods
for casting heavier lures at the far bank as well as a couple of 11 foot Raven bottom bouncing rods.
Brown trout, cutthroat, rainbows, whitefish and bull trout inhabit the Bow River and we have even caught a few big lake trout out of the deeper whirlpool holes. Let’s try our luck at some of the biggest fish the Bow River has to offer with the company’s choice arsenal of excellent spinning rods.
Spin fishing the Bow River in spring and fall often net some of the largest trout of the year.
FISHING IN BANFF ALBERTA
ICE FISHING SPRAY LAKES RESERVOIR
Battling fat brawling lake trout with a tiny ice fishing rod on a frozen lake surrounded by tall majestic mountains, fresh crisp clean air and spectacular scenery is a lot of fun!
We have two heated ice fishing shelters, comfortable seating, a showdown fish finder, ice augers, scoops, bait and top notch fishing gear for your use. Most of the trout are in the 1-4 lb class with a few rogue walloping 10 lb + Hawgs lurking in the depths. It’s a hook and cook ice fishing extravaganza with a fish fry at the end of the day. The company has warm studded Kamvik winter boots, extra hats, gloves, sunglasses and outer layers for your comfort.
Big Jim, Banff’s resident ice fishing guide, would be happy to entertain you, your friends and family on a memorable action packed ice fishing adventure on Spray Lakes Reservoir.