It’s been a while since my last post. Between a busy guiding schedule in September, running the shop and getting things winterized around here and at home, it’s been difficult to find time. At any rate, I’m glad to be back blogging again!

After a glorious September, in terms of the weather and the fishing, Old Man Winter decided to pay us an early visit, and without much warning, too. We usually don’t see him like this until the end of October, or even into November sometime, but this time he showed up a month early, and uninvited. How rude! He’s definitely overstayed his welcome this time around and everyone is hoping he leaves – the sooner, the better! If he doesn’t return until January, that will suit me just fine.

Large portions of  western Canada, including Crowsnest Pass, have been experiencing frigid, winter-like weather conditions for a couple weeks now. Temperatures have been well below normal around here, and to top it off it’s been snowing a bunch. I’ve had to pull out the snow shovel a few times, already. In total, the Pass has received at least a foot or more of snow. Judging by the snow-covered peaks of all the nearby mountains, even more snow has fallen at higher elevations. There’s about 2-3 inches of snow on the valley floor today.

While the weather has not been particularly kind to us as of late, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for those still  planning (hoping) to do some late-season fishing. Depending on which forecast you look at (or believe in most) on the Internet, it’s going to be sunny, with temperatures of between 10 and 24° C expected by Saturday. I’ll be happy with 10 Degrees. Now, where did I put that sunscreen?