The weather in Crowsnest Pass has been very nice over the past several weeks. Who can complain when temperatures reach the mid-teens in November? If you remember last year, winter arrived with a vengence in early October and by Thanksgiving everyone had already put their fishing gear away. By this time last November, there was lots of snow on the ground and everything was froze solid. That was not to be this year, though. It’s been warm enough the past few afternoons you could have been outside in short sleeves. Okay, I stand corrected … It was almost warm enough to be outdoors dressed like this. Also, there’s been very little wind the past two days. That’s a switch! 

Early morning on the Crowsnest River

Early morning on the Crowsnest River

Although the season has closed on most of the rivers and streams in the area, there are opportunities available and places that remain open to fishing year-round. These include portions of the Crowsnest River and the lower Oldman, downstream of the Oldman Dam. It appears there’s still a bit of time to get out before weather conditions return to normal for this time of year. This could happen as early as Monday.

A Castle River cutthroat, caught during last week of the season

A Castle River cutthroat, caught during last week of season