|Tim with a very nice October Westslopes Cutthroat Trout|
Tim and I headed out on a mid-October fly fishing trip to Southwestern Alberta. So the title "Winter Cutthroats" may be a little deceiving, but since winter in Alberta starts in September, it adds to the elusiveness of this trip. We drove through the Highwood Pass to the Trunk Road, which was quite the scenic drive. I highly recommend this drive to anyone when conditions permit safe travel.
|Beautiful Upper Kananaskis Lake on a cool fall day, a great sight to take in when heading to the Highwood Pass|
|Tim with the first fish of the day: a nicely colored little cutthroat trout|
All in all, it ended up being a really solid day of fishing. Tim started off with a pretty little cutthroat on the nymph, and I picked one off on a size 20 dry fly. The coolest part was watching the video back at home because you can actually see the cutthroat come up and sip the dry fly in crystal-clear fall water and then get chased and almost EATEN by a big ol' bull trout while scrapping away!
|Myself, with a really big mountain whitefish taken on a nymph|
|Tim with a smaller bull trout taken on a nymph during the epic double-header|
We capped the day off with a cold beer to celebrate what we though might have been the last mountain trip of the year. Overall, it was a really fun day and I can't wait to see the video and share it with you all once it's edited!