Trout Fishing in Alberta-Fishing Paradise

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Trout Fishing in Alberta-Fishing Paradise


Are you considering a fishing holiday? 

If so, look no further than a trip to Alberta, Canada, for a bit of fishing luck. Alberta is full of rivers, streams, and especially lots of trout. Alberta’s Bow River is probably the best place for hungry anglers looking for a great fishing adventure. You will not be disappointed. Alberta is home to many trout species, including cutthroat trout, brown trout, trout, and rainbows.

Using a guide is always a great way to get local advice and local knowledge of fishing tactics in Alberta’s rivers and streams. You can’t go wrong. If you are a beginner, we highly recommend a professional guide. If you’re really looking for some fun, try a little fly fishing. You will not soon forget the experience.

If you’re the adventurous type and want to get out and about on your own, we highly recommend heading straight to the Bow River. This is by far Alberta’s best trout river. The Bow River is divided into two parts. Located west of Calgary, the Upper Bow River nestles in the mountains of Banff National Park. The lower section includes a 51-mile river below Calgary. This lower area is a favourite fishing spot for trout anglers from all over the world.

Most trout caught in the Bow River are between 14 and 18 inches in length. However, you can find trout in the 20-inch range if you have a special touch. Fishing on the Bow River isn’t just about the size of trout, but the beautiful scenery and diverse ecology. Enjoy grazing deer, eagles, hawks, and falcons soaring above the river while fishing.

Another great adventure next to the Bow River is the Red Deer River.

This river requires your patience. If you’re looking for an average sized 22-inch trout, this might just be the adventure for you. This river requires patience and is considered by some to be a schizophrenic river when hunting for big trout.

The advantage of the Red Deer River is that there is not much fishing. When fished properly, you will often see trout in the 22 to 27-inch range. On other days, you may see zero. This river takes patience, and it may be best to bring a guide to help you navigate.

Fishing on the Red Deer River starts in late May and is usually good until late June. There is great accommodation in the town of Red Deer. The bottom line is that if you’re looking for a great fishing adventure, Alberta is definitely the way to go. You won’t find many other fishing adventures as beautiful and so abundant with world-class trout as in Alberta.

Grab your gear and make the must-see trip to Alberta for a few days of trout fishing happiness!