In the spring, enjoy a half-day walk and wade trip down the Bow River with the intent of targeting brown trout using spinning or fly fishing gear (weather permitting). As the local lakes start to ice-off, it becomes favourable to find big hungry fish in more shallow reefs, ready to eat bait as it passes them. As summer enters the Bow Valley, Optimal Angling offers half and full days floating the Bow river for brown trout. Whether you like dry fly eats, fishing under an indicator or chucking streamers, we’ve got you covered. Not into fly fishing? No problem, we can do spin fishing on the river too and you may even get a nice bull trout that's hugging the bottom. Summer is the perfect time to fish the high mountain lakes of the Kananaskis region as the surface temperature can remain in the high 50°F but the deeper you go, the cooler the water will remain. In summer while lake fishing from our boat you can expect to catch; bull trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and lake trout as well as rocky mountain white fish. My personal favourite fish to target are rainbow and cutthroat trout, but I can’t limit it there. There’s no better feeling than setting the hook, your reel starting to scream as your spool starts to empty and all of the sudden the fish jumps clear out of the water. It's an exhilarating experience in the beauty of the Rockies.