June. 15 is opening day for Region 4 Classified Waters in the Elk Valley and this year looks like it’s going to be a pretty darn good start.

Over the last few years high water has pushed our guiding season’s start deep into the end of July.

The Morrissey snow pillow (below) shows we are just below the average. This means we will fishing and floating the rivers earlier than years past. Not as much water pushing down through should make floating the Elk River the perfect option for your late June, July trips as well as into the months of August and September.

Anticipation of great hatches this season and a few years of settled river beds after a pretty big flood a couple years ago will make for epic dry fly fishing.

If you’d like to keep up on the water levels follow this link and type in Fernie beside Station Name and hit search . . . it will lead you to the Elk River at Fernie water levels  – select this one and hit view report. Once you are there you can fiddle around with what you want to see; make sure to hit real-time data to get current readings.

We look forward to hosting you on one of Fernie’s beautiful rivers this summer.

Give a shout to book your next adventure 1-800-970-8407


Elk River Fishing Report