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Opening day of the fishing season on the Red Deer river usually starts on the Friday before the Victoria Day long weekend in May. Run off occurs in early June and lasts 2 weeks approximately, depending on the amount of mountain snow pack. We usually fish into late September, and wrap up when the fish begin to spawn.

The other high country rivers and streams, such as the Ram, open June 16.

Trip Information

Fishing with Tailwater Drifters, Red Deer Alberta FLOAT TRIPS:

Take a trip with us in one of our comfortable, low profile, Hyde Drift boats. Red Deer River float trips have several starting points. The duration of each trip from (8-12 hours) is dependent on hatches, river and weather conditions. Anglers have opportunities to hook into large brown trout, mountain whitefish, and other warm water species. There are many hatches such as caddis, stonefly, mayflies at any given time during the season. Fishing with hoppers is popular in August. Your guide will know which section will be the most productive for each particular hatch.
Price: $500.00/CDN for one or two anglers.

Drift boat trips on the picturesque "Blue Ribbon" Bow River below the city of Calgary, are a popular option. You can catch brown and rainbow trout in the 18 - 22" range, on dry flies and nymphs.
Price: $500.00/CDN for one or two anglers.

Tailwater Drifters - Red Deer, Alberta, Canada WALK & WADE TRIPS:

For the die-hard anglers that love a challenge, a trip to the N. Raven River (AKA by locals as Stauffer) is a must. This willow choked spring fed creek is not for the faint hearted. Technical fishing for MONSTER brown trout can be very rewarding. Stealth is a must.
Price: $500.00/CDN for one or two anglers.

The freestone Ram River is a fisherman's dream, a couple hours drive west of Red Deer. Up on the eastern slopes of the Alberta Rockies, enveloped by quiet mountains and forests, this beautiful river produces some healthy sized cutthroat trout for those willing to take a hike. It is well worth the scenic trip.
Price: $500.00/CDN for one or two anglers.

What to Bring
  • fly rods 5 - 7 weights, with floating lines
  • Flies, leaders, tippet material, fly floatant
  • Chest waders and wading boots
  • polarized sunglasses
  • hats and sunscreen
  • comfortable clothing to layer
  • rain gear
  • camera and film
  • insect repellent


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Garry & Connie Pierce
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Phone / Fax: (403) 886-5144
Email: info@tailwaterdrifters.com

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