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Old 09-14-2019, 12:57 PM
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Rockies like faster water. On the upstream side of the high level bridge has the right habitat to hold rockies. Just downstream from the north end of the Quesnell Bridge is another spot.

Studies suggest that rockies may be spawning and wintering in the Edmonton reach of the river. I have caught nice sized Rockies in February so some rockies definitely stick around.

Rockies need riffles, runs and rapid habitats with gravel and cobble stones to spawn. A riffle is less than a half meter deep. Rapids and runs are a half a meter deep or more with higher velocity. Deeper than a meter in a gravel bottom run is where they will hold and feed.

Rockies seem to like white. they feed close to the bottom so a weighted fly or line to get down.
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