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29 Aug

Seepage

Author: Travis
How many CFS is this?
Yes Gerry and I did find a spring creek yesterday (sort of)  on our way to the White River. Not much of a spring maybe one CFS and definately not much of a creek. In fact it wasn't either one of them. It was glacial melt snow that has filtered down through the mountains to the valley and was trickling out the side of a vertical rock wall and running under the road in a culvert.  From the culvert it ran straight into Alces Lake, where about 100 rainbows had stacked up 10 ft. or so from the shore to enjoy the 2 or 3 degree temperature change. These were no ordinary trout though. They were ROAD WARRIORS, accustomed to TRAFFIC.  They had seen every lure, every kids bobber and worm and apparently every fly in Gerry's box. Nothing moved them except naturals.  We got sucked into their devious time vortex and wasted two hours, dazed by their siren song of a trout all over 24" and some around the 4 to 5lb mark. All for nothing. I just wanted to point out to everyone that BC's has no spring creeks to speak of. Certainly NOTHING like in Montana. Yes we have seepage from some springs into our water... and perhaps like a Professor of Karst Geology from the University of Victoria has suggested, their may be some undiscovered somewhere in BC... but we just don't have the topography that produces spring creeks. Gerry and I are off to the upper Elk today in the pouring rain. The Green Drake Parade should be all day long. Good thing I brought my Simms G3 Guide coat.
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