Pictures of the Day: High-Country Alberta Cutthroats

Written by: Dave Jensen, Fly Fish Alberta


Amelia Jensen hikes up to a small alpine lake for some R&R.
Photo by Dave Jensen

Given the water conditions were a little high and muddy closer to home, and given that we were spent from five weeks of hard work at our lodge, Fortress Lake Retreat, it was time for my wife, Amelia, and me to take a break. We opted to hit a wee alpine lake that we hadn’t been to in quite a time. It’s 2,500 feet up from the highway and maybe 200 meters diameter, so it sounded like a great place to spend a hot July afternoon. It was.


Yup, that’s what we were looking for.
Photo by Dave Jensen

Fish on!
Photo by Amelia Jensen

The cutthroats from this lake are always colorful.
Photo by Dave Jensen

It was a gorgeous day to be in the high country, and the trout were cooperative.
Photo by Dave Jensen

Cruising trout were eager to pounce on dry flies.
Photo by Amelia Jensen

There’s something special about wild trout.
Photo by Dave Jensen

What better way to relax after a few weeks of hard work?
Photo by Dave Jensen

Even without the fishing, it would have been a spectacular hike.
Photo by Dave Jensen

Dave and Amelia Jensen run Fly Fish Alberta, 2011 Orvis Endorsed Expedition of the Year.

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