The Dos and Dont's of Fishing in Bear Country

What to remember when fishing around big ursids and what to forget. Words and photos by David S. Lewis.This is too important a topic for me not to include the disclaimer at the top:  I’m not a bear scientist.  I’m not even a circus trainer.  But on a recent trip to Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, I was fishing in an area where bears weren’t just a possibility…they were a certainty.  In five days of fishing I passed five bears on the road, one griz and four black bears.  Most of the fishing was in Canadian provincial park, and the best fishing was in a small stream an hour’s drive from anywhere, isolated and off a dirt and gravel road.  A sign on the guardrail warned that much of the area we were...Read More