Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report July 8th to 14th, 2019

Fishing continues to be great but for the first time this season we’re beginning to realize its summer on the Gaspe Peninsula. We were getting a little spoiled with all the fantastic fishing and fishing weather since opening day. The weather's been warmer and dryer over the past week with temperatures in the mid 20’s celsius ,are here to stay for a while I think.

Our good friend Darrell Sanders has been part of Camp Bonaventure since day one. Darrell broke the ice with this fine grilse . Congratulations Darrell, cant wait to see you next year.

Our good friend Darrell Sanders has been part of Camp Bonaventure since day one. Darrell broke the ice with this fine grilse . Congratulations Darrell, cant wait to see you next year.

Fred Benere has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for 25 years, a great angler and good friend, congratulations Fred!

Fred Benere has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for 25 years, a great angler and good friend, congratulations Fred!

We did hook and land a good number of nice fresh run salmon this week and unfortunately lost a few as well. The weatherman is calling for rain later int the week and perhaps a thunder storm. Our water conditions are in great shape at the moment on all three rivers. We could of course use a little rain just to maintain them.

Serge gagne put one in the books for 2019, way to go Serge!

Serge gagne put one in the books for 2019, way to go Serge!

Pascale Simon with a nice one from Poirier Pool, well done Pascale see you next year.

Pascale Simon with a nice one from Poirier Pool, well done Pascale see you next year.

The Bonaventure is perfect at the moment and we're doing very well. Water levels on the Bonaventure are exactly where they should be for this time of the season running at about 20 Cubic meters per second. The cooler than normal weather was great for maintaining our water temperatures in the 50 degree range, a little cooler than normal which is great. Fishing on the Bony has been great since the beginning of June and continues to produce good numbers of fish every day.

Jeff Sullivan has been a regular at Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a good friend and superb angler. nice one Jeff

Jeff Sullivan has been a regular at Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a good friend and superb angler. nice one Jeff

Out old friend Pat Benere with a nice one from the Bonaventure,well done Pat!

Out old friend Pat Benere with a nice one from the Bonaventure,well done Pat!

The Petite Cascapedia is seeing a nice run of fresh fish, the water's in great condition and remains cool. The Petite has been producing some nice fish every day keeping our fishermen happy. The water temperature is also excellent in the 50 degree range and flowing in the 20 cubic meters per second range, just perfect for this time of the season.

Jacqueline O’Kelley and Master Guide John Law make a combination for success. Congratulations Jacqueline!

Jacqueline O’Kelley and Master Guide John Law make a combination for success. Congratulations Jacqueline!

Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia remains excellent, like the Bonaventure we are having a simply fantastic run of salmon on the Grand. Water conditions and temperatures couldn’t be better. The flow is slightly above normal for mid-July running at about 22 Cubic meters per second and the temperatures in the low 50’s.

Mac Fox (Left) has become a part of our family at Camp Bonaventure, here he is with his grandson Hunter Gartley and this is Hunters first Bonaventure salmon. Congratulations !

Mac Fox (Left) has become a part of our family at Camp Bonaventure, here he is with his grandson Hunter Gartley and this is Hunters first Bonaventure salmon. Congratulations !

The flies of choice this past week have been a mixed bag, The guides at Camp Bonaventure told me they were catching most of the fish on Dry fly’s while Salmon Lodge guides tell me they were more successful on smaller lightly tied wets.

Frederic Boucher (left) picked up a fly for the first time this week, didn’t take him long to learn how to cast and catch salmon, congratulations Frederic !

Frederic Boucher (left) picked up a fly for the first time this week, didn’t take him long to learn how to cast and catch salmon, congratulations Frederic !

Free floating dry’s have taken the most, Forest Green, Dark Brown and Blue Bombers in sizes 2, 4 and 6. In the wet fly department, the Silver rat, Undertaker, Blue Charm and Green Highlander have been doing very well.

This week’s Menu !

This week’s Menu !

Until next week.

 Tight Lines,

 Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report July 1st to 7th, 2019


What a great week to be at camp! Our fishing keeps getting better and better. Last week’s high tides combined with regular rainfall was the perfect recipe for a wonderful week to be on the river. Everyone at camp had action and the opportunity to land fish .Last week’s rain fall maintained our rivers at perfect levels and temperatures for this time of the season.

Camp Bonaventure faithful and good friend Patrice Vezina with his first of the season, Congratulations Pat! see you again n a few weeks.

Camp Bonaventure faithful and good friend Patrice Vezina with his first of the season, Congratulations Pat! see you again n a few weeks.

The Bonaventure is flowing at 35 cubic meters per second which is a little higher than normal for late June, but we’re certainly not complaining , normal for early July is in the 20 range. Higher water allows us easy travel with canoes and it makes the guides job a lot easier. Higher water also means that salmon can hold just about anywhere and not necessarily in the pools. The guides are finding fish in runs and smaller pockets throughout the river.

Guy Trudeau breaks the ice and put one in the books for 2019, well done Guy, see you in September!

Guy Trudeau breaks the ice and put one in the books for 2019, well done Guy, see you in September!

The Petite Cascapedia is flowing in the mid 20’s and has been great. Fresh fish are running and most of the pools are holding salmon, the Petite is also running in the 50 degree range, just perfect.

Congratulations to Patricia LePage who caught this fine salmon under the watchful eye of our head guide Mario Poirier. nice one Patricia.

Congratulations to Patricia LePage who caught this fine salmon under the watchful eye of our head guide Mario Poirier. nice one Patricia.

The Grand Cascapedia is also fishing very well and flowing at 30 Cubic Meter per second, great for this time of the season. We could use a little rain just to keep water levels where they are.

It did take long for Patrice Giroux to hook and land this one. Congratulations Patrice!

It did take long for Patrice Giroux to hook and land this one. Congratulations Patrice!

Last weeks full moon gave us some of the highest tides of the summer. Between June 29th and July 7th our tides were 3 to 4 feet above normal, just what salmon need to start up our rivers.

David Hatheway is a good friend and great angler, well done David, see you in September!

David Hatheway is a good friend and great angler, well done David, see you in September!

With all the rain and cooler days our water is still cool, we are however getting some good dry fly action. The hot dry’s have been Green, Blue and Dark brown bombers. Wets are still the big producers, the Stone Ghost is still the hot fly this season.

Our very own Poirier Pool produces some fine salmon, but most importantly you have to know how to catch them. Pat Levesque knows how to get it done, well done Pat!

Our very own Poirier Pool produces some fine salmon, but most importantly you have to know how to catch them. Pat Levesque knows how to get it done, well done Pat!

Other patterns working well is the John Olin, Picasse, Silver Rat and Green Highlander. The Nagli, Langa Fancy and Undertaker are also doing well. Old regulars like the Black Bear Green Butt, Blue Charm, and Green Machine always have their place in our fly box .

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report June 24th to 30th, 2019

Another a great week to be at camp, perfect water conditions combined with big tides and plenty of fish is the recipe for happy anglers! Water condition on all our rivers couldn’t be better, temperatures are still cool, levels are a little higher than normal for this time of the season and there are plenty of fish to go around .

Allen and Suzie Moore have been part of Camp Bonaventure since day one. They both are excellent anglers but most of all great friends. Nice start to the season Allen, congratulations!

Allen and Suzie Moore have been part of Camp Bonaventure since day one. They both are excellent anglers but most of all great friends. Nice start to the season Allen, congratulations!

The weather man continues to be good to us with a couple of rainy days each week and a couple of cloudy ones thrown for good measure. Not the best weather for tourists but hey, they got the hot and sunny last year. Everybody at camp landed salmon, needless to say we had a group of very happy fishermen.

Suzie Moore with her first of the season, way to go Suzie

Suzie Moore with her first of the season, way to go Suzie

The rain last week maintained our rivers and kept them perfect condition. The Bonaventure is at a great level flowing at 40 Cubic Meter per second, just perfect . The water temperatures are in the 50 degree range.

Don Grosset has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for almost 25 years, he`s part of the family. It just wouldn’t be the same without him, see you again in August Don!

Don Grosset has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for almost 25 years, he`s part of the family. It just wouldn’t be the same without him, see you again in August Don!

The Petite Cascapedia is flowing in the mid 30’s and beginning to fish well and we’re seeing and catching fish on a regular basis. Fresh fish are running and most of the pools are holding fresh salmon, the Petite is also running cool in the low 50’s like the Bony.

Jonathan Director with his first of many for the week, he`s a great angler. Congratulations Jon, see you next June.

Jonathan Director with his first of many for the week, he`s a great angler. Congratulations Jon, see you next June.

The Grand Cascapedia is fishing very well however we could use a little rain to keep the present levels. The Grand Cascapedia rises and falls quickly but is flowing at 50 Cubic meters per second ,its great for this time of year. So far it's been a great season at both our lodges and we’re looking forward to another great week on the river.

Camp Bonaventure regular Gianni Marostica has bragging rights for this weeks biggest fish, Congratulations Gianni

Camp Bonaventure regular Gianni Marostica has bragging rights for this weeks biggest fish, Congratulations Gianni

Our good friend and long time Camp Bonaventure angler Tom Harkness with a nice one from the Bony, Well done Tom we knew you could catch one, lol

Our good friend and long time Camp Bonaventure angler Tom Harkness with a nice one from the Bony, Well done Tom we knew you could catch one, lol

The full moon on July 1st will be producing some of the highest tides of the summer. Anytime between June 29th and July 5th our tides will be at least 2 to 3 feet above average. If everything stays the same we should be in for a good one!

Jeff Beatrice (left) has been fishing with us for many years. This year he was joined by his son Nicholas. A great father -son team ,well done guys!

Jeff Beatrice (left) has been fishing with us for many years. This year he was joined by his son Nicholas. A great father -son team ,well done guys!

This was Robert Fisher’s first trip to Camp Bonaventure, didn’t take him long to put one in the books. Congratulations Bob.

This was Robert Fisher’s first trip to Camp Bonaventure, didn’t take him long to put one in the books. Congratulations Bob.

The hot dry’s have been Green, Blue and Dark brown bombers. Wets are still the big producers, the Stone Ghost, John Olin, Picasse, Silver Rat and Green Highlander were the big hitters this week.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report June 17th to 23rd, 2019

This past week has been the best of the season so far. Water conditions are slowly getting back to normal after a couple of weeks of higher than normal water levels. Last weeks high tides brought a nice rune of fresh salmon to all our rivers and fishing has been getting better with each passing day. Our lower pools on the Bonaventure, Poirier and McGuire are fishing very well and giving up a few salmon each day. Billingsley Pool and Red Cliff are also holding good numbers of fresh salmon.

The Bonaventure, water conditions are perfect!

The Bonaventure, water conditions are perfect!

Ward Sprouse fromSouth Carolina with his first Atlantic salmon, congratulations Ward, may this be the first of many!

Ward Sprouse fromSouth Carolina with his first Atlantic salmon, congratulations Ward, may this be the first of many!

Ward, he did it again the very next day!!!

Ward, he did it again the very next day!!!

Water levels on the Bonaventure were high for the third week of June, that being said, it's exactly what we want. Thirty cubic meters per second is about normal for this time of the season, we are now in the mid 40’. The Bony is clearing up well and the higher water levels are allowing us to use canoes everywhere.

Camp Bonaventure regular Sonja Meisner plays her first one of the new season.

Camp Bonaventure regular Sonja Meisner plays her first one of the new season.

Sonja won the battle, Congratulations, see you in August for some dry fly action!

Sonja won the battle, Congratulations, see you in August for some dry fly action!

The Petite Cascapedia, a later river than the Bony and Grand is also beginning to fish well. Water levels are also higher on the Petite for this time in June flowing 45 cubic meters per second rather than the normal 25. The big run of salmon on the Petite Cascapedia usually takes place in late June and early July but we are beginning to see a number of big fish everyday.

Michael Barnaby have been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a great angler and a dear friend. Way to go Mike!

Michael Barnaby have been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a great angler and a dear friend. Way to go Mike!

The Grand Cascapedia is fishing well and water conditions are improving from record high in early June. The Grand is now flowing at 70 where 30 is the norm this time of the season. We are beginning to catch some fine salmon on the Grand.

Long time Camp Bonaventure guest David Johnston with a nice fresh run salmon, congratulations David!

Long time Camp Bonaventure guest David Johnston with a nice fresh run salmon, congratulations David!

Arve Gustafson came all the way from Norway to enjoy our fishing and hospitality, a great angler, Arve way high rod for the week. Congratulations!

Arve Gustafson came all the way from Norway to enjoy our fishing and hospitality, a great angler, Arve way high rod for the week. Congratulations!

This weeks fly's of choice have been the Stone Ghost, Silver Rat and John Olin in sizes 4 and 6 . Spey fly's in sizes 3, 5 and 7 have also produced a number of nice fish. Bombers are beginning to work, especially Green, Dark Brown and Blue patterns. we had a few up to the dry;s this week!

Bill Willson has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a good friend and superb angler. Bill tied for high rod last week , congratulations Bill well done!

Bill Willson has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a good friend and superb angler. Bill tied for high rod last week , congratulations Bill well done!

The weather man is calling for rain and showers on Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday, nothing too drastic but just enough to keep us fishermen happy.

 Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report June 10th to 16th, 2019

Welcome back to our weekly river and fishing reports . Time passes so quickly, it seems like just yesterday i was writing the last report for the 2018 season. Maybe it has something to do with getting older, that’s what they tell me, lol.

The excitement of the first morning of the season!

The excitement of the first morning of the season!

I have no idea of what the rest of the season will bring but we have sure started with plenty of water! All our rivers are running high and stained. Winter was long with more snow than I can remember and the spring has been cool with no major heat to speak of. Our snow is melting slowly in the hills and maintaining our water levels above normal for this time of the season.

Camp Bonaventure regular Fiona Gilfillan hooks the first one of the new season, Congratulations Fiona !

Camp Bonaventure regular Fiona Gilfillan hooks the first one of the new season, Congratulations Fiona !

The Bonaventure is flowing at 80 cubic meters per second, normal for this time of the year is 40 to 50 range. The Petite Cascapedia only opens on June 15th but is flowing at 75 cubic meters per second, normal is 40. The Grand Cascapedia is at 150 where it should be in the 50 range. The Grand was in the 300 on June 4th, its falling quickly.

Camp Bonaventure guide Robert Benwell with a nice salmon landed by angler Marcel Caissie, nice one Marcel.

Camp Bonaventure guide Robert Benwell with a nice salmon landed by angler Marcel Caissie, nice one Marcel.

Enough about the weather and water flow, we’ll soon be praying for rain. The first week is always a exciting, everyone is looking for that first big fish of the season. This time of year we are fishing our high water pools from top to bottom, you just never know where a fresh salmon will be holding. This was true for Fiona Gilfillan from Ottawa who hooked into a nice fish on the lower end of Grassy pool on the Bonaventure, Unfortunately after five minutes on the line and a couple of big head shakes it was gone. She redeemed herself the next day with a nice 12 pounder at Kelly pool.

Francisco Citelli from Italy with Camp Bonaventure master guide Jean Marc Poirier, congratulations Francisco, nice start to the season!

Francisco Citelli from Italy with Camp Bonaventure master guide Jean Marc Poirier, congratulations Francisco, nice start to the season!

The high tides of June began on Friday and will continue through next week, this brought in some nice first run salmon.

Orazio Gatti plays a nice salmon on the Bonaventure .

Orazio Gatti plays a nice salmon on the Bonaventure .

And the fight went well, congratulations Orazio!

And the fight went well, congratulations Orazio!

Fly's of choice have been the Nagli, Silver Rat, Stone Ghost and the Picasse in Sizes 2 and 4. Spey fly's also work well at this tim of the season in sizes 1.5, 3 and 5. The Green Spey, Picasse and Jones Special are always good choices.. Sorry nothing to report on dry's yet, water’s still too high and cold.

Looking good Nick!

Looking good Nick!

We are pleased to introduce Nick Castilloux to our guide team at Camp Bonaventure. Nick is our new apprentice guide and will be out with the boys this year learning the art of guiding for Atlantic Salmon, welcome aboard Nick!

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn







Camp Bonaventure Fishing and River Report Sept 23 to 30th, 2018

It seems like yesterday, we were hauling our canoes to the various pools and looking forward to a new season. The summer passes so quickly, I guess because we are all so busy seven days week for almost five months straight, we dont see the time pass.

Jim Thomas with his first Bonaventure Salmon, congratulations Jim, well done!

Jim Thomas with his first Bonaventure Salmon, congratulations Jim, well done!

We are fortunate to have had another great season despite the driest and warmest summer on record. Water levels on the Bonaventure Petite Cascapedia and Grand Cascapedia reached all time lows. Despite all of this water temperatures remained cool considering the weather.

Michael Norris landed this beautiful fall run salmon on the Bonaventure, nice one Michael congratulations !

Michael Norris landed this beautiful fall run salmon on the Bonaventure, nice one Michael congratulations !

The fish counts on the Bonaventure in mid July and again in mid September showed good numbers of salmon in the river. By mid July the Bonaventure had surpassed its spawning requirements. The same story on the Grand Cascapedia where we had good numbers of fish by mid season and again in September. The Petite Cascapedia completes their fish count in October however our guides reported seeing a good number in the Petite this year. The fall run is running late this year due to low water but there are plenty of salmon still waiting to come in, not so great for anglers but certainly good for the river.

Joseph Keivett has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for a number of years, He’ really catching on how things are done! nice one Joseph!

Joseph Keivett has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for a number of years, He’ really catching on how things are done! nice one Joseph!

I must commend all our guides on a job well done. This year was particularly tough due to difficult conditions, more specifically hot weather and low water. Day in and day out they came to work with a smile and gave our guests a memorable day on the river. Fishing was tougher this season but we did have plenty of salmon in our pools and plenty of opportunities . Granted the challenge our guides managed to get our clients into fish almost every day. Great Job Guys!

Jim Fowler with his first salmon of the season, nice one Jim!

Jim Fowler with his first salmon of the season, nice one Jim!

Its now October and most of the guides at Salmon Lodge, Camp Bonaventure and the Club are out in search of Moose and Deer. Yours truly will be out there with them enjoying the great outdoors.

Douglas Andrews landed this fine salmon on the Bonaventure, congratulations Doug ,well done !

Douglas Andrews landed this fine salmon on the Bonaventure, congratulations Doug ,well done !

As we look towards the fall and winter its nice to remember all the good times we have each season. Seeing all our repeat guests each year makes what we do very special. The relationships we formed over the years are very special to me, the staff and guides. I wish all of you that have spent time with us a very pleasant fall and winter. Thank you for your loyalty to Camp Bonaventure ,Salmon Lodge and the Club. Its because of you , we get to do what we love! 

A special late season dry fly.

A special late season dry fly.

We look forward to seeing you again next season. Keep checking in from time to time over the off season. I will be posting and keeping you up to date with any news and events.

Another season has come to an end, until next year!

Another season has come to an end, until next year!

Until next time,

Tight lines,

Glenn & The Staff & Guides at our three lodges.

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report September 17th to 23rd, 2018

September is my favorite time of the season, water temperatures are perfect and we always receive just the right amount of rain the keep our rivers at perfect shape. Some years rain comes in August while others in September.

Camp Bonaventure regular Stephane Lavoie with his first one of the season, Congratulations Stephane.

Camp Bonaventure regular Stephane Lavoie with his first one of the season, Congratulations Stephane.

John Allman with a fine Bonaventure salmon, well done John!

John Allman with a fine Bonaventure salmon, well done John!

This year more than ever we needed rain, I’ve been around these rivers for almost 40 years and have never seem them so low. To be honest, this year I was wondering if rain would come at all. Thanks to Hurricane Florence we finally got the rain we needed. I’m not running out to by a bottle of 18 year old to celebrate, but just happy to get some new water.

Michael McMinamin leads our annual Irish group each year, a great bunch of guys and superb anglers, Nice one Mike.

Michael McMinamin leads our annual Irish group each year, a great bunch of guys and superb anglers, Nice one Mike.

The was Stephan Flanagan’s first trip to Camp Bonaventure, not his last! nice one Stephan!

The was Stephan Flanagan’s first trip to Camp Bonaventure, not his last! nice one Stephan!

Tony Black is a Scottish salmon fishing gillie, now he knows how to catch them on both side of the pond Congratulations Tony!

Tony Black is a Scottish salmon fishing gillie, now he knows how to catch them on both side of the pond Congratulations Tony!

Our rivers are in the best condition since July, The Grand Cascapedia is fishing well and flowing at 10 cubic meters per second. The Petite Cascapedia is also in better shape and flowing at 6 cubic meters, up from 4 . The Bonaventure is fishing better and conditions are good, water flow on the Bony is at 7 Cubic meters and the temperatures are in the 50 degree range, not bad considering all the hot weather we had.

Camp Bonaventure friend and long time guests Chris Williams, A good one Chris, Congratulations!

Camp Bonaventure friend and long time guests Chris Williams, A good one Chris, Congratulations!

Sharon Dombrowski is a regular September visitor to the lodge, she’s a great lady and angler, well done Sharon, see you next year!

Sharon Dombrowski is a regular September visitor to the lodge, she’s a great lady and angler, well done Sharon, see you next year!

Orvis fishing travel expert, Dan Davala with his first one of the season, nice one Dan, congratulations !

Orvis fishing travel expert, Dan Davala with his first one of the season, nice one Dan, congratulations !

James and Lindsy Meyer with their first Atlantic salmon, nice start to the trip, congratulations

James and Lindsy Meyer with their first Atlantic salmon, nice start to the trip, congratulations

The fall run has been coming in slowly, but with this latest bump in water, things should turn on. Higher and cooler water volume combined with high tides should translate to happy anglers next week.

Chet Warner with his first Atlantic Salmon, Congratulations Chet! may it be the first of many more to come.

Chet Warner with his first Atlantic Salmon, Congratulations Chet! may it be the first of many more to come.

September fly choices are different from any other time of the season. The Red Francis is always the fly of choice as well as the Alley Shrimp and GP . Sun Ray Tubes also work well in September. As long as our water temperatures stay in the 50 degree range, dry fly's will continue to produce. As always the Green, Brown and Blue bombers will get the job done.

Until Next Week,

Tight Lines

Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report Sept 10th to 16th, 2018

The weather man was kind to us this past week giving us the rain we needed. We received  a good rain fall on Tuesday and Wednesday giving our rivers a much needed boost. After being exceptionally low for most of the season our water conditions were much better this week. 

Congratulations to long time Camp Bonaventure friend Lori Sullivan, here she is with a nice Petite Cascapedia Salmon. Nice one Lori!

Congratulations to long time Camp Bonaventure friend Lori Sullivan, here she is with a nice Petite Cascapedia Salmon. Nice one Lori!

The Bonaventure  went 5 cubic meters per second to 7 and Petite Cascapedia from 4 to 6 . The Grand Cascapedia received a good amount of rain as well , water levels are good with temperatures is in the 50 to 55 degree range and flowing at 11 per second from 7.

This was John McGonagle’s first trip to Camp Bonaventure, but not his last, see you next year John! Nice salmon!

This was John McGonagle’s first trip to Camp Bonaventure, but not his last, see you next year John! Nice salmon!

Some beats fished well  while others weren't as productive.  A good number of nice salmon were landed along with a good number of grilse.  Cooler water conditions combined with big tides should be bringing a run of fish in this weekend and next week.

Jean Charbonneau has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a good friend and great angler. Congratulations Jean!

Jean Charbonneau has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a good friend and great angler. Congratulations Jean!

This week hot fly's have been the Red Francis, Sun Ray Shadow and Silver Rat . The Ally shrimp along with the John Olin were responsible for a few more.

Jean Claude Rouiller came all the way from Switzerland to see us, he had a great trip and landed a good number of salmon. Well done Jean Claude, see you in 2019

Jean Claude Rouiller came all the way from Switzerland to see us, he had a great trip and landed a good number of salmon. Well done Jean Claude, see you in 2019

Dry's are still working well, especially the Blue and Dark Brown Bomber. As long as our water temperatures remain in the 50 plus degree range, dry's will continue to be productive.

Simon Davies from the UK with his first salmon from this side of the pond, well done Simon!

Simon Davies from the UK with his first salmon from this side of the pond, well done Simon!

Until next week

Tight lines,

Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report September 3rd to 9th, 2018

The weather man was kind to us this past week giving us a day of rain, nothing to write home about but a welcome change of pace. Showers on Monday and rain on Wednesday gave our rivers a small but much needed boost. Some beats fished well while others weren't as productive, its not a normal season, we`re having to  adjust and change our game. I must say our guides are working hard and doing a great job.  Cooler water temperatures combined with big tides by weeks end should help get our fall run going.

Joseph Anscher with his first Bonaventure salmon, well done Joe, see you in 2019.

Joseph Anscher with his first Bonaventure salmon, well done Joe, see you in 2019.

The Bonaventure remains low at 6 cubic meters per second . Despite the lower water conditions the water temperature is still in the 55 degree range, great for dry fly fishing.  Like the Bonaventure the Petite Cascapedia is also low, 4.5 cubic meters per second. Staying cool like the Bony, the Petite has been giving up some big salmon despite the low water. The Grand Cascapedia  has been producing but with water conditions flowing at 6.5 its very low.

Serge Desrochers with a fine Bonaventure salmon , congratulations Serge!

Serge Desrochers with a fine Bonaventure salmon , congratulations Serge!

Cooler water temperatures combined with big tides by weeks end should help get our fall run going. It doest`t take much to turn things around. If we get a good rain it will be a different game that’s for sure.

William Cox rom the UK with his first Canadian salmon, nicely done Will.

William Cox rom the UK with his first Canadian salmon, nicely done Will.

As we approach mid September and cooler water we're  beginning to use our fall patterns.  Low water conditions are keeping our fly choice small with sizes in 10, 12 and 14.  Dry’s continue to be the big producer with Dark Brown, Forest Green and Blue Bombers.

Camp Bonaventure good friend and regular Michael Sullivan with his first of 2018, congratulations Michael ! see you next year.

Camp Bonaventure good friend and regular Michael Sullivan with his first of 2018, congratulations Michael ! see you next year.

Until next week,

Tight lines

Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing and River Report, Aug 27th to Sept 2nd, 2018

It's hard to believe that August has already come and gone. 

Camp Bonaventure regular Peter Fraser with his first one of trip, well done Peter, congratulations!

Camp Bonaventure regular Peter Fraser with his first one of trip, well done Peter, congratulations!

Joanna Fraser with a fine Bonaventure salmon, nice one Joanna, well done!

Joanna Fraser with a fine Bonaventure salmon, nice one Joanna, well done!

The last week of August brought us a mixed bag of weather, hot and humid at the beginning and a little cooler with rain towards the end. Up until this week we’ve been experiencing one of the hottest and driest summers on record .  The fishing was a little tougher early in the week but picked up after the rain,  overall we still did OK.

James Palmer has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, even in tough conditions Jim knows how to get it done. congradulations Jim!

James Palmer has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, even in tough conditions Jim knows how to get it done. congradulations Jim!

The Bonaventure is flowing  at 8 cubic meters per second but still relatively cool in the 60 degrees range and even cooler in the upper sections. The Petite Cascapedia is also low and running at 7 cubic meters per second, like the Bonaventure its still cool.  The Grand Cascapedia was down to 9 cubic meters per second but the rain bumped it up to 12 .

This was Andre Lavoie's first trip to Camp Bonaventure, nice one Andre!

This was Andre Lavoie's first trip to Camp Bonaventure, nice one Andre!

A new moon on August 26th and higher tides brought in a number of fresh salmon and grilse. The much need rain will hopefully entice our fall run of salmon,  we’re already beginning to see a few fresh silver fish in our lower pools.

Joseph Anscher with his first Bonaventure salmon , nicely done Joseph, see you next year!

Joseph Anscher with his first Bonaventure salmon , nicely done Joseph, see you next year!

As our water levels fall and start to get a little cooler we`re  beginning to use our fall patterns. Even though regulars such as the Stone Ghost, John Olin and Green Machines  working well, bigger tubes and  Francis patterns are beginning to produce. Dry's continue to take most of fish especially the Dark Brown, Blue and Green Bombers. As long as our water stays above 50 degrees there’s no reason to put the bombers away.

Until next Week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report, August 20th to 26th

Periodically this season and once again this week, I received an e-mail from a  client wondering how bad the conditions really were. This person also asked "if the conditions are not great and the fishing is tough, where was I  getting the photos for my weekly report ? My answer is simple, first and foremost I'm always honest in my reports and tell it like it is. Are condition ideal?, no , are our water levels low, Yes.  Do we have a good run of salmon ?, Yes but most importantly we have excellent guides who know how to get our clients into fish.

Don Grossett has been part of Camp Bonaventure since the beginning, he's not only one of our best friends he 'sa part of our family. It didn't take him long to catch his first one of the season, congratulations Don!

Don Grossett has been part of Camp Bonaventure since the beginning, he's not only one of our best friends he 'sa part of our family. It didn't take him long to catch his first one of the season, congratulations Don!

Don with a nice fresh run grilse, well done Don!

Don with a nice fresh run grilse, well done Don!

That's what we have photos of happy clients each week. We cant guarantee  salmon every day but we can guarantee that  you'll be casting to plenty of salmon and having a great experience both on the river and back at the lodge. That all being said, a good rainfall will change everything!

P ancho Panzer from Argentina with a nice Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Pancho, see you next year

Pancho Panzer from Argentina with a nice Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Pancho, see you next year

Teo Panzer, with a beauty from the Bony, well done little man! Like his father Pancho, Teo is a great angler.

Teo Panzer, with a beauty from the Bony, well done little man! Like his father Pancho, Teo is a great angler.

Granted we have low water conditions we did manage to have another respectable weeks fishing  on our rivers. We landed a good number of salmon and grilse including some fresh from the sea. Our saving grace is our water remains cool even when low. This time of the  season our nights are considerable cooler keeping the temperature down.. 

Our dear friend Phil Cattleman at 90 years young! Phil landed an nice fish but we didn't get a photo. He's booked back next year and we'll the camera ready!. Congratulations Phil, see you in 2019.

Our dear friend Phil Cattleman at 90 years young! Phil landed an nice fish but we didn't get a photo. He's booked back next year and we'll the camera ready!. Congratulations Phil, see you in 2019.

Joel Castleman like his father Phill and brother David are some of our best friends at Camp. Nice on Joel!

Joel Castleman like his father Phill and brother David are some of our best friends at Camp. Nice on Joel!

It Didn't take David long to get on the board, nice start David, well done!

It Didn't take David long to get on the board, nice start David, well done!

This weeks fly selection,  the Blue Charm, Stone Ghost and green Machine. Dry's have continued to be the big winners especially Dark  Brown , Blue and Forest Green bombers. Small hitched tubes are also producing a good number of fish as well.

Albert Smith with his first Bonaventure salmon, nicely done Albert, congratulations.

Albert Smith with his first Bonaventure salmon, nicely done Albert, congratulations.

Until Next Week,

Tight lines,

Glenn 

 

 

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & Report August 13th to 19th, 2018

We Finally received a bit of rain, not the 25 to 30 mm they were announcing but just enough to freshen up our rivers and keep us going for another week. We're supposed to get more next week but not what we are hoping for. Temperatures are supposed to cool down in the coming days, it will nice to get a break from the heat.  2018 has been the hottest and driest summer for the past 60 years.

John Rocha, is a Camp Bonaventure regular and good friend. Nice one John, congratulations!

John Rocha, is a Camp Bonaventure regular and good friend. Nice one John, congratulations!

This was James French's second trip to Camp Bonaventure, we know why he keeps coming back, well done James

This was James French's second trip to Camp Bonaventure, we know why he keeps coming back, well done James

The water levels are low on all our rivers but we still have plenty of salmon in our pools. The Bonaventure, Petite and Grand Cascapedia all have good runs of fish and there are plenty just waiting to enter the river on the next bump in water. All the rivers on the Peninsula are low at the moment but very fishable. We are fortunate that our rivers run cold from the Chic-Choc mountains and remain cool even when the weather warms up.

Tim Ingram has become a good friend to us over the years, a fine gentleman and wonderful angler, nice one Tim!

Tim Ingram has become a good friend to us over the years, a fine gentleman and wonderful angler, nice one Tim!

The Bonaventure is flowing at 7 Cubic meter per second, it should be in the 20 range at this time of the season.  The Petite Cascapedia is flowing at 6 cubic meters per second, for this time of the season 20 is the norm.  The Grand Cascapedia is flowing at 12 cubic meters, normal for the mid August is 25.

Don Grosset has been part of Camp Bonaventure since day one. here is is playing salmon no. 3 in as many days, well done Don!

Don Grosset has been part of Camp Bonaventure since day one. here is is playing salmon no. 3 in as many days, well done Don!

Tom Stoker sure knows how to get it done, good start Tom, see you next year!

Tom Stoker sure knows how to get it done, good start Tom, see you next year!

Small flys have been working the best, in particular the Undertaker, John Olin and Green machine in sizes 8,  10 and 12. We are still doing very well on bombers especially the Green, Dark Brown and Blue.

John Lowery (right) and Chris Davis have been part of Camp Bonaventure for many years. Not only great anglers and good friends, they were high rods for the week with over ten landed in four days! way to go guys!

John Lowery (right) and Chris Davis have been part of Camp Bonaventure for many years. Not only great anglers and good friends, they were high rods for the week with over ten landed in four days! way to go guys!

Celebratory fist bumps and back at it! 

Celebratory fist bumps and back at it! 

John Lowery releases a nice on back on the Bonaventure, congratulations, John!

John Lowery releases a nice on back on the Bonaventure, congratulations, John!

The water might be low, but we're not missing salmon!

The water might be low, but we're not missing salmon!

Until Next Week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report, Aug 6th to 12th, 2018

The first week of August was our toughest so far this season . Warmer than normal temperatures combined with little to no rain has made fishing tough. Water levels on the Bonaventure, Petite Cascapedia  and Grand Cascapedia are low and warmer than normal for this time of the season.  

ASF's  Kirsten Rousse with her first one of the season on the Petite Cascapedia, congratulations Kirsten!

ASF's  Kirsten Rousse with her first one of the season on the Petite Cascapedia, congratulations Kirsten!

That being said its certainly not gloom and doom. As I writing this report its raining hard and the Grand Cascapedia is already on the rise. The Bony and Petite move a little slower but the fresh water will make a big difference.

Camp Bonaventure regular Keith Williams  with a nice salmon from the Bonaventure. Well done Keith,  see you next year.

Camp Bonaventure regular Keith Williams  with a nice salmon from the Bonaventure. Well done Keith,  see you next year.

Tim McDonald(Right) landed his first Bonaventure salmon with Camp Bonaventure master guide Marc Poirier.  Well done guys.

Tim McDonald(Right) landed his first Bonaventure salmon with Camp Bonaventure master guide Marc Poirier.  Well done guys.

The Bony has a good number of fish and fishing has been pretty good considering the conditions. The Petite Cascapedia is much the same with lower than normal levels, but we are having some good fishing. Water levels on the Grand Cascapedia were the lowest of our three rivers but the rain changed that in a hurry. 

Stephen Lloyd puts one back on the Bonaventure, Congratulations Steven!

Stephen Lloyd puts one back on the Bonaventure, Congratulations Steven!

Dry's continue on the top of the list for hot fly's, Green, Brown and Blue in sizes 2, 4 and 6. The wets doing the job are the John Olin and Stone Ghost along with the Green Machine and Undertaker.

James French with his first one of the season, nicely done James!

James French with his first one of the season, nicely done James!

They may have been harder to catch in the warmer weather, but its not because they weren't there!

They may have been harder to catch in the warmer weather, but its not because they weren't there!

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn 

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report, July 30th to Aug 5th, 2018

Last weeks fishing was controlled by the weather, some days were rainy while others were hot and sunny. The high tides associated with the full moon brought in a nice run of July salmon and grilse. It seems we're running about two weeks behind schedule this season. Our lower pools are holding fresh salmon, however water conditions remain very low.

Camp Bonaventure regular Marc Andre Bourdon landed this fine salmon on the Bonaventure, Nicely done Marc Andre!

Camp Bonaventure regular Marc Andre Bourdon landed this fine salmon on the Bonaventure, Nicely done Marc Andre!

The Bonaventure's flowing at 11 cubic meters per second, about half the volume for this time of the season and water temperatures are in the 60 degree range  The Petite Cascapedia is flowing at 8 , very low but still fishing well. The Petite saw a nice run of fresh salmon during the high July tides and most pools on the Petite are holding fish.  

David Hill with Camp Bonaventure master guide carol Barriault, congradulations David on your first Bonaventure salmon!

David Hill with Camp Bonaventure master guide carol Barriault, congradulations David on your first Bonaventure salmon!

Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia continues the been just OK. The flow rate is at 13 about half of what it should be at this time of the season. We did receive a nice rise in water this past Wednesday but with temperatures in the 80's if fell quickly.

It Didn't take Mac Fox long to hook this one,  Mario  says its all because of his guiding skils, lol

It Didn't take Mac Fox long to hook this one,  Mario  says its all because of his guiding skils, lol

 Flies of choice are a mixed bag, wets, dry’s and small tubes are all working well.  Free floating dry’s have been responsible for most of the catches this week.  Forest Green, Dark Brown and Blue Bombers  in sizes  4 and 6 are working the best. In the wet fly department, the Silver Rat, Undertaker, Blue Charm andGreen Machine have been doing very well. Wet fly sizes in 8, 10  and 12 are the best choice.

Isabelle Jewell has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, she not only a good friend but a fine angler, congratulations Isabelle!

Isabelle Jewell has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, she not only a good friend but a fine angler, congratulations Isabelle!

The weatherman is calling for a mixed bag for the upcoming week, with temperatures in the 75 degree range. no major rain in the forecast.

Staying cool, not only us anglers need shade this year!

Staying cool, not only us anglers need shade this year!

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report July 23rd to 29th, 2018

We finally received a bit of rain, not what we were hoping for but rain none the less. The Bonaventure,  Petite and Grand Cascapedia's are getting very low, the rain helped a bit but we sure could use a good couple of rainy days.

Mike "Spike" Vandunsen (Left ) and Camp Bonaventure master guide Jean Marc Poirier with a nice fresh salmon on the Bonaventure, well done Spike!

Mike "Spike" Vandunsen (Left ) and Camp Bonaventure master guide Jean Marc Poirier with a nice fresh salmon on the Bonaventure, well done Spike!

Heonku Lee with his first Atlantic salmon, great start Heonku, congradulations

Heonku Lee with his first Atlantic salmon, great start Heonku, congradulations

The weather system passed a little more to the Northeast so the Grand Cascapedia received more rain than the Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia.  The Grand went from 10 cubic meters per second to 20 overnight, giving it a small but much needed boost. The Petite Cascapedia went from 7 to 11 and the Bonaventure from 9 to 15  not much but new water is nice.

Barbara Crook with a nice fresh run grilse, this was No, 3 for the day , well done Barbara!

Barbara Crook with a nice fresh run grilse, this was No, 3 for the day , well done Barbara!

A stone Ghost No. 10 Her "not" so secret weapon!

A stone Ghost No. 10 Her "not" so secret weapon!

 Sunny days and warm weather over the past two weeks have made fishing  more challenging, we have plenty of salmon in all our pools but they were a little harder to catch.  Last weeks full moon and high tides brought a good run of fresh salmon in our rivers as well. The weather man is calling for showers over the next few days as well, keeping our fingers crossed.

Mac & Dale Fox didn't take lone to hook a few on the Bonaventure, well done guys!

Mac & Dale Fox didn't take lone to hook a few on the Bonaventure, well done guys!

Dale Fox (Right) with master Guide Mario Poirier, well done guys!

Dale Fox (Right) with master Guide Mario Poirier, well done guys!

 The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Black Bear Green Butt and Silver Rat did the job, the Green Machine is catching up pretty quickly as one of the best fly's. The John Olin and Green machine were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's 10's and 12's.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report, July 16th to 22nd, 2018

We had a good week at camp with decent numbers of fish hooked and landed, in fact the best week of the season so far. Despite the dry conditions and low water we did very well .The weather has continued to be hot and sunny with temperatures in the high 20's and very humid, defiantly not the best fishing conditions. 

It Didn't take David Hebb of Nova Scotia too long to hook is first one ,of the season, congratulations David!

It Didn't take David Hebb of Nova Scotia too long to hook is first one ,of the season, congratulations David!

Fred Fountain (Left) and Grant Stonehouse , the net man , sure know how to enjoy themselves. nice one guys, see you next year!

Fred Fountain (Left) and Grant Stonehouse , the net man , sure know how to enjoy themselves. nice one guys, see you next year!

The Bonaventure produced well this week especially in our lower pools. we never missed in Poirier pool all week long.  Last weeks full moon gave us some of the highest tides of the season along with a nice run of fresh salmon, despite low water fishing was great.

Kieth Lovelock from the UK has become a regular at Camp Bonaventure, Congradulations Keith, see you next year.

Kieth Lovelock from the UK has become a regular at Camp Bonaventure, Congradulations Keith, see you next year.

Scott Brown from the UK with his first Salmon from this side of the pond, nicely done Scott!

Scott Brown from the UK with his first Salmon from this side of the pond, nicely done Scott!

The Bonaventure is still running cool but very low at 11 Cubic Meters per second.  We are having a good season on the Petite Cascapedia but like the Bony its very low. This week the Petite Cascapedia was flowing at 9 cubis meters per second,  a new record low for mid July. The Grand Cascapedia is fishing well despite the very low water. The Grand was at 13 on Sunday, matching historical lows for mid July. 

Francoise Reault landed this fine salmon on her first day out, congratulations Francoise!

Francoise Reault landed this fine salmon on her first day out, congratulations Francoise!

Francis Gauthier wasn't too far behind his wife with this nice grilse, well done Francis, see you next year.

Francis Gauthier wasn't too far behind his wife with this nice grilse, well done Francis, see you next year.

 Considering the conditions we are still catching fish every day. We need rain, the weather man is calling for rain and showers this week, but we all know how accurate they can be. Lets hope they are right for once!

If you've ever wondered what a 40 pounder look like, here you go!

If you've ever wondered what a 40 pounder look like, here you go!

The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Blue and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green Machine and Stone Ghost came out in front for the week,

Until Next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report July 9th to 15th, 2018

Despite last weeks heat wave where temperatures climbed into the high 90's, we managed to hook and land a number of fine salmon.  The weather's been hot and very humid across the Gaspe Peninsula and all our rivers are experiencing low water conditions. Despite lower water conditions we did however land a good number of salmon and grilse but we're working a little harder for them.

Jeff Sullivan has been a regular at Camp Bonaventure for over 20 years, he's a great friend and an awesome angler, nice one Jeff!

Jeff Sullivan has been a regular at Camp Bonaventure for over 20 years, he's a great friend and an awesome angler, nice one Jeff!

Fred Benere has been part of Camp Bonaventure since day one. He sure knows how to catch them, congratulations Fred, see you in September!

Fred Benere has been part of Camp Bonaventure since day one. He sure knows how to catch them, congratulations Fred, see you in September!

The Bonaventure is low but still cool and holding at 12 cubic meters per second , very low for this time of the season. The Petite Cascapedia is seeing a nice run of fresh fish but the water is low at 9 Cubic meters per second. The Grand Cascapedia has been producing some nice fish but it's also getting very low and flowing at 14.

Pascale Simon with her first one of the season, well done Pascale! see you next year.

Pascale Simon with her first one of the season, well done Pascale! see you next year.

Jacqueline O'Kelley and Camp Bonaventure master guide Carol Barriault with a fresh run Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Jacqueline!

Jacqueline O'Kelley and Camp Bonaventure master guide Carol Barriault with a fresh run Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Jacqueline!

We could really use some rain, all the rivers on the Peninsula are low at the moment but certainly still fishable. We are fortunate that our rivers run cold from the Chic-Choc mountains and remain cool even when the weather warms up. The weather man is calling for showers on Monday and Tuesday, lets hope he's accurate for once!

Camp Bonaventure regular Serge Gagne sure know how to catch them, Nice one on our Poirier pool Serge!

Camp Bonaventure regular Serge Gagne sure know how to catch them, Nice one on our Poirier pool Serge!

Martin Weaver comes all the way to Camp from Argentina each year, a great guy and master angler, nice start to the week Martin!!! congratulations.

Martin Weaver comes all the way to Camp from Argentina each year, a great guy and master angler, nice start to the week Martin!!! congratulations.

 The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Dark Brown and especially Blue Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green Butt and Black Ghost did the job, the Green Machine is also catching up pretty quickly as one of the best fly's.  The sizes that are working best are number 8's 10's and 12's.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn 

Camp Bonaventure Fishing Report, July 2nd to 8th, 2018

Overall we've had another good week at camp with fish in the book every day. Not the numbers we're used to at this time of the season but fishing is improving with each passing day.

Tom Harkness (right) has been a regular at Camp Bonaventure for over 20 years, he's a great friend to us all. Here's Tom with master guide Marc Poirier with a fine Bonaventure salmon, well done guys!

Tom Harkness (right) has been a regular at Camp Bonaventure for over 20 years, he's a great friend to us all. Here's Tom with master guide Marc Poirier with a fine Bonaventure salmon, well done guys!

The weather warmed up considerably by mid week and the last few days have been hot and sunny with temperatures in the 90 degree range.  Mornings and evenings are the time to fish when it gets this hot.

Gianni Marostica (Left) with our head guide Mario Poirier, Gianni's a great angler and a good friend. Congratulations Gianni!

Gianni Marostica (Left) with our head guide Mario Poirier, Gianni's a great angler and a good friend. Congratulations Gianni!

The Bonaventure continues to produce some nice salmon and our water temperatures are staying cool despite the hot weather. The rain we received late last week maintained our water levels and gave the bony a nice boost. Water flow on Saturday was 30 Cubic meters per second, perfect for this time of July..

This was Anna Beatrice's second time to Camp Bonaventure, she 's quickly becoming a pro, nice one Anna, see you next year!

This was Anna Beatrice's second time to Camp Bonaventure, she 's quickly becoming a pro, nice one Anna, see you next year!

The Petite Cadcapedia is also producing some nice salmon and our guides are telling me there  are fresh salmon in most pools. Water flow on the Petite is at 15, she definatly could use some rain. The Grand is also fishing well but could use a couple of rain to bump water levels. Water flow on the Grand Cascapedia is at 22, below normal for this time of the season.

Tom Kazenback had a great week's fishing , congratulations Tom see you  again next year.

Tom Kazenback had a great week's fishing , congratulations Tom see you  again next year.

 The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Dark Brown and Blue Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly depatment, the John Olin, Green Butt and Silver Rat did the best. The Picasse and Green Spey were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's and 10's 

Tom Smith with a fine salmon from the Petite Cascapedia, nice one Tom, well done.

Tom Smith with a fine salmon from the Petite Cascapedia, nice one Tom, well done.

Long time Camp Bonaventure regular's Pierre Vezina and his wife Diane, A nice salmon from the Grand Cascapedia, nice one!

Long time Camp Bonaventure regular's Pierre Vezina and his wife Diane, A nice salmon from the Grand Cascapedia, nice one!

Patrice Vezina puts this nice one back to swim another day, congratulations Pat! see you in September.

Patrice Vezina puts this nice one back to swim another day, congratulations Pat! see you in September.

The weather man shows a bit a rain early next week and temperatures will be cooling down . Maybe this hot weather will produce a thunderstorm, we are keeping our fingers crossed.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Camp Bonaventure Fishing and River Report, June 25th to July 1st, 2018

So far this past week has been the best of our 2018 season . Water levels and temperatures are just perfect and combined with this weeks high tides and new moon, conditions were just right. Our lower pools, on the Bonaventure are fishing extremely well and giving up  salmon every day. 

Long time Camp Bonaventure angler Joh Director with his first one of the season, congratulations Jon!

Long time Camp Bonaventure angler Joh Director with his first one of the season, congratulations Jon!

Allen Moore has been a regular at Camp Bonaventure for almost 25 years, he's a great angler but most of all a great friend to us all. well done Allen!

Allen Moore has been a regular at Camp Bonaventure for almost 25 years, he's a great angler but most of all a great friend to us all. well done Allen!

The  Bonaventure is in  normal June flow for the end of June and dry fly fishing is picking up. The Petite Cascapedia, a later river than the Bony and Grand is also  fishing  well. The big run on the Petite Cascapedia usually takes place in late June and early July and this year seems to be the same. The Grand Cascapedia continues to produce well and we caught a number of fine salmon this past week .

This was Steve Osbourne's first trip to Camp Bonaventure, it won't be his last. Nice one Steve!

This was Steve Osbourne's first trip to Camp Bonaventure, it won't be his last. Nice one Steve!

Jacques Morin with his first one of the season, nice one Jacques, congratulations. 

Jacques Morin with his first one of the season, nice one Jacques, congratulations. 

On the Petite and Grand this weeks favorites have been the Stone Ghost, Silver Rat and John Olin, in sizes 4, 6 and 8 . The Nagli was our big produce on the Bonaventure in sizes 6 and 8 . We also caught a few on tubes including some nice fish taken on micro-tubes as well . Bombers, especially those tied in Green and Dark Brown patterns are the favorites as usual.

Bill McCarroll with a fine one from the Bony, nice one Bill see you next year!

Bill McCarroll with a fine one from the Bony, nice one Bill see you next year!

This was Alicie Beauchemin's first day salmon fishing, imaging after a few years of practice ,wow nice salmon and well done Alicie!

This was Alicie Beauchemin's first day salmon fishing, imaging after a few years of practice ,wow nice salmon and well done Alicie!

Thursdays heavy rain gave our rivers a much needed boost and hopefully entice more salmon to head up stream.

Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn

 

Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report, June 18th to 24th, 2018

After a slow start to the season we are slowly seeing things get back to normal. This weeks high tides brought in a decent run of fish especially in  Bonaventure and Petite Cacsapedia. The Grand is an earlier river and we're used to seeing salmon by early June.  Really good news for the Petite as its usually later than most rivers, hopefully its a sign of great things to come.

Craig Shannon with his first Bonaventure salmon, Congratulations Craig, may it be the first of many to come.

Craig Shannon with his first Bonaventure salmon, Congratulations Craig, may it be the first of many to come.

Mike Shannon wasn't too far behind his son Craig, with a fine one from the Bonaventure. Way to go Mike!

Mike Shannon wasn't too far behind his son Craig, with a fine one from the Bonaventure. Way to go Mike!

I was speaking with ASF's president Bill Taylor this week. Bill was telling me that all the rivers are late this year but starting slowly to see some fish. The same holds true for the Bony and Petite as we are seeing more and more as the week goes by.

Camp Bonaventure regular Sonja Meisner and  master guide Matthew Flowers with her first one of the season, nice one Sonja!

Camp Bonaventure regular Sonja Meisner and  master guide Matthew Flowers with her first one of the season, nice one Sonja!

Mondays' rain gave us a need boost in water levels and moved the levels up a slight bit. We certainly don't have low water conditions but a nice rain always freshens things up. 

Lios Dyer Mann have been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years,she is a wonderful and skilled angler, congratulations Lois! Thanks to the skills of guide Marc poirier for knowing exactly where to put the fly!

Lios Dyer Mann have been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years,she is a wonderful and skilled angler, congratulations Lois! Thanks to the skills of guide Marc poirier for knowing exactly where to put the fly!

The Bonaventure river is flowing cold and clear at 43 cubic meters per second. The Grand Cascapedia at 50 and the Petite Cascapedia at 35. Our rivers are a little higher than normal for this time of the season but we’re not complaining, better higher than too low.  The higher water is allowing salmon to move quickly up stream,  all our rivers have fish throughout their entire systems, not in huge numbers but there none the less. 

Julian Stoudemire has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, a great friend and angler, its always great to have him with us at Camp!l

Julian Stoudemire has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, a great friend and angler, its always great to have him with us at Camp!l

The weather has also been cooperating, temperatures have not been too warn and we received just the right amount of rain to maintain the levels. The forecast is calling for rain and showers during the first part of next week and clear towards the end.

Water conditions are perfect for our float boat.It gets us to places no one else can go! 

Water conditions are perfect for our float boat.It gets us to places no one else can go! 

The fly or the week was the Stone Ghost in sizes 4 and 6. The John Olin, Nagli, Green Highlander, Silver Rat and Langa Fancy also did a very good job. Dry flies have also started  produce, however the water is still a little too cool for great dry fly action. 

Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn