Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report, July 4th to 10th, 2016

 

Great fishing continues! We just had another superb week of salmon fishing and our lodges are full of happy anglers. Water conditions are holding up very well, with the Bonaventure, Petite Cascapedia and Grand Cascapedia in great condition, especially for this time of the season. Last weeks rain and cooler than normal temperatures are maintaining our rivers at mid June levels and temperatures.

Brooke Katzenbach lands her first Atlantic Salmon withCamp Bonaventure Guide Mario Poirier. Congratulations Brooke! this is your first of many!

Brooke Katzenbach lands her first Atlantic Salmon withCamp Bonaventure Guide Mario Poirier. Congratulations Brooke! this is your first of many!

Suzie Moore with a beautiful fresh salmon from the Bonaventure, nice fish Suzie!

Suzie Moore with a beautiful fresh salmon from the Bonaventure, nice fish Suzie!

 

The weather man was predicting a warmer than normal spring and summer with little precipitation for Eastern Canada. This time he missed his forecast completely. Who knows what the second half of the season will bring but for us cool and rainy is just perfect.

Camp Bonaventure regular Jeff Sullivan with his first salmon of the year, Good fish Jeff!

Camp Bonaventure regular Jeff Sullivan with his first salmon of the year, Good fish Jeff!

Ian Thorpe with a nice Bonaventure salmon, Congratulations Ian!

Ian Thorpe with a nice Bonaventure salmon, Congratulations Ian!

Higher water allows us to use our canoes, The guides love it as they can travel up and down the rivers as the wish.

Jim Staszewski with his first salmon of 2016, it certainly wasn't his last. Jim was high rod for the week! 

Jim Staszewski with his first salmon of 2016, it certainly wasn't his last. Jim was high rod for the week! 

With higher water levels we are still fishing with bigger than normal fly's. The Nagli has been the super hot fly this year followed by the Green Butt, Stone Ghost and Langa Fancy. Others that have been producing, the Silver Rat, John Olin and Picasse. Drys have been responsible for about half of the fish last week, Brown, Green and Blue bombers are the hot ones.  

Pierre Vachon (right) and Camp Bonaventure guide John Law with a fine salmon from the Petite Cascapedia. Congratulations Pierre!

Pierre Vachon (right) and Camp Bonaventure guide John Law with a fine salmon from the Petite Cascapedia. Congratulations Pierre!

 

Until next week,

Tight lines

Glenn