Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report, Aug 12th to 18th, 2019

It was yet another wonderful week to be in camp and on the river! The salmon were excited and active, the food was mouth-watering, the rivers were in great condition and we were all in superb company. Our guests are leaving here with great stories, beautiful memories, full bellies and a couple more salmon releases to add to their records. 

Christopher Davis releases a beauty back into the Grand Cascapedia! Congrats Chris!

Christopher Davis releases a beauty back into the Grand Cascapedia! Congrats Chris!

The weather this past week was a mix of everything. We mostly started off with fresh (almost) fall like mornings. Some afternoons were sunny, some were casted over and others produced a fine wind and a couple drops of rain depending on your location. The evenings are now cool and breezy. Overall, it’s the perfect combination. 

Harrisson & Levin O’Connor have been Camp Bonaventure regulars for many many years! Nice one Levin! See you next year gentlemen!

Harrisson & Levin O’Connor have been Camp Bonaventure regulars for many many years! Nice one Levin! See you next year gentlemen!

The Bonaventure River is as clear as ever and continues to deliver! The cooler evenings are maintaining our water temperatures in the 50-degree range, which the salmon are loving. The Bonaventure River was flowing anywhere from 12 to 10 cubic meters per second this past week which is completely within our norms for mid-August. 

Mac & Dale Fox release another one on the Bonaventure! Nicely done!

Mac & Dale Fox release another one on the Bonaventure! Nicely done!

The Grand Cascapedia is in great condition this week. The rain fall we had last week more than tripled its flowing rate from 12 to almost 46 cubic meters per second. This got the salmon moving and excited! As the week progressed, the Grand Cascapedia has settled back to its norm at 14 cubic meters per second – a very comfortable level for this time of year!

This is the first time we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Kathy Benton to Camp Bonaventure and she is an absolute Gem! Here she is with her guide Nick releasing a beauty back into the Grand Cascapedia!

This is the first time we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Kathy Benton to Camp Bonaventure and she is an absolute Gem! Here she is with her guide Nick releasing a beauty back into the Grand Cascapedia!

The Petite Cascapedia is currently flowing at 8 cubic meters per second. Although this may seem a little low in comparison to the Boni and the Grand, it is completely normal for the Petite. We’ve actually released some really great salmon back into the Petite this week and our guides are seeing plenty of salmon in their holding pools. 

Joseph Anscher releases a great grilse back into the Petite Cascapedia! Nice job Joe!

Joseph Anscher releases a great grilse back into the Petite Cascapedia! Nice job Joe!

The most productive wet flies this week have been the Stone Ghost, Green Machine, Blue Charm and Green Highlander in sizes 8, 10 and 12. The Bombers in colours Blue, Green and Brown in sizes 4 and 6 are always a hit as well! 

Shawn Kennedy releases a great salmon back into the Bonaventure! Nice one Shawn!

Shawn Kennedy releases a great salmon back into the Bonaventure! Nice one Shawn!

 

All the best, 

 

Tight Lines, 

 Julia