Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report, Aug 19th to 25th, 2019

This past week was one for the books! The fishing may not have always been on our side but we all had a wonderful week welcoming back great friends who have been our guests at Camp Bonaventure since the very beginning!

The Castleman Crew! There hasn’t been season that we haven’t shared with these great gentlemen! Can’t wait to see you all again next year!

The Castleman Crew! There hasn’t been season that we haven’t shared with these great gentlemen! Can’t wait to see you all again next year!

There seems to have been a miscommunication this week between mother nature and the weather man. One promised us a couple days of rain whereas the other delivered beautiful sunshine and a couple cast over days. Either way, a day on the river is a great day in itself!

We had the please of welcoming Christopher Crum for the first time this year at Camp Bonaventure! Here he is releasing a beautiful salmon back into the Petite Cascapedia.

We had the please of welcoming Christopher Crum for the first time this year at Camp Bonaventure! Here he is releasing a beautiful salmon back into the Petite Cascapedia.

The Bonaventure river is as beautiful as ever and still producing some great salmon this week. It was flowing anywhere between 8 and 9 cubic meters per second as the week progressed. We’ve had a couple very cool nights/mornings closer to the end of this week that helped maintain our water temperatures around the 50-55 degree range in all three rivers.

James Palmer releases yet another beautiful salmon into the Bonaventure River! What a nice way to start your vacation! Way to go James!

James Palmer releases yet another beautiful salmon into the Bonaventure River! What a nice way to start your vacation! Way to go James!

The Grand Cascapedia was flowing at a rate of approximately 12 cubic meters per second this week and the Petite Cascapedia was in the range of 7-8 cubic meters per second. Although our rivers are at a low point at the moment, we are seeing a nice number of salmon, especially in our low water holding pools. 

Michael Herfs visits Camp Bonaventure for the first time! What a great salmon he got to release back into the Petite!

Michael Herfs visits Camp Bonaventure for the first time! What a great salmon he got to release back into the Petite!

These water conditions call for small flies. The most productive wet flies this week have been the Stone Ghost, Blue Charm and Green Machine! As for the Bombers, the normal Green, Blue and Dark Brown are working very well, especially if there’s a little sparkle added to their tail end. The sizes that are working the best at the moment are No. 8 and 10. 

Michael Barnaby lands a great grilse on the Petite Cascapedia! Great Job Michael!

Michael Barnaby lands a great grilse on the Petite Cascapedia! Great Job Michael!

All the Best,

Tight Lines,

Julia