Even with last weeks warm weather our fishing continues to be productive, in fact we just had one of our best weeks of the season with good numbers of salmon released and many lost or missed, especially on dry fly's. Despite the very hot and humid weather it was a great week to be at camp.
All of our guests caught fish, needless to say we had a very content group of anglers! Temperatures have been in the high 80's for most of the week, not the best for fishing, but the fish didn't seem to mind. Next weeks forecast is calling for several days of rain and showers, we're keeping our fingers crossed, we could sure use a few days of rain.
The Bonaventure is beginning to get a bit low, its flowing at 13 cubic meters per second. Despite the lower water conditions the temperature is still in the mid 50 degree range and fishing has been great.
Like the Bonaventure the Petite Cascapedia is also getting a bit low but remains cool for this time of the season. The Petite has been giving us some big salmon and the early August run has started.
The Grand Cascapedia has been producing some fine fish this past week but like the Bony and Petite, its beginning to get a bit low. As I'm writing this report the Grand is on the rise from 12 cubic meters per second to 24 over night. Lets hope the weatherman gets it right for next week.
Fly choice this past week have been a mixed bag, Camp Bonaventure Guides are catching most of our fish on Dry fly’s while Salmon Lodge guides tell me they were more successful on smaller wets. Bombers in Green, Brown and Blue are always working, size 2, 4 and 6 have been doing the job.
In the wet fly department, the Undertaker, John Olin, Black Ghost and Stone Ghost were responsible for most of the fish. Sizes 8, 10 and even 12 . Hitched tubes are doing very well, especially when a fish are being difficult.
I have been doing the river reports for Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge for the past 8 years and for the Club since we took ownership in 2017. You may have noticed Julia Coull our assistante manager at Salmon Lodge began writing the Club reports this season, and she is doing a great job. I am passing the torch over to Julia for the Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge reports. I'll still be in the background helping her and lending my fishing experience. Julia will be working with me over the next few years, you'll be hearing more from her around our three lodges.
Until next week,