Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report August 26th to September 1st, 2019

Another week has come and gone in the blink of an eye. Our guests enjoyed their time both on and off the river this week at Camp Bonaventure. The fishing was a little more challenging due to our weather conditions but on the bright side – even though the weather was a little warmer than we’d all prefer; salmon were landed and great memories were made!

Our dear friend Sonja Meisner landed this beauty on the Bonaventure River with our wonderful guide Robert!

Our dear friend Sonja Meisner landed this beauty on the Bonaventure River with our wonderful guide Robert!

Once again, we had multiple days of rain promised this week that never came. Our days were filled with clear skies and sunshine, which is exactly what you want for a vacation but not so much a fishing trip. However, Thursday we were graced with some showers here and there that helped refresh the rivers and excite the salmon. 

The great Gaetan Joly kisses his grilse goodbye before releasing him back into the Bonaventure River! Until we meet again my friend! Bon Voyage!

The great Gaetan Joly kisses his grilse goodbye before releasing him back into the Bonaventure River! Until we meet again my friend! Bon Voyage!

The Beautiful Bonaventure River is currently flowing at approximately 8 cubic meters per second. These levels are the norm for the end of August and we are “told” that rain is on its way tomorrow!

Wright Palmer has been a delightful guest of ours for many years - both at Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge. Here he is admiring his great catch before releasing it back into the Bonaventure River!

Wright Palmer has been a delightful guest of ours for many years - both at Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge. Here he is admiring his great catch before releasing it back into the Bonaventure River!

The Wonderful Grand Cascapedia River had the most positive outcome from the rain received on Thursday this week. It increased in levels from 10 to 15 cubic meters per second Thursday evening and into Friday morning. This generated for some great action and a couple more salmon landed by our determined guests.  

James Palmer is always a joy to have in camp! Here he is - like father like son - releasing a great catch back into the Bonaventure River!

James Palmer is always a joy to have in camp! Here he is - like father like son - releasing a great catch back into the Bonaventure River!

The Precious Petite Cascapedia River is consistently flowing at 6 cubic meters per second. This is the norm for the Petite at the end of August and the Petite continues to deliver some great salmon! 

We had the pleasure of having Claude Paquette as our guest at Camp Bonaventure for the first time this year! Here she is releasing a beautiful salmon back into the Petite Cascapedia!

We had the pleasure of having Claude Paquette as our guest at Camp Bonaventure for the first time this year! Here she is releasing a beautiful salmon back into the Petite Cascapedia!

The one environmental factor working in our favor at the moment is the cool evenings we’ve been having. Our temperatures can drop down to 8 degrees Celsius throughout the night which leaves our rivers in the range of 50 degrees, nice and fresh for our salmon. 

Peter Griffin releases a great salmon back into the Bonaventure! Congrats Peter!

Peter Griffin releases a great salmon back into the Bonaventure! Congrats Peter!

The most productive wet flies this week have been John Olin, Green Machine, Stone Ghost and Blue Charm in sizes 8 and 10. When it comes to bombers, the Blue and Dark Green are still getting the salmon’s attention!

All the best,

Tight Lines,

Julia