Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report July 1st to 7th, 2019


What a great week to be at camp! Our fishing keeps getting better and better. Last week’s high tides combined with regular rainfall was the perfect recipe for a wonderful week to be on the river. Everyone at camp had action and the opportunity to land fish .Last week’s rain fall maintained our rivers at perfect levels and temperatures for this time of the season.

Camp Bonaventure faithful and good friend Patrice Vezina with his first of the season, Congratulations Pat! see you again n a few weeks.

Camp Bonaventure faithful and good friend Patrice Vezina with his first of the season, Congratulations Pat! see you again n a few weeks.

The Bonaventure is flowing at 35 cubic meters per second which is a little higher than normal for late June, but we’re certainly not complaining , normal for early July is in the 20 range. Higher water allows us easy travel with canoes and it makes the guides job a lot easier. Higher water also means that salmon can hold just about anywhere and not necessarily in the pools. The guides are finding fish in runs and smaller pockets throughout the river.

Guy Trudeau breaks the ice and put one in the books for 2019, well done Guy, see you in September!

Guy Trudeau breaks the ice and put one in the books for 2019, well done Guy, see you in September!

The Petite Cascapedia is flowing in the mid 20’s and has been great. Fresh fish are running and most of the pools are holding salmon, the Petite is also running in the 50 degree range, just perfect.

Congratulations to Patricia LePage who caught this fine salmon under the watchful eye of our head guide Mario Poirier. nice one Patricia.

Congratulations to Patricia LePage who caught this fine salmon under the watchful eye of our head guide Mario Poirier. nice one Patricia.

The Grand Cascapedia is also fishing very well and flowing at 30 Cubic Meter per second, great for this time of the season. We could use a little rain just to keep water levels where they are.

It did take long for Patrice Giroux to hook and land this one. Congratulations Patrice!

It did take long for Patrice Giroux to hook and land this one. Congratulations Patrice!

Last weeks full moon gave us some of the highest tides of the summer. Between June 29th and July 7th our tides were 3 to 4 feet above normal, just what salmon need to start up our rivers.

David Hatheway is a good friend and great angler, well done David, see you in September!

David Hatheway is a good friend and great angler, well done David, see you in September!

With all the rain and cooler days our water is still cool, we are however getting some good dry fly action. The hot dry’s have been Green, Blue and Dark brown bombers. Wets are still the big producers, the Stone Ghost is still the hot fly this season.

Our very own Poirier Pool produces some fine salmon, but most importantly you have to know how to catch them. Pat Levesque knows how to get it done, well done Pat!

Our very own Poirier Pool produces some fine salmon, but most importantly you have to know how to catch them. Pat Levesque knows how to get it done, well done Pat!

Other patterns working well is the John Olin, Picasse, Silver Rat and Green Highlander. The Nagli, Langa Fancy and Undertaker are also doing well. Old regulars like the Black Bear Green Butt, Blue Charm, and Green Machine always have their place in our fly box .

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn