Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report, July 29th to Aug 4th, 2019

Fishing continues to be productive, despite the very hot and dry weather we had a pretty good week on our rivers with half decent numbers of fish hooked a number lost . Despite the hot and humid weather it was a great week to be at camp. All of our guests were into fish and we had a group of happy anglers.

Justin Vezina with a nice Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Justin.

Justin Vezina with a nice Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Justin.

Temperatures have been in the high 80's and 90’s for most of the week, not the best for fishermen or the salmon. Next weeks forecast is calling for several days of rain and showers, we're keeping our fingers crossed, we can certainly use a few days of rain.

David Miller and Maude Vezina show off their fine salmon caught on the Bonaventure. Well done guys!

David Miller and Maude Vezina show off their fine salmon caught on the Bonaventure. Well done guys!

The Bonaventure is beginning to get a bit low, its flowing at 17 cubic meters per second. Despite the lower water conditions the temperature is still in the 55 degree range and fishing has been productive.

Diane Ranno with a nice one from the Grand Cascapedia, congratulations Diane!

Diane Ranno with a nice one from the Grand Cascapedia, congratulations Diane!

Like the Bonaventure the Petite Cascapedia is also getting a bit low but still remains cool and fishing very well. The Petite has been giving us some big salmon this season.

Jeanne Marcil with Camp Bonaventure master guide Carole Barriault, congratulations Jeanne

Jeanne Marcil with Camp Bonaventure master guide Carole Barriault, congratulations Jeanne

The Grand Cascapedia has been producing some fine fish as well but like the Bony and Petite, its getting low and could really use some rain. Lets hope our weatherman get it right this time.

Joel Bélanger (right) and our master Guide Marc Poirier get it done on the Bonaventure. Well done Joel.

Joel Bélanger (right) and our master Guide Marc Poirier get it done on the Bonaventure. Well done Joel.

The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches. In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green machine and Silver Rat did the job. The John Olin and Green machine were the hot ones on the Petite. Sizes that are working best are number 8's 10's and 12's.

This was  Michel Desjardins first trip to Camp Bonaventure, it didn't take him long to get a taste fof the Bonaventure River.

This was  Michel Desjardins first trip to Camp Bonaventure, it didn't take him long to get a taste fof the Bonaventure River.

The weather man shows a bit a rain early next week and temperatures will be cooling down . Maybe this hot weather will produce a thunder storm or two, we are keeping our fingers crossed.

Rita Godbout landed this beauty on the Petite Cascapedia, nice job Rita! 

Rita Godbout landed this beauty on the Petite Cascapedia, nice job Rita! 

Don't forget to check out our photo album each week. Along with my weekly river report I post a number of the week’s salmon shots on our Photo gallery page. If a trip to Camp Bonaventure, Salmon Lodge or the Club are in your plans for next season please feel free to contact us anytime. We are sold out this season but still have a couple of great slots open for 2020.



Father Lucien Levesque with his first Bonaventure salmon,, nicely done Lucien but! we know you have help from above!

Father Lucien Levesque with his first Bonaventure salmon,, nicely done Lucien but! we know you have help from above!

Until next week,

 Tight Lines ,

 Glenn