Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report July 8th to 14th, 2019

Fishing continues to be great but for the first time this season we’re beginning to realize its summer on the Gaspe Peninsula. We were getting a little spoiled with all the fantastic fishing and fishing weather since opening day. The weather's been warmer and dryer over the past week with temperatures in the mid 20’s celsius ,are here to stay for a while I think.

Our good friend Darrell Sanders has been part of Camp Bonaventure since day one. Darrell broke the ice with this fine grilse . Congratulations Darrell, cant wait to see you next year.

Our good friend Darrell Sanders has been part of Camp Bonaventure since day one. Darrell broke the ice with this fine grilse . Congratulations Darrell, cant wait to see you next year.

Fred Benere has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for 25 years, a great angler and good friend, congratulations Fred!

Fred Benere has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for 25 years, a great angler and good friend, congratulations Fred!

We did hook and land a good number of nice fresh run salmon this week and unfortunately lost a few as well. The weatherman is calling for rain later int the week and perhaps a thunder storm. Our water conditions are in great shape at the moment on all three rivers. We could of course use a little rain just to maintain them.

Serge gagne put one in the books for 2019, way to go Serge!

Serge gagne put one in the books for 2019, way to go Serge!

Pascale Simon with a nice one from Poirier Pool, well done Pascale see you next year.

Pascale Simon with a nice one from Poirier Pool, well done Pascale see you next year.

The Bonaventure is perfect at the moment and we're doing very well. Water levels on the Bonaventure are exactly where they should be for this time of the season running at about 20 Cubic meters per second. The cooler than normal weather was great for maintaining our water temperatures in the 50 degree range, a little cooler than normal which is great. Fishing on the Bony has been great since the beginning of June and continues to produce good numbers of fish every day.

Jeff Sullivan has been a regular at Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a good friend and superb angler. nice one Jeff

Jeff Sullivan has been a regular at Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a good friend and superb angler. nice one Jeff

Out old friend Pat Benere with a nice one from the Bonaventure,well done Pat!

Out old friend Pat Benere with a nice one from the Bonaventure,well done Pat!

The Petite Cascapedia is seeing a nice run of fresh fish, the water's in great condition and remains cool. The Petite has been producing some nice fish every day keeping our fishermen happy. The water temperature is also excellent in the 50 degree range and flowing in the 20 cubic meters per second range, just perfect for this time of the season.

Jacqueline O’Kelley and Master Guide John Law make a combination for success. Congratulations Jacqueline!

Jacqueline O’Kelley and Master Guide John Law make a combination for success. Congratulations Jacqueline!

Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia remains excellent, like the Bonaventure we are having a simply fantastic run of salmon on the Grand. Water conditions and temperatures couldn’t be better. The flow is slightly above normal for mid-July running at about 22 Cubic meters per second and the temperatures in the low 50’s.

Mac Fox (Left) has become a part of our family at Camp Bonaventure, here he is with his grandson Hunter Gartley and this is Hunters first Bonaventure salmon. Congratulations !

Mac Fox (Left) has become a part of our family at Camp Bonaventure, here he is with his grandson Hunter Gartley and this is Hunters first Bonaventure salmon. Congratulations !

The flies of choice this past week have been a mixed bag, The guides at Camp Bonaventure told me they were catching most of the fish on Dry fly’s while Salmon Lodge guides tell me they were more successful on smaller lightly tied wets.

Frederic Boucher (left) picked up a fly for the first time this week, didn’t take him long to learn how to cast and catch salmon, congratulations Frederic !

Frederic Boucher (left) picked up a fly for the first time this week, didn’t take him long to learn how to cast and catch salmon, congratulations Frederic !

Free floating dry’s have taken the most, Forest Green, Dark Brown and Blue Bombers in sizes 2, 4 and 6. In the wet fly department, the Silver rat, Undertaker, Blue Charm and Green Highlander have been doing very well.

This week’s Menu !

This week’s Menu !

Until next week.

 Tight Lines,

 Glenn