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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Until next week.