Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report June 17th to 23rd, 2019

This past week has been the best of the season so far. Water conditions are slowly getting back to normal after a couple of weeks of higher than normal water levels. Last weeks high tides brought a nice rune of fresh salmon to all our rivers and fishing has been getting better with each passing day. Our lower pools on the Bonaventure, Poirier and McGuire are fishing very well and giving up a few salmon each day. Billingsley Pool and Red Cliff are also holding good numbers of fresh salmon.

The Bonaventure, water conditions are perfect!

The Bonaventure, water conditions are perfect!

Ward Sprouse fromSouth Carolina with his first Atlantic salmon, congratulations Ward, may this be the first of many!

Ward Sprouse fromSouth Carolina with his first Atlantic salmon, congratulations Ward, may this be the first of many!

Ward, he did it again the very next day!!!

Ward, he did it again the very next day!!!

Water levels on the Bonaventure were high for the third week of June, that being said, it's exactly what we want. Thirty cubic meters per second is about normal for this time of the season, we are now in the mid 40’. The Bony is clearing up well and the higher water levels are allowing us to use canoes everywhere.

Camp Bonaventure regular Sonja Meisner plays her first one of the new season.

Camp Bonaventure regular Sonja Meisner plays her first one of the new season.

Sonja won the battle, Congratulations, see you in August for some dry fly action!

Sonja won the battle, Congratulations, see you in August for some dry fly action!

The Petite Cascapedia, a later river than the Bony and Grand is also beginning to fish well. Water levels are also higher on the Petite for this time in June flowing 45 cubic meters per second rather than the normal 25. The big run of salmon on the Petite Cascapedia usually takes place in late June and early July but we are beginning to see a number of big fish everyday.

Michael Barnaby have been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a great angler and a dear friend. Way to go Mike!

Michael Barnaby have been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a great angler and a dear friend. Way to go Mike!

The Grand Cascapedia is fishing well and water conditions are improving from record high in early June. The Grand is now flowing at 70 where 30 is the norm this time of the season. We are beginning to catch some fine salmon on the Grand.

Long time Camp Bonaventure guest David Johnston with a nice fresh run salmon, congratulations David!

Long time Camp Bonaventure guest David Johnston with a nice fresh run salmon, congratulations David!

Arve Gustafson came all the way from Norway to enjoy our fishing and hospitality, a great angler, Arve way high rod for the week. Congratulations!

Arve Gustafson came all the way from Norway to enjoy our fishing and hospitality, a great angler, Arve way high rod for the week. Congratulations!

This weeks fly's of choice have been the Stone Ghost, Silver Rat and John Olin in sizes 4 and 6 . Spey fly's in sizes 3, 5 and 7 have also produced a number of nice fish. Bombers are beginning to work, especially Green, Dark Brown and Blue patterns. we had a few up to the dry;s this week!

Bill Willson has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a good friend and superb angler. Bill tied for high rod last week , congratulations Bill well done!

Bill Willson has been coming to Camp Bonaventure for many years, he’s a good friend and superb angler. Bill tied for high rod last week , congratulations Bill well done!

The weather man is calling for rain and showers on Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday, nothing too drastic but just enough to keep us fishermen happy.

 Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn