Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report, Aug 8th to 14th, 2016

 

 

Fishing continues to be productive, in fact we just had one of our best weeks of the season with over 80 salmon to the net and many lost or missed especially on dry fly's.  Despite the hot and humid weather it was a great week to be at camp. All of our guests caught fish, needless to say we had a happy crew. Temperatures have been in the high 80's for most of the week, not the best for fishing, but the fish didn't seem to mind. Next weeks forecast is calling for several days of rain and showers, we're keeping our fingers crossed, we can use a few days of rain. 

Camp Bonaventure regulars Rick Koe (left) and Henrik Mortensen on the Bonaventure. Nice fish Rick!

Camp Bonaventure regulars Rick Koe (left) and Henrik Mortensen on the Bonaventure. Nice fish Rick!

Matthew Gordon (Left) and Camp Bonaventure guide Robert Benwell pose with a nice one from the Petite. Nice salmon Matt!

Matthew Gordon (Left) and Camp Bonaventure guide Robert Benwell pose with a nice one from the Petite. Nice salmon Matt!

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

Long time Camp Bonaventure guest Stewart Seibens with his first one of 2016, Congratulations Stewart!

Long time Camp Bonaventure guest Stewart Seibens with his first one of 2016, Congratulations Stewart!

Tim Ingram has been coming to Camp Bonaventure and salmon Lodge for many years, A great angler as he shows off his Petite Cascapedia salmon!

Tim Ingram has been coming to Camp Bonaventure and salmon Lodge for many years, A great angler as he shows off his Petite Cascapedia salmon!

John Rocha with a nice from Big Eddy Pool on the Petite Cascapedia, Congratulations John, see you next year!

John Rocha with a nice from Big Eddy Pool on the Petite Cascapedia, Congratulations John, see you next year!

This weeks fly selection have been the Blue Charm, Stone Ghost and Green Highlander. Dry's have continued to be the big winners especially Brown and Green bombers along with the Labatt Blue.  

UK native Stephen Horn with his first north American Atlantic salmon, Nice one Stephen!

UK native Stephen Horn with his first north American Atlantic salmon, Nice one Stephen!

Brian Jones is no stranger to atlantic salmon fishing or Camp Bonaventure, congratulations Brian, see you again soon.

Brian Jones is no stranger to atlantic salmon fishing or Camp Bonaventure, congratulations Brian, see you again soon.

If you are interested in joining us next season, I still have a couple of prime dates available at both Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge for the 2017 season. 

Until next Week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn