We Finally received a bit of rain, not the 25 to 30 mm they were announcing but just enough to freshen up our rivers and keep us going for another week. We're supposed to get more next week but not what we are hoping for. Temperatures are supposed to cool down in the coming days, it will nice to get a break from the heat. 2018 has been the hottest and driest summer for the past 60 years.
The water levels are low on all our rivers but we still have plenty of salmon in our pools. The Bonaventure, Petite and Grand Cascapedia all have good runs of fish and there are plenty just waiting to enter the river on the next bump in water. All the rivers on the Peninsula are low at the moment but very fishable. We are fortunate that our rivers run cold from the Chic-Choc mountains and remain cool even when the weather warms up.
The Bonaventure is flowing at 7 Cubic meter per second, it should be in the 20 range at this time of the season. The Petite Cascapedia is flowing at 6 cubic meters per second, for this time of the season 20 is the norm. The Grand Cascapedia is flowing at 12 cubic meters, normal for the mid August is 25.
Small flys have been working the best, in particular the Undertaker, John Olin and Green machine in sizes 8, 10 and 12. We are still doing very well on bombers especially the Green, Dark Brown and Blue.
Until Next Week,