We had another good week of fishing at camp and decent numbers of fish in the book despite the very hot temperature. The weather warmed up considerably on Tuesday and the last few days have been hot and sunny with temperatures in the 30 degree range and very humid, not the best fishing conditions to say the least. Granted, we did manage to do very well, however more challenging on hot and sunny days. Mornings and evenings are the time to fish when it gets hot.
The Bonaventure continues to produce well and the water temperatures are still pretty cool despite the hot weather. The first week of August is ASF President's Bill Taylor week at Camp Bonaventure, Bill always seems to do well despite the conditions, he's a pretty good angler!
The Bonaventure received a small bump in water and the flow is above normal for this time of the season at about 30 cubic meters per second. We had a good week on the Petite Cascapedia as well, our guides are seeing plenty of fresh salmon in almost all the pools and fishing is good. The Petite is a bit on the low side but holding its own. The Grand is also doing well but we could use a couple of rainy days to bump up the water levels. Considering the weather we had another great week on the Grand Cascapedia. The conditions this past week have given us more of a challenge but we're still catching them!
The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Blue and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches. In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green Butt and Silver Rat did the job, the Green Machine is catching up pretty quickly as one of the best fly's. The John Olin and Green machine were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's 10's and 12's.
The weather man shows a bit a rain early next week and temperatures will be cooling down . Maybe this hot weather will produce a thunder storm or two, we are keeping our fingers crossed.
Until next week,