Fishing continues to be very good. This weeks new moon gave us high tides and a run of fresh salmon and grilse to all our rivers. Water levels on the Bonaventure are normal for mid August and temperatures are not bad at all, in the 55 to 60 degree range. All sections of the Bony are fishing well and we have salmon in all our pools. The Petite Cascapedia is starting to get a bit low but water temperature remain nice and cool. The Petite has been producing fish for us every day. The Grand Cascapedia could defiantly use some rain, showers we received on Thursday didn't change the levels at all. We're catching fish every day, but having to work a little harder for them . We've stopped using our canoes except for crossing on certain pools. The weather forecast is calling for rain on Thursday and Friday, 30 millimeters, who knows maybe this time?
Camp Bonaventure regular Rick Koe with his first fish of 2014, nice salmon Rick!
Lower water conditions call for smaller fly's and especially dry's. We're catching most of our fish on the surface with free floating dry's. It just doesn't get any better than sight fishing to a big salmon and watching it take you fly off the surface.! The hot wet fly's this week have been the Stone Ghost, Blue Charm and Black Bear Green Butt. Drys, especially the Forest Green and Dark Brown ones were doing the job.
Matthew Gordon from Scotland with a nice Grand Cascapedia salmon. Congratulations Matt!
Camp Bonaventure regular Stewart Seibens with his first of 2014. Steward lives in the Cayman Islands he appreciates the cooler temperatures of Canada this time of year.
This weeks line-up of guests at camp included "Atlantic Salmon Magic" author Topher Browne and Spey casting master Henrik Mortensen. Needless to say there was a lot of salmon talk around the table.
Brian walker is no stranger to salmon fishing and Camp Bonaventure, nice fish Brian, bet you caught it on a dry fly!
Until next week...Tight Lines,