September is a great time to be on our rivers, it brings cooler water, usually some rain and defiantly a nice run of fall salmon. The first second of September hasn't disappointed us in the least, we had some great fishing over the past week and managed to land a good number of nice salmon including a couple of big ones. Last weeks full moon and high tides brought a nice run of fresh salmon in our rivers.
Finish angler Tommi liimatainen with his first North American Atlantic salmon, Congratulations Tommi!
Katri Helena Kalaoja from Finland lands her first Bonaventure salmon, Congratulations Katri!
The Bonaventure is low but still has plenty of water for our fall run fish to enter. We are seeing a good number of bright silver fish in our pools. The water temperatures in the Bony are perfect. The Petite Cascapedia is also experiencing low water conditions and fish are stacked up in four pools. We need some rain to move them around. We've been limiting the number of rods on the Petite to keep the quality high, but our guests who have fished it did well. The Grand Cascapedia is also seeing a nice fall run, the lower pools especially have been producing well. The upper sections are very low and we really need some rain.
Harri Vaarasalo of "Chasing Silver" magazine releases his first Bonaventure salmon, Nice grilse Harri!
As I'm writing this weeks report the rain is coming down hard. The weatherman is calling for 25mm between today and tomorrow, lets hope.
Camp Bonaventure regular Meta Spors with her first of 2014, nice salmon Meta!!!
This week hot fly's have been the Red Francis, the Red Francis and the Red Francis! Most of this week fish were caught on it. The Ally shrimp along with the Silver Rat were responsible for a few more. Dry's are still working especially the blue bomber. As long as our water temperatures remain in th 50 plus degree range, dry's will continue to be productive.
Jeff Beatrice with a fine Petite Cascapedia salmon, way to go Jeff!
Until next week....Tight lines,