The weather man was kind to us this past week giving us the rain we needed. We received rain or showers every day giving our rivers a much needed boost. After being low for the past few weeks our water conditions are now normal for the beginning of September. The Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia rose a bit and conditions are good. The Grand Cascapedia received good amounts of rain as well , water levels are good with temperatures is in the 50 to 55 degree range. Some beats fished well this week while others weren't as productive. A good number of nice salmon were landed along with plenty of grilse. Cooler water conditions combined with big tides should be bringing a run of fish in this weekend and next week.
John Allman with his first of 2014, congratulations John.
Camp Bonaventure regular Tom Armstrong with a nice Bonaventure salmon, nice fish Tom!
With cooler water we are beginning to use our fall patterns and they are doing well. The ones to have are the Red Francis, Ally Shrimp, and Copper killer. Seems like anything with red or orange will do the job.
New Yorker Wright palmer was high rod for the week, nice fishing Wright.
Conventional patterns continue to work well, the Stone Ghost, Blue Charm, Undertaker and Green Butt were also responsible for a good number of fish. The best sizes have been 6's, 8's. The wets worked very well last week but the dry's stoled the show once again. It's been Green, Blue and Dark Brown bombers in sizes 2 to 8.
This was Pierre Vezina's fourth trip to Camp Bonaventure this summer, he's a pro!
Until next week...Tight Lines,