September is a great time to be on our rivers, it brings cooler water, usually some rain and defiantly a nice run of fresh fish. The first week of September hasn't disappointed us in the least, we had some great fishing over the past week and managed to land a number of nice salmon including a couple of BIG ones as well. The full moon last week started our fall run of fish, we should be in for a great month. Temperatures are in the 20 to 24 degree range and dry fly fishing is still hot.
We have a new Atlantic salmon fisherman with his first Salmon. Ten year old Ben Goldthwaite from New Jersey. Caught on the Bonaventure River at Slocum Pool with a Silver Rat, guided by Bruno Lepage. Congratulations Ben!
Most of our fish have been caught on dry's. Bombers are still the choice pattern especially Green, Brown and fall orange. Tubes and wets were also responsible for a good number of fine fish as well. The Silver Rat was the wet fly of the week, the green Machine and Stone Ghost still held their own.