We had a great week at camp, thanks to a substantial rain fall early in the week which, freshened our rivers and gave them a much needed boost of new water. We didn't break any records but it was one of the best weeks of the season so far this year with a good number of fish in the book. The weather warmed up a bit during mid week but the temperatures stayed reasonably cool.
The much need rain really helped our rivers, the Bonaventure continued to produce a good number of fresh salmon daily. We also had a great week on the Petite Cascapedia, our guides are seeing plenty of fresh salmon in most of the pools with new ones coming in on every tide. What a big change on the Grand this past week, we really needed the rain. Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia really improved as water levels were back to normal levels.
The Bonaventure jumped from 9 Cubic meter per second to 18. The Petite Cascapedia was also flowing at 9 cubic meters per second and went to 15. The Grand Cascapedia saw the biggest change going from 12 to 36 cubic meters. By weeks end our rivers are falling but rain is in the forecast for the next few days with cooler temperatures.
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 Machine and Stone Ghost came out in front for the week. The John Olin and. Picasse were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's and 10's.
Until Next week,