Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report Aug 29th to sept 4th, 2016

August has come and gone, It's hard to believe that September is here and our season is into its last month for 2016. August fishing was very good,  a little warmer than June and July with mixed bag of conditions but overall it was a great month to be on the river. The last two weeks of August is one of the best times of year for dry fly action. This year was no different, August gave us some of the best dry fly fishing of the season, water temperatures were perfect and our  pools were producing very well. The last week of August we host one of favorite groups of the year, Michael McMenemin's Irish ladd's. Always a lot of fun with our friends from Ireland! Even if the weather is hot and warm, its never a "dry" week" at camp! lol

Brian Anderson lands a nice one on the Petite Cascapedia, this was just one of many for Brian last week!

Brian Anderson lands a nice one on the Petite Cascapedia, this was just one of many for Brian last week!

We are now into the first week of September and most of our pools are full of salmon, both older ones and fresh fall run fish. We had an excellent week at both our lodges with plenty of salmon landed and many others lost and missed. 

Michael McMenamin with a nice one on Big Eddy Pool, congatulatiopns Mike!

Michael McMenamin with a nice one on Big Eddy Pool, congatulatiopns Mike!

Mike also caught the smallest fish ever landed at Camp Bonaventure! breaking the record held by none other than Stan Bogdan for many years. 

Mike also caught the smallest fish ever landed at Camp Bonaventure! breaking the record held by none other than Stan Bogdan for many years. 

The Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia are beginning to get their first run of fall salmon. The Grand Cascapedia is also in great shape and fishing has been well.  The weather man is calling for a bit of rain on Monday and Tuesday and the warming up for the rest of the week. Warn weather means we,ll not be putting our dry fly's away just yet.

Connor Wallace landed this nice salmon on the Bonaventure, Congratulations Connor!

Connor Wallace landed this nice salmon on the Bonaventure, Congratulations Connor!

Kerry Hardy landed this one on Poirier Pool of the Bonaventure. Nice one Kerry!

Kerry Hardy landed this one on Poirier Pool of the Bonaventure. Nice one Kerry!

 September is by farmy favorite time of the season, water temperatures are usually perfect and we always receive just the right amount of rain the keep the rivers levels perfect.  Our pools are loaded with salmon at this time of the season and our bright fall run of bright fish are coming in. 

Fishing buddies Bill Corey (left) and Paul Wilson on the Bonaventure, Congratulations Bill!

Fishing buddies Bill Corey (left) and Paul Wilson on the Bonaventure, Congratulations Bill!

 The September fly choice is different from any other time of the season. The Red Francis is always the fly of choice this time of the year and this year's no different. Along with the Red Francis the Alley Shrimp and GP are also favourites this time of year.  As long as our water temperatures stay in the 50's dry fly's work very well. As always, Green, Brown and Blue are the hot ones.

Gregory Cope landed a number of find salmon last week, here's a nice one from the Petite Cascapedia. nice salmon Gregory!

Gregory Cope landed a number of find salmon last week, here's a nice one from the Petite Cascapedia. nice salmon Gregory!

 2017 is filling up very quickly, we still have a couple of opening here and there. If you would like to fish at Camp Bonaventure or Salmon Lodge next season, now is the time to contact us.

Its hard to keep secrets on what's working in the dry fly department!

Its hard to keep secrets on what's working in the dry fly department!

 Until next week,

 Tight Lines,

 Glenn