Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report, August 20th to 26th

Periodically this season and once again this week, I received an e-mail from a  client wondering how bad the conditions really were. This person also asked "if the conditions are not great and the fishing is tough, where was I  getting the photos for my weekly report ? My answer is simple, first and foremost I'm always honest in my reports and tell it like it is. Are condition ideal?, no , are our water levels low, Yes.  Do we have a good run of salmon ?, Yes but most importantly we have excellent guides who know how to get our clients into fish.

  Don Grossett has been part of Camp Bonaventure since the beginning, he's not only one of our best friends he 'sa part of our family. It didn't take him long to catch his first one of the season, congratulations Don!

Don Grossett has been part of Camp Bonaventure since the beginning, he's not only one of our best friends he 'sa part of our family. It didn't take him long to catch his first one of the season, congratulations Don!

  Don with a nice fresh run grilse, well done Don!

Don with a nice fresh run grilse, well done Don!

That's what we have photos of happy clients each week. We cant guarantee  salmon every day but we can guarantee that  you'll be casting to plenty of salmon and having a great experience both on the river and back at the lodge. That all being said, a good rainfall will change everything!

 P ancho Panzer from Argentina with a nice Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Pancho, see you next year

Pancho Panzer from Argentina with a nice Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Pancho, see you next year

  Teo Panzer, with a beauty from the Bony, well done little man! Like his father Pancho, Teo is a great angler.

Teo Panzer, with a beauty from the Bony, well done little man! Like his father Pancho, Teo is a great angler.

Granted we have low water conditions we did manage to have another respectable weeks fishing  on our rivers. We landed a good number of salmon and grilse including some fresh from the sea. Our saving grace is our water remains cool even when low. This time of the  season our nights are considerable cooler keeping the temperature down.. 

  Our dear friend Phil Cattleman at 90 years young! Phil landed an nice fish but we didn't get a photo. He's booked back next year and we'll the camera ready!. Congratulations Phil, see you in 2019.

Our dear friend Phil Cattleman at 90 years young! Phil landed an nice fish but we didn't get a photo. He's booked back next year and we'll the camera ready!. Congratulations Phil, see you in 2019.

  Joel Castleman like his father Phill and brother David are some of our best friends at Camp. Nice on Joel!

Joel Castleman like his father Phill and brother David are some of our best friends at Camp. Nice on Joel!

  It Didn't take David long to get on the board, nice start David, well done!

It Didn't take David long to get on the board, nice start David, well done!

This weeks fly selection,  the Blue Charm, Stone Ghost and green Machine. Dry's have continued to be the big winners especially Dark  Brown , Blue and Forest Green bombers. Small hitched tubes are also producing a good number of fish as well.

  Albert Smith with his first Bonaventure salmon, nicely done Albert, congratulations.

Albert Smith with his first Bonaventure salmon, nicely done Albert, congratulations.

Until Next Week,

Tight lines,

Glenn