The only way to describe this past week is “simply wonderful” . River conditions are perfect, water levels are great and we have plenty of fresh run salmon.
The Bonaventure river is flowing cold and clear at 43 cubic meters per second. The Grand cascapedia at 60 and the Petite Cascapedia at 35. Our rivers are a little higher than normal for this time of the season but we’re not complaining, better higher than too low. The higher water is allowing salmon to move quickly up stream, all our rivers have fish throughout their entire systems. Our guides were commenting this week on seeing fish in broad daylight moving up river and not even stopping in the pools.
The new moon on the 16th gave us the tides we need to bring in a good run of fresh salmon. The weather has also been cooperating, temperatures have not been too warn and we received just the right amount of rain to maintain the levels. The forecast is calling for rain and showers during the first part of next week and clear towards the end.
I’m sure that most have seen the “ Fishing Excuse Mug” too warm, too cold, too high and too low. Should have been here last week….etc, all the excuses we need to to justify our fishing success. Well, this week I told our guests to throw the mug away. Yes, fishing has been great.
The fly or the week was the Stone Ghost in sizes 4 and 6. The John Olin, Nagli, Green Highlander, Silver Rat and Langa Fancy also did a very good job. Dry flies have also started produce, the water is still a little too cool for great dry fly action but we did manage to hook a few on the floaters.
It’s easy to write a river report when the conditions are perfect and the fishing is great . Fishing is fishing and we have no choice but to adjust to all conditions, you just never know when you’ll have the best fishing of your life.
Until next week,