Our 2015 season has now come to an end, and what a great season it was! 2015 stacks up there with some of the best years since I started on the river, that was 35 years ago. Combined, Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge guests hooked over 1500 fish this season! The last few days have given us some of the best fishing if the season, all of our guests landed nice salmon and big ones! Its great to end the season a such a great note.
The Bonaventure, Grand Cascapedia and Petite Cascapedia rivers experienced a wonderful season and returns were excellent. The weather man was predicting a warm dry summer, he couldn't have been more off the mark. From opening day until mid September we saw more rain than I can ever remember.
The river conditions were great throughout the entire season, 2015 was certainly a season to remember. Who knows what 2016 will bring, really there is no way to know. One indication we have always looked at is the return of grilse on a given year, historically a good grilse year has always been followed by a good salmon year, 2015 was a great years for grilse returns.
After running salmon camp for so many years, our clients and guests have become friends. Every season is different but the great times, good laughs and wonderful memories that each and every year brings will last forever. Warm personal regards to each and every one of you that make Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge a yearly part of your lives. From all the guides, Lodge staff and myself, thank you for be part of our lives and sharing another GREAT! Season with us. We all look forward to seeing you again, when our bright silver salmon return.
Check our reports page over the Fall, Winter and Spring, we’ll keep you up to date with news and happenings around the salmon world and let you know when we’ll be at the fly-fishing shows over the winter.
Until next year,