Camp Bonaventure Fishing & River Report September 17th to 23rd, 2018

September is my favorite time of the season, water temperatures are perfect and we always receive just the right amount of rain the keep our rivers at perfect shape. Some years rain comes in August while others in September.

  Camp Bonaventure regular Stephane Lavoie with his first one of the season, Congratulations Stephane.

Camp Bonaventure regular Stephane Lavoie with his first one of the season, Congratulations Stephane.

  John Allman with a fine Bonaventure salmon, well done John!

John Allman with a fine Bonaventure salmon, well done John!

This year more than ever we needed rain, I’ve been around these rivers for almost 40 years and have never seem them so low. To be honest, this year I was wondering if rain would come at all. Thanks to Hurricane Florence we finally got the rain we needed. I’m not running out to by a bottle of 18 year old to celebrate, but just happy to get some new water.

  Michael McMinamin leads our annual Irish group each year, a great bunch of guys and superb anglers, Nice one Mike.

Michael McMinamin leads our annual Irish group each year, a great bunch of guys and superb anglers, Nice one Mike.

  The was Stephan Flanagan’s first trip to Camp Bonaventure, not his last! nice one Stephan!

The was Stephan Flanagan’s first trip to Camp Bonaventure, not his last! nice one Stephan!

  Tony Black is a Scottish salmon fishing gillie, now he knows how to catch them on both side of the pond Congratulations Tony!

Tony Black is a Scottish salmon fishing gillie, now he knows how to catch them on both side of the pond Congratulations Tony!

Our rivers are in the best condition since July, The Grand Cascapedia is fishing well and flowing at 10 cubic meters per second. The Petite Cascapedia is also in better shape and flowing at 6 cubic meters, up from 4 . The Bonaventure is fishing better and conditions are good, water flow on the Bony is at 7 Cubic meters and the temperatures are in the 50 degree range, not bad considering all the hot weather we had.

  Camp Bonaventure friend and long time guests Chris Williams, A good one Chris, Congratulations!

Camp Bonaventure friend and long time guests Chris Williams, A good one Chris, Congratulations!

  Sharon Dombrowski is a regular September visitor to the lodge, she’s a great lady and angler, well done Sharon, see you next year!

Sharon Dombrowski is a regular September visitor to the lodge, she’s a great lady and angler, well done Sharon, see you next year!

  Orvis fishing travel expert, Dan Davala with his first one of the season, nice one Dan, congratulations !

Orvis fishing travel expert, Dan Davala with his first one of the season, nice one Dan, congratulations !

  James and Lindsy Meyer with their first Atlantic salmon, nice start to the trip, congratulations

James and Lindsy Meyer with their first Atlantic salmon, nice start to the trip, congratulations

The fall run has been coming in slowly, but with this latest bump in water, things should turn on. Higher and cooler water volume combined with high tides should translate to happy anglers next week.

  Chet Warner with his first Atlantic Salmon, Congratulations Chet! may it be the first of many more to come.

Chet Warner with his first Atlantic Salmon, Congratulations Chet! may it be the first of many more to come.

September fly choices are different from any other time of the season. The Red Francis is always the fly of choice as well as the Alley Shrimp and GP . Sun Ray Tubes also work well in September. As long as our water temperatures stay in the 50 degree range, dry fly's will continue to produce. As always the Green, Brown and Blue bombers will get the job done.

Until Next Week,

Tight Lines

Glenn