Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report July 15 to 21st, 2019

Fishing continues to be productive but for the first time this season our water levels are beginning to get low and warm up. Perhaps we were getting a little spoiled with higher than normal water levels since the beginning of the season.

Jerome Letourneau is quickly becoming a great salmon angler, this is his second season at Salmon Lodge and he keeps getting better and better, congratulations Jerome!

Jerome Letourneau is quickly becoming a great salmon angler, this is his second season at Salmon Lodge and he keeps getting better and better, congratulations Jerome!

A kiss good bye!

A kiss good bye!

The weather's been particularly hot for the first time this season, temperatures climbed to 30 C or close to 90 F on Wednesday and Thursday. We did manage to land a number of nice salmon and grilse but we’re having to work a little harder for them.

Gilles Chiasson puts a nice one back to swim again, nicely done Gilles!

Gilles Chiasson puts a nice one back to swim again, nicely done Gilles!

The weatherman is calling for rain and showers and perhaps even a thunder storm. We are still using our boats to travel between the pools but another few days of hot weather will have us mostly wading.

This summer Jerome graduated from high school and will be going to Quebec University in the Fall! Here he is with his Kit Kat Take a Break Graduation Cake! And yes he shared with the family!

This summer Jerome graduated from high school and will be going to Quebec University in the Fall! Here he is with his Kit Kat Take a Break Graduation Cake! And yes he shared with the family!

The Bonaventure is flowing at 20 Cubic meter per second which is normal for the end of July. Fishing on the Bony has been pretty good up until now with good numbers of salmon and plenty of grilse.

Jim Perz with his first one of the trip, congratulations Jim!

Jim Perz with his first one of the trip, congratulations Jim!

The Petite Cascapedia is flowing at 18 cubic meters per second, for this time of the season is 20 is the norm. The Petite is low at the moment however with a nice number of salmon in the river and cool water temperatures, we're doing very well.

Bill McAlpin (right) and Salmon Lodge master guide Clement Bernier with Bill’s first one from the Grand! Cascapedia

Bill McAlpin (right) and Salmon Lodge master guide Clement Bernier with Bill’s first one from the Grand! Cascapedia

It did take long for Carole McAlpin to hook up as well, Here she is fighting her big salmon !

It did take long for Carole McAlpin to hook up as well, Here she is fighting her big salmon !

The Grand Cascapedia got a nice bump of water at the beginning of the week and the flow is at 20 cubic meters, normal for the end of July is 15. The Grand has been giving us some nice fish but it's beginning to get low as well getting and could use some rain.

Jim Perz shows off his winters work, very nice work Jim.

Jim Perz shows off his winters work, very nice work Jim.

The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches. In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green Butt and Silver Rat did the best. The Picasse and Green Spey were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's 10's and 12's.

Until next week

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report July 8th to 14th, 2019

Gaspe Peninsula. We were getting a little spoiled with all the fantastic fishing and fishing weather since opening day. The weather's been warmer and dryer over the past week with temperatures in the mid 20’s celsius ,are here to stay for a while I think.

Hubert Bolduc and Salmon Lodge’s master guide Jean Marc Clermont. What a beauty! congratulations Hubert, see you next year.

Hubert Bolduc and Salmon Lodge’s master guide Jean Marc Clermont. What a beauty! congratulations Hubert, see you next year.

Long time Salmon Lodge friend and angler Francois Bolduc with his first on the 2019 season, nice one Francois.

Long time Salmon Lodge friend and angler Francois Bolduc with his first on the 2019 season, nice one Francois.

We did hook and land a good number of nice fresh run salmon this week and unfortunately lost a few as well. The weatherman is calling for rain later int the week and perhaps a thunder storm. Our water conditions are in great shape at the moment on all three rivers. We could of course use a little rain just to maintain them.

Gerry Savoie has been a part of Salmon Lodge for many years, well done Gerry, always great when you’re at camp.

Gerry Savoie has been a part of Salmon Lodge for many years, well done Gerry, always great when you’re at camp.

Nicole Armstrong has become a good friend and accomplished angler . here she is with a find Cascapedia salmon, nicely done Nicole

Nicole Armstrong has become a good friend and accomplished angler . here she is with a find Cascapedia salmon, nicely done Nicole

The Bonaventure is perfect at the moment and we're doing very well. Water levels on the Bonaventure are exactly where they should be for this time of the season running at about 20 Cubic meters per second. The cooler than normal weather was great for maintaining our water temperatures in the 50 degree range, a little cooler than normal which is great. Fishing on the Bony has been great since the beginning of June and continues to produce good numbers of fish every day.

Jeannie Pelletier and our Master guide Clement Bernier make a fine team. well done Jeannie!

Jeannie Pelletier and our Master guide Clement Bernier make a fine team. well done Jeannie!

The Petite Cascapedia is seeing a nice run of fresh fish, the water's in great condition and remains cool. The Petite has been producing some nice fish every day keeping our fishermen happy. The water temperature is also excellent in the 50 degree range and flowing in the 20 cubic meters per second range, just perfect for this time of the season.

Steve Pelletier with a nice start to the season, congratulations Steve, we won’t tell Jeannie hers was bigger, lol

Steve Pelletier with a nice start to the season, congratulations Steve, we won’t tell Jeannie hers was bigger, lol

Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia remains excellent, like the Bonaventure we are having a simply fantastic run of salmon on the Grand. Water conditions and temperatures couldn’t be better. The flow is slightly above normal for mid-July running at about 22 Cubic meters per second and the temperatures in the low 50’s.

Dry fly anyone?

Dry fly anyone?

The flies of choice this past week have been a mixed bag, The guides at Camp Bonaventure told me they were catching most of the fish on Dry fly’s while Salmon Lodge guides tell me they were more successful on smaller lightly tied wets. Free floating dry’s have taken the most, Forest Green, Dark Brown and Blue Bombers in sizes 2, 4 and 6. In the wet fly department, the Silver rat, Undertaker, Blue Charm and Green Highlander have been doing very well.

Until next week.

 Tight Lines,

 Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report July 1st to 7th, 2019

What a great week to be at camp! Our fishing keeps getting better and better. Last week’s high tides combined with regular rainfall was the perfect recipe for a wonderful week to be on the river. Everyone at camp had action and the opportunity to land fish .Last week’s rain fall maintained our rivers at perfect levels and temperatures for this time of the season.

Christopher Williams sure knows how to catch them, what a beauty! well done Christopher!

Christopher Williams sure knows how to catch them, what a beauty! well done Christopher!

The Bonaventure is flowing at 35 cubic meters per second which is a little higher than normal for late June, but we’re certainly not complaining , normal for early July is in the 20 range. Higher water allows us easy travel with canoes and it makes the guides job a lot easier.

Maria Walsh is Christopher’s better half, know we know where he get his good luck from, Great fish Maria, congratulations!

Maria Walsh is Christopher’s better half, know we know where he get his good luck from, Great fish Maria, congratulations!

Higher water also means that salmon can hold just about anywhere and not necessarily in the pools. The guides are finding fish in runs and smaller pockets throughout the river.

J ohn Allman has been a regular at Salmon Lodge for many years he’s a great angler and good friend. Well done John, see you next year.

John Allman has been a regular at Salmon Lodge for many years he’s a great angler and good friend. Well done John, see you next year.

The Petite Cascapedia is flowing in the mid 20’s and has been great. Fresh fish are running and most of the pools are holding salmon, the Petite is also running in the 50 degree range, just perfect. The Grand Cascapedia is also fishing very well and flowing at 30 Cubic Meter per second, great for this time of the season. We could use a little rain just to keep water levels where they are.

Salmon Lodge regular Curt Hamilton with yet another for the books, great fishing Kurt, well done!

Salmon Lodge regular Curt Hamilton with yet another for the books, great fishing Kurt, well done!

John Pearson with a nice one, congratulations John

John Pearson with a nice one, congratulations John

Last weeks full moon gave us some of the highest tides of the summer. Between June 29th and July 7th our tides were 3 to 4 feet above normal, just what salmon need to start up our rivers.

Salmon Lodge regular Ron Brenneman plays a fine salmon on the Bonaventure, well don Ron!

Salmon Lodge regular Ron Brenneman plays a fine salmon on the Bonaventure, well don Ron!

With all the rain and cooler days our water is still cool, we are however getting some good dry fly action. The hot dry’s have been Green, Blue and Dark brown bombers. Wets are still the big producers, the Stone Ghost is still the hot fly this season. Other patterns working well is the John Olin, Picasse, Silver Rat and Green Highlander. The Nagli, Langa Fancy and Undertaker are also doing well. Old regulars like the Black Bear Green Butt, Blue Charm, and Green Machine always have their place in our fly box .

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report June 24th to 30th, 2019

Another a great week to be at camp, perfect water conditions combined with big tides and plenty of fish is the recipe for happy anglers! Water condition on all our rivers couldn’t be better, temperatures are still cool, levels are a little higher than normal for this time of the season and there are plenty of fish to go around.

This was John Dugan’s first trip to Salmon Lodge. Here he is with our master guide Jean Marc Clermont on the Bonaventure. Well done John!

This was John Dugan’s first trip to Salmon Lodge. Here he is with our master guide Jean Marc Clermont on the Bonaventure. Well done John!

The weather man continues to be good to us with a couple of rainy days each week and a couple of cloudy ones thrown for good measure. Not the best weather for tourists but hey, they got the hot and sunny last year. Everybody at camp landed salmon, needless to say we had a group of very happy fishermen.

Frid Gudmundsson came all the way from Iceland to fish with us, needless to say he wasn’t disappointed. congratulations Frid.

Frid Gudmundsson came all the way from Iceland to fish with us, needless to say he wasn’t disappointed. congratulations Frid.

A Grand Cascapedia shower for Frid.

A Grand Cascapedia shower for Frid.

The rain last week maintained our rivers and kept them perfect condition. The Bonaventure is at a great level flowing at 40 Cubic Meter per second, just perfect . The water temperatures are in the 50 degree range.

ASF president Bill Taylor has been a part of Salmon Lodge for many years, a good friend and a great angler. well done Bill.

ASF president Bill Taylor has been a part of Salmon Lodge for many years, a good friend and a great angler. well done Bill.

The Petite Cascapedia is flowing in the mid 30’s and beginning to fish well and we’re seeing and catching fish on a regular basis. Fresh fish are running and most of the pools are holding fresh salmon, the Petite is also running cool in the low 50’s like the Bony.

Dan Greenberg with his all time record, 37 pounds! Congratulations Dan, you deserve it!!!

Dan Greenberg with his all time record, 37 pounds! Congratulations Dan, you deserve it!!!

The Grand Cascapedia is fishing very well however we could use a little rain to keep the present levels. The Grand Cascapedia rises and falls quickly but is flowing at 50 Cubic meters per second ,its great for this time of year. So far it's been a great season at both our lodges and we’re looking forward to another great week on the river.

Eric Thompson , better known to us as ET with a fine Grand Cascapedia salmon, well done Eric.

Eric Thompson , better known to us as ET with a fine Grand Cascapedia salmon, well done Eric.

The full moon on July 1st will be producing some of the highest tides of the summer. Anytime between June 29th and July 5th our tides will be at least 2 to 3 feet above average. If everything stays the same we should be in for a good one!

T his was Steve Osbourne’s first trip to Salmon Lodge, he already booked for next year! Well done Steve.

This was Steve Osbourne’s first trip to Salmon Lodge, he already booked for next year! Well done Steve.

Claude Dagenais (right) has been a regular at Salmon Lodge for many years . Here he is with Salmon Lodge Master guide Alex and fine salmon from the Grand Cascapedia, nice job Claude.

Claude Dagenais (right) has been a regular at Salmon Lodge for many years . Here he is with Salmon Lodge Master guide Alex and fine salmon from the Grand Cascapedia, nice job Claude.

The hot dry’s have been Green, Blue and Dark brown bombers. Wets are still the big producers, the Stone Ghost, John Olin, Picasse, Silver Rat and Green Highlander were the big hitters this week.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report June 17th to 23rd, 2019

This past week has been the best of the season so far. Water conditions are slowly getting back to normal after a couple of weeks of higher than normal water levels. Last weeks high tides brought a nice rune of fresh salmon to all our rivers and fishing has been getting better with each passing day.

Congratulations to Alastair Pearson for landing this Grand Cascapedia beauty, well done Alastair!

Congratulations to Alastair Pearson for landing this Grand Cascapedia beauty, well done Alastair!

Our lower pools on the Bonaventure, Poirier and McGuire are fishing very well and giving up a few salmon each day. Billingsley Pool and Red Cliff are also holding good numbers of fresh salmon.

Filippo Battino came all the way from Italy to catch his first Grand Cascapedia salmon, way to go Filippo !

Filippo Battino came all the way from Italy to catch his first Grand Cascapedia salmon, way to go Filippo !

Water levels on the Bonaventure were high for the third week of June, that being said, it's exactly what we want. Thirty cubic meters per second is about normal for this time of the season, we are now in the mid 40’. The Bony is clearing up well and the higher water levels are allowing us to use canoes everywhere.

Orazio Gatti does it again, this time on the Grand Cascapedia, Nice fish Orazio, see you next year my good friend.

Orazio Gatti does it again, this time on the Grand Cascapedia, Nice fish Orazio, see you next year my good friend.

The Petite Cascapedia, a later river than the Bony and Grand is also beginning to fish well. Water levels are also higher on the Petite for this time in June flowing 45 cubic meters per second rather than the normal 25. The big run of salmon on the Petite Cascapedia usually takes place in late June and early July but we are beginning to see a number of big fish everyday.

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Gianstefano Maspoli with his first Grand cascapedia salmon, congratulations Gianstefano, hopefully we’ll see you again next year.

The Grand Cascapedia is fishing well and water conditions are improving from record high in early June. The Grand is now flowing at 70 where 30 is the norm this time of the season. We are beginning to catch some fine salmon on the Grand.

Salmon Lodge regular and good friend Brian Spence with his first one of 2019, congratulations Brian!

Salmon Lodge regular and good friend Brian Spence with his first one of 2019, congratulations Brian!

This weeks fly's of choice have been the Stone Ghost, Silver Rat and John Olin in sizes 4 and 6 . Spey fly's in sizes 3, 5 and 7 have also produced a number of nice fish. Bombers are beginning to work, especially Green, Dark Brown and Blue patterns. we had a few up to the dry;s this week!

Anthony Milano has been coming to Salmon Lodge for 10 years, a good friend and a great angler, well done Anthony

Anthony Milano has been coming to Salmon Lodge for 10 years, a good friend and a great angler, well done Anthony

The weather man is calling for rain and showers on Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday, nothing too drastic but just enough to keep us fishermen happy.

 Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report June 10th to 16th, 2019

Welcome back to our weekly river and fishing reports . Time passes so quickly, it seems like just yesterday i was writing the last report for the 2018 season. Maybe it has something to do with getting older, that’s what they tell me, lol.

Our fine group of guides ready for the new season, from Left to right, Renaud, Alex, Frank, Jean-Marc, Pat and last but certainly not least Clement.

Our fine group of guides ready for the new season, from Left to right, Renaud, Alex, Frank, Jean-Marc, Pat and last but certainly not least Clement.

I have no idea of what the rest of the season will bring but we have sure started with plenty of water! All our rivers are running high and stained. Winter was long with more snow than I can remember and the spring has been cool with no major heat to speak of. Our snow is melting slowly in the hills and maintaining our water levels above normal for this time of the season. The Grand Cascapedia levels fall during the day and rises night due to snow melt. non stable water levels make catching difficult, salmon take better in stable or falling water levels.

The Grand is running high and stained. This shot was taken Wednesday, its come down a lot and looking much better and fishable.

The Grand is running high and stained. This shot was taken Wednesday, its come down a lot and looking much better and fishable.

The Bonaventure is flowing at 80 cubic meters per second, normal for this time of the year is 40 to 50 range. The Petite Cascapedia only opens on June 15th but is flowing at 75 cubic meters per second, normal is 40. The Grand Cascapedia is at 150 where it should be in the 50 range. The Grand was in the 300 on June 4th, its falling quickly.

Thankfully we can fall back on the Bonaventure when the Grand Cascapedia is not fishing well. The bony is high but getting clear.

Thankfully we can fall back on the Bonaventure when the Grand Cascapedia is not fishing well. The bony is high but getting clear.

Enough about the weather and water flow, we’ll soon be praying for rain. The first week is always a exciting, everyone is looking for that first big fish of the season. This time of year we are fishing our high water pools from top to bottom, you just never know where a fresh salmon will be holding. This was true for Fiona Gillfillan from Ottawa who hooked into a nice fish on the lower end of Grassy pool on the Bonaventure. . Unfortunately after five minutes on the line and a couple of big head shakes it was gone. She redeemed herself the next day with a nice 12 pounder at Kelly pool on the Bony

Fiona Gilfillan plays a nice fish on the Bonaventure, way to go girl!

Fiona Gilfillan plays a nice fish on the Bonaventure, way to go girl!

The high tides of June began on Friday and will continue through next week, this should bring in our first run of big salmon. salmon are entering the Grand Cascapedia on every tide, catching has been a challenge.

Big Water and a the pull of a big salmon, unfortunately thats the way the story ended.

Big Water and a the pull of a big salmon, unfortunately thats the way the story ended.

Toby Gray with his first salmon from this side of the Atlantic, congratulations Toby, well done!

Toby Gray with his first salmon from this side of the Atlantic, congratulations Toby, well done!

Fly's of choice have been the Nagli, Silver Rat, Stone Ghost and the Picasse in Sizes 2 and 4. Spey fly's also work well at this tim of the season in sizes 1.5, 3 and 5. The Green Spey, Picasse and Jones Special are always good choices.. Sorry nothing to report on dry's yet, water’s still too high and cold.

Hugh Smith came all the way from Australia, with water levels are slowly returning to normal, Hugh managed to land this nice one on the Grand Cascapedia. great job Hugh!

Hugh Smith came all the way from Australia, with water levels are slowly returning to normal, Hugh managed to land this nice one on the Grand Cascapedia. great job Hugh!

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing and River Report Sept 23 to 30th, 2018

It seems like yesterday, we were hauling our canoes to the various pools and looking forward to a new season. The summer passes so quickly, I guess because we are all so busy seven days week for almost five months straight, we dont see the time pass.

This was Carole McAlpin’s first Atlantic salmon, congratulation Carole, see you in next year.

This was Carole McAlpin’s first Atlantic salmon, congratulation Carole, see you in next year.

We are fortunate to have had another great season despite the driest and warmest summer on record. Water levels on the Bonaventure Petite Cascapedia and Grand Cascapedia reached all time lows. Despite all of this water temperatures remained cool considering the weather.

Salmon Lodge regular Manuel Tavares loves September fishing, and he’s very good at it! Nice one Manuel see you next year.

Salmon Lodge regular Manuel Tavares loves September fishing, and he’s very good at it! Nice one Manuel see you next year.

The fish counts on the Bonaventure in mid July and again in mid September showed good numbers of salmon in the river. By mid July the Bonaventure had surpassed its spawning requirements. The same story on the Grand Cascapedia where we had good numbers of fish by mid season and again in September. The Petite Cascapedia completes their fish count in October however our guides reported seeing a good number in the Petite this year. The fall run is running late this year due to low water but there are plenty of salmon still waiting to come in, not so great for anglers but certainly good for the river.

This was Steve Bujold’s first trip to Salmon Lodge, not his last, see you next year Steve, congratulations !

This was Steve Bujold’s first trip to Salmon Lodge, not his last, see you next year Steve, congratulations !

I must commend all our guides on a job well done. This year was particularly tough due to difficult conditions, more specifically hot weather and low water. Day in and day out they came to work with a smile and gave our guests a memorable day on the river. Fishing was tougher this season but we did have plenty of salmon in our pools and plenty of opportunities . Granted the challenge our guides managed to get our clients into fish almost every day. Great Job Guys!

John Wemekamp finished off the season with a fine grilse, Nice one John!

John Wemekamp finished off the season with a fine grilse, Nice one John!

Its now October and most of the guides at Salmon Lodge, Camp Bonaventure and the Club are out in search of Moose and Deer. Yours truly will be out there with them enjoying the great outdoors.

The fall colours of the Grand Cascapedia .

The fall colours of the Grand Cascapedia .

As we look towards the fall and winter its nice to remember all the good times we have each season. Seeing all our repeat guests each year makes what we do very special. The relationships we formed over the years are very special to me, the staff and guides. I wish all of you that have spent time with us a very pleasant fall and winter. Thank you for your loyalty to Camp Bonaventure ,Salmon Lodge and the Club. Its because of you , we get to do what we love! 

Another season comes to an end, until next year.

Another season comes to an end, until next year.

We look forward to seeing you again next season. Keep checking in from time to time over the off season. I will be posting and keeping you up to date with any news and events.

Until next time,

Tight lines,

Glenn & The Staff & Guides at our three lodges.

Salmon Lodge 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.

Roland Czech with a fine Bonaventure salmon, well done Roland, congratulations, see you next year.

Roland Czech with a fine Bonaventure salmon, well done Roland, congratulations, see you next year.

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 Strijek with a nice one on the Bonaventure, congratulations Michael, well done.

Michael Strijek with a nice one on the Bonaventure, congratulations Michael, well done.

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.

Ed Burlingame is no stranger to salmon fishing, didn’t take him long to get this one, nice one Ed, congratulations!

Ed Burlingame is no stranger to salmon fishing, didn’t take him long to get this one, nice one Ed, 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.

Barbara Griffin hooked up to her first Atlantic salmon, what a smile!

Barbara Griffin hooked up to her first Atlantic salmon, what a smile!

Great Job Barbara, well done!

Great Job Barbara, well done!

She does it again! took her three days to become a pro!

She does it again! took her three days to become a pro!

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

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report Sept 10th to 16th, 2018

The weather man was kind to us this past week giving us the rain we needed. We received  a good rain fall on Tuesday and Wednesday giving our rivers a much needed boost. After being exceptionally low for most of the season our water conditions were much better this week. 

Malinda Pike with her first Atlantic Salmon, congratulations Malinda, way to go! Nice Bonaventure fish.

Malinda Pike with her first Atlantic Salmon, congratulations Malinda, way to go! Nice Bonaventure fish.

The Bonaventure  went 5 cubic meters per second to 7 and Petite Cascapedia from 4 to 6 . The Grand Cascapedia received a good amount of rain as well , water levels are good with temperatures is in the 50 to 55 degree range and flowing at 11 per second from 7. Some beats fished well  while others weren't as productive. 

Donald Dillport with a nice one from the Bonaventure, well done Don.

Donald Dillport with a nice one from the Bonaventure, well done Don.

A good number of nice salmon were landed along with a good number of grilse.  Cooler water conditions combined with big tides should be bringing a run of fish in this weekend and next week.

Michael Strijek landed this nice 15 lbs salmon on the Bonaventure guided by Salmon Lodge master guide Charles Binnet! nice one Michael!

Michael Strijek landed this nice 15 lbs salmon on the Bonaventure guided by Salmon Lodge master guide Charles Binnet! nice one Michael!

This week hot fly's have been the Red Francis, Sun Ray Shadow and Silver Rat . The Ally shrimp along with the John Olin were responsible for a few more.

Long time Salmon Lodge friend and guest, Gerard Pichot with his first of 2018, good start Gerard!

Long time Salmon Lodge friend and guest, Gerard Pichot with his first of 2018, good start Gerard!

Dry's are still working well, especially the Blue and Dark Brown Bomber. As long as our water temperatures remain in the 50 plus degree range, dry's will continue to be productive.

Dominique Larde with his first Atlantic salmon from Canadian waters , congratulations Dominique!

Dominique Larde with his first Atlantic salmon from Canadian waters , congratulations Dominique!

Until next week

Tight lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report September 3 to 9th, 2018

The weather man was kind to us this past week giving us a day of rain, nothing to write home about but a welcome change of pace. Showers on Monday and on Wednesday gave our rivers a small but much needed boost. Some beats fished well while others weren't as productive, its not a normal season, we`re having to  adjust and change our game. I must say our guides are working hard and doing a great job.  Cooler water temperatures combined with big tides by weeks end should help get our fall run going.

This was Greg Pike's first Atlantic Salmon, congratulations Greg, Well done.!

This was Greg Pike's first Atlantic Salmon, congratulations Greg, Well done.!

The Bonaventure remains low at 6 cubic meters per second . Despite the lower water conditions the water temperature is still in the 55 degree range, great for dry fly fishing.  Like the Bonaventure the Petite Cascapedia is also low, 4.5 cubic meters per second. Staying cool like the Bony, the Petite has been giving up some big salmon despite the low water. The Grand Cascapedia  has been producing but with water conditions flowing at 6.5 its very low.

This was Nico Bogaert's first trip to Canada and his first salmon, nicel one Nico, see you in 2019

This was Nico Bogaert's first trip to Canada and his first salmon, nicel one Nico, see you in 2019

Cooler water temperatures combined with big tides by weeks end should help get our fall run going. It doest`t take much to turn things around. If we get a good rain it will be a different game that’s for sure.

Don Michel landed this nice grilse on the Bonaventure, congratulations Don!

Don Michel landed this nice grilse on the Bonaventure, congratulations Don!

As we approach mid September and cooler water we're  beginning to use our fall patterns.  Low water conditions are keeping our fly choice small with sizes in 10, 12 and 14.  Dry’s continue to be the big producer with Dark Brown, Forest Green and Blue Bombers.

Jim Palmer with a nice one on the Grand Cascapedia, well done Jim, see you next year!

Jim Palmer with a nice one on the Grand Cascapedia, well done Jim, see you next year!

Until next week,

Tight lines

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing and River Report, Aug 27th to Sept 2nd, 2018

It's hard to believe that August has already come and gone. 

This was John Carroll's first trip to Salmon Lodge, Not the best water conditions this year John, next year will be better. Congratulations on your first salmon from Canadian waters.

This was John Carroll's first trip to Salmon Lodge, Not the best water conditions this year John, next year will be better. Congratulations on your first salmon from Canadian waters.

The last week of August brought us a mixed bag of weather, hot and humid at the beginning and a little cooler with rain towards the end. Up until this week we’ve been experiencing one of the hottest and driest summers on record .  The fishing was a little tougher early in the week but picked up after the rain,  overall we still did OK.

Congratulations to Willburt Packard on his first Atlantic salmon ever, and on a dry fly. Nice Job Will and with your grandfathers Bogdan reel.

Congratulations to Willburt Packard on his first Atlantic salmon ever, and on a dry fly. Nice Job Will and with your grandfathers Bogdan reel.

The Bonaventure is flowing  at 8 cubic meters per second but still relatively cool in the 60 degrees range and even cooler in the upper sections. The Petite Cascapedia is also low and running at 7 cubic meters per second, like the Bonaventure its still cool.  The Grand Cascapedia was down to 9 cubic meters per second but the rain bumped it up to 12 .

Harvey Wheeler with his first Cascapedia salmon, nice one Harvey!

Harvey Wheeler with his first Cascapedia salmon, nice one Harvey!

A new moon on August 26th and higher tides brought in a number of fresh salmon and grilse. The much need rain will hopefully entice our fall run of salmon,  we’re already beginning to see a few fresh silver fish in our lower pools.

David Richens (right) with a nice Grand Cascpedia grilse.  The water  was low but David  certainly did a fine job. 

David Richens (right) with a nice Grand Cascpedia grilse.  The water  was low but David  certainly did a fine job. 

As our water levels fall and start to get a little cooler we`re  beginning to use our fall patterns. Even though regulars such as the Stone Ghost, John Olin and Green Machines  working well, bigger tubes and  Francis patterns are beginning to produce. Dry's continue to take most of fish especially the Dark Brown, Blue and Green Bombers. As long as our water stays above 50 degrees there’s no reason to put the bombers away.

Until next Week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge 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.

Poul Erik Christensen with a nice one from the crystal clear Bonaventure, well done  Poul !

Poul Erik Christensen with a nice one from the crystal clear Bonaventure, well done  Poul !

Henrik Mortensen does it again, on the Bonaventure, nice one Henrik!

Henrik Mortensen does it again, on the Bonaventure, nice one Henrik!

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!

Michael Kendrick with a fie Grand Cascapedia salmon, nice on Michael!

Michael Kendrick with a fie Grand Cascapedia salmon, nice on Michael!

Philippe Laberge and Pierre Brown enjpoyed their trip to Salmon Lodge to say the least. Nice shot guys!

Philippe Laberge and Pierre Brown enjpoyed their trip to Salmon Lodge to say the least. Nice shot guys!

Philippe Laberge landed this beauty on the Petite, well done Philippe, congradulations!

Philippe Laberge landed this beauty on the Petite, well done Philippe, congradulations!

Pierre Brown with a fine grilse, nicely done Pierre

Pierre Brown with a fine grilse, nicely done Pierre

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.. 

John Anthony Carroll from Ireland lands his first salmon from Canada, congratulations John!

John Anthony Carroll from Ireland lands his first salmon from Canada, congratulations John!

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.

Until Next Week,

Tight lines,

Glenn 

Salmon Lodge Fishing & Report August 13th to 19th, 2018

We Finally received a bit of rain, not the 25 to 30 mm they were announcing but just enough to freshen up our rivers and keep us going for another week. We're supposed to get more next week but not what we are hoping for. Temperatures are supposed to cool down in the coming days, it will nice to get a break from the heat.  2018 has been the hottest and driest summer for the past 60 years.

Harold t'Kint with is biggest salmon ever 25 pounds!, congratulations Harold, well done.

Harold t'Kint with is biggest salmon ever 25 pounds!, congratulations Harold, well done.

The water levels are low on all our rivers but we still have plenty of salmon in our pools. The Bonaventure, Petite and Grand Cascapedia all have good runs of fish and there are plenty just waiting to enter the river on the next bump in water. All the rivers on the Peninsula are low at the moment but very fishable. We are fortunate that our rivers run cold from the Chic-Choc mountains and remain cool even when the weather warms up.

Tim Ingram is no stranger to Salmon Lodge or salmon fishing, nice start to the week. Well done Tim.

Tim Ingram is no stranger to Salmon Lodge or salmon fishing, nice start to the week. Well done Tim.

Salmon Lodge regular Michael Kendrick with a nice Bonaventure beauty, well done Michael!

Salmon Lodge regular Michael Kendrick with a nice Bonaventure beauty, well done Michael!

The Bonaventure is flowing at 7 Cubic meter per second, it should be in the 20 range at this time of the season.  The Petite Cascapedia is flowing at 6 cubic meters per second, for this time of the season 20 is the norm.  The Grand Cascapedia is flowing at 12 cubic meters, normal for the mid August is 25.

John Elsey landed this nice one on the Bonaventure, congratulations john!

John Elsey landed this nice one on the Bonaventure, congratulations john!

Clint Malkmus with his first Atlantic salmon, congratulations Clint!

Clint Malkmus with his first Atlantic salmon, congratulations Clint!

Paul Baek landed this fine salmon on the Grand Cascapedia, well Done Paul !

Paul Baek landed this fine salmon on the Grand Cascapedia, well Done Paul !

Small flys have been working the best, in particular the Undertaker, John Olin and Green machine in sizes 8,  10 and 12. We are still doing very well on bombers especially the Green, Dark Brown and Blue.

Until Next Week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, Aug 6th to 12th, 2018

The first week of August was our toughest so far this season . Warmer than normal temperatures combined with little to no rain has made fishing tough. Water levels on the Bonaventure, Petite Cascapedia  and Grand Cascapedia are low and warmer than normal for this time of the season.  

Henrik Mortensen releases his first Cascapedia salmon the season. Nice one Henrik!

Henrik Mortensen releases his first Cascapedia salmon the season. Nice one Henrik!

Our long time guest and good friend Rick Koe lands his first on of the season. good one Rick!

Our long time guest and good friend Rick Koe lands his first on of the season. good one Rick!

That being said its certainly not gloom and doom. As I writing this report its raining hard and the Grand Cascapedia is already on the rise. The Bony and Petite move a little slower but the fresh water will make a big difference.

This was Tony Garvey's first time Atlantic salmon fishing, didn't take him long to hook and land this beauty, congratulations Tony!

This was Tony Garvey's first time Atlantic salmon fishing, didn't take him long to hook and land this beauty, congratulations Tony!

The Bony has a good number of fish and fishing has been pretty good considering the conditions. The Petite Cascapedia is much the same with lower than normal levels, but we are having some good fishing. Water levels on the Grand Cascapedia were the lowest of our three rivers but the rain changed that in a hurry. 

Barbara T'Kent with her first Atlantic salmon from this side of the Atlantic, well done!

Barbara T'Kent with her first Atlantic salmon from this side of the Atlantic, well done!

Harold T'Kent landed this nice grilse on his first day on the river, congratulations Harold.

Harold T'Kent landed this nice grilse on his first day on the river, congratulations Harold.

Antoine T'Kent with a fine salmon on the Bonaventure, nice one Antoine!

Antoine T'Kent with a fine salmon on the Bonaventure, nice one Antoine!

Henreitte T'Kent made sure the entire family had great memories to bring home.

Henreitte T'Kent made sure the entire family had great memories to bring home.

Dry's continue on the top of the list for hot fly's, Green, Brown and Blue in sizes 2, 4 and 6. The wets doing the job are the John Olin and Stone Ghost along with the Green Machine and Undertaker.

Even if they were more difficult to catch this week, it wasn't because they weren't there!

Even if they were more difficult to catch this week, it wasn't because they weren't there!

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn 

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, July 30th to Aug 5th, 2018

Last weeks fishing was controlled by the weather, some days were rainy while others were hot and sunny. The high tides associated with the full moon brought in a nice run of July salmon and grilse. It seems we're running about two weeks behind schedule this season. Our lower pools are holding fresh salmon, however water conditions remain very low.

Kjell Ingebrigsten from Norway landed his first one on the Petite Cascapedia guided by Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier, nice grilse Kjell.

Kjell Ingebrigsten from Norway landed his first one on the Petite Cascapedia guided by Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier, nice grilse Kjell.

The Bonaventure's flowing at 11 cubic meters per second, about half the volume for this time of the season and water temperatures are in the 60 degree range  The Petite Cascapedia is flowing at 8 , very low but still fishing well. The Petite saw a nice run of fresh salmon during the high July tides and most pools on the Petite are holding fish.

Salmon Lodge regular Philip Sawyer with his first on e of 2018, good start Phillip!

Salmon Lodge regular Philip Sawyer with his first on e of 2018, good start Phillip!

 Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia continues the been just OK. The flow rate is at 13 about half of what it should be at this time of the season. We did receive a nice rise in water this past Wednesday but with temperatures in the 80's if fell quickly.

Under the watchful eye of Salmon Lodge master guide Pat Trusdl,twelve year old Max Sawyer hooked up to his first salmon ever, pretty exciting stuff!!!

Under the watchful eye of Salmon Lodge master guide Pat Trusdl,twelve year old Max Sawyer hooked up to his first salmon ever, pretty exciting stuff!!!

Almost at the net! max was a happy angler to say the least, congratulations young man!

Almost at the net! max was a happy angler to say the least, congratulations young man!

 Flies of choice are a mixed bag, wets, dry’s and small tubes are all working well.  Free floating dry’s have been responsible for most of the catches this week.  Forest Green, Dark Brown and Blue Bombers  in sizes  4 and 6 are working the best. In the wet fly department, the Silver Rat, Undertaker, Blue Charm andGreen Machine have been doing very well. Wet fly sizes in 8, 10  and 12 are the best choice.

Luc Bruneau (right) with Salmon Lodge guide Alex Mallais , this was Luc's first catch of 2018, congratulations Luc!

Luc Bruneau (right) with Salmon Lodge guide Alex Mallais , this was Luc's first catch of 2018, congratulations Luc!

The weatherman is calling for a mixed bag for the upcoming week, with temperatures in the 75 degree range. no major rain in the forecast.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, July 23rd to 29th, 2018

We finally received a bit of rain, not what we were hoping for but rain none the less. The Bonaventure,  Petite and Grand Cascapedia's are getting very low, the rain helped a bit but we sure could use a good couple of rainy days.

The Salmon Sisters are Back!!!  It was wonderful to see you all again!

The Salmon Sisters are Back!!!  It was wonderful to see you all again!

Lynda shields landed this fine salmon on the Bonaventure on her first day out,  well done Lynda!

Lynda shields landed this fine salmon on the Bonaventure on her first day out,  well done Lynda!

The weather system passed a little more to the Northeast so the Grand Cascapedia received more rain than the Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia.  The Grand went from 10 cubic meters per second to 20 overnight, giving it a small but much needed boost. The Petite Cascapedia went from 7 to 11 and the Bonaventure from 9 to 15  not much but new water is nice.

And she does it again on the Petite, Cascapedia, congratulations Lynda!

And she does it again on the Petite, Cascapedia, congratulations Lynda!

 Sunny days and warm weather over the past two weeks have made fishing  more challenging, we have plenty of salmon in all our pools but they were a little harder to catch.  Last weeks full moon and high tides brought a good run of fresh salmon in our rivers as well. The weather man is calling for showers over the next few days as well, keeping our fingers crossed.

Vyvyan Burns with her first Atlantic salmon, Congradulations Vyvyan, well done!

Vyvyan Burns with her first Atlantic salmon, Congradulations Vyvyan, well done!

Vyvyan with yet another fine grilse, nicely done.

Vyvyan with yet another fine grilse, nicely done.

 The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Black Bear Green Butt and Silver Rat did the job, the Green Machine is catching up pretty quickly as one of the best fly's. The John Olin and Green machine were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's 10's and 12's.

Julie Jacobson landed her first salmon on the Petite Cascapedia, nicely done Julie!

Julie Jacobson landed her first salmon on the Petite Cascapedia, nicely done Julie!

Until Next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn 

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, July 16th to 22nd, 2018

We had a good week at camp with decent numbers of fish hooked and landed, in fact the best week of the season so far. Despite the dry conditions and low water we did very well .The weather has continued to be hot and sunny with temperatures in the high 20's and very humid, defiantly not the best fishing conditions. 

Jerome Letourneau with his first salmon of the 2018 season, congratulations Jerome! see you next year.

Jerome Letourneau with his first salmon of the 2018 season, congratulations Jerome! see you next year.

This was Marie France Langlois's first time salmon fishing, the first day she landed three!!! here she is with Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier. Way to go Marie France and Clement!

This was Marie France Langlois's first time salmon fishing, the first day she landed three!!! here she is with Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier. Way to go Marie France and Clement!

The Bonaventure produced well this week especially in our lower pools. we never missed in Poirier pool all week long.  Last weeks full moon gave us some of the highest tides of the season along with a nice run of fresh salmon, despite low water fishing was great.

Andre Lavoie landed his nice fresh grilse on the Petite Cascapedia, nice one Andre!

Andre Lavoie landed his nice fresh grilse on the Petite Cascapedia, nice one Andre!

The Bonaventure is still running cool but very low at 11 Cubic Meters per second.  We are having a good season on the Petite Cascapedia but like the Bony its very low. This week the Petite Cascapedia was flowing at 9 cubis meters per second,  a new record low for mid July. The Grand Cascapedia is fishing well despite the very low water. The Grand was at 13 on Sunday, matching historical lows for mid July. 

Pierre Vachon did a nice job landing this one, congratulations Pierre well done !

Pierre Vachon did a nice job landing this one, congratulations Pierre well done !

 Considering the conditions we are still catching fish every day. We need rain, the weather man is calling for rain and showers this week, but we all know how accurate they can be. Lets hope they are right for once!

Jerome sure knows how to keep them in the water, lol nice shot Jerome!

Jerome sure knows how to keep them in the water, lol nice shot Jerome!

The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Blue and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green Machine and Stone Ghost came out in front for the week,

Until Next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report July 9th to 15th, 2018

Despite last weeks heat wave where temperatures climbed into the high 90's, we managed to hook and land a number of fine salmon.  The weather's been hot and very humid across the Gaspe Peninsula and all our rivers are experiencing low water conditions. Despite lower water conditions we did however land a good number of salmon and grilse but we're working a little harder for them.

Nicole Armstrong landed this fine salmon on the Bonaventure with salmon Lodge guide Alex Mallais, needless to say she was a very happy angler, congratulations Nicole!

Nicole Armstrong landed this fine salmon on the Bonaventure with salmon Lodge guide Alex Mallais, needless to say she was a very happy angler, congratulations Nicole!

I think Nicole gets nominated for the happiest angler of the year award!

I think Nicole gets nominated for the happiest angler of the year award!

The Bonaventure is low but still cool and holding at 12 cubic meters per second , very low for this time of the season. The Petite Cascapedia is seeing a nice run of fresh fish but the water is low at 9 Cubic meters per second. The Grand Cascapedia has been producing some nice fish but it's also getting very low and flowing at 14.

Brian Townsend doest it again on the Bonaventure, high rod for the week, congratulations Brian!

Brian Townsend doest it again on the Bonaventure, high rod for the week, congratulations Brian!

Francois Bolduc sure know how to catch them, nice one Francois!

Francois Bolduc sure know how to catch them, nice one Francois!

We could really use some rain, all the rivers on the Peninsula are low at the moment but certainly still fishable. We are fortunate that our rivers run cold from the Chic-Choc mountains and remain cool even when the weather warms up. The weather man is calling for showers on Monday and Tuesday, lets hope he's accurate for once!

Brian puts yet another in the net on his last day. Guided by our Master guide Alex Mallais, good work guys.

Brian puts yet another in the net on his last day. Guided by our Master guide Alex Mallais, good work guys.

Salmon Lodge regular Steve Pelletier with his wife Jeannie on the Bonaventure, Nice one guys!

Salmon Lodge regular Steve Pelletier with his wife Jeannie on the Bonaventure, Nice one guys!

 The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Dark Brown and especially Blue Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green Butt and Black Ghost did the job, the Green Machine is also catching up pretty quickly as one of the best fly's.  The sizes that are working best are number 8's 10's and 12's.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn 

Salmon Lodge Fishing Report, July 2nd to 8th, 2018

Overall we've had another good week at camp with fish in the book every day. Not the numbers we're used to at this time of the season but fishing is improving with each passing day.

This is Arnaud Duport's  (Left) second time at Salmon Lodge, He was coached by master guide Jean Marc Clermont ,Congratulations  Arnaud!

This is Arnaud Duport's  (Left) second time at Salmon Lodge, He was coached by master guide Jean Marc Clermont ,Congratulations  Arnaud!

Eric Vigny with his first one of the season, nice one Eric, Congratulations!

Eric Vigny with his first one of the season, nice one Eric, Congratulations!

The weather warmed up considerably by mid week and the last few days have been hot and sunny with temperatures in the 90 degree range.  Mornings and evenings are the time to fish when it gets this hot.

Long time Salmon Lodge guest John Pearson, a great guy and angler, nice one John!

Long time Salmon Lodge guest John Pearson, a great guy and angler, nice one John!

John Allman with his son Jack , they landed this one on the Grand guided by Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier. Nice one Jack!

John Allman with his son Jack , they landed this one on the Grand guided by Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier. Nice one Jack!

The Bonaventure continues to produce some nice salmon and our water temperatures are staying cool despite the hot weather. The rain we received late last week maintained our water levels and gave the bony a nice boost. Water flow on Saturday was 30 Cubic meters per second, perfect for this time of July..

Michael Peluso landed this nice salmon on the Bonaventure , nice one Michael, congratulations,

Michael Peluso landed this nice salmon on the Bonaventure , nice one Michael, congratulations,

The Petite Cadcapedia is also producing some nice salmon and our guides are telling me there  are fresh salmon in most pools. Water flow on the Petite is at 15, she definatly could use some rain. The Grand is also fishing well but could use a couple of rain to bump water levels. Water flow on the Grand Cascapedia is at 22, below normal for this time of the season.

Lara Mucelli broke her husbands rod, the day started off on the wrong foot

Lara Mucelli broke her husbands rod, the day started off on the wrong foot

 The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Dark Brown and Blue Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly depatment, the John Olin, Green Butt and Silver Rat did the best. The Picasse and Green Spey were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's and 10's 

Luckily they had a spare, as you can see , the day ended on a happier tone, congratulations Lara!

Luckily they had a spare, as you can see , the day ended on a happier tone, congratulations Lara!

The weather man shows a bit a rain early next week and temperatures will be cooling down . Maybe this hot weather will produce a thunderstorm, we are keeping our fingers crossed.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing and River Report, June 25th to July 1st, 2018

So far this past week has been the best of our 2018 season . Water levels and temperatures are just perfect and combined with this weeks high tides and new moon, conditions were just right. Our lower pools, on the Bonaventure are fishing extremely well and giving up  salmon every day. 

Dan Greenberg releases a huge one back to the Grand Cascapedia, Congratulations Dan!, well done.

Dan Greenberg releases a huge one back to the Grand Cascapedia, Congratulations Dan!, well done.

Jim Lawley and Dan Greenberg team up and release a nice one back on there Grand, nice one guys.

Jim Lawley and Dan Greenberg team up and release a nice one back on there Grand, nice one guys.

The  Bonaventure is in  normal June flow for the end of June and dry fly fishing is picking up. The Petite Cascapedia, a later river than the Bony and Grand is also  fishing  well. The big run on the Petite Cascapedia usually takes place in late June and early July and this year seems to be the same. The Grand Cascapedia continues to produce well and we caught a number of fine salmon this past week .

Salmon Lodge regular and ASF president Bill Taylor put one back on the  Bonaventure,nice salmon Bill, well done.

Salmon Lodge regular and ASF president Bill Taylor put one back on the  Bonaventure,nice salmon Bill, well done.

Our long time friend and salmon Lodge guest Anthony Mellano with his first one of the new season, Congratulations Anthony!

Our long time friend and salmon Lodge guest Anthony Mellano with his first one of the new season, Congratulations Anthony!

This was Greg Hult's first trip to Salmon Lodge, he had a great time and landed a few good fish. Well done Greg. 

This was Greg Hult's first trip to Salmon Lodge, he had a great time and landed a few good fish. Well done Greg. 

On the Petite and Grand this weeks favorites have been the Stone Ghost, Silver Rat and John Olin, in sizes 4, 6 and 8 . The Nagli was our big produce on the Bonaventure in sizes 6 and 8 . We also caught a few on tubes including some nice fish taken on micro-tubes as well . Bombers, especially those tied in Green and Dark Brown patterns are the favorites as usual.

A fine salmon caught by Ken Dunston on the Grand Cascapedia, nicely done Ken!

A fine salmon caught by Ken Dunston on the Grand Cascapedia, nicely done Ken!

Thursdays heavy rain gave our rivers a much needed boost and hopefully entice more salmon to head up stream.

Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn