Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, June 19th to 25th, 2017

I am pleased to report that fishing has improve considerably over the past week, the high tides combined with some much needed rain was what we needed. Thunderstorms gave a much need boost to the Grand Cascapedia and water levels are perfect for this time of year. The Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia are still low but the rain did give them a much needed refresher.

Anthony Mellano have been coming to Salmon Lodge for many years, he sure know how do do it right!, Nice one Anthony!

Anthony Mellano have been coming to Salmon Lodge for many years, he sure know how do do it right!, Nice one Anthony!

The Bonaventure is flowing at 21 m3/s , normal for this time of the season is 33, The Grand Cascapedia is at 60 m3/s, while as normal is also 40 for this time of year. The Petite Cascapedia really needs water. It flow is at 15 m3/s, it should be in the 30 range. 

Salmon Lodge regular Bill Pihl is a great angler, here's proof once again, Nice one Bill! 

Salmon Lodge regular Bill Pihl is a great angler, here's proof once again, Nice one Bill! 

The Grand Caccapedia continues to give us some great fishing with good numbers of nice salmon being landed, The Bony improved greatly this past week and we are now seeing and catching salmon everyday. The Petite got off to a slow start but its certainly getting better with each passing day. The new moon brought the higher tides and we did see a good number of new fish entering our rivers. Conditions should improve over the next week as rain is expected over our region.

Biran Spence has been a long time guest at Salmon Lodge, he gets it done year after year, congratulations Brian!

Biran Spence has been a long time guest at Salmon Lodge, he gets it done year after year, congratulations Brian!

Tim Gray with year another one for the week, Nice one Tim!

Tim Gray with year another one for the week, Nice one Tim!

The "must have" fly's for this past were the Blue Charm, Stone Ghost and Green Highlander in Sizes 6, 8 and 10. Tube fly's continue to produce every day, especially the smaller ones and hitch tubes. Dry's were responsible for about half the salmon caught, Brown , green and Blue bombers in sizes 2, 4 and 6.

Salmon Lodge regular Curt Hamilton is a great salmon angler, congratulations Curt!

Salmon Lodge regular Curt Hamilton is a great salmon angler, congratulations Curt!

Lets hope mother nature smiles upon us this week with a good downpour. 

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn 

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, June 12th to 18th, 2017

I spent a lot of time checking the weather forecast last week, looking, hoping and praying for rain. Our rivers are very low for this time of the season. Strange as it may seem, last month at this time the Bony, Grand and Petite were experiencing the highest spring run off in recorded history. As I am writing this weeks report its beginning to rain. The forecast shows showers and a day of rain next week, we sure need it.

Salmon Lodge regular Julian Carr with his first of 2017, well done Julian!

Salmon Lodge regular Julian Carr with his first of 2017, well done Julian!

Tim Gray (right) and Salmon Lodge guide Charles Binnett with a nice on from the Grand, Congratulations Tim!

Tim Gray (right) and Salmon Lodge guide Charles Binnett with a nice on from the Grand, Congratulations Tim!

The Bonaventure is flowing at 24 m3/s , normal for this time of the season is 40, The Grand Cascapedia is at 30 m3/s, not too bad as normal is also 40 for this time of year. the Petite Cascapedia really needs water. It flow is at 16 m3/s, it should be in the 35 range. 

William Durlacher puts another one back on the Grand Cascapedia, Nice Salmon William!

William Durlacher puts another one back on the Grand Cascapedia, Nice Salmon William!

Jenny Gray with Salmon Lodge Guide Clement Bernier, well done Jenny! 

Jenny Gray with Salmon Lodge Guide Clement Bernier, well done Jenny! 

Fishing on the Bonaventure has been challenging but we did manage to land some fine salmon.   Low water conditions effect the fish making them harder to catch. We've been seeing fresh salmon everyday, but getting them to bite has been a challenge. We've  been doing very well on the Grand Cascapedia and have taken a good number of fine salmon this past week. The Petite Cascapedia opened on June 15th and we have yet to take a fish. Our guides floated the river last week and saw a number of fresh salmon , we defiantly need rain to bring our first  run in. Hopefully this upcoming week.

Harriette Beckerman and Salmon Lodge Guide Clement Bernier release a big salmon back to the Grand, Nice one Harriette!

Harriette Beckerman and Salmon Lodge Guide Clement Bernier release a big salmon back to the Grand, Nice one Harriette!

The "must have" fly's for this past were the Blue Charm, Stone Ghost and John Olin in Sizes 6, 8 and 10. Tube fly's continue to produce every day, especially the smaller ones and hitch tubes. Dry's were responsible for about half the salmon caught, Brown , green and Blue bombers in sizes 2, 4 and 6.

Salmon Lodge regular Claude Berger with a nice big Grand Cascapedia salmon, congratulations Claude!

Salmon Lodge regular Claude Berger with a nice big Grand Cascapedia salmon, congratulations Claude!

Violaine Berger puts one back to swim , Nice one Violaine!

Violaine Berger puts one back to swim , Nice one Violaine!

Lets hope mother nature smiles upon us this week with a good downpour. 

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn 

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, June 5th to 11th, 2017

The second week of the season has come and gone and fishing continues to be good. Fresh Salmon are entering our rivers on every tide and this weeks full moon our tides have been very high. With lower than normal water levels for this time of the season some fish are heading straight up river to the upper sections. We have been doing very well on every stretch of the river from our lower pools to the top of the river.  

Dan Greenberg with a fine salmon from The Grand Cascapedia, Nice one Dan!

Dan Greenberg with a fine salmon from The Grand Cascapedia, Nice one Dan!

Water levels on the Bonaventure are excellent and flowing at 30 cubic meters per second, normal would be in the 40 to 50 range for this time the season. The cool weather has maintained the water in the 50 degree range. Fishing on the Bony has been productive since the beginning of June and continues to produce good numbers of fish every day. This week’s high tides brought in a good run on every tide and our lower pools are producing daily.

Steve Gallagher put one back to swim on the Grand Cascapedia, Congratulations Steve

Steve Gallagher put one back to swim on the Grand Cascapedia, Congratulations Steve

Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia is  excellent, like the Bonaventure the Grand Cascapedia is fishing very well but we could use a good rain fall the keep the levels up. Water temperatures couldn’t be better and remain in the 50 degree range as well.  The flow is slightly below normal for mid June at 40 Cubic meters per second, It should be above 50 at this time of the season.

Salmon Lodge regular Jack Gustafson with his first one of the season, nice salmon Jack!

Salmon Lodge regular Jack Gustafson with his first one of the season, nice salmon Jack!

The Petite Cascapedia opens on June 15th and the guides are anxious to cast the first fly of the season. The Petite's water flow is at 20 cubic meters per second , low for mid June, it should be double that in the 40 to 45 range,

Salmon Lodge Larry Dee put one in the net, good job Larry!

Salmon Lodge Larry Dee put one in the net, good job Larry!

The flies of choice this past week have been a mixed bag, Camp Bonaventure Guides are catching most of our fish on Smaller wets and Spey fly's while Salmon Lodge guides tell me they were more successful on larger sizes.  The  Undertaker, John Olin, Black Ghost and Stone Ghost were responsible for most of the fish this week in  Sizes 4, 6, and 8. Nothing on drys yet but I imagine this coming week will be different.

Salmon Lodge guides Larry Dee (right) and Jean Marc Clermont, these boys know where to find salmon!

Salmon Lodge guides Larry Dee (right) and Jean Marc Clermont, these boys know where to find salmon!

Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn  

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report - June 1 to 4, 2017

The first few days of the 2017 have been great and we're very encouraged with the beginning of our new season.  After last year’s average returns we are all waiting to see what this year will bring. Salmon typically begin entering our rivers in late May and early June with the peak runs beginning any time after June 10th. The first fish are usually big females that run straight through to the top of the river. 

All ready for opening day!

All ready for opening day!

 

Water condition are great on all there rivers. With the high water of mid May we didn't expect the rivers to be in such great shape this early. Last week’s rain maintained our rivers at perfect early June levels. The Bonaventure is running at 52 cubic meters a second which is a little higher than normal for this time of the season but great for the first run salmon. The Grand Cascapedia is flowing at 58 and the Petite Cascapedia at 32 cubic meters per second. the Petite is actually low for this time of the year.  

A nice choice of June killers!

A nice choice of June killers!

Salmon Lodge will receive its first guests on Sunday June4th, keep an eye open for next Sundays report.

Until next week.

Tight lines,

Glenn 

Salmon Lodge River Report Sept 26 to 30, 2017

As I write the last River Report for the season its hard to believe how fast time pasees. It seems like yesterday we were putting our boats in the river for the beginning of a new season.We are fortunate to have had another good season. The Bonaventure started on time but our water levels were high for the first two weeks. High-water made us work a little harder but we managed to do well, thanks to the our guides they found the fish. The Grand Cascapedia also did well, similar to the Bonaventure high water effected us in the beginning. The Petite Cascapedia fared well this season and returns were on time and in good numbers.

Benjamin Tondusson releases this nice salmon with Salmon Lodge guide Yvan Bernard (left) nice one Benjamin!

For the most part water conditions remained favorable throughout the season. A couple of weeks of low water in late July and August made fishing a bit more challenging, overall we received the rain we needed and fishing remained pretty consistent. September held its own and we did very well especially during the last week.

Joe Colletta landed this fine salmon on the Grand Cascapedia, congratulations Joe.

The fish counts on the Bonaventure in mid July and again in mid September showed good numbers of salmon in the river, fewer than a normal year but we did surpass spawning requirements.  The same was true for the Grand Cascapedia where spawning numbers were also surpassed. The Petite Cscapedia did well and surpassed the required numbers of salmon. The high water after the spawn in 2010 effected the run this year. 2011 was a banner season so 2017 should be fantastic. 

Peter Bennett landed this fine Grand Cascapedia salmon on his first day, congratulations Peter!

As we look towards the fall and winter it's 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've  formed over the years are special to me, the staff and our 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 over the years. We look forward to seeing you again next season.

Joe Colletta Doses it again! nice one Joe!

Joe Colletta Doses it again! nice one Joe!

Stay tuned and check in with us over the fall and winter, we will bring you up to date with happenings at Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge and news around the. Atlantic salmon world. Please feel free to contact me anytime if you would like to fish with us or you have any questions. Its always nice to chat about fishing during the cold winter months! 

Until next time,

Tight Lines

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report - September 19th to 25th, 2016

 

September fishing has been excellent and this past week was no different. We had a wonderful week especially on the  Grand Cascapedia, the Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia were a little more of a challenge.  Our fall run is coming in strong and most our pools are loaded with salmon . The warm weather has kept our water temperatures just perfect and dry fly's continue to work well. The Bony, Grand and Peite all received a good amounts of rain and water conditions are at June levels. Next weeks forecast is calling for more of the same, warm temperatures and a little rain, should be Great fishing.

Salmon Lodge regular James Peterson (left) and Salmon Lodge Guide Josh Bradstreet landed this nice Grand Cascapedia salmon on his first day, congratulations James!

Glenn Yates and daughter Sophie, nothing like starting early !

The September fly choice is different from any other time of the season. The Red Francis is always the fly of choice this time of the year and this year's no different. Along with the Red Francis the Alley Shrimp and GP are also doing very well.  As long as our water temperatures stay in the 50'sdry fly's are working very well. As always, Green, Brown and Blue are the hot ones. 

Marcel Caissie landed this fine Grand Cascapedia salmon  on his first day, four more followed , nice fishing Marcel!

Marcel Caissie landed this fine Grand Cascapedia salmon  on his first day, four more followed , nice fishing Marcel!

Richard Verney (Right) and Salmon Lodge guide Larry Dee with a nice fall salmon, congratulations Richard!

Richard Verney (Right) and Salmon Lodge guide Larry Dee with a nice fall salmon, congratulations Richard!

 

We are entering the last week of the 2016 season. If you are interested in booking a trip for next season, now is the time to do it. We are filling up very quickly and space is getting hard to find. Give me a call or send me an e-mail, I still have a couple of great slots .

Jim Lawley with a fine Grand Cascapedia specimen, Nic one Jim!

Jim Lawley with a fine Grand Cascapedia specimen, Nic one Jim!

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

 

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report September 12th to 18th, 2016

 

Our season is slowly winding down and you can defiantly smell fall in the air. The leaves are beginning to change color and mornings and evenings are a little cooler. Fishing is holding up pretty well, especially on the Grand , the Bonaventure and the Petite Cascapedia were a little more challenging this past week. 

Christina Vander and Salmon Lodge Guide Josh Bradstreet with a nice Grand Cascapedia Salmon, Nice one Christina!

Christina Vander and Salmon Lodge Guide Josh Bradstreet with a nice Grand Cascapedia Salmon, Nice one Christina!

The weather's been warmer than usual and water temperatures remain above the 50 degree range.  The rain we receive bumped our rivers up to June levels, higher than normal for this time of the season. I think after a few days of sunny weather is all it will take to get fishing back to normal. Fishing was tougher this week but certainly not impossible, we did catch a number of fine salmon.

Pierre Brosseau with his first Cascapedia salmon of the year, Congratulations Pierre!

Pierre Brosseau with his first Cascapedia salmon of the year, Congratulations Pierre!

 The Grand has been fishing exceptionally well and we've been catching good numbers of salmon every day. September is always a great time to be on the Grand Cascapedia, especially for big salmon, it’s one of our favorite times of the season. The Bonaventure is seeing a good number of fresh fall run salmon  and most of our lower pools are holding fresh fish. The Petite is also receiving a nice late run.

Klaus Vander lands this fine salmon on the Bonaventure, Nice salmon Klaus. 

Klaus Vander lands this fine salmon on the Bonaventure, Nice salmon Klaus. 

 Warmer water temperatures are allowing us to keep using dry's as they continue to be big producers. Tube flies are also working well along with some bigger streamers. The hot fly's this week are the Red Francis, John Olin and dry fly’s, in Brown, Green and Blue. Some bigger tunes such as the sun Ray Shadows are also producing some nice fish.

This weeks Menu!

Until Next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, September 5th to 11th, 2016

It's hard to believe that we're starting the second week of Septeber, time sure passes quickly. The first week of the month gave us a mixed bag of conditions and fishing success. Hot and sunny with temperatures in the 30's during the first part of the week and heavy rains and cooler conditions towards the end.  

Gerard Pichot from France has been coming to Salmon Lodge for a number of years, here he is a one from the Grand Cascapedia, nice salmon Gerard!

Gerard Pichot from France has been coming to Salmon Lodge for a number of years, here he is a one from the Grand Cascapedia, nice salmon Gerard!

September is by far 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 levels. Some years the rain comes in late August while others in September. Our pools are always loaded with salmon at this time of the season and the fall run of bright fish are coming in strong.

Klaus Vander with his first Canadian Atlantic salmon, congratulations Klaus!

Klaus Vander with his first Canadian Atlantic salmon, congratulations Klaus!

River conditions during the first portion of the week were a bit low but remained nice and cool. The Grand Cascapedia is fishing very well, and we just had a great week, especially for big fish. The Petite Cascapedia is in great shape and the fishing has been good with a good number of fish taken. The Bonaventure is on fire with plenty of fish in all our pools. The fall run has been one of the best I've seen in years and we have a camp full of very happy anglers! For those lucky anglers coming to camp next week, hang on!

Gerard Pichot with another fine male salmon, nice one Gerard

Gerard Pichot with another fine male salmon, nice one Gerard

The September fly choice is different from any other time of the season. The Red Francis is always the fly of choice this time of the year and this year's no different. Along with the Red Francis the Alley Shrimp and GP are also doing very well.  As long as our water temperatures stay in the 50's dry fly's are working very well. Other hot fly's were the Blue Charm, John Olin, Picasse and Crosby Special. As always, Green, Brown and Blue bombers were the ones to have.

Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier chooses the fly that will get the job done! 

Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier chooses the fly that will get the job done! 

Ever wonder what a "dry fly" feels like! 

Ever wonder what a "dry fly" feels like! 

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report Aug 29th to sept 4th, 2016

August has come and gone, It's hard to believe that September is here and our season is into its last month for 2016. August fishing was every good,  a little warmer than June and July with mixed bag of conditions but overall it was a great month to be on the river. The last two weeks of August is one of the best times of year for dry fly action. This year was no different, August gave us some of the best dry fly fishing of the season, water temperatures were perfect and our  pools were producing very well.

Salmon Lodge guide Yvan Bernard (left) and angler Stephen Coull with a big Grand Cascapedia Salmon. Congratulations Stephen!

Salmon Lodge guide Yvan Bernard (left) and angler Stephen Coull with a big Grand Cascapedia Salmon. Congratulations Stephen!

We are now into the first week of September and most of our pools are full of salmon, both older ones and fresh fall run fish. We had an excellent week at both our lodges with plenty of salmon landed and many others lost and missed. The Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia are beginning to get their first run of fall salmon. The Grand Cascapedia is also in great shape and fishing has been well.  The weather man is calling for a bit of rain on Monday and Tuesday and the warming up for the rest of the week. Warn weather means we,ll not be putting our dry fly's away just yet.

Gerard with a fine specimen from the Grand Cascapedia, Nice one Gerard?

Gerard with a fine specimen from the Grand Cascapedia, Nice one Gerard?

 September is by farmy favorite time of the season, water temperatures are usually perfect and we always receive just the right amount of rain the keep the rivers levels perfect.  Our pools are loaded with salmon at this time of the season and our bright fall run of bright fish are coming in. 

Don Simmons with his first Atlantic salmon, Congratulations Don!

Don Simmons with his first Atlantic salmon, Congratulations Don!

 The September fly choice is different from any other time of the season. The Red Francis is always the fly of choice this time of the year and this year's no different. Along with the Red Francis the Alley Shrimp and GP are also favourites this time of year.  As long as our water temperatures stay in the 50's dry fly's work very well. As always, Green, Brown and Blue are the hot ones.

Stephen Hutchison lands this nice one on the Grand Cascapedia, Nice salmon Stephen!

Stephen Hutchison lands this nice one on the Grand Cascapedia, Nice salmon Stephen!

 2017 is filling up very quickly, we still have a couple of opening here and there. If you would like to fish at Camp Bonaventure or Salmon Lodge next season, now is the time to contact us.

Now this is how to relax! Martin Cauchon enjoying his day on the Grand Cascapedia!

Now this is how to relax! Martin Cauchon enjoying his day on the Grand Cascapedia!

 Until next week,

 Tight Lines,

 Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report August 22nd to 28th, 2016

 

We finally received the rain we were hoping for,  probably the first time this season the weatherman got the forecast right. All our rivers have a fresh new flow of cool clear water. The Bonaventure,  Petite and Grand Cascapedia's were getting very low, but are now back to and above normal for this time of the season. 

Steve Saunders lands his first salmon of the trip, Congratulations Steve!

Steve Saunders lands his first salmon of the trip, Congratulations Steve!

The weather system passed a little more to the Northeast so the Grand Cascapedia did't receive the amount of rain the Bonaventure did. The Grand went from 10 cubic meters per second to 15 overnight, giving it a much need boost to get fish moving. The Petite Cascapedia went from 10 to almost 20 bringing the water level up a welcome 8 inches. The Bonaventure was the big winner bringing its flow from 12 cubic meters per second to 35 and giving us a 15 inch rise in water levels! 

Paul Baillargeon with a fine fish from the Bonaventure, nice one Paul

Paul Baillargeon with a fine fish from the Bonaventure, nice one Paul

 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.

Jocelyn Deschenes shows off a fine fish he land on the Bonaventure, Nice salmon Jocelyn!

Jocelyn Deschenes shows off a fine fish he land on the Bonaventure, Nice salmon Jocelyn!

The rise of water this past week gave us some good fishing. Needless to say all our guides are sporting a big smile. Fishing was good by mid week and we did manage to land a good number of nice fish including a few big ones. The biggest fish of the week was hooked and landed by ten year old Teo Panzer, a nice 30 plus pound salmon on the Petite Cascapedia. Teo is no stranger to fly-fishing, his father Pancho owns and operates one of the best trout lodges in Patagonia, Carerileufu River Lodge . Congratulations Teo! 

James Palmer With his first one of his trip, a good start James!

James Palmer With his first one of his trip, a good start James!

 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.

The menu for the week!

The menu for the week!

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, Aug 15th to 21st, 2016

The third week of August has been our toughest so far. Warmer then normal air temperatures and little to no rain has made fishing more of a challenge. Water levels on the Bonaventure are slightly below normal for this time of the year, however the temperatures are still favorable at about 58 degrees Fahrenheit . The Bony has a good number of fish especially in our low water pools. Fishing has been good considering the conditions.

Salmon Lodge regular Peter Norby with his first one of the season, there were may more to come. Congratulations Peter!

Salmon Lodge regular Peter Norby with his first one of the season, there were may more to come. Congratulations Peter!

 The Petite Cascapedia is much the same with lower than normal levels, water temperatures on the other hand are good, in the 55 degree range. Fishing have been great on the Petite with plenty of action everyday.

Tim Ingram with a fine salmon on the Petiote Cascapedia, nice one Tim! see you next season.

Tim Ingram with a fine salmon on the Petiote Cascapedia, nice one Tim! see you next season.

Water levels on the Grand Cascapedia are the lowest of our three rivers. The branches are low and not fishable at the moment. We have salmon in many of the pools but the water really too low for good fishing. The main stem is producing and catching has been good granted we are working a little harder to catch them. 

Michael Kendrick with a nice fresh run salmon on the Bonventure, Congratulations Michael!

Michael Kendrick with a nice fresh run salmon on the Bonventure, Congratulations Michael!

The weather man is calling for a good amount of rain on Monday and a mix with showers for the rest of the week, we sure could use it. 

Paul Baillargeon landed this nice fish on the upper section of the Bonaventure, Nice fish Paul!

Paul Baillargeon landed this nice fish on the upper section of the Bonaventure, Nice fish Paul!

Henrik Mortensen with yet another salmon, he sure know how to catch them, Nice one Henrik.

Henrik Mortensen with yet another salmon, he sure know how to catch them, Nice one Henrik.

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 depatment, the John Olin, Green machine and Silver Rat did the job. The John Olin and Green machine were the hot ones on the Petite. Sizes that are working best are number 8's 10's and 12's.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon LodgeFishing & Report, Aug 8th to 14th, 2016

Fishing continues to be productive, in fact we just had one of our best weeks of the season with over 80 salmon to the net and many lost or missed especially on dry fly's.  Despite the hot and humid weather it was a great week to be at camp. All of our guests caught fish, needless to say we had a happy crew. Temperatures have been in the high 80's for most of the week, not the best for fishing, but the fish didn't seem to mind. Next weeks forecast is calling for several days of rain and showers, we're keeping our fingers crossed, we can use a few days of rain. 

Kelly Williams sure know how to catch salmon, Congratulations Kelly!

Kelly Williams sure know how to catch salmon, Congratulations Kelly!

Kelly does it again!

Kelly does it again!

This was Kyle Mahoney's first trip to salmon Lodge, not his last, Nice salmon Kyle!

This was Kyle Mahoney's first trip to salmon Lodge, not his last, Nice salmon Kyle!

The Bonaventure is beginning to get a bit low, its flowing at 17 cubic meters per second. Despite the lower water conditions the temperature is still in the 55 degree range and fishing has been superb! Like the Bonaventure the Petite Cascapedia is also getting a bit low but remains cool and fishing very well. The Petite has been giving us some big salmon. The Grand Cascapedia  has been producing some fine fish as well but like the Bony and Petite, its getting low and could really use some rain.  Lets hope our weatherman get it right this time.

Steven Porcello lands a nice salmon on the Bonaventure, congratulations Steven!

Steven Porcello lands a nice salmon on the Bonaventure, congratulations Steven!

Sindre Mittet releases a fresh girls on the Bonaventure, nice one Sindre, the next one will be bigger!

Sindre Mittet releases a fresh girls on the Bonaventure, nice one Sindre, the next one will be bigger!

This weeks fly selection have been the Blue Charm, Stone Ghost and Green Highlander. Dry's have continued to be the big winners especially Brown and Green bombers along with the Labatt Blue.  

Salmon Lodge regular Charles Nicholas Edwards with his first one of 2016, nice salmon Nick!

Salmon Lodge regular Charles Nicholas Edwards with his first one of 2016, nice salmon Nick!

If you are interested in joining us next season, I still have a couple of prime dates available at both Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge for the 2017 season. 

Until next Week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing Report, August 1st to 7th, 2016

We had another good week of fishing at camp and decent numbers of fish in the book despite the very hot temperature. The weather warmed up considerably on Tuesday and the last few days have been hot and sunny with temperatures in the 30 degree range and very humid, not the best fishing conditions to say the least. Granted, we did manage to do very well, however more challenging on hot and sunny days. Mornings and evenings are the time to fish when it gets hot.

Christine Robillard with her first Grand Cascapedia salmon, Congratulations Christine!

Christine Robillard with her first Grand Cascapedia salmon, Congratulations Christine!

Patrice Vezina, Christine's husband, with his first of 2016 on the Grand Cascapedia. Nice salmon Pat but your wife's was bigger!!!

Patrice Vezina, Christine's husband, with his first of 2016 on the Grand Cascapedia. Nice salmon Pat but your wife's was bigger!!!

The Bonaventure continues to produce well and the water temperatures are still pretty cool despite the hot weather.  The Bonaventure received a small bump in water and the flow is above normal for this time of the season at about 30 cubic meters per second. We had a good week on the Petite Cascapedia as well, our guides are seeing plenty of fresh salmon in almost all the pools and fishing is good. The Petite is a bit on the low side but holding its own. The Grand is also doing well but we could use a couple of rainy days to bump up the water levels.  Considering the weather we had another great week on the Grand Cascapedia. The conditions this past week have given us more of a challenge but we're still catching them!

Bill Kalm with his first Grand Cascapedia salmon, Congratulations Bill!

Bill Kalm with his first Grand Cascapedia salmon, Congratulations Bill!

 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 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.

David Longnecker took this fine salmon on the Gand Cascapedia , nice one David!

David Longnecker took this fine salmon on the Gand Cascapedia , nice one David!

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

Pierre Vezina with his first one of the week, way to go Pierre!

Pierre Vezina with his first one of the week, way to go Pierre!

Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, July 25th to 31st, 2016

Its hard to believe but we're  half way through the season already. We're having a good season overall, not a record year but we certainly can't complaine. Higher than normal water conditions from the beginning of the season have allowed us to keep using our boats, making the guides very happy indeed. Having the option of using boats to travel the river, gets us to more places. Higher water means fish holding throughout our river systems. Our medium water pools are holding plenty of salmon and even a few high water ones as well. 

Luc Chabot with a nice on from the Grand Cascapedia, Congratulations Luc!

Luc Chabot with a nice on from the Grand Cascapedia, Congratulations Luc!

Water levels on the Bonaventure are excellent and flowing at 36 cubic meters per second, normal would be in the 18 to 20 range for this time the season. With  cooler weather and regular weekly rain fall, the Bonaventure water temperature are in the 50 to 55 degree range. Fishing on the Bony has been productive since the beginning of June and continues to produce good numbers of fish every day. This week’s high tides brought in a good run on every tide and our lower pools are still producing well on a daily basis.

Salmon Lodge regular Pierre Vezina with a nice one from the Grand Cascapedia, Nice one Pierre!

Salmon Lodge regular Pierre Vezina with a nice one from the Grand Cascapedia, Nice one Pierre!

The Petite Cascapedia is also doing very well with the water flow  slightly above normal  at about 19 Cubic Meters per second. The water temperature is also excellent  in the 50 degree range, just perfect for this time of year. Salmon runs on the  Petite have been great with plenty of fresh run salmon this past week.  

Kim Pilon lands her first Atlantic salmon with Salmon Lodge guide Larry Dee, Nice fish Kim!

Kim Pilon lands her first Atlantic salmon with Salmon Lodge guide Larry Dee, Nice fish Kim!

Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia remains excellent, like the Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia the Grand Cascapedia is fishing very well this year. Water conditions and temperatures couldn’t be better.  The flow is slightly above normal for the end of July running at about 35 Cubic meters per second.

Andrea Freedman with a nice salmon from the Petite Cascapedia, Congratulations Andrea!

Andrea Freedman with a nice salmon from the Petite Cascapedia, Congratulations Andrea!

The flies of choice this past week have been a mixed bag, Camp Bonaventure Guides are catching most of our fish on Dry fly’s while Salmon Lodge guides tell me they were more successful on smaller  wets.  Bombers in Green, Brown and Blue are always working, size 2, 4 and 6 have been doing the job. In the wet fly department, the Undertaker, John Olin, Black Ghost and Stone Ghost were responsible for most of the fish. Sizes 6, 8 and even 10.  Hitched tubes are doing very well, especially when a fish are being difficult. 

Ready for a day on the river!

Ready for a day on the river!

I will be posting our available dates for 2017 next week, we have a couple of openings at Both Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge. If any of these dates interest you, give me a call.

Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River report, July 18th to 24th, 2016

 

This past weeks fishing was controlled by the weather, some days were rainy and cool while others were hot and sunny. I'll let you guess which ones were the best for fishing! The high tides associated with the full moon brought in a nice run of July salmon. It seems we're  running about two weeks behind schedule this season. Our lower pools are in great condition and holding fresh salmon, water conditions on all our rivers are better than normal for this time of the year. That being said rain is always a welcome to freshen thing up. 

A happy angler indeed! Claude Lachance landed this beauty on the Grand Cascapedia, Congratulations Claude! 

A happy angler indeed! Claude Lachance landed this beauty on the Grand Cascapedia, Congratulations Claude! 

The Bonaventure's flowing at 22 cubic meters per second, just right for this time of the season and water temperatures are excellent in the 50 degree range  The Petite Cascapedia is flowing at 18 and fishing very well. The Petite saw a nice run of fresh salmon during the high July tides . Most pools on the Petit are holding fish and  water temperature are perfect. Our guides have been floating the river and  seeing some huge salmon. The Petite Cascapedia is our smallest river but the fish are big!  Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia continues the been excellent, the flow rate is at 36 after a nice bump in water levels this past week.  Like the Bony and the Petite water temperatures are perfect on the Grand Cascapedia.

Salmon Lodge regular Patrice Giroux with a fresh run salmon, Nice one Partice!

Salmon Lodge regular Patrice Giroux with a fresh run salmon, Nice one Partice!

Rene Cathelin lands his first Grand Cascapedia salmon, Congratulations Rene!

Rene Cathelin lands his first Grand Cascapedia salmon, Congratulations Rene!

 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 2, 4 and 6 are working the best. In the wet fly department, the Silver Rat, Undertaker, Blue Charm, Nagli and Green Machine have been doing very well. Wet fly sizes in 6.,8 and 10 are the best choice. Medium and small tubes in various patterns are also a good choice. 

With his go-pro mounted for all the action, Stephane Perron puts a nice one back to swim another day!

With his go-pro mounted for all the action, Stephane Perron puts a nice one back to swim another day!

The weatherman is calling for a mixed bag for the upcoming week, with temperatures in the 70 degree range, nice for fishing!

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report July 11th to 17th, 2016

Overall we've had a good week at camp with decent numbers of fish in the book. The weather warmed up considerably on this week and the last few days have been hot and sunny with temperatures in the high low 30'sand very humid, definatly not the best fishing conditions. We continue to have good fishing but the last few days have been more of a challange due to the sunny and hot days. 

Salmon Lodge regular Thomas Mahanke comes all the way from Germany each year, here's why!

Salmon Lodge regular Thomas Mahanke comes all the way from Germany each year, here's why!

Salmon Lodge regular Henrik Mortensen with another nice Greand Cascapedia salmon, congratulations Henrik! 

Salmon Lodge regular Henrik Mortensen with another nice Greand Cascapedia salmon, congratulations Henrik! 

The Bonaventure continues to produce well and water temperatures are still pretty cool, especially in the upper sections of the river. We are having a good season on the Petite Cascapedia as well, our guides are seeing plenty of fresh salmon in almost all the pools with new ones coming in on every tide.. The Grand is also doing well but we could use a couple of rainy days to bump the water levels.  Considering the weather we had another great week on the Grand. The conditions this past week have given us more of a challenge but we're still catching them!

Francois Bolduc know how to get it done on the Grand Cascapedia, nice salmon Francois!

Francois Bolduc know how to get it done on the Grand Cascapedia, nice salmon Francois!

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, the Langa Fancy is catching up pretty quickly as one of the best fly's. The John Olin and Picasse were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's and 10's .

Salmon Lodge regular Raymond Langlois releases one back on the Bonaventure, Nice one Raymond!

Salmon Lodge regular Raymond Langlois releases one back on the Bonaventure, Nice one Raymond!

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

Brian Townsend cam all the way from Texas to escape the heat, but most of all to catch salmon!

Brian Townsend cam all the way from Texas to escape the heat, but most of all to catch salmon!

Until Next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, July 4th to 10th, 2016

 

Great fishing continues! We just had another superb week of salmon fishing and our lodges are full of happy anglers. Water conditions are holding up very well, with the Bonaventure, Petite Cascapedia and Grand Cascapedia in great condition, especially for this time of the season. Last weeks rain and cooler than normal temperatures are maintaining our rivers at mid June levels and temperatures.

Henrik Mortensen with his first Grand Cascapedia salmon of the season, Congratulations Henrik!

Henrik Mortensen with his first Grand Cascapedia salmon of the season, Congratulations Henrik!

Salmon Lodge regular Thomas Mahanke with a fine Grand Cascapedia salmon, Nice fish Thomas!

Salmon Lodge regular Thomas Mahanke with a fine Grand Cascapedia salmon, Nice fish Thomas!

The weather man was predicting a warmer than normal spring and summer with little precipitation for Eastern Canada. This time he missed his forecast completely. Who knows what the second half of the season will bring but for us cool and rainy is just perfect.

Will Doyle landed this fine salmon on the Grand Cascapedia, nice one Will!

Will Doyle landed this fine salmon on the Grand Cascapedia, nice one Will!

UK angler Eddie Di Biaggio with his first Atlantic Salmon from a Canadian river. Congratulations Eddie!

UK angler Eddie Di Biaggio with his first Atlantic Salmon from a Canadian river. Congratulations Eddie!

Higher water allows us to use our canoes, The guides love it as they can travel up and down the rivers as the wish.

Salmon Lodge regular David McFarlaine with his first Grand Cascapedia salmon of the season, Nice fish David!

Salmon Lodge regular David McFarlaine with his first Grand Cascapedia salmon of the season, Nice fish David!

With higher water levels we are still fishing with bigger than normal fly's. The Nagli has been the super hot fly this year followed by the Green Butt, Stone Ghost and Langa Fancy. Others that have been producing, the Silver Rat, John Olin and Picasse. Drys have been responsible for about half of the fish last week, Brown, Green and Blue bombers are the hot ones.  

Long time fishing buddies Dave Oxley and Davis McFarlane get ready for another day on the river.

Long time fishing buddies Dave Oxley and Davis McFarlane get ready for another day on the river.

 

Until next week,

Tight lines

Glenn

 

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report June 27th to July 3rd, 2016

Just another a great week to be at camp. Great water conditions combined with huge tides and good numbers of fresh salmon was the perfect recipe for bunch of 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. 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. Everybody at camp landed salmon, needless to say we had a group of very happy fishermen.

Jon Howell with Salmon Lodge guide Jean-Marc Clermont  Congratulations Jon!

Jon Howell with Salmon Lodge guide Jean-Marc Clermont  Congratulations Jon!

Salmon Lodge regular John Johnson with his first one of 2016, nice one John! 

Salmon Lodge regular John Johnson with his first one of 2016, nice one John! 

Last weeks rain maintained our rivers and kept them great shape.perfect. The Bonaventure is at a perfect level flowing at 35 Cubic Meter per second, wonderful for dry fly fishing. The water temperatures are in the low 50’s.  The Petite Cascapedia is fishing well and we haven't missed in over a week. Fresh fish are running and most of the pools are holding fresh salmon, the Petite is also cool in the low 50’s. The Grand Cascapedia is fishing very well, it was beginning to get low but rain in the hills on Friday brought it back to perfect levels . Rain over the weekend combined with big tides should give us another week to look forward to.

John Allman and son John JR put a nice one back on the Bonaventure, Congratulations guys!

John Allman and son John JR put a nice one back on the Bonaventure, Congratulations guys!

John Allman with another fine fish, good fishing John.

John Allman with another fine fish, good fishing John.

The ammunition of choice this week were bombers, especially the Green and Dark Brown patterns. Wets also did very well , the top wet fly's for the week were the Nagli, Silver Rat and Green Machine.

John Pearson releases a fine salmon, Congratulations John!

John Pearson releases a fine salmon, Congratulations John!

Jon Howell does it again!

Jon Howell does it again!

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, June 20th to 26th, 2016

 

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

ASF President Bill Taylor releases a nice one back in the Bonaventure, Congratulations Bill!

ASF President Bill Taylor releases a nice one back in the Bonaventure, Congratulations Bill!

Jim Lawley lands a nice on on the Grand Cascapedia, Nice fish Jim!

Jim Lawley lands a nice on on the Grand Cascapedia, Nice fish Jim!

Water levels on the Bonaventure are  high for the last 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 at 55. The Bony is clearing well and the higher water levels are allowing us to use canoes most everywhere. 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 36 cubic meters per second rather than the normal 20.  The big run of salmon on the Petite Cascapedia usually takes place in late June and early July. The Grand Cascapedia is fishing well and water conditions are near normal for this time of the season. The Grand could use a bit of rain to maintain its present levels. Salmon Branch and The Lake Branch are beginning to get low.

Dan Greenberg with a nice Grand Cascapedia Salmon, nice one Dan!

Dan Greenberg with a nice Grand Cascapedia Salmon, nice one Dan!

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. 

Salmon Lodge regularAnthony Melano put one back on the Grand Cascapedia, congratulations Anthony!

Salmon Lodge regularAnthony Melano put one back on the Grand Cascapedia, congratulations Anthony!

 Salmon Lodge regular Brian Spence plays a nice fish on the Bonaventure.

 Salmon Lodge regular Brian Spence plays a nice fish on the Bonaventure.

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

 

Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report June 13 to 19, 2016

The rain has finally stopped and the sun is shining! The first two weeks of the season have been challenging to say the least, plenty of rain, high water and miserable conditions plagued us for the past two weeks. I've been on these rivers for 36 years an have never seen an early season like this. If it takes another 36 years, I won't we around. LOL

David Roberts with his first Atlantic Salmon, Congratulations David!

David Roberts with his first Atlantic Salmon, Congratulations David!

The Rivers are clearing well and falling to fishable levels. With a good number of fresh salmon in the river and more coming on every tide, fishing's has been productive. 

William Pihl lands his first one of 2016, Congratulations Bill

William Pihl lands his first one of 2016, Congratulations Bill

The Bonaventure is still high but falling quickly, the level and clarity is improving every day. The Petite Cascapedia didn't receive all the rain and levels and conditions are perfect for this time of the season. June 15th was opening Day on the Petite, and again this year it didn't let us down! The Grand Cascapedia if fishing very well, all of our guests caught fresh silver salmon this week, needles to say we have a camp full of happy fishermen.

Curt Hamilton with a nice one on the Grand Cascapedia, Nice one Curt.

Curt Hamilton with a nice one on the Grand Cascapedia, Nice one Curt.

Next week's full moon will bring us some of the highest tides of the season and hopefully big a  run of fresh fish. I'm sure dry fly's will become very popular in a hurry! 

Salmon Lodge guide Larry Dee nets one for his client!

Salmon Lodge guide Larry Dee nets one for his client!

Fly's of choice have been the Nagli, Silver Rat, Stone Ghost and the Picasse in Sizes 2 and 4. Spey fly's have also been working well in sizes 1.5, 3 and 5. The Green Spey, Picasse and Jones Special have been worrking, fish have also been taken taken on the Magog Smelt and Willie Gunn. Sorry nothing to report on dry's yet, still too high and cold.

William Pihl does it again, Good going Bill!

William Pihl does it again, Good going Bill!

Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn