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