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