Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, July 29th to Aug 4th, 2019

Fishing continues to be productive, despite the very hot and dry weather we had a pretty good week on our rivers with half decent numbers of fish hooked a number lost . Despite the hot and humid weather it was a great week to be at camp. All of our guests were into fish and we had a group of happy anglers. Temperatures have been in the high 80's and 90’s for most of the week, not the best for fishermen or the salmon. Next weeks forecast is calling for several days of rain and showers, we're keeping our fingers crossed, we can certainly use a few days of rain.

Leigh Walker with a real beauty from the Grand Cascapedia, Way to go Leigh! see you next year.

Leigh Walker with a real beauty from the Grand Cascapedia, Way to go Leigh! see you next year.

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 productive.

Leigh showing off her prize.

Leigh showing off her prize.

Like the Bonaventure the Petite Cascapedia is also getting a bit low but still remains cool and fishing very well. The Petite has been giving us some big salmon this season.

Henrik Mortensen puts one back on the Bonaventure, well done Henrik.

Henrik Mortensen puts one back on the Bonaventure, well done Henrik.

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.

Philip Sawyer showing his sons how its done, way to go Philip, congratulations !

Philip Sawyer showing his sons how its done, way to go Philip, congratulations !

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 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.

Kjell Ingerbrigsten with a nice on on the Grand, congratulations Kjell

Kjell Ingerbrigsten with a nice on on the Grand, congratulations Kjell

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.

David Ingerbristen releases this fine salmon back on the Grand Cascapedia, well done David!

David Ingerbristen releases this fine salmon back on the Grand Cascapedia, well done David!

Don't forget to check out our photo album each week. Along with my weekly river report I post a number of the week’s salmon shots on our Photo gallery page. If a trip to Camp Bonaventure, Salmon Lodge or the Club are in your plans for next season please feel free to contact us anytime. We are sold out this season but still have a couple of great slots open for 2020.

Until next week,

 Tight Lines ,

 Glenn