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