Salmon Lodge Fishing and River Report, Aug 27th to Sept 2nd, 2018

It's hard to believe that August has already come and gone. 

  This was John Carroll's first trip to Salmon Lodge, Not the best water conditions this year John, next year will be better. Congratulations on your first salmon from Canadian waters.

This was John Carroll's first trip to Salmon Lodge, Not the best water conditions this year John, next year will be better. Congratulations on your first salmon from Canadian waters.

The last week of August brought us a mixed bag of weather, hot and humid at the beginning and a little cooler with rain towards the end. Up until this week we’ve been experiencing one of the hottest and driest summers on record .  The fishing was a little tougher early in the week but picked up after the rain,  overall we still did OK.

  Congratulations to Willburt Packard on his first Atlantic salmon ever, and on a dry fly. Nice Job Will and with your grandfathers Bogdan reel.

Congratulations to Willburt Packard on his first Atlantic salmon ever, and on a dry fly. Nice Job Will and with your grandfathers Bogdan reel.

The Bonaventure is flowing  at 8 cubic meters per second but still relatively cool in the 60 degrees range and even cooler in the upper sections. The Petite Cascapedia is also low and running at 7 cubic meters per second, like the Bonaventure its still cool.  The Grand Cascapedia was down to 9 cubic meters per second but the rain bumped it up to 12 .

  Harvey Wheeler with his first Cascapedia salmon, nice one Harvey!

Harvey Wheeler with his first Cascapedia salmon, nice one Harvey!

A new moon on August 26th and higher tides brought in a number of fresh salmon and grilse. The much need rain will hopefully entice our fall run of salmon,  we’re already beginning to see a few fresh silver fish in our lower pools.

  David Richens (right) with a nice Grand Cascpedia grilse.  The water  was low but David  certainly did a fine job. 

David Richens (right) with a nice Grand Cascpedia grilse.  The water  was low but David  certainly did a fine job. 

As our water levels fall and start to get a little cooler we`re  beginning to use our fall patterns. Even though regulars such as the Stone Ghost, John Olin and Green Machines  working well, bigger tubes and  Francis patterns are beginning to produce. Dry's continue to take most of fish especially the Dark Brown, Blue and Green Bombers. As long as our water stays above 50 degrees there’s no reason to put the bombers away.

Until next Week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn