Salmon Lodge Fishing and River Report Sept 23 to 30th, 2018

It seems like yesterday, we were hauling our canoes to the various pools and looking forward to a new season. The summer passes so quickly, I guess because we are all so busy seven days week for almost five months straight, we dont see the time pass.

  This was Carole McAlpin’s first Atlantic salmon, congratulation Carole, see you in next year.

This was Carole McAlpin’s first Atlantic salmon, congratulation Carole, see you in next year.

We are fortunate to have had another great season despite the driest and warmest summer on record. Water levels on the Bonaventure Petite Cascapedia and Grand Cascapedia reached all time lows. Despite all of this water temperatures remained cool considering the weather.

  Salmon Lodge regular Manuel Tavares loves September fishing, and he’s very good at it! Nice one Manuel see you next year.

Salmon Lodge regular Manuel Tavares loves September fishing, and he’s very good at it! Nice one Manuel see you next year.

The fish counts on the Bonaventure in mid July and again in mid September showed good numbers of salmon in the river. By mid July the Bonaventure had surpassed its spawning requirements. The same story on the Grand Cascapedia where we had good numbers of fish by mid season and again in September. The Petite Cascapedia completes their fish count in October however our guides reported seeing a good number in the Petite this year. The fall run is running late this year due to low water but there are plenty of salmon still waiting to come in, not so great for anglers but certainly good for the river.

 This was Steve Bujold’s first trip to Salmon Lodge, not his last, see you next year Steve, congratulations !

This was Steve Bujold’s first trip to Salmon Lodge, not his last, see you next year Steve, congratulations !

I must commend all our guides on a job well done. This year was particularly tough due to difficult conditions, more specifically hot weather and low water. Day in and day out they came to work with a smile and gave our guests a memorable day on the river. Fishing was tougher this season but we did have plenty of salmon in our pools and plenty of opportunities . Granted the challenge our guides managed to get our clients into fish almost every day. Great Job Guys!

  John Wemekamp finished off the season with a fine grilse, Nice one John!

John Wemekamp finished off the season with a fine grilse, Nice one John!

Its now October and most of the guides at Salmon Lodge, Camp Bonaventure and the Club are out in search of Moose and Deer. Yours truly will be out there with them enjoying the great outdoors.

  The fall colours of the Grand Cascapedia .

The fall colours of the Grand Cascapedia .

As we look towards the fall and winter its nice to remember all the good times we have each season. Seeing all our repeat guests each year makes what we do very special. The relationships we formed over the years are very special to me, the staff and guides. I wish all of you that have spent time with us a very pleasant fall and winter. Thank you for your loyalty to Camp Bonaventure ,Salmon Lodge and the Club. Its because of you , we get to do what we love! 

  Another season comes to an end, until next year.

Another season comes to an end, until next year.

We look forward to seeing you again next season. Keep checking in from time to time over the off season. I will be posting and keeping you up to date with any news and events.

Until next time,

Tight lines,

Glenn & The Staff & Guides at our three lodges.