The weather man was kind to us this past week giving us the rain we needed. We received rain or showers every day giving our rivers a much needed boost. After being low for the past few weeks our water conditions are now normal for the beginning of September. The Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia rose a bit and conditions are good. The Grand Cascapedia received good amounts of rain as well , water levels are good with temperatures is in the 50 to 55 degree range. Some beats fished well this week while others weren't as productive. A good number of nice salmon were landed along with plenty of grilse. Cooler water conditions combined with big tides should be bringing a run of fish in this weekend and next week.
Salmon Lodge guide Larry Dee with Jim Dickson, nice fish Jim.
Fraser MacSadyen with his first Grand Cascapedia salmon , Nice salmon Fraser!
With cooler water we are beginning to use our fall patterns and they are doing well. The ones to have are the Red Francis, Ally Shrimp, and Copper killer. Seems like anything with red or orange will do the job.
The Bonaventure was kind to Robert Tacy on his first day, Nice fish Robert.
Curtis Hamilton put one back on the Grand Cascapedia, good fishing Curt
Conventional patterns continue to work well, the Stone Ghost, Blue Charm, Undertaker and Green Butt were also responsible for a good number of fish. The best sizes have been 6's, 8's. The wets worked very well last week but the dry's stoled the show once again. It's been Green, Blue and Dark Brown bombers in sizes 2 to 8.
Until next week...Tight Lines,