September is a great time to be on our rivers, it brings cooler water, usually some rain and defiantly a nice run of fresh fish. The first week of September hasn't disappointed us in the least, we had some great fishing over the past week and managed to land a number of nice salmon including a couple of BIG ones as well. The full moon last week started our fall run of fish, we should be in for a great month. Temperatures are in the 20 to 24 degree range and dry fly fishing is still hot.
Salmon Lodge regular Randy Hartland and Salmon Lodge guide Larry Dee sure know how to get it done. Way to go Randy! and on a bomber to boot!
Most of our fish have been caught on dry's. Bombers are still the choice pattern especially Green, Brown and fall orange. Tubes and wets were also responsible for a good number of fine fish as well. The Silver Rat was the wet fly of the week, the green Machine and Stone Ghost still held their own.
During his first trip to Salmon Lodge Brian Porter of Halifax didn't waist any time catching one of the biggest fish of the season. Congratulations Brian!