Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report 7th to 13th , 2017

We had a great week at camp, thanks to a substantial rain fall early in the week which, freshened our rivers and gave them a much needed boost of new water. We didn't break any records but it was one of the best weeks of the season so far this year with a good number of fish in the book. The weather warmed up a bit during mid week but the temperatures stayed reasonably cool.

Pascale Poulin and Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier. This was Pascale's first Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Pascale!

Pascale Poulin and Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier. This was Pascale's first Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Pascale!

Louis Armand Bombardier releases a nice salmon back to swim again, Congratulations Louis Armand! Well done.

Louis Armand Bombardier releases a nice salmon back to swim again, Congratulations Louis Armand! Well done.

The much need rain really helped our rivers, the Bonaventure continued to produce a good number of fresh salmon daily. We also had a great week on the Petite Cascapedia, our guides are seeing plenty of fresh salmon in most of the pools with new ones coming in on every tide. What a big change on the Grand this past week, we really needed the rain. Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia really improved as water levels were back to normal levels.

Andre Bombardier releases a fresh run grilse on Baker pool, nice one Andre, congratulations!

Andre Bombardier releases a fresh run grilse on Baker pool, nice one Andre, congratulations!

The Bonaventure jumped from 9 Cubic meter per second to 18. The Petite Cascapedia was  also flowing at 9 cubic meters per second and went to 15. The Grand Cascapedia saw the biggest change going from 12 to 36 cubic meters. By weeks end our rivers are falling but rain is in the forecast for the next few days with cooler temperatures.

Peter Fraser (right) and our new Salmon Lodge guide Alex Mallais put one back on the Grand Cascapedia, Well done Peter!

Peter Fraser (right) and our new Salmon Lodge guide Alex Mallais put one back on the Grand Cascapedia, Well done Peter!

Patrice Vezina with his first of the season on Bonaventure, way to go Pat! see you again  in a couple of weeks.

Patrice Vezina with his first of the season on Bonaventure, way to go Pat! see you again  in a couple of weeks.

The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Blue and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green Machine and Stone Ghost came out in front for the week.  The John Olin and. Picasse were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's and 10's 

Jane Adley and Salmon Lodge guide Yvan Bernard with a nice fresh salmon on the Bonaventure, Congratulations Jane see you next year!

Jane Adley and Salmon Lodge guide Yvan Bernard with a nice fresh salmon on the Bonaventure, Congratulations Jane see you next year!

Until Next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn