Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report Aug 29th to sept 4th, 2016

August has come and gone, It's hard to believe that September is here and our season is into its last month for 2016. August fishing was every good,  a little warmer than June and July with mixed bag of conditions but overall it was a great month to be on the river. The last two weeks of August is one of the best times of year for dry fly action. This year was no different, August gave us some of the best dry fly fishing of the season, water temperatures were perfect and our  pools were producing very well.

Salmon Lodge guide Yvan Bernard (left) and angler Stephen Coull with a big Grand Cascapedia Salmon. Congratulations Stephen!

Salmon Lodge guide Yvan Bernard (left) and angler Stephen Coull with a big Grand Cascapedia Salmon. Congratulations Stephen!

We are now into the first week of September and most of our pools are full of salmon, both older ones and fresh fall run fish. We had an excellent week at both our lodges with plenty of salmon landed and many others lost and missed. The Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia are beginning to get their first run of fall salmon. The Grand Cascapedia is also in great shape and fishing has been well.  The weather man is calling for a bit of rain on Monday and Tuesday and the warming up for the rest of the week. Warn weather means we,ll not be putting our dry fly's away just yet.

Gerard with a fine specimen from the Grand Cascapedia, Nice one Gerard?

Gerard with a fine specimen from the Grand Cascapedia, Nice one Gerard?

 September is by farmy favorite time of the season, water temperatures are usually perfect and we always receive just the right amount of rain the keep the rivers levels perfect.  Our pools are loaded with salmon at this time of the season and our bright fall run of bright fish are coming in. 

Don Simmons with his first Atlantic salmon, Congratulations Don!

Don Simmons with his first Atlantic salmon, Congratulations Don!

 The September fly choice is different from any other time of the season. The Red Francis is always the fly of choice this time of the year and this year's no different. Along with the Red Francis the Alley Shrimp and GP are also favourites this time of year.  As long as our water temperatures stay in the 50's dry fly's work very well. As always, Green, Brown and Blue are the hot ones.

Stephen Hutchison lands this nice one on the Grand Cascapedia, Nice salmon Stephen!

Stephen Hutchison lands this nice one on the Grand Cascapedia, Nice salmon Stephen!

 2017 is filling up very quickly, we still have a couple of opening here and there. If you would like to fish at Camp Bonaventure or Salmon Lodge next season, now is the time to contact us.

Now this is how to relax! Martin Cauchon enjoying his day on the Grand Cascapedia!

Now this is how to relax! Martin Cauchon enjoying his day on the Grand Cascapedia!

 Until next week,

 Tight Lines,

 Glenn