Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, August 20th to 26th

Periodically this season and  once again this week, I received an e-mail from a  client wondering how bad the conditions really were. This person also asked "if the conditions are not great and the fishing is tough, where was I  getting the photos for my weekly report ? My answer is simple, first and foremost I'm always honest in my reports and tell it like it is. Are condition ideal?, no , are our water levels low, Yes.  Do we have a good run of salmon ?, Yes but most importantly we have excellent guides who know how to get our clients into fish.

  Poul Erik Christensen with a nice one from the crystal clear Bonaventure, well done  Poul !

Poul Erik Christensen with a nice one from the crystal clear Bonaventure, well done  Poul !

  Henrik Mortensen does it again, on the Bonaventure, nice one Henrik!

Henrik Mortensen does it again, on the Bonaventure, nice one Henrik!

That's what we have photos of happy clients each week. We cant guarantee  salmon every day but we can guarantee that  you'll be casting to plenty of salmon and having a great experience both on the river and back at the lodge. That all being said, a good rainfall will change everything!

  Michael Kendrick with a fie Grand Cascapedia salmon, nice on Michael!

Michael Kendrick with a fie Grand Cascapedia salmon, nice on Michael!

  Philippe Laberge and Pierre Brown enjpoyed their trip to Salmon Lodge to say the least. Nice shot guys!

Philippe Laberge and Pierre Brown enjpoyed their trip to Salmon Lodge to say the least. Nice shot guys!

  Philippe Laberge landed this beauty on the Petite, well done Philippe, congradulations!

Philippe Laberge landed this beauty on the Petite, well done Philippe, congradulations!

  Pierre Brown with a fine grilse, nicely done Pierre

Pierre Brown with a fine grilse, nicely done Pierre

Granted we have low water conditions we did manage to have another respectable weeks fishing  on our rivers. We landed a good number of salmon and grilse including some fresh from the sea. Our saving grace is our water remains cool even when low. This time of the  season our nights are considerable cooler keeping the temperature down.. 

  John Anthony Carroll from Ireland lands his first salmon from Canada, congratulations John!

John Anthony Carroll from Ireland lands his first salmon from Canada, congratulations John!

This weeks fly selection,  the Blue Charm, Stone Ghost and green Machine. Dry's have continued to be the big winners especially Dark  Brown , Blue and Forest Green bombers. Small hitched tubes are also producing a good number of fish as well.

Until Next Week,

Tight lines,

Glenn