This past weeks fishing was controlled by the weather, some days were rainy and cool while others were hot and sunny. I'll let you guess which ones were the best for fishing! The high tides associated with the full moon brought in a nice run of July salmon. It seems we're running about two weeks behind schedule this season. Our lower pools are in great condition and holding fresh salmon, water conditions on all our rivers are better than normal for this time of the year. That being said rain is always a welcome to freshen thing up.
The Bonaventure's flowing at 22 cubic meters per second, just right for this time of the season and water temperatures are excellent in the 50 degree range The Petite Cascapedia is flowing at 18 and fishing very well. The Petite saw a nice run of fresh salmon during the high July tides . Most pools on the Petit are holding fish and water temperature are perfect. Our guides have been floating the river and seeing some huge salmon. The Petite Cascapedia is our smallest river but the fish are big! Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia continues the been excellent, the flow rate is at 36 after a nice bump in water levels this past week. Like the Bony and the Petite water temperatures are perfect on the Grand Cascapedia.
Flies of choice are a mixed bag, wets, dry’s and small tubes are all working well. Free floating dry’s have been responsible for most of the catches this week. Forest Green, Dark Brown and Blue Bombers in sizes 2, 4 and 6 are working the best. In the wet fly department, the Silver Rat, Undertaker, Blue Charm, Nagli and Green Machine have been doing very well. Wet fly sizes in 6.,8 and 10 are the best choice. Medium and small tubes in various patterns are also a good choice.
The weatherman is calling for a mixed bag for the upcoming week, with temperatures in the 70 degree range, nice for fishing!
Until next week,