Salmon Lodge Fishing & River report, July 18th to 24th, 2016

 

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. 

A happy angler indeed! Claude Lachance landed this beauty on the Grand Cascapedia, Congratulations Claude! 

A happy angler indeed! Claude Lachance landed this beauty on the Grand Cascapedia, Congratulations Claude! 

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.

Salmon Lodge regular Patrice Giroux with a fresh run salmon, Nice one Partice!

Salmon Lodge regular Patrice Giroux with a fresh run salmon, Nice one Partice!

Rene Cathelin lands his first Grand Cascapedia salmon, Congratulations Rene!

Rene Cathelin lands his first Grand Cascapedia salmon, Congratulations Rene!

 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. 

With his go-pro mounted for all the action, Stephane Perron puts a nice one back to swim another day!

With his go-pro mounted for all the action, Stephane Perron puts a nice one back to swim another day!

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,

Tight Lines,

Glenn