Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, July 30th to Aug 5th, 2018

Last weeks fishing was controlled by the weather, some days were rainy while others were hot and sunny. The high tides associated with the full moon brought in a nice run of July salmon and grilse. It seems we're running about two weeks behind schedule this season. Our lower pools are holding fresh salmon, however water conditions remain very low.

  Kjell Ingebrigsten from Norway landed his first one on the Petite Cascapedia guided by Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier, nice grilse Kjell.

Kjell Ingebrigsten from Norway landed his first one on the Petite Cascapedia guided by Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier, nice grilse Kjell.

The Bonaventure's flowing at 11 cubic meters per second, about half the volume for this time of the season and water temperatures are in the 60 degree range  The Petite Cascapedia is flowing at 8 , very low but still fishing well. The Petite saw a nice run of fresh salmon during the high July tides and most pools on the Petite are holding fish.

  Salmon Lodge regular Philip Sawyer with his first on e of 2018, good start Phillip!

Salmon Lodge regular Philip Sawyer with his first on e of 2018, good start Phillip!

 Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia continues the been just OK. The flow rate is at 13 about half of what it should be at this time of the season. We did receive a nice rise in water this past Wednesday but with temperatures in the 80's if fell quickly.

  Under the watchful eye of Salmon Lodge master guide Pat Trusdl,twelve year old Max Sawyer hooked up to his first salmon ever, pretty exciting stuff!!!

Under the watchful eye of Salmon Lodge master guide Pat Trusdl,twelve year old Max Sawyer hooked up to his first salmon ever, pretty exciting stuff!!!

  Almost at the net! max was a happy angler to say the least, congratulations young man!

Almost at the net! max was a happy angler to say the least, congratulations young man!

 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  4 and 6 are working the best. In the wet fly department, the Silver Rat, Undertaker, Blue Charm andGreen Machine have been doing very well. Wet fly sizes in 8, 10  and 12 are the best choice.

  Luc Bruneau (right) with Salmon Lodge guide Alex Mallais , this was Luc's first catch of 2018, congratulations Luc!

Luc Bruneau (right) with Salmon Lodge guide Alex Mallais , this was Luc's first catch of 2018, congratulations Luc!

The weatherman is calling for a mixed bag for the upcoming week, with temperatures in the 75 degree range. no major rain in the forecast.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn