Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, July 4th to 10th, 2016

 

Great fishing continues! We just had another superb week of salmon fishing and our lodges are full of happy anglers. Water conditions are holding up very well, with the Bonaventure, Petite Cascapedia and Grand Cascapedia in great condition, especially for this time of the season. Last weeks rain and cooler than normal temperatures are maintaining our rivers at mid June levels and temperatures.

Henrik Mortensen with his first Grand Cascapedia salmon of the season, Congratulations Henrik!

Henrik Mortensen with his first Grand Cascapedia salmon of the season, Congratulations Henrik!

Salmon Lodge regular Thomas Mahanke with a fine Grand Cascapedia salmon, Nice fish Thomas!

Salmon Lodge regular Thomas Mahanke with a fine Grand Cascapedia salmon, Nice fish Thomas!

The weather man was predicting a warmer than normal spring and summer with little precipitation for Eastern Canada. This time he missed his forecast completely. Who knows what the second half of the season will bring but for us cool and rainy is just perfect.

Will Doyle landed this fine salmon on the Grand Cascapedia, nice one Will!

Will Doyle landed this fine salmon on the Grand Cascapedia, nice one Will!

UK angler Eddie Di Biaggio with his first Atlantic Salmon from a Canadian river. Congratulations Eddie!

UK angler Eddie Di Biaggio with his first Atlantic Salmon from a Canadian river. Congratulations Eddie!

Higher water allows us to use our canoes, The guides love it as they can travel up and down the rivers as the wish.

Salmon Lodge regular David McFarlaine with his first Grand Cascapedia salmon of the season, Nice fish David!

Salmon Lodge regular David McFarlaine with his first Grand Cascapedia salmon of the season, Nice fish David!

With higher water levels we are still fishing with bigger than normal fly's. The Nagli has been the super hot fly this year followed by the Green Butt, Stone Ghost and Langa Fancy. Others that have been producing, the Silver Rat, John Olin and Picasse. Drys have been responsible for about half of the fish last week, Brown, Green and Blue bombers are the hot ones.  

Long time fishing buddies Dave Oxley and Davis McFarlane get ready for another day on the river.

Long time fishing buddies Dave Oxley and Davis McFarlane get ready for another day on the river.

 

Until next week,

Tight lines

Glenn