Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, June 19th to 25th, 2017

I am pleased to report that fishing has improve considerably over the past week, the high tides combined with some much needed rain was what we needed. Thunderstorms gave a much need boost to the Grand Cascapedia and water levels are perfect for this time of year. The Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia are still low but the rain did give them a much needed refresher.

Anthony Mellano have been coming to Salmon Lodge for many years, he sure know how do do it right!, Nice one Anthony!

Anthony Mellano have been coming to Salmon Lodge for many years, he sure know how do do it right!, Nice one Anthony!

The Bonaventure is flowing at 21 m3/s , normal for this time of the season is 33, The Grand Cascapedia is at 60 m3/s, while as normal is also 40 for this time of year. The Petite Cascapedia really needs water. It flow is at 15 m3/s, it should be in the 30 range. 

Salmon Lodge regular Bill Pihl is a great angler, here's proof once again, Nice one Bill! 

Salmon Lodge regular Bill Pihl is a great angler, here's proof once again, Nice one Bill! 

The Grand Caccapedia continues to give us some great fishing with good numbers of nice salmon being landed, The Bony improved greatly this past week and we are now seeing and catching salmon everyday. The Petite got off to a slow start but its certainly getting better with each passing day. The new moon brought the higher tides and we did see a good number of new fish entering our rivers. Conditions should improve over the next week as rain is expected over our region.

Biran Spence has been a long time guest at Salmon Lodge, he gets it done year after year, congratulations Brian!

Biran Spence has been a long time guest at Salmon Lodge, he gets it done year after year, congratulations Brian!

Tim Gray with year another one for the week, Nice one Tim!

Tim Gray with year another one for the week, Nice one Tim!

The "must have" fly's for this past were the Blue Charm, Stone Ghost and Green Highlander in Sizes 6, 8 and 10. Tube fly's continue to produce every day, especially the smaller ones and hitch tubes. Dry's were responsible for about half the salmon caught, Brown , green and Blue bombers in sizes 2, 4 and 6.

Salmon Lodge regular Curt Hamilton is a great salmon angler, congratulations Curt!

Salmon Lodge regular Curt Hamilton is a great salmon angler, congratulations Curt!

Lets hope mother nature smiles upon us this week with a good downpour. 

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn