Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report September 12th to 18th, 2016

 

Our season is slowly winding down and you can defiantly smell fall in the air. The leaves are beginning to change color and mornings and evenings are a little cooler. Fishing is holding up pretty well, especially on the Grand , the Bonaventure and the Petite Cascapedia were a little more challenging this past week. 

Christina Vander and Salmon Lodge Guide Josh Bradstreet with a nice Grand Cascapedia Salmon, Nice one Christina!

Christina Vander and Salmon Lodge Guide Josh Bradstreet with a nice Grand Cascapedia Salmon, Nice one Christina!

The weather's been warmer than usual and water temperatures remain above the 50 degree range.  The rain we receive bumped our rivers up to June levels, higher than normal for this time of the season. I think after a few days of sunny weather is all it will take to get fishing back to normal. Fishing was tougher this week but certainly not impossible, we did catch a number of fine salmon.

Pierre Brosseau with his first Cascapedia salmon of the year, Congratulations Pierre!

Pierre Brosseau with his first Cascapedia salmon of the year, Congratulations Pierre!

 The Grand has been fishing exceptionally well and we've been catching good numbers of salmon every day. September is always a great time to be on the Grand Cascapedia, especially for big salmon, it’s one of our favorite times of the season. The Bonaventure is seeing a good number of fresh fall run salmon  and most of our lower pools are holding fresh fish. The Petite is also receiving a nice late run.

Klaus Vander lands this fine salmon on the Bonaventure, Nice salmon Klaus. 

Klaus Vander lands this fine salmon on the Bonaventure, Nice salmon Klaus. 

 Warmer water temperatures are allowing us to keep using dry's as they continue to be big producers. Tube flies are also working well along with some bigger streamers. The hot fly's this week are the Red Francis, John Olin and dry fly’s, in Brown, Green and Blue. Some bigger tunes such as the sun Ray Shadows are also producing some nice fish.

This weeks Menu!

Until Next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn