Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report, September 5th to 11th, 2016

It's hard to believe that we're starting the second week of Septeber, time sure passes quickly. The first week of the month gave us a mixed bag of conditions and fishing success. Hot and sunny with temperatures in the 30's during the first part of the week and heavy rains and cooler conditions towards the end.  

Gerard Pichot from France has been coming to Salmon Lodge for a number of years, here he is a one from the Grand Cascapedia, nice salmon Gerard!

Gerard Pichot from France has been coming to Salmon Lodge for a number of years, here he is a one from the Grand Cascapedia, nice salmon Gerard!

September is by far my favorite time of the season, water temperatures are perfect and we always receive just the right amount of rain the keep our rivers at perfect levels. Some years the rain comes in late August while others in September. Our pools are always loaded with salmon at this time of the season and the fall run of bright fish are coming in strong.

Klaus Vander with his first Canadian Atlantic salmon, congratulations Klaus!

Klaus Vander with his first Canadian Atlantic salmon, congratulations Klaus!

River conditions during the first portion of the week were a bit low but remained nice and cool. The Grand Cascapedia is fishing very well, and we just had a great week, especially for big fish. The Petite Cascapedia is in great shape and the fishing has been good with a good number of fish taken. The Bonaventure is on fire with plenty of fish in all our pools. The fall run has been one of the best I've seen in years and we have a camp full of very happy anglers! For those lucky anglers coming to camp next week, hang on!

Gerard Pichot with another fine male salmon, nice one Gerard

Gerard Pichot with another fine male salmon, nice one Gerard

The September fly choice is different from any other time of the season. The Red Francis is always the fly of choice this time of the year and this year's no different. Along with the Red Francis the Alley Shrimp and GP are also doing very well.  As long as our water temperatures stay in the 50's dry fly's are working very well. Other hot fly's were the Blue Charm, John Olin, Picasse and Crosby Special. As always, Green, Brown and Blue bombers were the ones to have.

Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier chooses the fly that will get the job done! 

Salmon Lodge guide Clement Bernier chooses the fly that will get the job done! 

Ever wonder what a "dry fly" feels like! 

Ever wonder what a "dry fly" feels like! 

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn