River Report

Camp Bonaventure Fishing Report Aug 12th to 18th, 2013

We just experienced another wonderful week of fishing.  Our water conditions have been great, for once the weatherman was accurate. Our rivers are all at mid June levels and we are travelling the rivers with  canoes. Higher water forces fish to move and we now have salmon in our high and medium water pools. New fish in new pools means one thing, they want the fly! The Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia have been fishing very well. The Grand Cascapedia has been low but for the past month but the rain has given it new life and the fishing has been great. We are beginning to see our first fall run fish showing up, the full moon and high tides combined with high water levels should bring the late run of fresh salmon. 

Talifar Parker “T” as he’s known to us sure knows how to get it done, Nice fish T.

Our water temperatures are in the low 50 degree range and dry fly’s have been working the best. Yesterday our guide Marc Poirier was fishing at Jug pool on the Bonaventure. His guests threw wets from sizes 4 to 12 in every pattern you can imaging, without even a rise…..Time for dry’s Marc said. One of the anglers said “Marc, the water is stained and cold, do you really think a dry fly will work? Can’t do any worse than what we’ve been using.  Marc tied on a number 2 Green Bomber and had three fish landed with in the next hour!

This was Graham Cherry’s first trip to Camp Bonaventure, he came from th UK for this fine salmon, Congradulations Graham!

With the present conditions next week should be excellent.

Harrison O’Connor has been a regular at Camp Bonaventure for many years. Harrison only fishes with Dry’s, here’s the reason why! Great fish!

Until Next week, tight lines,