River Report

Camp Bonaventure Fishing Report, July 28th to Aug 3rd, 2014


Overall we’ve had a good week at camp and good numbers of fish in the book. The weather warmed up considerably on Tuesday and the last few days have been hot and sunny with temperatures in the high 20’s and very humid, not the best fishing conditions. We continue to have great fishing but the last few days have been more of a challange due to the sunny days. Mornings and evenings are the time to fish when it gets hot.

ASF Staffers Natasha England & Kirsten Rousse  with a fresh run grilse from the Bonaventure, Way to go ladies!

The Bonaventure continues to produce well and the water temperatures are still pretty cool, especially in the upper sections of the river.  ASF President Bill Taylor and his wife Suzanne were into six nice salmon on Friday while fishing way up on the Bonaventure. We are having a good season on the Petite Cascapedia, our guides are seeing plenty of fresh salmon in almost all the pools. The Grand is also doing well but we could use a couple of rainy days to bump the water levels.  Considering the weather we had another great week on the Grand. The conditions this past week have given us more of a challenge but we’re still catching them!

Texas native, Don Westheimer with his first Atlantic salmon, congratulations Don!

 The hot fly’s for the week have been a mixture of dry’s and small wets. Green and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green Butt and Silver Rat did the job, the Green Machine is catching up pretty quickly as one of the best fly’s. The John Olin and Green machine were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8’s 10’s and 12’s.

 US Vice president of the ASF, Andrew Goode and Camp Bonaventure guide Bruno Lepage with his first Bonaventure salmon, nice fishing Andy!

The weather man shows a bit a rain early next week and temperatures will be cooling down . Maybe this hot weather will produce a thunder storm, we are keeping our fingers crossed.

Seven year old Gustav Pedersen from Denmark with his first  salmon, A new salmon angler is born!!

Until next week…Tight Lines,