River Report

Salmon Lodge Fishing & River Report for September 20th to 26th, 2021


As I sit here writing my before last fishing report of the season, I am simply struck by how fast a year can pass and how much can truly change within that little time. There is only a hand full of fishing days left to our 2021 season and I can only imagine what they will have in store for us. This season has been truly amazing! Our three rivers continue to deliver consistently and I believe it’s safe to say that our wonderful guests from this week are heading back home with amazing memories, new fishing stories and perhaps a couple extra pounds thanks to the Kitchen!





For the most part, this week spoiled us with cool and refreshing mornings and sunny delightful days. Sweater weather is in the air and the fall colours are beginning to show face as the leaves are our trees have begun to turn yellow, orange and red. Our mountains are truly stunning this time of year. Driving is actually dangerous as you can get lost in through and admiration of the beauty our region has. Most mornings this past week were in the 4-8 degrees Celsius range and our afternoons hit a high of 18 to 20.



All three of our rivers are currently above average for this time of the season on the water level charts. It is so much fun getting to enjoy not only the river but the canoes this September. The water temperatures of our rivers are a comfortable 52-55 degrees for the Salmon. The Gin-Clear Bonaventure River began her week flowing at 46 cubic meters per second and ended around 37.37. The Magnificent Grand Cascapedia had a generous rain fall again that increased her levels from 31.9 cubic meters per second to 60.68. At this point in time, she is still on the rise. The Stunning Petite Cascapedia had the least fluctuation this week starting and ending her week at around 29 and then 26 cubic meters per second respectively.



The Salmon’s choice of flies this week were mostly the Red Francis and Alley’s Shrimp. Any colours that match our mountains at the moment – greens, yellows, oranges and reds seem to attract the salmon. The sizes were all a little larger than normal as our river water levels are high right now, No. 2 and 4 are the most common.


Here to Health, Happiness and Tight Lines,