River Report

Salmon Lodge Fishing Report, August 11th to 17th, 2014

Well, we finally received the rain we were hoping for and our rivers have fresh new flow of cool water.. We didn’t get the amount of rain the weather man was calling for but what we received was surley welcome. The Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia were getting low but now are running at normal levels for this time of the season. The weather system passed a little more to the Northwest so the Grand Cascapedia received more rain. The Grand  went from 10 cubic meters per second to 20 overnight giving it a much need boost getting the fish moving. Sunny days and warm weathwer over the past two weeks have made fishing a little more challenging, we have plenty of salmon in all our pools but they were a little harder to get to take.  Last weeks full moon and high tides brought a good run of fresh salmon in our rivers.   With the rise of water this past week gave us some good fishing. Needless to say all our guides are sporting a big smile. Fishing was good by weeks end and we did manage to land a good number of nice fish including a few nice ones. Rain and showers are forecast over the next few days.

Luc Legault seem a bit happy with his Grand Cascapedia Salmon, what do you think?

Nick Edwards has been coming to Salmon Lodge for years, this is his first of 2014, nice fish Nick.

Now that our rivers have new water, fishing this upcoming week should be great. 

Nova Scotian Ray Ploudre with a nice Grand Cascapedia fish, nice one Ray.

Dry’s continue on the top of the list for hot flys, Green, Brown and Blue in sizes 2, 4 and 6. The wets doing the job are the John Olin and Stone Ghost along with the Green Machine, Undertaker and Langa Fancy.

German Arnold Mai wanted to catch a salmon on his old bamboo rod and Hardy reel using a dry fly. He did!!!

Until next week…Tight Lines,