River Report

Salmon Lodge Fishing Report July 15th to 21st, 2013

Finally we got some rain, not the 40 to 50 mm they were announcing but enough to freshen up the water, supposed to get more this week. I think they should hang the worst weatherman each year, just to give the others an incentive! The water levels are low on all our rivers but we have plenty of salmon in our pools. Fishing has been very good but we are working a little harder. The Bonaventure, Petite and Grand all have good runs of fish and there are plenty just waiting to enter the river on the next bump in water. Overall we have low water but the water temperatures are fine and we are catching plenty of salmon.

Luc Chamberland and Charles St-Pierre put a big one back to swim another day.

Small flys have been working the best, in particular the Undertaker, John Olin and Green butt in sizes 8 10 and 12. We are still doing very well on bombers especially the Green, Dark Brown and Blue.

Hugo Belisle and Martin Lupien with a nice one on the the Bonaventure, good going guys!

We could really use some rain, all the rivers on the Peninsula are low at the moment but certainly very fishable. We are fortunate that our rivers run cold from the Chic-Choc mountains and remain cool even when the weather warms up.

Sandra Bracken with her first Bonaventure salmon, congradulations Sandra!

Until next week, tight lines,