Camp Bonaventure 1st Month Season Round Up
Atlantic Salmon Fly Fishing Canada and wow can you believe it he first month of our 2014 season has come and gone, but not without some challenging fishing. This provided some great days and of course some slower ones, but when fishing they are always good days. This year it seems the same all across Atlantic Canada are telling the same story, with later than normal returns. The latest reports from this past week have certainly been more positive and encouraging, with the Bonaventure camp improving from day to day and catches at camp are up considerably with several nice fish landed and even more lost or missed. The water level on the Bony continues to be higher than normal for this time of the season and we are still travelling from pool to pool with our 26-foot canoes.
The real good news is the water temperatures are perfect, in the low 50’s which is just perfect for fishing with dry fly’s. The Petite Cascapedia is getting a nice run of fresh salmon daily and fishing’s been better than just OK, all our anglers did well on the Petite this week. Again water temperatures are in the low 50’s and levels are higher than average for this time of the season. Next week should be even better with fresh fish entering on every tide. The Grand Cascapedia continues to be one of the best rivers this year, we’re not breaking any records but our catches are not too far behind normal. The main river and branches are producing well and water levels and temperatures remain favorable. Even with higher than normal water levels on all our rivers, they don’t take long to fall when the weather turns hot. The next few days are going to be hot and humid with temperatures in the 30 degree range, maybe the hot weather will spark a few thunderstorms or bring rain next week.
Smaller wet flys and dry’s are beginning to work very well. The hot fly’s have been the John Olin, Stone Ghost, Blue Charm, Silver Rat and Same Thing Murray. What is a “Same thing Murray you might ask? While attending the Moncton Fly-Fishing show this past March, Show organizer Jacques Heroux gave us a number of fly’s he called a ” Same Thing Murray”. It’s about an angler who was catching a number of fish on a particular fly. His friend asked what fly he was using? the angler replied “Same thing Murray”, Now you know the story! Dry’s especially Green and Dark Brown Bombers are doing the trick.
As the water levels dropping and with fresh salmon arriving everyday our predictions for the come weeks is, the fishing will be back to normal, which is red hot.
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