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Camp Bonaventure fishing report

Camp Bonaventure Fishing Report Aug

Another week and another Camp Bonaventure Fishing Report  although the fishing continues to be productive for the first time this season it’s beginning to slow down a bit. It’s all down to the weather with sunny days and warm weather last week it made the fishing a little more challenging. Having said that we have plenty of salmon in all our pools but they were a little harder to get to take.

 Camp Bonaventure Fishing Report John has been a good customer for years, here he is with this is a fine fish on the Petite Cascapedia, nice on John!

 John has been a good customer for years, here he is with this is a fine fish on the Petite Cascapedia, nice on John!

John with another nice Atlantic Salmon with our Camp Bonaventure Fishing Report

John with another nice Atlantic Salmon

Even though the weather last week was hot and daily temperatures in the 30C degree range for the most of it. All our customers still managed to have a great week with a good number of Salmon and grilse everyday (Perhaps we have been spoilt with just how good this year has been for as the same amount of Salmon have been caught as this week last year it seems slower than the amazing weeks we have had so far this year)

Camp Bonaventure Fishing Report Last week’s full moon and high tides brought a good run of new salmon in our rivers.  With higher than normal water levels for this time of the season we are still using our boats for travelling from pool to pool. Needless to say all our guides are sporting a big smile. Fishing was a little tougher this past week but we did manage to land a good number of nice fish including a couple of big ones as well.

The rivers conditions are as follows: The Bonaventure River is in great shape at the moment and we’re continuing to do very well. The Petite Cascapedia River water has remained cool and the fishing has been great. The Grand Cascapedia River has been producing some nice fish every day but it’s getting a bit low, especially in the branches. The good news is the outlook for the coming week is good. The weather forecast is calling for a bit of rain and a considerable drop in temperature, that all; will help to turn on more of a bite.

Methods that produced the results last week was free floating Dry’s we had more customers fishing with dry flies than wets, there’s nothing like sight fishing for big salmon in clear water. Small wets have also been responsible for a good number of fish as well. The flies of choice – Green, Brown and Blue bombers with brown hackle and white wings and a tail.  Wets in sizes 8’s and 10’s, the Silver Rat, Stone Ghost and Davie McPhail’s Piglets were the ones to have.  Seems like anything small with green and silver worked well.

Below we have a great selection of customer pictures for you to enjoy and remember you can always leave your comments.

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Peter Collingsworth

Phil now at 87 years young still knows how to get it done. Can’t wait to see next weeks Camp Bonaventure Fishing Report .

Phil now at 87 years young still knows how to get it done. Can’t wait to see you next year Phil.

Camp Bonaventure master guide Mario putting one back on the Bonaventure

Camp Bonaventure master guide Mario putting one back on the Bonaventure

Frank lands his first one of the year on the Bonaventure, nice fish Frank!

Frank lands his first one of the year on the Bonaventure, nice fish Frank!

Lady fly fishing with Atlantic Salmon

We love having lady anglers and does she look happy with her chrome Atlantic Salmon

you boy with a small Atlantic Salmon

Start them young, far better than having them sitting playing computer games.

Happy customers + happy guides Atlantic Salmon fishing Canada

Happy customers + happy guides Atlantic Salmon fishing Canada

Atlantic Salmon fishing with Sportquest Holidays Camp Bonaventure

Atlantic Salmon fishing with Sportquest Holidays Camp Bonaventure

Two beaming smiles while returning another great Atlantic Salmon fish

Two beaming smiles while returning another great Atlantic Salmon fish

Returning a nice long lean Atlantic Salmon

Returning a nice long lean Atlantic Salmon

You boy returns a Atlantic Salmon

This has to be one of my favourite pictures I have seen of customers for a long while. So good to see a youngster holding a fish so well, the look on his face looking so proud. Another great fly fishing angler in the making.

Customer returning and Atlantic Salmon rainy day

A cracking fish on the only wet day last week, but who cares if its raining when Atlantic Salmon like this are bitting.

atlantic Salmon being returned to the water

Another cracking Atlantic Salmon on the wet day

atlantic salmon being returned to the water

A thick hen Atlantic Salmon being returned after capture. Nice fish

fly caught atlantic Salmon being returned to the water, we love catch and release.

Fly caught atlantic Salmon being returned to the water, we love catch and release.

angler slips a Atlantic Salmon back in the water

Customer slips a Atlantic Salmon back in the water, look at the charity of our water 🙂

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