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Salmon Lodge River & Fishing Report – 20th September To 26th September 2021

There might only be a few days left of the season at the Salmon Lodge, and fall might be in full swing, but the fishing is showing no signs of slowing down.

Salmon Lodge 26/09/2021

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 genuinely change within that little time. There is only a handful 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, and our three rivers have continued to deliver consistently. I believe it’s safe to say that our wonderful guests from this week are heading back home with some fantastic memories, new fishing stories and perhaps even an extra couple of pounds, thanks to the Kitchen!

This week spoiled us with cool and refreshing mornings and sunny, delightful days for the most part. However, sweater weather is in the air, and the fall colours are beginning to show their face as our trees’ leaves have started to turn yellow, orange, and red. Our mountains are genuinely stunning this time of year, and driving is actually dangerous as you can get lost in the admiration of our region’s beauty. 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 rainfall again, which increased her levels from 31.9 cubic meters per second to 60.68. At this point, she is still on the rise. Finally, the Stunning Petite Cascapedia had a minor 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 mainly were 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 a little larger than average as our river water levels are high now; no. 2 and 4 were the most common.

Here to Health, Happiness and Tight Lines, Julia

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Does this sound like an adventure you’d like to take part in after ready just how good the fishing is in just one week on the water? Think you could handle the fish that reside in the waters of Camp Bonaventure or Salmon Lodge? Then why not take a closer look at the tour page, you’ll find all the information you need to get you ready for the trip of a lifetime!

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Tight lines, Peter

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