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The Rain Falls At Camp Bonaventure

Atlantic Salmon Fishing Camp Bonaventure and we’ve just had some fishing reports for the last 3 weeks at camp Bonaventure in Canada. It looks as if the rain they’ve had was a little more than they were hoping for, but by the reports it hasn’t put some of fish off feeding!

Fishing report August 22nd to 28th

We were hoping for a little rain and cooler weather, we got both. Monday’s rain was more than we expected and our rivers rose to early June levels. Fishing on Monday and Tuesday was a challange but we did manage to land a fair number of nice fish. By the end of the week fishing was back to normal. Great water conditions and perfect temperatures should keep us in great shape for another few weeks.

The Hot fly’s this week were mostly long and medium lenght tube fly’s. The water was a bit high and dirty for dry’s but we did manage to take a few good ones none the less.

Fishing report Aug 29th to Sept 4th

Rain, rain and more rain, this is the only way to discribe the last couple of weeks. On Monday August 22 we received about two inches of rain that brought our rivers up almost to spring levels. Just as we were getting back to normal and catching fish again hurricain Irene payed a visit to the Gaspe Peninsula and dumped anothe 3 inches on us! We fished on Monday but Tuesday and Wednesday were spent at camp. The Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia rose about four feet while the Grand came up only a two and quickly fell. We still managed to have a good week on the river with good numbers of salmon including a number of fresh ones. It looks like we are expecting more rain this week, an inch or two. lets hope the weather man is wrong.

We are continuing to fish big fly’s as the water is stained. This weeks hot ones were the Stone Ghost, Blue charm and 3 inch tubes. Dry’s were working well early in the week when the water was clear.

Fishing report Sept 5th to 11th

Last week we were complaining about all the rain and high water conditions, well in retrospect the conditions were great compared to this past week. On Monday we were just getting back to reasonable fishing conditions, though high, the Bonaventure was starting to produce again. The beginning of the week was not great but we did manage to land a number of nice fish. On Monday and Tuesday the clouds opened up again and dumped 3 inch of rain in a short period of time. The Bonaventure which is normally running at 30 cubic meters per second this time of year jumped up over 480 per second! Needless to say but we couldn’t even get a boat out until Friday when the flow had fallen to around 200. On Friday we had two guests fish very close to the camp and much to everyone’s surprise, caught and landed a nice 15 pounder. Conditions should improve by Monday and we are looking forward to hopefully getting back to normal.

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1 comment

  1. Buzzer

    Cant believe the state of the river in that last picture, compared to some of the earlier ones. Looks like chocolate! Great pictures and report though, would love to get over there one day.

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