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The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada

The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada

The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada and we recently recieved some nice reports and pictures from one of our lodges in Canada, Camp Bonaventure are now a couple of months into there season and the fishing has been very good so far. The week by week report can be seen below…

Fishing Report June 5th to 12th

Camp Bonaventure opened on June 6th for the first week of the 2011 season. The fishing season actually opens on June 1st but we open the camp a week later just to be sure there are fresh salmon in the river when our first guests arrive. Conditions were tough for the first four or five days with higher than normal water levels with less than normal underwater visibility. On Thursday and Friday we started seeing good numbers of fresh in our lower pools. For some reason they were not easy to catch, perhaps the cooler water. Fishing turned on Saturday and Sunday, all our guests all caught and released fresh salmon. The largest fish was a 21 pounder caught by Mr. Brian Clark, Brian also landed three others and lost one more. All our guests landed salmon on Saturday and Sunday.
The hot fly’s this past week have been the “Sun Ray Fl. Green and Silver Stoats Tail” The full moon is on the 17th and the high tides begin on the 13th, we should be seeing a major run starting over the next few days.

Fishing Report June 13th to 19th

Salmon fishing at it’s best! This past week has been one of the best starts to the season I can remember. 2010 was a great year and 2011 is looking even better. Last weeks high tides brought huge numbers fresh salmon into our rivers on every tide. All our guests at camp landed fresh salmon every day, no one was left out. The Bonaventure, Petite Cascapedia and Grand Cascapedia have perfect water levels and the temperatures are perfect around 50 degrees. As soon as the water cleared up after the early June rain we took out our dry flies. Fresh salmon have made it all the way up river to our top pools. The hot flies this week have been the Nagil, Blue Charm, Blue Bonnie and Green Pearl. Dry flies have also been hot especially Brown, Green and blue bombers.

Fishing Report June 13th to 19th

Great returns, perfect water levels and just the right water temperatures combined for another great week of Atlantic salmon angling at Camp Bonaventure. So far our guests are batting a thousand, as no one who has been at camp this season failed to land a bright silver bullet.
Our water levels have fallen a bit since last week but remain in good condition. A couple of days of showers this weekend will be good. The hot flies this week were mostly tubes both regular and hitched. Sun Rays Shadow, Silver Elver, Langa Fancy and the Bule Charm Summer Duck. Dries continue to produce their share of fish.

Fishing Report June 27th to July 3rd

Water conditions remain very favorable on all our rivers while our fishing remains excellent. The big tides this past week brought in good numbers of fresh fish. Rain in the hills brought the Bonaventure up about six inches while the Petite rose over two feet! The Grand is beginning to get a bit low; however the fishing continues to be great.
Favorite weapons this past week, the Stone Ghost continues to be a real killer along with the Blue Charm, Silver Doctor (Hair Wing) and Green Pearl. Dries, needles to say are doing a great job as well. Let’s hope July is a good as June was.

Fishing Report July 4th to 10th

Camp Bonaventure opened on June 6th for the first week of the 2011 season. The fishing season actually opens on June 1st but we open the camp a week later just to be sure there are fresh salmon in the river when our first guests arrive. Conditions were tough for the first four or five days with higher than normal water levels with less than normal underwater visibility. On Thursday and Friday we started seeing good numbers of fresh in our lower pools. For some reason they were not easy to catch, perhaps the cooler water. Fishing turned on Saturday and Sunday, all our guests all caught and released fresh salmon. The largest fish was a 21 pounder caught by Mr. Brian Clark, Brian also landed three others and lost one more. All our guests landed salmon on Saturday and Sunday.
The hot fly’s this past week have been the “Sun Ray Fl. Green and Silver Stoats Tail” The full moon is on the 17th and the high tides begin on the 13th, we should be seeing a major run starting over the next few days.

Fishing Report July 11th to 17th

The Great fishing continues! That’s the only way to describe our last weeks of fishing. Once more the big tides from July’s full moon didn’t disappoint us. Nice numbers of fresh fish have entered our rivers over the past week. All our pools are holding salmon as well as the small runs and pockets in between them. The water temperature and levels are just perfect and we are enjoying both wade and boat fishing. The Petite Cascapedia, a later river than the Grand Cascapedia and Bonaventure has great water and a good numbers of fresh salmon coming in every day. The Grand and Bony continue to produce daily.
The hot fly’s this week were mostly tubes, including the Collie dog, Silver Elver, Blue Vulture and Langa Fancy. Dries are still a hot choice and working every day.

Fishing Report July 18th to 24th

July started off with great fishing and nothing has changed, in fact its only getting better! The thunderstorms this past weekend produced a lot of rain especially in the head waters of the Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia. The Bony rose three feet and the Petite about two, the Grand Cascapedia came up about 6 inches. High water means mostly canoe fishing and the salmon are holding in our high water pools. The hot flies, Tube flies, tube flies and more tube flies. Patterns that are producing the Silver sloats Tail, Arndilly fancy, Silver Elver and the all Black on FL Green. The Stone Ghost and Blue Charm are also holding their own. Dries were working very well before the rise in water and are beginning to produce once again.

Fishing Report July 25th to 31st

Our fishing continues to be fantastic! The last week of July was as productive as prime time June dates. A full moon brought high tides and just the right amount of rain kept our water levels just perfect. The two big fish this week was a bright 28 pound male caught on a dry by Francis Gauthier of Quebec while his wife Francoise landed a silver 25 pound rocket! We are still doing most of our fishing from canoes as the water levels are are early season levels. High rod for the week was Clause Hansen from Denmark.
The hot flies for the week, as you can guess were “Bombers”. The wets that worked well were the Stone Ghost, Silver Blue and the Blue Charm. Tubes continue to do very well especially when “hitched” Henrik Mortensen introduced us to a couple of new patterns that proved themselves on the first cast!

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Here’s a few pictures from the season so far…

The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada
The Season So Far At Our Lodge In Canada

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