Last weeks fishing was controlled by the weather, some days were rainy while others were hot and sunny. The high tides associated with the full moon brought in a nice run of July salmon and grilse. It seems we're running about two weeks behind schedule this season. Our lower pools are holding fresh salmon, however water conditions remain very low.
The Bonaventure's flowing at 11 cubic meters per second, about half the volume for this time of the season and water temperatures are in the 60 degree range. We did receive a nice rise in water this past Wednesday but with temperatures in the 80's if fell quickly.
Flies of choice are a mixed bag, wets, dry’s Free floating dry’s have been responsible for most of the catches this past week. Forest Green, Dark Brown and Blue Bombers in sizes 4 and 6 are working the best. In the wet fly department, the Blue Charm and Green Machine have been doing very well. Wet fly sizes in 8, 10 and 12 are the best choice.
The weatherman is calling for a mixed bag for the upcoming week, with temperatures in the 75 degree range.
This will be the last river report for the Club this season. The Club closed on August 1st. In 2019 we will be staying open a week later. We have a few prime openings still available for 2019, if you are interested please contact me. In the mean time I invite you to visit our Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge weekly reports.
Until next June,