The Clubs Fishing & River Report, July 30th to Aug 5th, 2018

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.

  Agathe Thibault with her first Atlantic salmon, Congratulations Agathe!

Agathe Thibault with her first Atlantic salmon, Congratulations Agathe!

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.

  Dominic and Pascal Becotte fishing Double Camp, a great dry fly pool.

Dominic and Pascal Becotte fishing Double Camp, a great dry fly pool.

 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.

  Even in the hot whether, we can still get them to the net!

Even in the hot whether, we can still get them to the net!

The weatherman is calling for a mixed bag for the upcoming week, with temperatures in the 75 degree range. 

  No surprise whats working this time of the season.

No surprise whats working this time of the season.

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,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

The Club's Fishing & River report July 23rd to 29th, 2018

We finally received a day of rain, not what we were hoping for but rain none the less. The weather system passed a little more to the Northwest than we expected so the Bonaventure head waters didn't get the accumulation they had announced. We did however receive enough to move the flow from 9 Cubic meters a second to 14. 

  Long time Club guest Sheldon Aaron (right) landed this fine salmon on his first day out, congratulations Sheldon!

Long time Club guest Sheldon Aaron (right) landed this fine salmon on his first day out, congratulations Sheldon!

Sunny days and warm weather over the past two weeks have made fishing  more challenging, we have plenty of salmon in all our pools but they were a little harder to catch.  Last weeks full moon and high tides brought a good run of fresh salmon, we are beginning to see them in our lower pools.The weather man is calling for showers over the next few days as well, keeping our fingers crossed.

  FranK Zersky carefully fishes through Double Camp Pool, it didn't take lone for Frank to hook up!

FranK Zersky carefully fishes through Double Camp Pool, it didn't take lone for Frank to hook up!

  Double Camp, a dry fly anglers dream.

Double Camp, a dry fly anglers dream.

 The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Black Bear Green Butt and Silver Rat did the job, the Green Machine is catching up pretty quickly as one of the best fly's. The John Olin and Green machine were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's 10's and 12's.

  Dry fly's were certainly on the menu this week!

Dry fly's were certainly on the menu this week!

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

The Club's fishing & River Report July 16th to 22nd

We had a good week at camp with decent numbers of fish hooked and landed, in fact the best week of the season so far. Despite the dry conditions and low water we did very well .The weather has continued to be hot and sunny with temperatures in the high 20's and very humid, defiantly not the best fishing conditions. 

  Guy Sullivan with his first Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Guy!

Guy Sullivan with his first Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Guy!

Last weeks full moon gave us some of the highest tides of the season along with a nice run of fresh salmon, despite low water fishing was great.The Bonaventure is still running cool but very low at 11 Cubic Meters per second.

  Andrew Dunn did a nice job with this fine grilse, this was Andrews first trip to the Club, congratulations!

Andrew Dunn did a nice job with this fine grilse, this was Andrews first trip to the Club, congratulations!

 Considering the conditions we are still catching fish every day. We need rain, the weather man is calling for rain and showers this week, but we all know how accurate they can be. Lets hope they are right for once!

  Michael Meighan (Right) has been coming to the club for more that 25 years, A great angler and good friend, congratulations Michael!

Michael Meighan (Right) has been coming to the club for more that 25 years, A great angler and good friend, congratulations Michael!

  Ever wonder what a salmon sees? A blue bomber, its only a matter of time!

Ever wonder what a salmon sees? A blue bomber, its only a matter of time!

The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Blue and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green Machine and Stone Ghost came out in front for the week,

Until Next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

The Club's Fishing & Report July 9th to 15th, 2018

Despite last weeks heat wave where temperatures climbed into the high 90's, we managed to hook and land a number of fine salmon.  The weather's been hot and very humid across the Gaspe Peninsula and all our rivers are experiencing low water conditions. Despite lower water conditions we did however land a good number of salmon and grilse but we're working a little harder for them.

  This was Sebastian Gabriel's first time to the Club, defiantly not his last! 

This was Sebastian Gabriel's first time to the Club, defiantly not his last! 

The Bonaventure is low but still cool and holding at 12 cubic meters per second , very low for this time of the season. We do have a good number of salmon in our pools, Deep Water Ledge, Push and Gallagher are starting to fill up. Double Camp as always has more than its share. 

  Double Camp still has a good flow despite low water conditions but its still full of salmon!

Double Camp still has a good flow despite low water conditions but its still full of salmon!

We could really use some rain, all the rivers on the Peninsula are low at the moment but certainly still fishable. The weather man is calling for showers on Monday and Tuesday, lets hope he's accurate for once!

  This weeks menu!

This weeks menu!

 The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Dark Brown and especially Blue Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green Butt and Black Ghost did the job, the Green Machine is also catching up pretty quickly as one of the best fly's.  The sizes that are working best are number 8's 10's and 12's.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn 

The Club's Fishing Report, July 2nd to 8th, 2018

We just had our best week of there season at the Club with good numbers of salmon hooked and landed each day. All of our guests caught salmon every day, we had a camp of happy fishermen to say the least.  

  Tony Pacaud been a guest at the Club for many years, a great guy and superb angler, congratulations Tony!

Tony Pacaud been a guest at the Club for many years, a great guy and superb angler, congratulations Tony!

The weather warmed up considerably by mid week and the last few days have been hot and sunny with temperatures in the 90 degree range.  Mornings and evenings are the time to fish when it gets this hot.

  This was Paul Fingerish's first trip to the Club, he's coming back next year! nice one Paul, congratulations!

This was Paul Fingerish's first trip to the Club, he's coming back next year! nice one Paul, congratulations!

Our pools are holding good numbers of fish  especially Double Camp , Push Gallagher and Deep Water Ledge . The Bonaventure continues to produce some nice salmon and our water temperatures are staying cool despite the hot weather. The rain we received late last week maintained our water levels and gave the bony a nice boost. Water flow on Saturday was 30 Cubic meters per second, perfect for this time of July.

  Sebastial Gaberiel came all the way from France , didn't take him long to break the ice. Congratulations Sebastian!

Sebastial Gaberiel came all the way from France , didn't take him long to break the ice. Congratulations Sebastian!

 The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Dark Brown and Blue Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly depatment, the John Olin, Green Butt and Silver Rat did the best. The Picasse and Green Spey were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's and 10's 

  Will Johnson puts one back to swim on the Bony, well done Will, see you next year!

Will Johnson puts one back to swim on the Bony, well done Will, see you next year!

The weather man shows a bit a rain early next week and temperatures will be cooling down . Maybe this hot weather will produce a thunderstorm, we are keeping our fingers crossed.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

The Clubs Fishing & River Report June 25th to July 1st, 2018

So far this past week has been the best of our 2018 season . Water levels and temperatures are just perfect and combined with this weeks high tides and new moon, conditions were just right. Our pools at the club are fishing very well and catching has been great!

  11 year old Ethan Pacaud with his first Atlantic salmon ever, Congratulations Ethan you should be  very proud! The first of many more to come.

11 year old Ethan Pacaud with his first Atlantic salmon ever, Congratulations Ethan you should be  very proud! The first of many more to come.

Many patterns have been working well and getting the job done. The patterns of choice have been the Green Highlander, Undertaker, Night Hawk and Silver Rat. Dries are always the favorite at this time of the season, As always Green, Dark Brown and Blue are the best choices.

  So many choices, a nice June collection of fly's

So many choices, a nice June collection of fly's

Thursdays heavy rain gave our rivers a much needed boost and hopefully entice more salmon to head up stream.

Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn

The Club's Fishing & River Report, June 18th to 24th, 2018

After a slow start to the season we are slowly seeing things get back to normal. This past weeks high tides brought in a decent run of salmon on the Bonaventure. Our sister lodge Camp Bonaventure reported good numbers of salmon in its lower pools.

  ASF director of Quebec operations Charles Cuisson releases a fine salmon on the Bonaventure. Well done Charles!

ASF director of Quebec operations Charles Cuisson releases a fine salmon on the Bonaventure. Well done Charles!

I was speaking with ASF's president Bill Taylor this week. Bill was telling me that all the rivers are late this year but starting slowly to see some fish. This was not a record breaking week at the Club but we did catch a number of fine salmon.

  Allen Richards puts one back to swim on the Bonaventure, congratulations Allen!

Allen Richards puts one back to swim on the Bonaventure, congratulations Allen!

Mondays' rain gave us a need boost in water levels and moved the levels up a slight bit. We certainly don't have low water conditions but a nice rain always freshens things up. The Bonaventure river is flowing cold and clear at 43 cubic meters per second. 

  The "gin clear" Bonaventure , there's no other like her!

The "gin clear" Bonaventure , there's no other like her!

The weather has also been cooperating, temperatures have not been too warn and we received just the right amount of rain to maintain the levels. The forecast is calling for rain and showers during the first part of next week and clear towards the end.

  Lined up, loaded  and ready to go.

Lined up, loaded  and ready to go.

The fly or the week was the Stone Ghost in sizes 4 and 6. The John Olin, Nagli, Green Highlander, Silver Rat and Langa Fancy also did a very good job. Dry flies have also started  produce, however the water is still a little too cool for great dry fly action. 

  Todays menu

Todays menu

Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn

The Club's River & Fishing Report June 11th to 17th, 2018

Welcome to the Club’s first fishing and river report. Like we do each week for Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge. The Club will now have a regular weekly report and weekly Photo Gallery.  

  Our fine Club Guides Pascal, Jacques and Michel all geared up for another season.

Our fine Club Guides Pascal, Jacques and Michel all geared up for another season.

The Club opens on June 10th, this to make sure we have fish holding in our pools when our first guests arrive. Spring was later than normal this year and we’re running almost two weeks behind. That being said, our river is wonderful condition and flowing cool and clear. Although not plentiful we do have salmon in most of our major pools. Our guides have seen fish in Deep water Ledge, Portage and Kelly. Our upper beat looks great, Gallagher looks very fishy as does Elenor and Double camp.   

  Maryse Lantigne fishing Gallagher pool with Club guide Pascal St-Onge

Maryse Lantigne fishing Gallagher pool with Club guide Pascal St-Onge

The Bonaventure is running Clear and flowing at 55 Cubic meters per second, just perfect for this time of the season. This month’s new moon was on the 13th and the full moon on the 27th.  Higher than normal tides during the moon phases always bring a run of salmon.

  Adrien Overall from the UK hooked up to his first salmon from this side of the pond. Congratulations Adrien!

Adrien Overall from the UK hooked up to his first salmon from this side of the pond. Congratulations Adrien!

The first salmon of the season was caught on opening day at the tail of Deep Water ledge by Maryse Lanteigne . She hooked up after about ten casts with a Blue Charm. Needless to say, this was one of the hot fly’s this week. As the water warms up we’ll certainly be getting our dry fly’s. 

  Vincente Martinez from Spain was excited for his first attempt at Atlantic salmon fishing.

Vincente Martinez from Spain was excited for his first attempt at Atlantic salmon fishing.

Until Next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Christmas Greetings from The Club

Your satisfaction is our priority, and it makes us happy that throughout the years you remained as one of our loyal clients. Our business would not have made it this far without your trust. We are truly blessed and honored. Wishing you a prosperous New Year and hoping that the spirit of Christmas be with you this holiday season.

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