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Tough conditions persist...but so do our anglers!
Posted 26 July 2013, 7:11 am NDT
We are still experiencing low water levels for this time of year. The river is almost a full meter lower than this time last year. On the positive side of things, the river has remained at a reasonable temperature thanks to some very chilly nights we have been having.

From the recorded weather information we cannot see that there has been much in the way of precipitation. Our access here on the river is limited to the information that we can find online. One of the guides who lives in Happy Valley - Goose Bay reported that his wife told him that it was raining very hard there. Dwight also told us that his Aunt and Uncle drove to Cartwright from Goose Bay and they also reported heavy rainfall over a large section of the road which covers some of the Eagle's drainage basin.

We also had word that Park Lake (about 90 miles upriver) have lots of water. That means that we should see a rise in the river over the next couple of days.

We are now hoping that it was enough to give us an extra foot or two of water, which would be enough to allow easier travel around the river, and re-form some of our favorite pools. We will be using 'Pratts', 'Airforce', and the 'Boulder Field' quite a lot if these conditions persist as these pools still produce quite well.

Our fourth group concluded their fishing last evening and one pair finish strong with a double on the sand bar. Today we will bid farewell to this group and welcome a fresh group of anglers to the lodge. The departing guests are a great group of experienced anglers and despite the tough conditions still averaged about 40-50 fish hooked for the week each. That's still a pretty good catch rate, just not as high as normal for Eagle this time of year. Our new group has the most young anglers we have ever seen, as we welcome back our Belgian family who have been guests of ours for 4 years. 3 in the group under the age of 12, and all girls! The guides are looking forward to instructing them, and hopefully getting them hooked into some hard fighting atlantic salmon!!
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