We also had a young man, Shannon, who had fished before but never landed one. That changed in his first hour here with us yesterday. He hooked two right away and landed a nice grilse.
On top of the nice grilse running, there is a significant run of large fish right now. We estimate in the 20%-30% ratio according to our success, which is high for this time of year. And, the sea-run brookies are started to trickle in. A couple of nice brook trout have been caught the last couple days. That fishery will increase over the next two weeks for sure.
The fish are running strong and we are getting them up in Pratts, and out on the flats of the river. The river is in excellent shape, water level still a little on the high side, but dropping, and not too warm at 19C (66F). During the brightest times of the day the fish have been lazy, but mornings have been great with multiple hookups, and action picks up again in the evening. As of now we are scheduled to finish up here at the lodge on the 12th this season, but we expect the fish will be running strong when we shut down. With fish seemingly running later for several years now, we think the August fishing is something future guests will be vying for. The guys here now would certainly vouch for that!