We have never fished in July with this kind of water. The fact is that the pools have at least 5 feet more water on them. Fish aren't holding in the traditional pools so we have had to adjust our tactics to match the situation.
We are now fishing a little further upriver where we know fish have to pass en-route to the spawning beds.
We are having unbelievable success in a few "Honey Holes" that never have enough water to fish at normal water levels. We welcomed new guests yesterday and one of our guests from British Columbia landed his first ever atlantic salmon. The weather delayed him getting here, but that disappointment soon vanished when he hooked into 4 and landed and released 1 in his first few hours of fishing! Congrats, Mike! That's a great start to your trip!
The water has turned to fall and we anticipate that Back River will be fishing better very shortly.
The river will never drop low enough for us to fish the Bath Tub the rest of this season.
Water Temperatures remain in the low 60's.
I did a little research and saw that of the 167mm of rainfall in July 124.4 fell between the 22nd and the 28th. Two of those days had no recorded precipitation and the another had only 2mm. The level of the river is at about the same as the beginning of July.