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Posted 19 August 2015, 10:30 pm NDT
The time has come to clue things up on the Eagle River for another season. We are busy with some renovations, clean up, winterizing...the usual end of season 'goings on'. The other thing we do is sit as a team, enjoy a drink or two, and reflect on the season that just flew by. Overall it was a great season.

A Slow Start...
...The start of the fishing action was slow. Our first group had tough fishing as fish were late arriving in rivers all over Labrador and the Northern Peninsula of...
Posted 12 August 2015, 10:25 am NDT
The river has stopped rising and the water level is now what it was 2 weeks ago when we had tremendous success.

It seems that there are not as many fish taking the fly. There are fish seen in pools all over the river, but they are hesitant to fly.

That being said, our anglers are still having great success. The 9 anglers that we have at camp for our last week are still averaging more than 2 fish per day. Last evening saw us record 100 fish for 4 1/2 days fishing.

I know that there may be anglers out there that find it hard to believe the numbers, but as we have always said, "When the fishing is slow on the Eagle it is still usually better than it is on most rivers when the fishing is good."

There is some precipitation in the forecast for the next couple of days, but it should not affect the water level for the remaining couple of days that our guests are here. TG
Posted 10 August 2015, 9:21 am NDT
The number of fish taking the fly has slowed. There are still many fish being seen, but not all are taking the fly.

That does not mean that the fishing is not good. That is one thing about the Eagle River. We consider our fishing to be slow now. You have to take that into perspective. With fishing slow on here we still averaged 2 fish per angler. I think that many anglers consider this to be great fishing.

Once again we have rookies in camp. The rookie label didn't last long though....
Posted 08 August 2015, 9:46 am NDT
Our friends from Duck Unlimited left last evening. The ones that fished in the morning were very successful.

Fishing is still excellent with Theo and Nelson hooking into 8 after supper last night.

River is still rising. Back River is back in fishing order. The Bath Tub will soon be too rough to fish.

More showers in the forecast for today, but clearing tomorrow morning with warmer temperatures.

This has been an unusually cold summer. The wood stoves are about to be lit for our incoming guests. This is the last group for the 2015 season and they should have good fishing during their stay. TG
Posted 07 August 2015, 8:45 am NDT
So ends another week, and another group of happy guests depart camp. I had the opportunity to drive a couple of guests out by jet boat yesterday, and, they were happy campers. They had the pleasure of being guided by Ron, and the praise for this experienced guide was high. Not to mention they both had personal best catch stats. Bob remarked, "I only ever caught one in a day, it's not like that here!", admitting he had limited experience. Adam on the other hand, with much more experience...
Posted 05 August 2015, 2:49 pm NDT
Fishing has continued to be good. All of our guests continue to hook-up. Although the river is starting to rise the fish are still taking. They are a little slower to take the fly, but our newest group of experienced anglers who are here on one of our Ducks Unlimited are having a blast with 4 hooked this morning before breakfast.

One of our group from New Brunswick landed his first Salmon yesterday. It was a beautiful fish in the 12 pound (5kg) range. We joke with them that they learned to fish at home.....but here they are learning to catch.

We have had rain for most of the day yesterday and were greeted this morning with a loud clap of thunder and some lightening. we expect the river to continue to rise over the next few days. We are confident that there will
be ample fish for our guests next week. TG
Posted 02 August 2015, 11:22 pm NDT
We have seen a few straight weeks now of very good fishing, excellent river conditions, and some very happy guests. Many personal best fishing trips have been noted. And...there is no end in sight.

This week we have a group in made up of packages that we designed to help Ducks Unlimited Canada raise some funds at their Atlantic fundraising events, and 75th anniversary gala events across the country. The folks that have chosen to fish at Pratt Falls Salmon Lodge while supporting the Ducks...
Posted 01 August 2015, 8:16 pm NDT
As this week's guests depart many are heard to remark that this week was their best week ever. We have to agree. Although we do not have access to catch records of previous owners, we can say that this is Our best week on record.

All our new guests have now arrived and are having success too, despite the fact that many are rookies fly fishers. Some started planning their next trip after their first half day of angling.

There is some precipitation in the forecast for the week. A good rainfall now would provide us with enough water to keep later levels around where they were last week. TG
Posted 30 July 2015, 1:03 pm NDT
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Team Work! (larger version)
Well, the hot action continues and our anglers once again had a tremendous day of fishing and most have surpassed their personal best.

Yesterday the river was again visited by seals. They are becoming more bothersome to our anglers as described by one pair of guests.

One angler had hooked a fish and was playing it. All of a sudden the seal appeared. He popped his head up and looked around. The guest is sure that when the seal noticed the bent rod he dived down and headed for the hooked...
Posted 29 July 2015, 12:30 pm NDT
Well yesterday proved to be another successful day on the Eagle.

I was fortunate enough to witness another Father and Son double. I also heard that one of our boats report 5 double headers. They weren't all landed but to have 2 anglers to both have bent rods on 5 different occasions gives a good indication of the number of fish that are coming into the river.

Two of our guides took guests to White Bear for a very successful trip. One of our guides told me about a very large fish that he saw in one of the pools.

The river is continuing to fall and the forecast is calling for some showers. Water temperature is still low for this time of the season. TG
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