As we began the process it gave us time to reflect on the season and reminisce about the stories that were told, the fish that were caught, the friends that were made, and the laughs that we had.
This season proved that this Lodge and our Staff is second to none on the River. Our season saw many new anglers land their first...
The lesson only cost her a fly a leader and a braided sleeve. She was still very proud and it only goes to show that good guiding and listening to your guide pays off in the end.
The water level on the river continues fall but most fish are still being taken at Pratt Falls and the Airforce pools.
With the river lower and the New Moon approaching the fishing activity has increased. Today was all our guests land multiple fish.
We are hoping that this trend will remain for the rest of the season.
Sorry for any lapse in the blog. Computer problems caused an issue which I think I have finally resolved.
A quick phone call from 4 travellers touring in Labrador last Thursday led to them arriving on the Eagle only 2 days later, so we didn't end up with an off week after all!
The river is dropping...it's been high for so long now it almost seems reluctant to move but it has dropped approx 3 inches a day for the last 3 days....
I was only there for 2 minutes when I saw the first one rise. Unfortunately I was not able to get it to accept any of the patterns that I offered.
Disappointing yes; but when I moved downstream about 5 Meters the story was a little different. I managed to hook and land a fine Grilse....
Each and every one of them hooked several fish and landed 2 or more.
Upon their departure they all told us that they had a great trip and look forward to returning next year.
Our wish is that when they return the water level will be at its normal level for this time of the year and the fishing will be as good if not better than they had this year.
The water level on the river is again steady and hasn't risen since yesterday evening.
All our anglers landed fish again yesterday. One fortunate fisher landed a lovely 14 pound Salmon. There were a lot of fish showing, but only a few were taking. This may be due to the fact that the river is receiving a lot of run-off and has turned a tea color.
The water level seems to have stopped rising and hopefully will start to fall again. With any luck the fishing will again start to pick-up.
It seems that there are still quite a few fresh salmon entering the river which is evidenced by the sea lice that are seen attached to the fish landed yesterday.
While there is still rain in the forecast, the amount of precipitation is lower than forecast earlier. We can only hope that it does not raise the river too high.
The fishing was fairly good yesterday with all of our anglers hooking up again. It will be interesting to see what happens over the next 2 or 3 days.
All our anglers successfully landed fish before the day concluded.
The river is still dropping and the pools are re-forming, but this may be short lived. There is 25 - 30 mm of rain in the forecast for Happy Valley - Goose Bay area, which means that the Eagle River Plateau will also get rain.
We expect the river to rise again in a day or so.