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Eagle River Report is a page where we will be keeping a log of the camp activity, as well as river conditions, and news from Eagle River. Sign up for the RSS feed by clicking the orange icon to the right and you will receive all updates by email. Wondering what water levels are like? go to Canada's Hydrometric Data site for the Eagle River by clicking this link: Eagle River Water Level
Posted 24 July 2019, 11:01 pm NDT
Good times July 19-24! (larger version)
For a few days this past weekend the fishing was truly stupendous! It is the best we have seen since 2015 and the run does seem to be very healthy. Our guests have been hitting C&R limits, along with a few tagged for home and shore lunches.

Clearly, the abundance of snow on the high ground is having a huge effect on sustaining the river level. It was slowly falling over the weekend and on Monday turned to bump up a few inches over the last couple of days. The fishing also slowed during the...
Posted 19 July 2019, 7:07 am NDT
A few snaps from our 3rd group of 2019! (larger version)
If there has ever been a year of slow and steady improvement, we think this is it! I guess it is in direct relationship with the slow and steady improvement of water conditions. The certainty is that there are tons of atlantic salmon in this river!

This is changeover day and our departing group has done well hooking up with 100s of salmon and grilse. They are an experienced group and this is their 11th year straight fishing with us. Some of them have been coming to the Eagle for over...
Posted 12 July 2019, 8:32 am NDT
Neal with a nice grilse (larger version)
We are saying 'see you later' to our second group of anglers today and they had a wonderful trip! They kept a tally for friendly competition and with 59 fish landed amongst the group for the week, we think that is very good. Considering that the river is still high and about 60% are large fish they did a great job of handling these fish. There would have been a lot of hook ups that didn't make it to a release.

The weather, with the exception of one day was very tough. Very cold for July...
Posted 07 July 2019, 4:32 pm NDT
Some of the success from June 6th! (larger version)
Yesterday was the last day for our first group of 2019 and man o man they made the best of it. Several guides reporting 6-8 hookups per boat and nearly all large. We ended up with a few great snaps and some wonderful stories. Last night it was great to hear that their experience was excellent and they will be back. Hats off to our guides, house staff, and this group of guests who had an awesome attitude as well!

The weather has been pretty good the last couple of days, and the water level continues to go down. It is sitting at around 3.4m today. Still high but more places are becoming fishable pretty much daily.

We welcome a new group today and many of them we know to be great fishermen. The weather is wet but mainly just showers so hopefully the water level continues the downward trend.
Posted 04 July 2019, 12:30 pm NDT
Jeremy, Brian, and William showing off their catches. (larger version)
Happy July 4th to all of our American guests and friends! We have a couple days of fishing under us now with the current group and things are going well. The fishing has been tough with very high water and absolutely horrendous weather, but that hasn't stopped most of our guests from getting into large salmon, several with multiple hook ups, and yesterday evening some grilse showed up!

The weather is downright rotten. A cold nor'easter has been whipping us with rain, drizzle, fog, and...
Posted 02 July 2019, 11:06 am NDT
Having a great time up at the steady! (larger version)
Yes, The Eagle River report is on and our game is on for another year here at Pratt Falls Salmon Lodge! We have been testing the waters the last few days and there are some beauty large salmon in the river and while the fishing is not great yet, we have had some blood pumping action! Conditions are tough with few pools formed up due to the very high water, but it is falling fast. Our first full group arrive today and we are excited about that.

We would also like to welcome aboard two new...
Posted 04 February 2019, 12:34 pm NST
Call of The Eagle (larger version)
Hopefully you are all reading the Atlantic Salmon Journal and enjoying the many columns, adventure articles, science, and conservation work being done by the ASF. Pratt Falls Salmon Lodge is featured in a 6 page adventure travel article in the current 2019 winter issue! Check it out! Call of The Eagle Article
Posted 13 September 2018, 3:16 pm NDT
Justin helping Rob with a nice late season grilse, Sept 8 2018 (larger version)
As said many times in our reports over the years, we have a lot of faith in the great fishing that August has to offer here at Pratt Falls Lodge. You not only get good atlantic salmon fishing, but the sea-run brook trout also make a fine addition.

That's August. But maybe it is time to start promoting September a little more!? Last year we had some guests in around the 20th of August that had good success until it rained from the heavens. This year, we just hosted a group of 5 for 3 days...
Posted 08 September 2018, 9:40 pm NDT
As anglers and also conservationists it is great to be able to make this report today. As an outfitting business, it is a little frustrating, simply because we would like to be sharing the spactacular fishing that Eagle River offers the world during August and September. Our seasons bookings rarely make it past mid August, and this year they were cut short due to uncertainty with regulations. We usually operate for 5 weeks of bookings when we should be operating for 9-10 with all hands going...
Excerpt from the Sept 7 ASF Rivernotes.
Posted 07 August 2018, 8:47 am NDT
A beautiful day for a trip up the steady on this high water. Guest photo. (larger version)
We hosted an all new group from July 30 - Aug 4th, and that is always a lot of fun. Especially when we had novice anglers and travel writers in the mix and we were able to treat them to the special experience that Eagle River offers.

Mike, a novice angler was guided by Nelson and had a phenomenal week. He was a steelhead angler who had tried a couple weeks of salmon fishing on the Gaspe with no success. That soon changed. He was hooked into 4 and lost 3 but released 1 in his first evening...
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