One of our guests has had some excellent success with dry flies. He landed a beautiful Large Salmon yesterday. As you can tell by the smile on his face he was a very happy angler. Some additional pictures added to Gallery.
One of our newest guests excitedly told me about a beautiful salmon that he landed. Excellent mentoring by his guide Nelson had him into an large 18lb (8kg) salmon that gave 7 jumps before it was landed, but not before having to pull anchor and getting into slower water. Photo to follow...
Our new guests arrived today and so far, have...
Fish were seen all over the river today. Many were reported to be jumping almost acrobatically. Fish still seem reluctant to take a fly.
One of our anglers was relaxing in his boat and his partner yells Fish On. Next thing you know a gorgeous Salmon jumps into the boat hitting him in the leg. Our guide Ron didn't miss a beat quickly swooping the fish from the deck and posing with the angler while his partner was quick enough to capture a picture if the fish before it was released back into the river.
Fish were seen all over the river yesterday and, although fish are not taking the fly well, the catch rate is up slightly.
I had one angler tell me how he had 3 different fish going after his fly at one point. It took a little bit of patience but he was finally rewarded when he was took into the backing by a beautiful Salmon.
I got the opportunity to accompany a pair of our guests on on the river this morning. Nice cool overcast morning with little wind and a fresh pool.
Needless to say we weren't there long before we had action. They landed 3 grilse in about an hour. Unfortunately we didn't get any additional hookups for that session but it was a great way to start the day.
Our guests are still on the river so I don't have an estimate on totals, but I think they will compare with yesterday's.
Our guests are enjoying their stay and the fishing, although slightly slower than we would like, is keeping spirits up.
Still large fish being caught and now a few more grilse are making their appearance.
We were pleasantly surprised to see that our guide Beatle has made the cover of the "Newfoundland Sportsman" magazine. He and his guest were photographed releasing another beautiful Eagle River Salmon! Nice Snap!
We are also fortunate that Nelson got a great picture of a large jack that was caught on back river. TG
So the weather improved a little, and the fishing didn't disappoint. Our most novice angler hooked 4 large salmon in her morning session! Lots of other success stories today, but the one that takes the cake would be Jim's. A few days ago he was fighting a large salmon and lost his entire fly line! So when he hooked into another beauty this evening he was thinking surely it won't happen again!!? Well, it didn't, and he has this pictures of a beautiful 36" hen estimated at 20lbs. Great fish, Jim, and congrats!
The water level is slowly starting to fall, and the water is downright cold! well under 60F.
Guests are remarking how wild the fish are. Eagle salmon are known to be a strong strain of fish, but this very cold, and very highly oxygenated water is making...