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Posted 04 July 2018, 8:10 pm NDT
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Water levels by comparison to previous years (larger version)
Just to give everyone an idea of the water levels this year compared to previous years...we only thought it was high is 2016 and 2017!
Posted 04 July 2018, 8:01 pm NDT
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Justin with the first fish of the Lower Eagle, 2018! (larger version)
The 2018 season has begun! We have had guests fishing here since June 30th, and our first full group arrived yesterday. The fishing is tough and it is really hard to guage how many are in he river. The water is high. It has been at a sustained high level for longer and higher than any of us here in camp have ever seen. The chart in our next post will give an idea of just how abnormally high it is. We have been taking surface water temps just from our boat's sonar and the average for the...
Posted 01 September 2017, 8:17 pm NDT
We ended off our year with a small group of 4 in fishing from Aug 19-26th. And, despite the river rising nearly 3 1/2 feet during that time, guests still hooked up with fresh fish and some large fish as well! Had the rain stayed away we expect they would have had one of the best weeks of our season! Check out this video taken by guest, Rob, during his stay. This beauty large salmon was landed and released in rising water conditions on Aug 24th.

Posted 13 August 2017, 7:20 am NDT
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Bud hooks up with his first grilse. A small one, but the excitement was contagious! (larger version)
We had more guests depart over the last few days and now we have a little break before our next group arrives. The fishing has been great! Water levels are prime and water temp is at 65F. The fish are not holding really well with such good water conditions for them to continue the journey, but the results have still been good.

Guests over the last week averaged 4 fish each per day, and we were quite impressed with the high percentage of large holding strong at around 30%. Some really nice...
Posted 07 August 2017, 3:13 pm NDT
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Shannon lands his first ever atlantic salmon! Congrats, young man! (larger version)
Fishing has continued to get better since our last report and the excitement in camp has been contagious! Bud, a seasoned trout angler but new to salmon has been having an infectious amount of fun. A couple of times now he has had to take a little break to get off the adrenaline rush. He landed his first ever grilse in Pratts during his first session. The hoots and hollers could be heard over the rush of the river, and he couldn't believe how hard they fight!

We also had a young man,...
Posted 05 August 2017, 7:19 am NDT
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Father and son, Winston and Steve, having a great time up at Pratts! (larger version)
We say so long to another great group of guests today. They had a slow start, but as predicted, the building tides and dropping river led to much better fishing. All of our guests hooked up, still a few large in the mix, and some nice chunky grilse. Guests and guides reported seeing a lot of fish yesterday moving into Pratts, but the hot bright day made them very difficult to fly. Andre, the highliner of the group with an average of 3/day, remarked yesterday that, "I think that was the most...
Posted 02 August 2017, 8:30 pm NDT
Our guests that departed on Monday had a successful trip with everybody getting into some nice grilse and still a few large in the mix. The river was getting in prime shape, but a downpour of rain inland brought it up about a foot over 24 hrs on Monday and Tuesday. The rise in water combined with slack tides led to a slow couple of days, but, when the river stopped rising and turned to fall we started seeing fish and hooking up again. The tides started building again yesterday, so we hope they bring more fish and the river keeps dropping!

We continue to hear that there are still plenty of salmon out on the headlands of the coast. Last year we had some nice late runs of maxi-grilse, and we are starting to think it is going to be that way again this year.
Posted 27 July 2017, 10:41 pm NDT
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These guys had a ton of fun last week...along with the rest of the guests in camp, who all can't wait to return next year! (larger version)
After the first half of the season being plagued with high water, it is nice to see some of our best pools forming up again. Kinda like seeing old friends! The 'Bathtub' and 'Boulder Field' are just becoming fishable, and some of our favorite places out on the river have been fishing really well.

The group that departed yesterday had a great 5 day trip. 315 fish hooked, and approximately 10% large. It was a week where rookie, Amin, became 'FishAmin'. And there were several double headers....
Posted 21 July 2017, 5:50 am NDT
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Ron and Doug with a beauty! (larger version)
It's changeover day here at the lodge. Our departing group has had a very mixed week! It started slow with really high water and slow fishing. Mid week we had some scorching hot weather and the water fell significantly and water temps rose as high as 68F. But the last three days fishing really picked up and we have seen a very nice run of our famous maxi-grilse. Beautiful, thick, high weight, 60-63cm fish!! We seen very few last year and were attributing it to high water and late runs, so...
Posted 14 July 2017, 1:26 pm NDT
Today is changeover day in camp, and with perfect weather our new group is ready to go on the water! Some of the guys departing and arriving today have been coming back to the Eagle for 30+ years.

Despite high and rising water all week, we had a good time here at camp. 146 fish were hooked over a 5 day period and still a high ratio of large, holding at 80%.

The water is cold! Ranging from 55F to 58F all week. The river has turned to fall today and we're hoping that trend continues as we...
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Sunrise on Eagle River. Photo by Fred. (larger version)
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