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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...
Sunrise on Eagle River. Photo by Fred. (larger version)
Posted 11 July 2017, 10:45 am NDT
Although our guests were delayed a day by the weather it didn't take long for the fishing action to calm their woes.

They took to the water shortly after their arrival and were quickly rewarded with some classic Eagle River Action.

Our rookie of the group celebrated his 17th Birthday with a nice grilse! We were so happy to be a part of his special day.

Water levels are back up and to where they were last week and it seems as if they may still be rising.


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Posted 09 July 2017, 8:31 am NDT
Guide, Ted, with long time returning guest, Tom, and a beauty fresh salmon this week. (larger version)
Despite the high water and wet weather this group has had a very successful 5 days at camp. Over 100 fish hooked since July 4th with approx 80% large salmon. We had one 4th year repeat guest remark the size of the fish and the largest landed was estimated at around 25lbs, with many in 16-20lb range.

The weather is still wet and the river rose a few inches last night. We can only guess at how many fish are moving through with this high cold water, but we figure "'tis a lot!". The water temp averaged 59F for the week. We hope the water cooperates and goes into a steady slow decline. One thing for certain, we have enough water to sustain good water levels for the rest of this season.

So we say so long to the group departing today and look forward to seeing them again, and welcome back a group of familiar faces that we expect will have a great trip!
Posted 03 July 2017, 11:39 am NDT
Rod Breaking Beauty! (larger version)
As Dwight indicated in our last Blog Entry fishing has been tough with our high water levels.

I am very happy to report that our guests are having more success as the water levels begin to drop. Fish are still showing all around the river and our guests are enjoying a higher success rate.

One of our guests was very fortunate to land a gorgeous 12kg (26lb)Salmon yesterday in Lem's Lane. His guide Ron tells us that is the biggest Fish one of his guests has landed since he joined our team.

It was a mixed blessing of sorts because he snapped his new rod in the battle but quickly grabbed the fly line and landed the prize with Ron's assistance.

Congratulations Louis!

Posted 01 July 2017, 7:53 pm NDT
Canada celebrates 150 years today, and we are proud to be a Canadian owned and operated lodge. Canada, we salute you, for being one of the greatest countries in the world to live, work, and play. We also salute those who have fallen and continue to fight to keep it that way.

The fishing has been tough with very high water, but, not without some success. We have 4 1/2 rookies (as one guest put it) at the lodge this week and one of them hooked up yesterday. We had several fish hooked today as well. Guides and guests are remarking that they are seeing fish, but they are not holding in the high water. The river level is falling, and we expect fishing to only get better!
Posted 27 June 2017, 11:59 pm NDT
Ted's first salmon of 2017. (larger version)
The 2017 fishing season is upon us! We have been here on the river for a few weeks now. Doing work on the lodge, and preparing for what we hope to be a great angling season. We have seen a few fish jumping in the river over the last couple of weeks, and tonight we have our first hookup in one of our high water fishing pools. Guide, Theodore, gets bragging rights on the first fish hooked at Pratt Falls Salmon Lodge in 2017. He came with pictures to prove it. And, after having my ear bent...
Posted 06 September 2016, 9:32 pm NDT
Terry with a nice catch of fresh running salmon and brook trout (larger version)
We left camp the middle of August with a flooded river and hopes of getting back to see if there were fish running in on the Labour Day weekend. Terry and Dave were lucky enough to make it back and the fishing didn't disappoint. They had the whole lower river to themselves and hooked 13 salmon over 3 days, and the sea-run trout were plentiful! The guys reported beautiful fresh silver grilse, and had the pictures to show for it.

The river level and temperatures were excellent, and the boys...
Posted 17 August 2016, 9:06 am NDT
You will notice that we have a bit of a time gap since our last blog entry. Well, that is because there really was not much to report. The rain fall that we experienced on the 5th and 6th led to a week long draught on salmon catching. Just when the action started picking up, the (over) 5ft rise in water was followed by 6 days of not even seeing a salmon. It was the highest water any of us on the river could recollect seeing in August, but on top of the water being high, it was also very...
Posted 07 August 2016, 6:32 am NDT
Water chart for this week...quite a drastic change in the last 36 hours! (larger version)
Over the last couple of days success rates have been up over the last couple weeks of fishing. Our guests have all had multiple hook ups and guides report seeing more fish the last couple of days than all last week combined. Very good considering the low hours on the water yesterday.

And the reason for low number of hours fished...rain! Not just showers, but truly torrential downpour! It rained all day yesterday, and poured very heavy over night. Goose Bay and vicinity are forecasting for...
Posted 06 August 2016, 7:53 am NDT
Yesterday was changeover day. Our departing guests had slow fishing for this time of year, yet all parties had hookups during there stay, and had a wonderful time at camp and lots of praise for their guides and staff. Thank you to them, and we are glad to see that some are already rebooked for next year!

Our new guests all had success last night during their fishing session, and Theo reported several fresh fish sightings in the airforce pools. A great start to their week and we are hoping...
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