One of our group from New Brunswick landed his first Salmon yesterday. It was a beautiful fish in the 12 pound (5kg) range. We joke with them that they learned to fish at home.....but here they are learning to catch.
We have had rain for most of the day yesterday and were greeted this morning with a loud clap of thunder and some lightening. we expect the river to continue to rise over the next few days. We are confident that there will
be ample fish for our guests next week. TG
This week we have a group in made up of packages that we designed to help Ducks Unlimited Canada raise some funds at their Atlantic fundraising events, and 75th anniversary gala events across the country. The folks that have chosen to fish at Pratt Falls Salmon Lodge while supporting the Ducks...
All our new guests have now arrived and are having success too, despite the fact that many are rookies fly fishers. Some started planning their next trip after their first half day of angling.
There is some precipitation in the forecast for the week. A good rainfall now would provide us with enough water to keep later levels around where they were last week. TG
Yesterday the river was again visited by seals. They are becoming more bothersome to our anglers as described by one pair of guests.
One angler had hooked a fish and was playing it. All of a sudden the seal appeared. He popped his head up and looked around. The guest is sure that when the seal noticed the bent rod he dived down and headed for the hooked...
I was fortunate enough to witness another Father and Son double. I also heard that one of our boats report 5 double headers. They weren't all landed but to have 2 anglers to both have bent rods on 5 different occasions gives a good indication of the number of fish that are coming into the river.
Two of our guides took guests to White Bear for a very successful trip. One of our guides told me about a very large fish that he saw in one of the pools.
The river is continuing to fall and the forecast is calling for some showers. Water temperature is still low for this time of the season. TG
"The river is full!" exclaimed on of our regular guests. Our long term guides describe this as "how the Eagle was 10 years ago"
Needless to say, we have some very happy anglers in camp this week.
Water levels are continuing to drop back but are still at a good fishing level. The weather is quite favorable, with warm winds and partially sunny skies. TG
Here is a pic of one caught by our guest, Harry, on Friday. This one measured in 61cm, but the girth of this beauty definitely puts it into the class of a maxi grilse.
The water level in the river is slowly dropping, and while Back River is no longer able to be fished by boat the Bathtub is now fishing. The weather too is more favorable. Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day and the same is forecast for today.
As you can imagine, I hear many stories...
We are still seeing some large fish, however this is certainly the middle of the maxi-grilse run. Lots of nice, thick, 5-6 pound grilse. Still seeing some large fish as well. Petra successfully landed and released...