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: Ste-Marguerite - River report

07-02-2006, 10:49 AM
After a very dry spring, no rain and early returns of salmon, ... we finally got rain here:

The salmon that have so far arrived are quite BIG! For the first 3 weeks of the season, they were quite active, moving and rising to many a fly, ... but not taking :confused:

Even Boris was getting tad confused.

Low (relatively) clear water was making for late July like fishing.

The recent rains have doubled the flows and the salmon have moved off the banks into mid stream lies.

There are salmon now scattered up and down the river in most of the "favourite" spots. Ted recently connected to a very large (for here) salmon deep in the 45a, ... got taken to within 10 yards of the spindle, ... recuperated most of the backing ... and ended up doing a 125 ft long line release :)

The warm spring was a perfect breeding ground for our friendly BLOOD SUCKING air borne predators, ... but when there are salmon in the run, ... who cares!

We are having a blast here on our home waters, ... I hope that you all are doing the same.

Play hard, ... Come home safe.

07-02-2006, 07:21 PM
Thank's for the Northshore report , AND the pic's ! Buddy of mine is up in your area on the Du Gouffre. He''ll be phoning a report in the next few days .

07-02-2006, 08:33 PM
Brian, ...

My "Spies" tell me that the water levels rose on the Gouffre, ... bu the river is still VERY "fisheable".

A member from a Quebec Board is there this weekend. oping for some news too tomorrow.

How's the far East fishing this season ;) ??