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: Ste-Marguerite - River report


fcch
07-02-2006, 11:49 AM
After a very dry spring, no rain and early returns of salmon, ... we finally got rain here:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/fcch/062803_Debit_3.jpg

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.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/fcch/37.jpg

The recent rains have doubled the flows and the salmon have moved off the banks into mid stream lies.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/fcch/jed39.jpg



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!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/fcch/wader.jpg


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

Play hard, ... Come home safe.

Salar-1
07-02-2006, 08:21 PM
Chris
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 .
Cheers

fcch
07-02-2006, 09:33 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 ;) ??