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: La "St-Jean" !

04-21-2007, 06:37 PM
Good Evening,

Here are pics taken this afternoon on the St-Jean river.

To my surprise today, I counted 39 salmon (black) in one pool. :razz:
I watched them for over 1 hour...!! Can't wait!!!!!!!!

Gaspé's three rivers (York, Dartmouth & St-Jean) will open for fishing
on May 19th.

Tight Lines!!


04-21-2007, 10:02 PM
Nice pic's.Musta been great watching the fish !!

05-08-2007, 07:12 PM
La St-Jean ( today) May 8

Okay!! This evening, I was able to drive right up to Home Pool...
( then to the car wash !! ) :confused:

Bridge ( rte 132)
Juniper (stairs)
Upper Juniper
Suspended bridge (between Kid and Home)


05-08-2007, 07:23 PM
HMMMM ... looks BIG! :whoa:

Ann, thanks again for the pre-season shots, and many thanks for identifying the spots on the river. The water at the bridge between Kid and Home looked a lot different last July. :)

It's hard to believe that people will be fishing the York in two weeks.

Might there be a 'Legendary Fish' or two going up the river in late May??

Jim Corrigan

Gaspe Salmon
05-11-2007, 10:52 AM
Ann - Great pics and info on the upcoming season! Keep it up! Also, best to you for your 2007 season!

Jim - If you look back into some of the private camp salmon scores you will see that most of our rivers opened on the 15th of May in the past. This was a long time ago but I am sure they were not after black salmon! I am SURE that there are going to be some big fish around in most of the rivers of the Gaspe by next week. I hope to see the opener for all rivers bumped up by at least a week or two in the future. At least the early run rivers like the Grand Cascapedia, York, Matapedia and a few others.

It is true that some rivers only see fish arriving later. This is true of the Matane, the Petite Cascapedia and the Bonaventure but many of the other rivers see big fish entering by mid May. Would be nice to be able to fish for them as they come in... freezing hands and all!

Take care and have an excellent season!


05-12-2007, 12:30 PM
David - Thanks for the insight.

We've trekked in to watch the fish at White House Pool on the York in mid-summer. It is an amazing sight. One can see several pods of unbelievably large salmon! These fish come up early and would put up an incredible battle in the big May flows.

Honestly, there's a part of me that would fear having one of these fish on the line. The other part ... well, you know. :Eyecrazy:

We did one early season pilgrimage to the York (1st week of June). I caught the largest salmon of my fledgling salmon experience (ca. 20 lbs), but this was the only fish hooked by two of us in six days on the water.

It looks like a high risk - high reward fishery. There aren't too many early-run fish in the river (I'm guessing under 200 in the York?), but most are large-huge and will take if you can find them and get a fly over them.

There's also a small, but dedicated, early-season crowd that were great fun to hang out with. Really decent folks!

So, best of luck on the water in the next few weeks! Tell us some stories!

I hope you have a fun and prosperous season.

Jim Corrigan