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: Bonnie, Petite C. Grand Cascapedia

07-04-2009, 02:21 AM
Good Morning,

At the end of july my friend and me are coming to the Gaspe.

who can tell us how the rivers working right now. The statistic at the Saumon quebec Website is not up to date.


07-04-2009, 07:09 AM
Doing well. Pulling the nets has had a positive effect.

07-04-2009, 09:03 AM
I have heard the fishing has been slow on the Grand Cascapedia. Small number of fish in the river as of Thursday and not a lot of water flow lately. Hopefully it improves since I will be up there for 3 days at the beginning of August. Good luck!!!

07-04-2009, 10:57 AM
good luck to all of you!

07-06-2009, 03:27 AM
Hey Chris

today I`m back from a short visit on both rivers.
The water level is low, but not to low for fishing. My exelent guide Dave
made a very good job and we stay in connection again for a new visit at
the end of the month.
We saw some very large fresh salmon in both rivers and hope for a new
game in 3 weeks.

My best,


07-06-2009, 10:52 AM
I am glad to report that the Cascapedia is fishing very well on the C Sector and pretty good on the B Sector. The A Sector has been slow but more fish were caught there yesterday. The Branches have been slower for catches, with a lower water level but the main river (A,B, and C) have perfect water conditions!!

Was out fishing yesterday on Fraser Pool and had great action! My partner had caught and released two fish by 8:30 am and I had caught and released one and caught and lost one by 10:00 am! What an awesome morning it was.... The fish were all bright silver and fresh and weighed between 14 and 17 lbs. Not big fish, but they were incredible fighters!!:cool:

Guides Josh Bradstreet and Michel Paré have had guests that landed and released 27 fish in the past 13 days......can't really call that slow fishing :hihi:

All in all, I think that fishing can only get better over the next few weeks, it is the trend that we have noticed.

:) It has been greatly appreciated by the anglers that come to the Casc that there are no longer any nets in the estuary. We look forward to witnessing the direct benefits that this will bring to this river.

Tight lines to all......don't be dissuaded from fishing because a fly that is not in the water, will not catch a fish!!! :tsk_tsk:

07-07-2009, 07:20 AM
Thanks Rusty for this report.

I am happy to see things are going well with net not being placed this season on the Cascapedia, but in an other hand, could you please comment the rumor saying that Cascapedia's Mic Mac net fishermen would have now installed their nets in the mouth of the Restigouche with other fishermen of Listuguj? This is the kind of rumor always very hard to validate, and in the past, we have heard a lot of fantasy about this subject, so maybe directly from the communauty we could have the truth?


07-07-2009, 08:30 AM

Nice to hear from you. The rumour mill has a habit of spouting out info that is so far out in left field that it can be ranked right up there with those that believe in the tooth fairy.:hihi:

There is absolutely no truth in that silly story. Do you think that the people from Lituguj would smile kindly upon our fishermen showing up in their community to set nets??:tsk_tsk: They would be "nicely" asked to cease and desist. You could compare it to a moose hunter showing up in some other hunter's traditional hunting hole and expect to have a warm welcome......(fat chance that would happen, eh?).

Our community (Gesgapegiag) has respected our agreement to the dot. There has not been one instance of nets being set and everyone is happy with the agreement. There are wardens and auxillariee (native and non-native)that patrol day and night to assure that there are no nets in the river.

On a more interesting note, the fish are becoming more and more present in the system. Our guides picked two fish and lost one on the A Sector yesterday. A beautiful 38 lb female was caught and released up near Berry Mountain by one of our guests and a couple of 16 - 18 pounders were also caught and released by some of our other guests fishing on other beats. It is so good to see that the salmon are there and becoming more and more "ready for action"!!:)

I haven't had any news from yesterday from up in the branches, but I do know that the fishing is much tougher up should change pretty soon.

If anyone would like any accurate info on how the main river on the Cascapedia is fishing, please ask......come to the direct source. As we all know, info on the conditions of the branches is DEFINITELY not the same for the A,B, and C Sectors of this river.

BTW, sorry for the size of the font in my previous post :wink: I don't know how I did that, and I was not "shouting"..My bad......

07-07-2009, 08:38 AM
Thank you very much for this very complete answer Rusty! This is exactly what I thought.

07-07-2009, 10:19 AM
thank you rusty!