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Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 03-12-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,982
Posted By Fontinalis
I fish at least a couple of weeks in the early...

I fish at least a couple of weeks in the early spring and sometimes a week in the fall in some of the Gaspe rivers (York, Dartmouth, St Jean, Petite Cascapedia). I agree that that sinking lines and...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 11-09-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Fontinalis
To be up front, I did hit in 2/3 draws this year,...

To be up front, I did hit in 2/3 draws this year, and I'm not a resident. I've usually done ok over the years. The number of tickets was up this year for sure.
I'd just like the draws to incorporate...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 11-05-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Fontinalis
The draw results for the St Jean, Dartmouth and...

The draw results for the St Jean, Dartmouth and York were absolutely stacked with residents this year. I'd be amazed if the entrant ticket numbers were that skewed.
Personally, I wish the process...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 06-22-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By Fontinalis
Lack of parr in Gaspe rivers this year?

I spent a week and a half on the York, Dartmouth and St Jean in Gaspe starting in early June this year. Fishing was great once the water levels declined sufficiently.
I was alarmed to see very few...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-03-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By Fontinalis
Ann can correct me here if I'm wrong, but I...

Ann can correct me here if I'm wrong, but I believe that those stats are from the end of the season count (scuba divers go down the river and count fish in the pools).

The count is fish in the...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-30-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By Fontinalis
Interesting. Those numbers, except for possibly...

Interesting. Those numbers, except for possibly the York don't seem to reflect the wide spread anecdotal reports of much better runs this year for much of the easy coast, except for the North Shore...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 03-09-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By Fontinalis
Done! Anything to help encourage live...

Done!

Anything to help encourage live release of Atlantics!
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 05-25-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Fontinalis
That is awesome news! Any chance of that...

That is awesome news!

Any chance of that agreement actually being enforced? My experience with these kinds of band agreements in other regions is that individual members of the band disagree with...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-08-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,112
Posted By Fontinalis
For me, in early June in Gaspe, a Picasse tied in...

For me, in early June in Gaspe, a Picasse tied in my own style has been the killer fly.
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-07-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Fontinalis
Done. Quebec is in the dark ages when it...

Done.

Quebec is in the dark ages when it comes to "clean" power and resource extraction. I lived there for 15 years, and still travel to fish in Quebec every year, and see a lot of the effects. ...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-28-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By Fontinalis
My question wasn't meant to provoke - I was...

My question wasn't meant to provoke - I was simply asking a question. CR certainly did help the St. Jean population recover while it was closed to kill, so i was wondering if re-opening of the kill...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-28-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By Fontinalis
How about the declines in big fish in the St....

How about the declines in big fish in the St. Jean and the Dartmouth? Did the kill fishery run again on the St. Jean last year? Seems like the Dartmouth is barely holding on.
:frown:
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 09-04-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,304
Posted By Fontinalis
I had many of the same questions before I started...

I had many of the same questions before I started fishing in Gaspe several years ago. The answer you get to most of these questions can change depending on who you talk to (especially about things...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 05-30-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Fontinalis
Great pics Ann! Sight any fish in Ladder...

Great pics Ann!

Sight any fish in Ladder Pool from the railing overhead?
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 05-26-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Fontinalis
See any silver bullets in the water yet Ann? ...

See any silver bullets in the water yet Ann?

Water levels look good, and I'll be there in less than two weeks> :)
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 05-05-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Fontinalis
Thanks Ann! Looks like there will plenty of...

Thanks Ann!

Looks like there will plenty of water in the early season this year!

May have to bring my water wings for early-mid June! :chuckle:
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-30-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Fontinalis
Where's Ann and her pics of the rivers?

I haven't seen any of the usual spring river pictures yet...

Have you been washed away? :eek:

Just curious to see how the snow melt is going and what the rivers are like. Will be there in 5...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-21-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Fontinalis
There must be huge amounts of snow on the ground...

There must be huge amounts of snow on the ground and in the hills still to melt, no?

Gaspe doesn't look to be getting the incredibly warm weather that we are receiving in Ontario and western...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-11-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,753
Posted By Fontinalis
Salar-1, I'm curious about this. Are you stating...

Salar-1, I'm curious about this. Are you stating that they took sea-run fish and essentially turned them into land-locked stock (ouananiche) that have become self sustaining?

I love ouananiche,...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-03-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,753
Posted By Fontinalis
That is great news! I can only hope that more...

That is great news! I can only hope that more rivers in the peninsula follow suit.
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-20-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By Fontinalis
As an aside - I was fishing the York in fall of...

As an aside - I was fishing the York in fall of 2006 with a friend. We were at Keg, a pool that is probably fished every single day in the season, so the fish there have seen pretty much everything....
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-12-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By Fontinalis
No surprises there. Also not surprising to me...

No surprises there.
Also not surprising to me is the CBC article in which the dept of Aquaculture minister dismisses accumulating evidence suggesting that aquaculture can be harmful to wild...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-22-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Fontinalis
New request for Newfoundland suggestions

Ok, I posted in the earlier thread on Newfoundland, but I have some more specific questions here....

After tossing around several possible destinations (including N shore of St. Lawrence,...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-18-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By Fontinalis
Ok, I'll bite... Besides the Humber, name...

Ok, I'll bite...

Besides the Humber, name some rivers that would be worth checking out (no secret honey holes required, but I hate fishing in crowds or rotation). The fish don't have to be...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-16-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Fontinalis
Thanks both for the info. I'm contemplating...

Thanks both for the info.

I'm contemplating going as far as Natashquan just to explore a part of Quebec that I haven't seen yet, and to check out some of those rivers.

Also of interest would be...
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