Can't say what was happening on the lower river but I was at Rocky Bend for the w/end. Saturday morning hooked what I thought would be a 12 lber and when it jumped my jaw dropped,somewhere near 30 lb I think. There were three others all in the 12 -15lb range. Flies were White Tail Green Machine and Green Butt Bear Hair.
Things have improved on the Restigouche as well. Heres a link to some pics from Bry Freemans page of some Beauties last week.