Topher, your upcoming forays on the Gaspe sound wonderful. I would love to step into those waters some day.
Me, I'll be going my usual blue-collar route (translate=low budget) to the smaller rivers of SW Newfoundland, hoping to 'contact' a few bruisers before the grilse runs begin. Of course NF bruisers seldom exceed 20lb.(except for a couple of rivers), but they're very gritty, like the local folks, and what they lack in size they make up for in attitude!
Can't wait to fill my nostrils with those early spring smells, the trees just starting to bud out... ahhh, back to reality
Bright June waters and tight lines to all!