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Old 05-29-2003, 06:05 PM
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Gaspe in September

Topher and JrSpey,

Thanks for the insight and info on Gaspe fishing. I may try to work a trip in this summer/fall. How is the September fishing (assuming there is water!)??

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Old 05-29-2003, 11:54 PM
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September on the Gaspe'

MacSpey,

September on the Gaspe' can be superb: I like the last two weeks of the month.

It's important to remember that most of the run is "in" by this time. While there are a few, stray 'silver bullets' to be sure, most of the fish have been in the river for several weeks.

Large holding pools with clear water (Petit Cascapedia, Bonaventure, York, St. Jean) will allow you to see some of the largest concentrations of wild Atlantic salmon in North America. The fish can be tough, but a shot of rain can shuffle the deck and the fishing can go from slow to white hot as fish begin to move.
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Old 05-31-2003, 10:40 PM
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Topher and Bill
I'll be staying on the Grand and fishing the ZPetite and Bonnie ,the1st week of July. Topher where are staying on the Matapedia ? I'll stop by on the way down from Mtl. I usually stop at the Forks or Hoople (Heppel ) .BTW ,Vilhelm, Metalik is known as Metaldick to us "pubic" heathens that originally invaded the Matapedia ,when it was declubbed back in the early 80's.
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I'll have to wait to see you at the Eastern Spey clave in the fall. I'm at Camp Bonaventure from June 18 to 27 so I'll just miss you. I've heard that the capelin have showed up early, so it's looking good.
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Brian,

Is that because it used to be a great pool? Or is it just one of the harmless things fisherman do to make the slow days go by?

William
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Old 06-01-2003, 09:15 AM
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Temporarily mistaken identity. At any rate, look forward to meeting you at the clave.
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Old 06-02-2003, 12:21 AM
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The game's afoot. Go get 'em, lads!
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:09 AM
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the good old days

I was doing some research in the archives and came across this in the "Newfoundlander" newspaper of 1876. As part of a letter from alexander Murray proposing the leasing of Newfoundland rivers to the wealthy (thank goodness it never happened), he quotes from a letter from Capt. Fane of the HMS Bellerophon to his friend Capt. Erskine.

"Salmon red-fishing on the Cascapediac River, 25 June - 20th July 1875"
Dates weight of fish number of fish
June 25 34 lb 1
26 33,32,24,29+2 kelts 4
27 sunday, no fishing!
28 13, 21, 23 3
29 35, 40 2
30 38, 13, 32, 31, 13
21, 33, 36, 33 9
Jul 1 12, 27, 30, 23, 39 5
2 25, 25 2
3 21, 32, 34 3
4 Sunday
5 blank, calm and clear all day
6 30 lbs (moving up river, fished one hour)
7 35, 22, 20, 27 4
8 blank
9 36, 17, 30, 25
10 28 - only fished in morning"

It is re-assuring to see a couple of blank days even then... The average size of the fish is amazing, and 9 salmon including 6 30 lbs plus would be a strenuous workout, especialy on the equipment of the day...
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