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Old 11-08-2006, 11:57 AM
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Having never entered the Bonaventure draw in the past, I have zero experience with selecting a sector nor picking a good beat. If one were to request some time between July 10 - 15, which sectors would be wise to select. Any experienced info on this river and its sectors would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:27 PM
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All the Bonnie reserved sectors are good at this time.
Just enjoy , with or without a guide and canoe!!
Both ways are VERY enjoyable .
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I agree that any reserved sector is good on the Bonnie. If I had my 1st choice, I would go to the B sector that includes Red Pine and Snake for a two days. If I had an extra day to choose, I would take Sector E. IT'S ALL VERY BEAUTIFUL!
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:31 AM
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hallo from germany,
how is the september at the bonni. i won #113 in the draws. wich is the best sector in sept.?
and i won #34 at the grand c. (wading) 3 days.

how would you share it?

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Old 11-09-2006, 06:18 AM
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You should not have to wait until September with those drawings for either river. You should try and get Sector B or Possibly E 1st, and then squeeze in the wading water around those dates.
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Is "B" sector a good wading sector? And why would "B" be your first choice? And E sector.....is that the most beautiful sector...... Also good wading? Just curious and would like to know more. Sounds like the Bonnie is a favorite of many. Can't wait to see it.
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:07 AM
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Best to have a boat in B sector especially in Red Pine. But several pools by wading. All the river is beautiful. B has a lot of holding water and E is the most private wading. Talk to the ZEC - they have a list of local guides. I believe the map also reccomends which pools by boat and by wading. It is a large river system. For example almost all of C sector is by Boat. And All of D sector by wading. Shouldn't miss the chance to fish D while there either. Wish I was going.
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Here are a few pics to "pick your curiosity"



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Green Ghost, thanks for the info. So what would be your first choice B or E, or can I request both sectors one day each?

Ann, thanks for the photos. What a beaut of a river. Yes....you got me going
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Sector B would be my choice
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Agree with wrke. I said above two days on B - Especially red pine and especially with a boat! Wet and dry Fly heaven!
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And snake (also in sector B)
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:52 PM
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Ideal B1 Picture! What is the limit on a win? 2 rods for 2 days now? If so, Take a guide with that thumbnail in Sector B both days!
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Howard,

The best sector to choose is B4 and B1, then, if fishing in June or early July, you can choose B as your third choice. Later in the season, when the water gets low it can sometimes be too crowded in B sector, not to mention the ABS hatch that comes down between 12 and 4. My experience has been that 99% of the time canoes and anglers can live in harmony together but when water levels are very low; there is not much room for anyone. Later in the season you can also choose sector E, although you need an ATV to hit all of the pools. Even if you do not get good water in the draw, and this goes for everyone, you can still fish over lots of fish in the unlimited zones like C and D. Best fished from a canoe, sector C has tons of great pools to explore, especially in higher water. Sector D is one of the most beautiful stretches on the peninsula. IF you know where and when to hit certain pools it can also be great.

As for the Petite Cascapedia, my church, you have a lot to choose from. Sure Mill Brook, Edgar Cyr and Big Eddy (Gros Remous), are super pools, HOWEVER, there is nothing like seeing the entire river on a float. There are lots of small holding pools, runs and pot’s, which hold fish in the early to mid season, and if the water is high, they can be scattered throughout the whole river any time of the year. These are the pools that I enjoy the most. Although June and early July are considered prime-time, do not count out August and September, which can prove to be just as good as the supposed "prime-time period". Nice thing about choosing August and September dates is that you can choose 4-DAYS instead of 2-days of fishing with your draw pick. From June 15 to July 31 you can choose 2-days with your pick and from August 1 through September 30 you can use your pick for 4-days of fishing consecutive or non-consecutive days.

Dry fly fishing on both rivers starts to get good around mid July and continues to stay good to the end with August being one of the best dry fly months.

Do not forget that there is also great brook trout fishing to be had in July and August as well.

That is all for now... will add more if you want to know more.

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