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Old 09-01-2007, 09:53 AM
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How is the Gaspe area fishing?

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i am due to go to Gaspe on Sept 10. I am interested to know how it is fishing at the moment.

Many thanks.

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Old 09-02-2007, 06:50 AM
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Tough for me to answer your question because the Gaspe is a big place with many rivers. And many of those rivers did not fish the same this year. Some had poor runs of fish and some decent to good runs of fish. The Bonaventure and Grand Cascapedia had had very poor runs while the Matane fished well. The Matapedia also had problems. Although I fished the York, I am not quite sure of the statistics coming from the eastern Gaspesie Rivers.....perhaps Ann Smith can help you with information concerning the York, St Jean and Darmouth. The Petite Cascapedia was OK but still I think a little down as well.

Right now I am sitting on the banks of the Matane. The water levels are normal and in good shape......even slightly high for this time of year. We've had a good amount of rain all season that put many rivers into flood through periods of July and August and caused damage on some of the Gaspesie rivers.

The air temp is cold......water around 55 degrees and salmon are quite lethargic in the early hours due to the cold air and river temps in the mornings. Fish are being taken, but in the past few days fishing has been slow here with many fishers on the river for holiday weekend. After this weekend things will drastically thin out as far as Pecheures. Add a little rain fall to that mix and you may just be on target here or the Matapedia.

And the best news for all of us is that Pierre has hung it up for the season on these rivers so there should be many more fish to go around
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:15 PM
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Good Evening,

Sorry for the late reply (busy,busy).

Since a few days, we are seeing bright salmon on all three rivers.
Today, on the York, a fresh 10-12lbs was landed ... silver as can be.

Water temps are cooling off and some salmon seem more aggressive ....

Dress warmly, it's cool down here.... !!!

September is a great time of year, leaves are changing colors (so are the fish, I must say!!) no bugs!! ...

We fished the St-Jean also today.... saw silver bullets there too.




We are expecting rain Tuesday... I think it looks promising for the rest of the month!!


Tight Lines and great September fishing!!!

- do bring your dry flies.... they are popular these days!!!

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Old 09-07-2007, 12:02 PM
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And the best news for all of us is that Pierre has hung it up for the season on these rivers so there should be many more fish to go around

Who told that??? I am fishing the Ste Anne this week end, the Matapedia for the 3 other week end...
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:19 PM
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Hey Pierre, I meant to say that the best news on the MATANE is that you you have hung it up HERE for the season leaving the place wide open See you next year. Have a good September.
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:32 PM
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Good Evening....



Great day for us on the St-Jean, today!!

(fishing is great, etc) Ben OUI!!!


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Old 09-10-2007, 07:52 PM
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Thanks Anne for such a well organized trip. Austin was a real treat to work with -- what an classic gentleman.

Now if the two duffers he was guiding could've stuck a few more fish . . . .
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:22 PM
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okay!!!!!!!!!

Gees, I had not realized you were fishing with us. ...
I actually thought you were a guy coming on the Gaspé alone and looking for
information etc...
Phew!!



K...admit the Tim Horton's coffee is good too...

Take Care and nice meeting both of you " Gentlemen ! "

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Ya, the guy in the hood with the fish on is "peter-s-c". Can't tell the players without a score card.
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I certainly hope that the advertisment attached promoting sinking lines and shooting head systems was not intended for use in Gaspe

I am interested in the application for other fish though - Like Striped Bass!!
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I certainly hope that the advertisment attached promoting sinking lines and shooting head systems was not intended for use in Gaspe

Who??? ME!!?? In the Gaspé?? Never!
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Why "never"? Since I use only floating lines for Atlantics, I am just asking, not arguing. Is it because you think sinking lines and heads make it easier to snag salmon, especially in the clear Gaspe' water where they are more visible than in rivers in other areas?

Personally, I fished the Miramichi in late September/early October of 2005 when the water was so high you were swinging the fly up the banks into the bushes at times. A sinking tip might have put the fly in front of more fish out in the main channel of the river and meant the difference between a fishless day and a fair take or two.

Again, just asking.
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:45 AM
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Why "never"? Since I use only floating lines for Atlantics, I am just asking, not arguing. Is it because you think sinking lines and heads make it easier to snag salmon, especially in the clear Gaspe' water where they are more visible than in rivers in other areas?

Personally, I fished the Miramichi in late September/early October of 2005 when the water was so high you were swinging the fly up the banks into the bushes at times. A sinking tip might have put the fly in front of more fish out in the main channel of the river and meant the difference between a fishless day and a fair take or two.

Again, just asking.

It was the snagging thing. The concern that a sinking line would result in snagged fish. I agree that the sinker has a role, even in low flows when the fish are congregated in deep holes. If the sinking line angler is competent, the possibility of a snagged fish is low.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:09 PM
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No sir, not at all, this magnificent fish will rise to a dry or wet in ten feet of water when it is clear. and I agree with David that waving a fly at depth with a sink tip is tempting when the water is high, I never used the word snagging. What I want to know is.......

IS the use of a weighted fly line legal??? I believe a weighted fly is not, but what about the line?? Doesn't the line have to be floating??

In spring all it says is "an unweighted fly" and says nothing about the fly line. What is the story in summer??
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