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Water flow: 40 cubic yaers per second
Visibility: 60 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: September fishing can be productive all day long.
Best stretch: Section B from The bridge at St Edgar to Big Eddy
Best access point: Most of the pools have a train or small road. Some of the pools have to be accessed by a canoe. there are many areas to launch a canoe.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Fish species: Atlantic Salmon
Fishing season: Season closed until June 1st, 2013
Nearest airport: Bonaventure, Quebec. Gaspe, Quebec & Bathurst NB
Recommended fly fishing leader: 12 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 2X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 8 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Salmon/Steelhead WF
The Petite Cascapedia river is located on the South shore of Quebec's Gaspe peninsula between the Bonaventure and Grand Cascapedia rivers. The "Petite" as its called, is famous for it's big salmon and huge brookies. The water clarity of the Petite Cascapedia allows for sight fishing with both wet and dry fly's. Its a small river that holds some big suprises.
The season opens on June 1st and ...
closes on September 30th. June and July fishing is a combination of canoe and wading while in August and September most of the pools can be waded.
The best way to approach a pool in early June is to believe there could be a salmon holding anywhere in the pool. The water is fast and there is plenty of it. Start with a short line and cast it twice per length. If you are wading, add one foot and cast twice repeating the same. After you have a comfortable length of line out, fish the rest of the pool the same way covering every inch of water. Cast on a 45 degree angle down stream and continue fishing through to the tail. Forget about the places where you saw salmon last summer when the water was lower - in June the water is high and that fish of a lifetime could be holding anywhere! When fishing from a canoe its almost the same technique. Start the same with a short line and once you reach a comfortable casting distance, the guide will move or drop the canoe allowing you to cover the entire pool.
The Petite Ccascapedia opened on June 15th. Conditions at the moment are perfect, lets hope we receive a bit of rain to maintain them.