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Water flow: Medium levels at 15 cubic meters a second
Visibility: 60 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Our season is now closed and will re-open on June 1st, 2015
Best access point: There are trails and boat entry locations on every section of the river. Be careful however, only experienced guides should operate a canoe and motor on this river.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Fish species: Atlantic Salmon
Fishing season: June 1st until September 30th, 2014
Nearest airport: Bonaventure, Quebec. Gaspe, Quebec & Bathurst NB
Recommended fly fishing leader: 12 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 0X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 8 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Salmon/Steelhead WF Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Clear Sink Tip Fly Line
The Bonaventure river is legendary for its extreme water clarity, underwater visibility exceeds 100 feet, and its run of strong Atlantic salmon. Located on the south shore of Quebec's, Gaspe peninsula, it runs cool and clear throughout the entire summer. The Bonaventure is one of the few places in the world where you sight fish for Atlantic salmon. Dry fly fishing is very exciting! Over 80 miles in lenght it ...
has over 100 prime pools and many runs.
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.
Swinging fly's at a 45 degree angle as you work your way down a pool is the best technique. Now that the water temperature is in the 50 degree range, dry fly''s are working well. begin fishing dry's from the bottom of the pool and work your way towards the top.
Our season is now closed and will re-open on June 1st, 2015