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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-28-2015, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Gaspe 2015 topic.

There is usually one here so might as well start it myself

Whos going? Predicitions (hopefully better than the past year)?

One thing of concern is that we are now halfway through the winter and snow in the Chic-Chocs is only roughly 1/4 average totals (and a bit less than 1/3 the total for 2011-2012 which we all know was an extremely low water year in the early season). Lets hope for a few dumpings of snow...
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Did they get any out of this latest storm or didn't it reach that far north?

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They got a few cms but they are too far west. They dont typically get the same weather patterns (ie the Noreasters) that hit New England and the Maritimes.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-28-2015, 08:50 PM
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I'm going and hoping, but I don't make any predictions. I do know that while I'm tying for a trip, they are getting hooked! But, I do remember last year where not many did.

You can catch a lot of fish, and you can keep a lot of fish. But you can't do both very long. Jim Timmins

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Smile gaspe 2015

predicting low water too.
It happened 2-3 years ago.
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Heading back out that way again.
Will do Cap-Chat again, and may try a day or two on the Bonnie with the 24 hr draw.
Only the one fish last year, but I am so hooked on the region that you would swear I've caught a bunch.
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As usual, I'm booked June 1-13.
By June 10 in 2012 (loooowwww water spring) we were using 6lb tippet and tiny flies. Looking like it's going to be that kind of spring again, although I hold out hope that more snow will come and that it will be a wet spring. Last year, buckets of snow fell in Feb and March. That said, I'm already thinking of showing up a couple of days earlier if it still looks thin by March.

As for the runs, I'm not expecting dramatic recovery, but am hoping that the number of 2SW fish gets the predicted bump. Essentially I'm going without expectations - last spring was pretty tough on morale.
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I hear ya, Salvelinus. Hoping for the best myself. Who knows, even with low water there could be a significant increase in fish or maybe not and this is the start of a bad trend.

Im actually thinking the opposite this year. Rather than the usual early June Im going to go a bit later and do some bomber fishing. Oughta be a change, whether a good or bad change remains to be seen I suppose!
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I had a quick look at a couple of sights online - not sure how reliable. Anyway, for what its worth; one sight mentioned the average snowfall for the town of Gaspe (1981-2010) is 371 cm. Current snowfall total for Gaspe (January 28) is a total of 277 cm. With January low accumulation (approx 55 cm) as mentioned.
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Warm spells before the holidays melted a lot of the snow that had fallen earlier in Nov and Dec so there's not a lot on the ground. Fortunately didn't melt everything and rain a lot so as to flood the rivers like it did in the 2010/2011 winter.
I start getting squirrelly around this time of the year - watching the weather, looking at the Irish and Scottish river reports, etc.
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This is the site to use:

http://www.centreavalanche.qc.ca/con...ns-precedentes

You can navigate around for more info. They used to give per mountain snowfall but the site was updated a couple years back and they don't. It'll vary a bit but its a pretty good indicator for the peninsula.
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I'm not committed to going anywhere, but the tentative plan is around 6/20-6/28. Rivers to be determined as of now, though probably the Bonnie and/or the Matapedia & 48 hour draws. It sucks not being able to commit and enter the November draws, but the scheduling flexibility has paid off in the past as far as moving to where conditions might be better (possibly to a different province). I'm gonna bookmark this thread and say a prayer for all of us.
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-40 C along the Matapedia and lower Restigouche valleys last 2 nights .Ice u to 8' high . .The early fishing all over Gaspe will depend on temperatures before and during 1st snow last fall .THAT will dictate early levels and also if they remain @ good levels throughout the summer . A couple of FYI's .The battle for total C&R continues. The Matane will probably have reserved sectors available in 2016 .

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I was on the Bonaventure during the last week of June 2014. The scars of the poor fishing are just starting to heal. We are due for a decent season and are hoping that 2015 will be an improvement. Let us hope that the Gaspe snow fall in February and possibly March will make up for a decent snow pack.

One theory is the salmon have a 7 year cycle and 2008 was a good year on the Bonaventure. This would make 2015 a good year for returning fish, if they have water to swim upstream.

Keep hoping for snow in the Gaspe, but no more in Massachusetts.

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I was on the Bonaventure in late June last year also, and experienced the very slow fishing as well. But, on the previous year my son, and I had spectacular fishing so I don't know about a particular cycle. Will see what 2015 brings.

You can catch a lot of fish, and you can keep a lot of fish. But you can't do both very long. Jim Timmins
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