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Restigouche Report?

Can anyone give an idea of the water level of the restigouche right now and the current weather up there? Specifically around Kedgwick.
If anyone is by there and could post current pictures that would be a huge bonus.
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You can catch links off Pete Dube's web site for his daily report and the weather link. You could probably call the hotel and get real time info too.

ww w.matapedia.com/english/fishing/fishing.html

There's been a lot of snow there this winter as you may know. There has been plenty of rain headed up that way the past week or so too.

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If you're familiar with Adams on the Matapedia the river level is within 3 ft of the tip of the rock wall !!! Hard to say fom the pic's but could be less than 2 ft . Island just below Adams shows as three trees showing up through deluge ! Patches of snow still in open areas Not to ,mention the bush.SLOOOWWWW melt-off all around Gaspe ,Heavy flooding in Matane .

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River levels

This is a link to the Canadian Federal Government web site that provides information about river levels on rivers throughout Canada.

http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/selectProvince.asp

It seems that the Restigouche has risen 3 metres in the last couple of days.

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Here's Peter's Report for Yesterday

Conditions on May 4 2008 for the Matapedia and Restigouche River

-- The Salmon Season is now OPEN --
(See comment box at bottom of page!)


Water Conditions :
Level : High
Last level change : 1 days ago, -0 inches
NOTE : WATER LEVEL IS NEAR PERFECT
Temperature : Cold - Good
Color : Colored - Silt


Fish caught :
The Fish Catch is Slow.


Recommendations :
Best Flies :
#1 - 3' visibility = Renous Spec + Rainbow
#2 - 3' to 6' visibility = SILVER RIDER
#3 - Over 6 feet visibility = GOVERNOR

Recommended Fly Size : 5/0 to 1/0
Leader Tippet : #30 to #20
Leader Length : 5' to 7'
Fly Line : HD S/T


Wading :
Wading is Difficult.

Vacancies and Long Range Fishing Forecast :
April May June July August September
Vacancies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Forecast Average Average Average Average Average Average


Comments :
ANGLING SUCCESS IS IMPROVING BY THE DAY. WATER LEVEL IS NEAR PERFECT.

Tight lines, Pete Dube

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There appears to be a slight 'divergence' of opinion between the previous 2 posts....

....I can't think of ANY Atlantic Salmon venue which has near perfect conditions after a recent 3 metre rise in water levels!

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The Restigouche river, below the Kedgwick river, peaked at just below 6 metres on April 30th, from a level of approximately 2.9 metres on April 29th. By May 1st the river was falling rapidly. No further updates have been available from this location since then.

In his report of May 1st Peter Dube indicated that the river was falling at a rate of 6" per hour.

The Restigouche, above Rafting Ground Brook, peaked at approximately 5.4 metres on May 1st, from approximately 2.7 metres on April 29th and had fallen to a level of 3 metres by May 4th.

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Sounds like there was some serious water up there. Hopefully I'll make it out this year and see the product of the floods first hand, not to mention cast a line
from what i hear the river is dropping rapidly now but the damage has been done and will require 5+ weeks of clean up on our property.
It will be very interesting to see the changes to the river based on the high water. I sure hope it moves some of the gravel around and cleans up a few pools that used to be fantastic and have changed over the years due to ice or bridges washing down.
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Here's the official Qc. Gov't site for the Matapedia
http://www.cehq.gouv.qc.ca/suivihydr...Station=011509
And for the Madawaska which is fairly close to the headwaters for the Kedgwick
http://www.cehq.gouv.qc.ca/suivihydr...Station=011707

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Just returned from a week on the Miramichi. While it's a different drainage, there is still a LOT of snow up in the highlands of New Brunswick. The Northwest & Little Southwest Miramichi were almost impossible to fish due to the huge runoff last week & with warm temperatures up there this week, most of the rivers will be difficult & dangerous to fish (full size trees being washed downstream, muddy water, etc.). There should be plenty of water for the June & July runs this year as the ground is totally saturated and river levels should be good once the floods subside.
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A Friend Just Got Back...High, high water and no fish...

Sasa is an extremely good (and lucky) fisherman and would have connected but that didn't happen during his 4 days of fishing with Peter Dube's guides.
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From the high water.



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This is in the middle of the river looking off the porch in the first picture on what we would consider a high water year.
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I see someone didn't tape their ferules.

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no, someone whacked the rod with a clouser while fishing stripers the week before. Same result though
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