Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Gaspe Peninsual, Petite and Grand Cascapedia, Bonaventure, Nouvelle etc...
O8 Season in our area
Glad to hear that things on the lower N. Shore and North shore went so well. Wish I could say the same for us. Sure, it WAS indeed a better year than 07 but not THAT good. The Bonnie saw an increase in fish but then again, that is because nobody was whacking them this year! There is still a lot of room for improvement and I am very confident with the new and concious measures the Bonaventure ZEC has taken to save the river that things will come back strong very quickly.
As for the Cascapedia River, things were not so ducky. The fish count was a bit dissapointing but the fishing was relatively good during most of the season on C sector at least. The early season was good overall but tapered off by late July.
The Petite Cascapedia saw a normal run of fish this year but a huge increase in sea run brook trout, which is awesome! I had some incredible days fishing for myself and guiding this past season and I know that I will have a lot of new clients chomping at the bit to come with me next year. The salmon run, like I mentioned, was average but the fishing was good overall. At least for those who poked around outside of the three major pools, which is to say, not too many people!
With Catch and Release angling being practiced just about everywhere now here in the Gaspe, we should start to see some improvement over the next few years. Would be nice if we could save all the early run fish coming into the river but that is for the politicians to deal with.
Best to you all,