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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2018, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Quebec Salmon suggestions for first week September?

I'm changing positions, companies, head space in the coming month. I've negotiated a week "off" in between the two, and would like to make a week's salmon trip somewhere in Quebec, either north shore or the peninsula, preferably a single day's drive from Montreal. First week of September.

However I need to seek advice because:
1) I've only fished for salmon in the Fall season once before, when I was very green and
2) The river reports and general season conditions have been really tough this year which could mean that traditional "fall runs" aren't there this year.

I'm kind of partial to the York, the St-Jean, the Bonnie, the Ste-Marguerite or the Margaree because I know those rivers, but I have no idea which rivers are good that remained fishable what with the temps and levels this year.

Any pro tips would be gratefully received.
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I cant help with the area as I have never been there. However if you are taking the time anyway I would just go. Take advantage of the time to scout around and learn the area. Im sure you will stumble into something great.

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Routhiervile, on the Matapedia. Brian we have the Chapple avialable in September and that is at the covverd bridge in Routhierville. Send me a PM for dates and details. We are the first two public pools above Glen Emma and then the next 20 pools.

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Always wanted to discover the Matapedia, it's been on my bucket list for a while. PM incoming, JiffyJump!
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I'll be up that way before starting school if you'd like to split a day of fishing or something
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Pray for rain.....
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Brian this is great research and thank you for the on the ground reporting. As much as I want to come up, its bad business to harras these fish in such low water and high temperature conditions. Like the man said "Pray for rain" and maybe the early to mid September visit will work out. Hopefully 5 days of rain forcasted over next 10 days. We shall see.

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QC gov is all about managing the fishing economy. Not the fishery. They don't understand without one, you don't have the other. Still a lot of progress to be madeÖ It will come...




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The fish count on the Matapedia was 1495 salmon, Pic # 1 is one of them .Reports of many others found in the same state. Check the Dydimo !
Quite a # near Ste Florence and below Routhierville. Pic's 2 and 3 show a number of the estimated 400 fish in one pool .I've severely cropped the pi'c to hide its location
On the Restigouche (right next door ) several camps stopped operations to reduce the risk of mortality following release.
However that river a few weeks back received up to 46mm of rain
and the levels / temperatures returned to normal.Well, on the Matapedia the CGRMP managed
on Aug 01 to open the river to catch and kill hoping to attract more clients .
It seemed to have worked for a short period .A few reports from locals driving up and down the river are seeing
NO cars parked at pools in sectors 1 and 3 and a limited # in Glen Emma
There does seem (FINALLY a tidal wave of folk that are refusing to fish under these conditions - Low water and river temps of 20 C and higher
reducing the harassment to these these fish . A large # of fishermen have started to realise that this is not the time to
place an increased hardship on these fish .
The solution is simply to apply a water temperature tat above above 20 Celcius you close
the river or else on your own you stop fishing .By releasing back into such hot water it will have
very little chance of surviving . C&R becomes catch and disease and or mortality
One river on the North shore , the St Jean du Saguenay ,wanted to close several pools but the MFFP
refused their request The CGRMP in charge of the
Matapedia has also refused SEVERAL requests to do same
A large majority of Quebec salmon fishermen are becoming increasing
frustrated with the apparent lack of concern by the Quebec gov't for our fish .Their
biologists seem to have deaf ears to our concerns . The opinion that as far as the Matapedia @ 1495
Salmon has reached a level of Conservation is absolute Bulls##t
I have fished only 2 1/2 hrs since June 03 due to the crap runs and conditions The Matapedia is added to my NOT TO GO TO list

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