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This fall I put my name in the fall draw and was picked 16th so I am headed to the Bonne next June for the first time. Really looking forward to fishing this river. If anyone has any suggestions on a guide, lodging, etc. would enjoy hearing about it. I'll be fishing June 18, 19(B), 20, 21 (Molson Water) 22nd. I also heard that the upper east branch of the Petite Cascapedia was a pretty good brook trout fishery, would like to target some trout as well.
 

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I have fished both the Molson water on the Bonaventure and the upper sections of the Petite that hold the big sea run brook trout.

This is fairly big country, and not at all easy to get around. You really need some help from people who know this area well. I went one time with David Bishop and another out of Camp Bonaventure. I don't know how you are planning on doing this, but neither of those options are inexpensive. You could google up Bishop and start from there. You could also try Sexton and Sexton fly shop and try and get some independent advice. I think you are going to want a local guide.
 

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The best guide for the Bonaventure ,BAR NONE ,is Claude Bernard . Dial Arsenault is also excellent . I'll also mention Steeve Bujold and Glenn ( can't recall his last name and I should ) that guides with him . Marc Leblanc might also be available .If he is grab him . All charge fairly decent prices and they all know the river VERY well .Take some time to fish the public sectors while you're there ;) . Steeve,Glenn and Marc all know the Petite VERY well .Claude and Dial are Bonnie specialists .
 

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The best guide for the Bonaventure ,BAR NONE ,is Claude Bernard . Dial Arsenault is also excellent . I'll also mention Steeve Bujold and Glenn ( can't recall his last name and I should ) that guides with him . Marc Leblanc might also be available .If he is grab him . All charge fairly decent prices and they all know the river VERY well .Take some time to fish the public sectors while you're there ;) . Steeve,Glenn and Marc all know the Petite VERY well .Claude and Dial are Bonnie specialists .
I just remembered Glen's last name , Harrison . I doubt if you can get dave Bishop as a guide as he's usually ,and rightly so , booked up . I f you go the "expensive route Larry Dee is right up there with my previously mentioned names .All these independent guides you can consider the 1st tier . Others, IN THAT AREA ,IMHO, are 3rd tier . All the other great guides in the area are working for the Grand Cascapedia ;) .
 

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Steeve and Glenn are not available for most of those times — I've already booked them, as I do every year, although I don't arrive until the 19th. I'm pretty sure, though, that they're fully booked earlier.
 

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Ping David Bishop or JP Tessier at Cascapedia Anglers Group. They know that river as well, if not better, than anyone. That time of year you're looking a any of the B sectors, but lower D has always been productive after the 11th.

-Chris
 
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