Leaving the banks of the Bonaventure River after flipping Cime Aventure over with a film premiere and a Hooké party, Phil and Fred took the direction of Gaspé in a semi-good shaped Hooké van. At their arrival, the boys started exploring the three rivers in high water conditions. With a crazy fast river flow and a slow starting salmon run on its hands, the tribe worked hard to get some fish on the rod.
Fly-Fishing For Atlantic Salmon in Gaspé, Gaspesie
Thieving Irons - Poison
First Day on the dartmouth river
On our arrival in Gaspé we were worried about the high water levels as we’d been told that the water levels had risen significantly with the previous days of rain. As soon as we arrived, Jean from Saumon Gaspé reassured us; to him we were in for the best fishing conditions we could hope for and needed to be the first ones on the pool. We woke up at 3am the next morning and headed to the river. Fred had been drafted for one of the best sectors of the Dartmouth, the Falls, and it didn’t take more than a few casts to get into our first atlantic.
Another amazing day on the dartmouth
Phil had predicted a fish storm for our second day on the Dartmouth, and we all hoped he’d be right. Although we’d lost five fish the previous day, we had a chance for redemption. This is how it went.
Striped Bass Fishing
With the high and dirty water conditions on the York, the atlantic salmon fishing had become much more difficult and we were starting to be itchy for action. We’d heard about how good the striped bass fishing had been in Barachois, and decided it was time to go take a look ourselves. We took the night to tie some flies and headed toward Percé on the next morning.
GASPÉ: THE FILM
If you want to see it all, here is the full episode of our 6-day road trip across the Gaspé.
A fly fishing adventure in Gaspé
The town of Gaspé is home of three legendary salmon rivers: the York, the Dartmouth and the St-Jean. The limited and non-limited sectors of these crystal clear rivers offer a huge playground for atlantic salmon fishing.