ASF RiverNotes Sept 19, 2019
Kastine Coleman & Terry Byrne from Newfoundland, recently hosted six women at Flowers River Lodge in Labrador for a few days to close out the season: With guides, our chef and sommelier, there were 12 of us on the water. There were a number of fish visible in the water, the small males (5-12 pounds) were taking flies eagerly. They have changed colour and are now brownish with reddish-orange flecks. The large males were tricky to get on the take and we only had 15-20 come to the fly throughout the week. There was a run of fresh females (16-18 pounds) in the river, still bright silver with sea lice attached, very strong and they looked & played like July fish!
The weather was brilliant, sunny and warm with light wind, while water temperatures were cool ~ maybe 5-6 C. The water level was high all season and has just dropped slightly, showing sand bars and rocks that were hidden since 2018. This made the pools a little more defined and easier to navigate. Unfortunately we ran out of season, catching & releasing fresh salmon until sunset on Sept. 15th. Kastine Coleman, www.TightLoopsTightLines.com