Atlantic Salmon, Gaspe Penninsula, Quebec

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Atlantic Salmon in the beautiful Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec is an amazing trip. Here’s Simon’s recount of his experiences.

Simon and Jim experience the beauty and bounty of the Gaspe Peninsula while swinging for Atlantic Salmon.

WHERERIVERS FISHED OUT OF MALBAIE LODGE, NEAR THE TOWN OF GASPE, QUEBEC
WHOSIMON GAWESWORTH & JIM VINCENT
WHENJUNE 11, 2006
SPECIESATLANTIC SALMON
CONDITIONSLOW WATER, SUNNY AND DRY. WATER TEMPS RANGED FROM 55 TO 72 DEGREES
BEST FLYCOLLIE DOG
FLY LINESWF8 ATLANTIC SALMON & STEELHEAD TAPER
LEADER/TIPPET12′ 7.0 IPS POWERFLEX CORE SINKING LEADER, 15′ 10LB SALMON LEADER & FLUOROFLEX PLUS 2X
TACKLE9′ FOR A #8 LINE AND 13′ FOR A #7
TECHNIQUESTRIPPING A COLLIE DOG WAS MOST SUCCESSFUL. SWINGING WET FLIES AND DEAD DRIFTING DRIES WERE ALSO USED.