Miramichi "Big Ones" Keep on Coming...
Posted by COUNTRY HAVEN MIRAMICHI, 13 May 2012 · 590 views
So Much for the early ice out and people thinking the fish might move out early, as fishermen are still catching fish from Boisetown to below Barnaby River in the tidal water -.70 km of salmon. Although the number in the upper stretches of the river are slowing down, fish are still being landed every day. This has been another great week on the water with much nicer weather than last week and some very big salmon around. This week has also been a much better week for casters as there was no wind and some trophy-sized salmon have been caught. With the lower and clear water again this week, there are a lot more Salmon showing, making anglers really appreciate the great numbers of fish in the system both this year and last year. We had a fishermen from New Jersey who counted over 50 fish jumping in a single day, near the mouth of the Cains river. Some say it looked much more like September fishing than spring fishing. Although the Salmon fishing has remained consistantly good, there still is not a lot to report on the trout fishing as not too many big ones have been seen as of yet. We are receiving some reports that the Trout fishermen below Quarryville are having more success hooking Striped bass while fishing for Trout than actual Trout. Anyway, there should be more large trout later as we get into May. Any salmon fishermen who might still want to get out on the water for a day or two should have a good chance for a while yet, especially in the lower stretches of the Rivers ( They might need to work harder for them from now on but could catch the "Big" One ). Floating lines or sinking tip only lines with 2/0 Gray Ghost and Smelt pattern spring flies are working well. There are even a few now being landed on #6 White Tail Green Machine.
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