Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Thaw on The Miramichi

Miramichi Fishing Reports from the SW Miramichi River in New Brunswick Canada.

Once again the season is upon us here on the river and anglers are waiting to see the ice out conditions.

When will the ice break up and clear the river? will it be out by the first day of the season. Or will it be like last year as we were looking everywhere for a open shore to wet a line! Lets hope the weather will mild up and we will get fishing on time.

It would be nice to have the ice go and clear the river up before opening day of the season and make it much safer for everyone and not be looking over your shoulder for ice jams.

I have a couple photos for you of the river ice by Up
per Blackville and some by Boistown. I will be adding more as the days go by.

1st photo looking up river off the Upper Blackville bridge.

2nd photo looking down river off the Upper Blackville bridge. Notice the shores are looking weak and in the next few warm days will be open.

3rd is looking down stream of the foot bridge in Priceville.

4th is looking up river from the bridge in Ludlow.

5th looking down river off the bridge.

And if you are a local here on the river and have photos of the ice conditions please pass them on and I will add it with your name if you like.

Local boat builder, guide and fisherman Norman Betts from Doaktown area has a new website for his boat building in the area.

They are manufacturing the traditional cedar rib and planked canoes. Which are very similar to the famous Chestnut Canoes.

The square stern canoes are getting very popular on the river along with several other models.
For more information on the canoes go to

Tight Lines for now,
Rodney Colford

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