Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fishing May be Better for the Miramichi by Weekend

Miramichi Fishing Reports and Conditions for the lower stretches of the SW Miramichi River.

Fishing is very slow on the lower stretches of the river with only a few being landed. Joel Kitchen junior landed a grilse and salmon on a blue smelt above the mouth of Cains River today. There is still several smelts around on the lower stretches of the Miramichi.

I was getting a few on Tuesday night and scooped a fresh trout about 10 inches long! It was a nice trout very silver in color and no black in its mouth, so the fresh trout must be on there way. I did release this trout back.

This top photo is today on the Miramichi.

I am seeing a lot of salmon jumping so there are still a few springer's around for us to hook while were waiting for a silver, chrome Rocky Brook Salmon! Just can't wait!

This is from Tuesday trolling in front of the camp.


The water temperature was 56F. There is a few may flies on the water. Last night we also had black flies and moskidoes (mosquitoes) our miramichi slang!

The weather for the next few days will be from 12C to 20C .
Tonight Clear. Increasing cloudiness this evening with a few showers. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 60. Low 12.
Friday Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light in the afternoon.
Saturday Sunny. High 18.
Sunday Showers. Low 10. High 12.
Monday A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 4. High 14.
Tuesday Cloudy. Low plus 5. High 13.
Wednesday A mix of sun and cloud. Low 6. High 16.
Friday 10:23 am 1.39 meters High Tide.
Saturday 11:08am 1.29 meters High Tide.

Fiddle Heads
Nothing goes better with salmon and trout than Fiddle Heads. Fiddle heads are up in a few places where the sun gets at them and should be up very good by the weekend on the Miramichi area. I hear on other parts of NB they have been up for over a week.

This is a photo of a smelt.

Other River & Fishing Reports

Times & Transcript - Miramichi outfitters up and down the Miramichi River are enthusiastically boasting excellent salmon runs, pristine water conditions, and strong booking numbers so far this spring season.
But even though the fish are jumping and Canadian and: read more BY Kris Mcdavid
Times & Transcript Staff

Doug's Underhill's Fishing Report
Friday May 15 is the beginning of a two-week period where trout anglers can use their spinning equipment on some portions of some rivers, such as the Renous. On June 1 angling returns to fly fishing only. Friday is also the opening day for lakes and ponds. Doug's reports on all the rivers on the Miramichi and Tributaries: read more

Miramichi Salmon Classic
Just a reminder that registration is open for the 2009 Miramichi Salmon Classic. The Miramichi Salmon Association will hold their fourth annual Miramichi Salmon Classic from July 12 to July 15, 2009, a four day event with three days of fishing on the Miramichi River. You are invited to come to Miramichi and experience fishing the Little South West Miramichi, Renous, Dungarvon, Main South West Miramichi and many other classic tributaries with Miramichi Salmon Association volunteer guides. A three day hook and release license is also provided. Last year's event took place at the peak of the grilse run and the grilse run in 2008 was the best in the past 15 years. Also read more on the 2009 MSA Kelt Tracking Program.
For more information and to register check out there web site at or call at 506.622.4000.

Special Links
Peter Clark Penniac Books
Atlantic Salmon Museum
Giffin Art Works
Fredericton Outfitters & Anglers

All for tonight will get back to you all over the weekend with hopefully some better reports of fish being caught.

Tight Lines,
Rodney Colford
Colfords Guiding