Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fishing Picking Up On Miramichi

Thursday morning started out very very well on the lower stretches of the South West Miramichi River! The water was in the low 60's and the fish were taking, yes taking. The river is at a very good height for the lower stretches from the mouth of Cains River to Quarryville.

Photo Zachery Colford landing his salmon.

This photo is John Colford with a nice salmon this morning at pool 66, he landed it on a green machine. Peter Beresford landed a grilse and raised a few more on a white tail green machine. This is Donald Colford with a nice salmon his sport Bill Knobblock caught near the mouth of Cains River also on a green machine.

Zachery Colford landed 2 salmon and a grilse and raised a few more all on dry flies, one salmon was close to 30 pounds. I landed a salmon and grilse on a Orange Bomber, it was all orange deer hair with white ends and brown hackle on a number 2/9671 hook. There was a lady fishing at a club that landed a 38 pound salmon below the mouth of Cains. Caleb Dunn of Salisbury landed a grilse on a bomber.

Bill Knobblock & Donald colford

This is me with a nice salmon hooked on a bomber using my 15 foot loop spey rod and Snowbee line.

This is the water height chart from Blackville. Click on the chart for more information on river levels.

The weather for the next week is looking very fishable with lows of 5 Celsius for night time highs and high from 12 to 23 over the next week. There calling for a bit of rain on the weekend which will be an extra little help to us fisherman for hooking up. For the tides check Miramichi River Tides.

Last minute cancellation! I have a prime week available at the last notice for four rods on the week off September 25th to October 1st. Please call if your interested for a prime time of fishing on the Miramichi & Cains River Pools. This is a full catering package that includes lodging, 3 meals, guides, boats and private pools. Call 506 843 6031 or email for more information.

Hope this report helps you out for the upcoming weekend on the South West Miramichi River. The cool weather is starting here and so are the fish it seems. Lets hope there is a good fall run this season.