Colfords Miramichi Fishing Reports for October 2nd 2009. With the season on its final few days we are starting to see some great fishing. The raise in water from all the rain has got the fish taking on our beats.
I have been fishing with David Jap and Christian Stathis and over the past week we landed 10 fish on the Main Miramichi River and the Cains. This morning we landed 2 salmon and lost 3 using Ally's and GP"s. Large flies on single hooks seems to be the fly today. Yesterday was slow for us but the day before we hooked 3 and landed 2 salmon on the Miramichi using number 4 green machine's with white tails.
The water temperature is in the 50's and the height is perfect for the Cains and the Miramichi. Some fish we are getting has sea lice and some with evidence of them being there from scar's where they fell off.
My father Gary Colford landed 3 salmon on Thursday at Moores pool as well from 10 to 17 pounds.
This is a photo of one of our evening fish at a lower beat on the Miramichi River with the sun setting and the mist in the air.
For those who have been emailing me asking how the fishing is on the Cains I hope this helps you out. We are seeing fish everyday on the Cains but none on the Cains for us has had sea lice yet. There seems to be runs moving through and at times more fish have been jumping.
As for the lower stretches of the Miramichi from Blissfield to Quarryville there loads of fish in the river and your chances are very good of hooking up. Sounds very good EH! Flies that we are fishing are GP"s, Ally Shrimps big in size, under takers, green machines and a few tube flies. We are also using intermediate leaders to stay down under the surface which seems to be working. Also our Spey Rods are the preferred method to fish with and anglers are having less hook ups with the bushes behind on there back cast as the snake roll and single spey cast are the preferred method.
More information on the river and trib's in the next day with more photo's of the fish we caught today. I also can imagine one of my buddies who is usually fishing with us this past week and reading this report, sorry you could not make the trip (John).