Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nice steady rain today on the Miramichi

We're getting a nice steady rain on the river today here in New Brunswick. Water temperature is 55 degrees (F) in the river.

Were still hooking a few fish in the Ledges Inn pools. But not seeing any fresh looking fish in the Doaktown area yet. Although down river they are getting a few bright fish everyday I am told from guides at Black Brook.

We are landing some nice fish in the 15 to 20 pound range the last few days. They are taking dry flies, while others are taking a mixture of patterns like green slimes , GP's, red francis and green widows.

I posted a photo of Scott Patrick Carr of Oromocto with his first ever salmon. Scott is new to the sport and was very excited to catch one he could keep. Way to go Scott and hope you catch many more.

Garry Tanner of Vermont landed a nice salmon up in Boistown. Garry has the blog The Rivers Course. I can't wait to read about his fishing trip on the Miramichi at Tuckaway. His fish is posted below too.

Now with the river up a little from the last rain, let's hope this boost it up a little more and get some fresh fish up river further in the system.

A little tip for the fall fishing is just try any fly in your box big or small! I do and it works.

I hope this quick update will help you out some and get your reels screaming out on the river.

Tight lines,