Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bright fish running on the Miramichi

Despite the rainy weather were getting on the Miramichi River I would be out on the water this weekend as there is lots of action in the river. Lots of fresh trout in the system, reports of fresh salmon on the North West Miramichi being hooked and loads of Bass also on the North West Miramichi to hook.

On the Lower stretch of the SW Miramichi River many fishermen are hooking trout around Quarryville. I fished there this week and landed several trout on many types of flies. Trout from 10 to 12 inches and many from the 2 to 3 pound range are being hooked. I weighed one this week that was over 6 lbs for a fishermen. 

Yesterday I also landed this salmon weighing about 15lbs on the North West Miramichi River.

Country Haven Lodge in the White Rapids area are hooking a few trout and bass. Byron Coughlan said there is was know sign of any bright salmon yet and river levels were a bit high but great to have the water for the fish.

Derek Munn of the Ledges Inn said fishing was in the in-between time. Rumours of a bright salmon was hooked in Quarryville but nothing has been hooked in the Doaktown area of the river yet. There are reports of some sea trout in the river and some were rolling in front of the lodge yesterday. 

Keith Wilson of Wilsons Sporting Camps said they are enjoying the rain and cool weather and how it is keeping the river in superb conditions. Keith also said he caught his first sea run brook trout on Monday as there was a Mayfly hatch on the water. He said there were know sign of any monster trout but should be in the area soon.

Chris Edmonds of C.E Salmon Flies and Guiding said fishing is picking up on the North West Miramichi. There was a bright salmon hooked and released yesterday along with many trout. Sunday he landed a 18.5 incher weighing about 3 lbs.

Nola Chaisson of Miramichi Salmon Assciation reported that a number of bright salmon were caught in the Gaspereau nets by the Anderson Bridge. She also said an angler landed a grilse and kept it. She has also heard rumours of others being caught on the North West. 

Miramichi Fly Fishing and Sportsman Show 2013 is this weekend Friday and Saturday at The Miramichi Curling Club. Lots of fun activities on hand so get out with the family and friends. 

Despite the weather forecast with mix of rain and periods of rain for the rest of the week and weekend, You really should get out on the water with salmon and trout on the move. I know I will be out trying to hook up. 

River levels are not too bad, and visibility is very good for trout and salmon, with temperatures around the mid 50's degree F if you get out on the river. There have been a good hatch on for trout and many fish are taking small dry flies. Salmon flies of choice is the shady lady and green machines. 

Good luck and tight lines Rodney

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