Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Miramichi River Salmon Fishing Improving

Salmon fishing is picking up on the Miramichi and all the tributaries have fish in the system.

Many anglers are hooking or seeing fish on the river and though we have high water conditions, fishermen are managing the river levels very good.

Dan Depres of Fredericton Outfitters

In the Blissfield area of the Miramichi at the Miramichi Salmon Club Evelock Gilks landed his first of the season. Myles Woods of Ludlow landed his first of the season. Merle Colford of Blackville landed a salmon around the mouth of Cains river area. Peter Doiron landed a salmon on a yellow wing butterfly below the Cains River.

Evelock Gilks

Derek Munn of Ledges Inn in Doaktown got into a few fish the past week. Andrew Anthony landed a nice hookbill on the Dungarvan river. Barry Storey landed a grilse and saw a few more fish.

Derek Munn on the Dungarvan this week

Keith Wilson of Wilson Sporting Camps said the river is still higher than normal with cool air temperatures and all good for fishing. Great reports up and down the river.

Myles Woods of Ludlow

Renous river and its tributaries have produced several salmon over the past week. Levels are still on the high side though. Dick Tucker said he was hooking a few and saw lots of fish moving through the river.

Bartholomew and Cains river is high and with no reports of any salmon hooked or landed doesn't mean there not there. There is good reports of trout on the Cains. Peter Clark landed several trout on the lower stretch of the Cains in the 2-4 pound range.

Byron Coughlan of Country Haven Lodge said water was high but were still catching some nice fish from the river bank. Two salmon and a grilse were landed.

The NW Miramichi is starting to get down to a good level again. Anglers are still landing fish from miners bridge down and a few reports of grilse hooked. I tailed a nice salmon on the NW for Ray Whittle last Thursday, he was using a black ghost.

Scott Cormier with number 6 of the season, WTG!

Friday I landed this salmon below and Tiger Jeans lost a salmon and a grilse. And Gordon Holloway lost his salmon after a great battle of having his line untie from the backing. I yelled for Tiger to grab the line which he did, after a charge through the fast water to grab it! (which he did). I told Gordon to put the line through the guides which he did, and I retied it on. Mean while the fish was still jumping while I was holding the line. Gordon and Tiger both laughed and said they would have never believed that this could happen if they didn't see it first hand. We had the salmon almost to the net before he won the battle and got away.

Tiger Jeans and myself on the NW Friday

Gordon Holloway and the one that got away

The Little SW and Sevogle river should be at a good level by the weekend. There is reports of salmon landed on the Little Sw the past week. And this is the time of year these two rivers start fishing so expect good reports over the next week.

The NW Miramichi the past week

River temperatures are very good for the mornings in the high 50's and the later time of day in the low 60's. The conditions are very clear on the river. Looking forward to seeing more of the great pictures of salmon over the next week.

Tight lines Rodney Colford