Fishing Season

Spring Salmon: April and May

Spring Atlantic SalmonDuring this period, fishing is done from a boat.  Eight or 9 weight  fly rods with full sinking lines or floating lines with sinking tips are commonly used. Brightly colored streamer or bucktail flies (for example the Grey Ghost, Green Slime, Renous Special, Golden Eagle, and Mickey Finn) are common selections. The ability to fly cast is not an essential ingredient for successful spring fishing.  Simply slowly letting out your line and very gradually retrieving it often results in a hookup. Trolling is another commonly used technique.

 

 

Bright Salmon: June thru October

In June, July, August, September and October, most fishing is done while wading. Traditionally, the most successful anglers have worn chest waders, used an 9 ft or 9.6 ft fly rod with an #8 or #9 weight forward, floating line. The Green Machine, the Black Bear with green butt, the Squirrel Tail with red butt, the Ally’s Shrimp, the General Practitioner, the Green Highlander, and the Ingalls’ Butterfly are just a few of the productive wet flies. The Bomber, the Whiskers, and various Wulff patterns are some favorite dry-flies. These flies and many more are tied by the skilled craftsmen of the Miramichi Valley and can be purchased at Curtis Miramichi River Outfitters, located in Blackville, NB, just 5 miles down the road from our lodge. This family-owned business is a great source for quality rods, reels, waders, and fishing accessories.  If you prefer to tie your own flies, we have a dedicated room for you with a vise and all the materials. Recently, the Switch rod and the Spey rod  have gained in popularity. They have a distinct distance advantage in windy conditions and high water.

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