Miramichi Atlantic Salmon Report

 


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THE DATE OF THIS MIRAMICHI ATLANTIC SALMON REPORT IS: October 12, 2019.
FISHING REPORT:

A few fresh fish are still working their way up the Cains.  A 15 pound cockfish came from the mouth of Cains yesterday, and we got a 20 pound hen salmon with a tag.  The number was just 9 after the one that I caught on September 14.  We also lost another fish – so a little late season action.

We didn’t get the rain we’d have liked yesterday, and the Cains is still good but getting lower.

Harvey Wheeler with authentic Cains River hookbill.

 

Increased grilse numbers are the word for this season. Jason Curtis caught and released this beauty on the Southwest Miramichi in Blackville.

Pete Howell with Campbell’s Pool’s first salmon of 2019. Caught on 6/24, Jason Curtis guiding.

WATER LEVELS AND TEMP:  Note Degrees in F = 1.8C + 32

Water is at .an excellent 1.05 meters and dropping.  The water temp is around 7C/45F.  Conditions are good.

FLY CHOICES:

We are using mostly medium and large flies, especially the traditional reds and oranges of fall.  Big marabou slime flies have traditionally worked well at this time, especially in slower pools.  Green and purple are popular colors for marabou, though I’ve done well with orange too.  Traditional black flies and the venerable Green Machines in #4,6 will also work.