Monthly Archives: August 2011

Miramichi Fishing Report for August 25, 2011

We are into the heart of the Dog Days of August, but fortunately for the fish, most rivers are on the high side giving a buffer to warm days. Cooler nights in the past few days are also keeping conditons very much on the positive side. As soon as the water drops off, probably by the weekend, this is prime Carter’s Bug time. Let’s hope Irene doesn’t drop a flood upon us and ruin the fishing for the better part of a week.

Both Cassilis and Millerton Trapnets reported few fish with both averaging one, maybe two salmon a day and two to three grilse, so there is no fall run to report yet. However, these numbers are about typical for the time of year. Continue Reading

Miramichi Fishing Report for August 18, 2011

Generally speaking, angling has slowed in comparison to a few weeks ago. In some places the water needs to drop to fishable levels, and being August, there aren’t many new fish coming into the system, and those that are here are a bit fussy. On the positive side, there are good numbers of fish in the system in most places and water conditions are good at least for the fish.

The counting fences at both Cassilis and Millerton were averaging a couple of fish a day, which is about typical for the time of year. Continue Reading

Miramichi Fishing Report for August 11, 2011

Generally, there are still good numbers of fish within the system, but some not fresh. Water height and temperature are staying on the positive side. You may have to work a little harder, but putting time in has a reasonable success rate.

The Millerton Trapnet was averaging 5 to 6 grilse a day along with about 10 salmon. The Cassilis Trapnet was picking up 1 or 2 grilse a day and maybe 3 salmon. The counts were down from earlier weeks, but about normal for the time of year. Continue Reading

Miramichi Fishing Report for August 4, 2011

As we enter the month of August, we can normally anticipate a bit of a slow season, but this summer so far is an exception. Water levels and angling continue to be good in most places for the time of year, which is gravy for the exceptional season we’ve had so far.

With the arrival of August, the stretch of the Northwest Miramichi from the Mouth of Little River down to Wayerton Bridge is now open for the retention of grilse. All other “Hook ‘n Release” regulations remain as they were.

After a day or two of no fish, Cassilis Trapnet had seven salmon and 14 grilse on Tuesday. Millerton had slightly higher numbers.

Honourable Keith Ashfield, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans for Canada, will be visiting various spots around the province this coming week. Continue Reading