Monthly Archives: September 2012

Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, September 27, 2012

MIRAMICHI – When out and about this Thursday to Saturday at dark, make sure to wear some Hunter Orange, especially if you are off the beaten track and traveling through trails to pools as it is the annual 3-day moose hunt, and many hunters will be out in pursuit of “Swamp Donkeys”. Maybe even be careful of using flies that are tied up with moose-hair You wouldn’t want some crack-shot to shoot the fly off your leader!

As we move toward the end of September, there has been some improvement in the number of fish coming into the system. On Monday of this week, the trap net at Millerton on the Main Southwest Miramichi had 7 salmon and three grilse, 8 and 3 on Tuesday and 7 and seven Wednesday. However, the Trapnet at Cassilis on the Northwest was zero for the three days.

The mid to lower section of the Main Southwest did receive some decent rain on the weekend, but the upper stretches (Doaktown up) received very little. The Cains River came up a lot, so hopefully, some fish that have been in the system will move up.

The MSA Hatchery will finish their electro-fishing this week and are in full swing collection brood stock. While seining pools on the Northwest, hatchery manager Mark Hambrook said that the numbers of salmon, and especially grilse, are down considerably from last year, and on the number of grilse present, he has never seen so many small grilse (2 ½ to 3 pounds, with hardy any in the 4 to 5 pound range). Continue Reading

Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, September 20, 2012

MIRAMICHI – Once again the promise of rain and very little received, but every drop is welcomed.  There have been slight raises in water which have quickly dropped back again.  But cooler temperatures have spurred some fish to take.  However the majority of these takers are old fish that have simply moved from holding pool… Continue Reading

Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, September 13, 2012

MIRAMICHI – It is no surprise to say we basically have a repeat of the last several weeks with a few dark fish being hooked in the cold water pools, and certainly no fresh fish.  The Counting trap at Millerton reported three fish on Monday, but normally an average of one or two a day. … Continue Reading

Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, September 6, 2012

MIRAMICHI – With cooler temperatures, especially at night, conditions have improved a little as water has cooled.  In some cases, fish that were hunkered down in cold water pools may have moved further up river.  However, water levels have remained extremely low, resulting in very few new fish entering the system.  Fish that are being… Continue Reading


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