Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Andros
Wait & See
I spend a lot of time fishing for Atlantics.
Miramichi, Blackville: 4 days in 3rd week July
Miramichi, Doaktown: 4 days starting August 10
Restigouche, Glen Eden: 5 days starting June 19
Restigouche, Kedgwick Lodge: 7 days starting August 30
Labrador: 6 days staring July 5
Last years numbers on the Miramichi were at record low returns. I made two trips up, and was appalled at the lack of fish. Pools that normally are full, and sections of the river that you normally see splashing fish making their way upstream were quiet...
June on the lower Restigouche was disturbingly similar. Better numbers for the upper camp, but they have better holding water, and deep pools for the fish to congregate and ready for the spawn.
I seriously wonder if we are on the edge of the demise of the species in NB, NS, and PEI.
And for further consideration, my numbers in Labrador (where I have fished since 1994) were at about 35% of previous years...
I hope I am wrong.