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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-07-2018, 10:41 PM
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The buoys are pretty extensive but the Band has had a few thousand years to figure which nets to put in ,when and at what water levels .
The Listiguj Band is very much larger than the Casc. band ,however, the chief that's there now IS the one to have .
There is something being worked on to benefit the band but it is not for me to divulge that info

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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 05:27 AM
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Heading up with a friend on Sunday for the first time ever, fishing Restigouche Wednesday-Sunday and then the Matapedia Sunday-Wednesday.

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Thanks for the info and discussion here guys. I just got back from my fishing days. The water seemed perfect to me, high but dropping and clearing every day. I spent about half my time in the boat, but I also got many hours in the river every day which was a nice balance. The Glenn Emma beats were largely empty which was a surprise. On my last two days there were only three anglers and my guide hopped around between the beats to pick out specific pieces of water. Iím not sure why the river was so empty. There were many people fishing the public water.

I got to fish Milnikek, Murdock, Richards, Johnson, Kennedy, Glenn Emma, Rousseau, and one or two more that I donít recall the names. My guide was great, he worked hard for me, even though we had a massive language barrier. He really preferred long glassy tailouts.

There were a good handful of fish caught the first day I was there (Monday) and then it slowed down further. Overall the river was slow but thatís to be expected early.

The fish (hens) that were caught were bright and massive, ranging from ten kilos up to eighteen. There was one fish caught that was just bordering on 40 pounds. Lots of stories of big fish being caught in the Causapscal where I guess the early fish are headed.

I got one really good fish on the first night that boiled on my fly three times on the same swing and finally ate and went into my backing right away. We played her hard and landed her, she was about 41.5 inches long and dime bright.

I had another fish take the fly but not get hooked. We went back to that fish several times and finally got it to eat on small strips on about the eighth or ninth cast, but it ate directly below the boat and I did not get a good hookset and I lost it after a few minutes. That one seemed very heavy. The guides told me that the early fish have particularly hard mouths so you really have to set hard on a strip set in that situation,

Overall this was lovely and I will do it again.

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Well not everybody has the kind of cash needed to fish Glen Emma, especially in the early season that is hit and miss due to the low numbers of fish in the river at that time. You either get a big fish... or nothing... That an expensive Nothing if you're not lucky.

I've dreamed about fishing Milnikek pretty much all my life. Its a mythical pool... Cool you got to fish it!
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Update on trip (s)

OK ...here goes, there are the totals for the entire camp

First leg - main stem of the Restigouche upper section camp: June 14-17 (3 over 4 days), 3 canoes with 2 shared rods and one full rod, 9 hooked and 8 were landed. The largest fish was approximately 25lbs.

Second leg - Matapedia River lower section: June 17-20 (3 over 4 days), 3 canoes with 3 shared rods for all but last day. 2 fish hooked and released (one at 38 inches). The river appeared to be between the end of the Cascaspscal Run and start of the main river run. Only saw one other fish move.

Final Leg - main stem of the Restigouche upper section camp: June 20-22 (2 days over 3), 3 canoes with shared rods. 7 fish hooked and 4 were landed. I personally landed my best two fish ever.

Overall, for an early season trip where you are taking risks with migratory fish, it played out more or less as expected. If i manage to download some photos, I will add to the thread.

The Restigouche has some real problems with the users on the river, imho ...I will outline in another thread.

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40 Inch Fish

Here is a shot of my last (and personal best) fish...male fish released after strong fight.
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Oh yea !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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