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Margaree in June?

I'm planning a trip to Cape Breton this summer with some friends, and want to get in day or two of fishing on the Margaree. I've never fished the river, and so was hoping I could get some guidance.

Can anyone recommend a good guide? I'm an experienced salmon angler, but will be with two friends who are novices. Additionally, given this will be my first time on the river, I'd welcome someone to show us around.

To that end, if you have any tips on fishing the Margaree in June -- pools, when in June to go, etc. -- I'd welcome the guidance.

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If you are there on a weekend there is a good chance I'll be there. I hooked two there last June . It was like winning a lottery not many fisherman were hooking up.
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In my opinion

it is all about the water, which is not always plentiful.

You can catch a lot of fish, and you can keep a lot of fish. But you can't do both very long. Jim Timmins
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Yeah, fishing will be entirely water dependent. It could be great, or it could be terrible. Id concentrate on the lower river regardless of water conditions. Seal, Gillis, Snag, etc. Fresh fish will come in on the incoming tide, assuming the river has water, and these fresh fish will be grabby. Couple years ago, last time I was there in June, myself and buddies had 5 or 6 hookups between us in a couple hours time on a fresh shoal of fishing coming in. Landed a few, lost a few, but good fishing no matter how you look at it.

Good luck and hope for water!
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Thanks for the guidance, gents. Much appreciated!

Pere: That's a beautiful fish! Which pool is that?
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That is the lower Tompkins, it's tidal at this point.
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Hey Ben,
I grew up fishing on the Margaree and the above advice on water should be taken to the bank. You will have to fish hard and it depends on how late in June you go. 15th forward you will have a chance but the run starts with consistency late June early July. Flies like the Green Cosseboom and Lucas Special are money with the early season water temps on 4's and 6's.

I would suggest Robert Chaisson as a first rate guide. I have rarely seen him with a client that did not hook a fish, and even on days that no one else could do anything with it. Also North River and the Cheticamp get fish earlier then the Margaree so don't rule them out.

Here's Roberts info:
http://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do...-fishing-guide
and his Motel's website:
http://www.parkviewresort.com/index.htm

If nothing else you will fall in love with the river, it is one of the most beautiful places to fish.
If you would like some specifics as to where to fish or any other info feel free to shoot me a PM!
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Beautiful River

Hey Ben,
I grew up fishing on the Margaree and the above advice on water should be taken to the bank. You will have to fish hard and it depends on how late in June you go. 15th forward you will have a chance but the run starts with consistency late June early July. Flies like the Green Cosseboom and Lucas Special are money with the early season water temps on 4's and 6's.

I would suggest Robert Chaisson as a first rate guide. I have rarely seen him with a client that did not hook a fish, and even on days that no one else could do anything with it. Also North River and the Cheticamp get fish earlier then the Margaree so don't rule them out.

Here's Roberts info:
http://www.cbisland.com/things-to-do...-fishing-guide
and his Motel's website:
http://www.parkviewresort.com/index.htm

If nothing else you will fall in love with the river, it is one of the most beautiful places to fish.
If you would like some specifics as to where to fish or any other info feel free to shoot me a PM!
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Thanks!

Thanks MadHatter for the info. Much appreciated. I'll PM you for some info!

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