2018-11-21T16:10:58Z W. W. Doak - Miramichi Photo Gallery - Miramichi Angling Discussion Re: How does the ice look this year? (Feb 2012) - by flour 2017-06-05T17:05:06Z flour verifycode: 98f207321d66092d492f5f43acdebe57 profit Re: How does the ice look this year? (Feb 2012) - by Priyankachopra 2016-11-12T08:00:30Z Priyankachopra great post really appreciable work. That will be valuable to everyone who uses it, including myself. Many thanks! [url=]new year[/url] Re: New flies/old flies - by campbells 2012-04-07T17:56:34Z campbells Howie - excellent looking flies. A friend and I just came back from fishing in Scotland, and tubes have almost entirely taken over there, especially for larger flies. They don't have to be large though. I personally prefer conventional flies tied on the hook shank for anything smaller than say a #4, but some folks do fish some very short tubes. Most of the tubes are fished no differently than our standard wet flies. there are two exceptions that I can think. The first is the very popular sunray shadow. While this long, snakey fly can be fished on the swing, most people do a little stripping along with it. The sunray is highly thought of for its ability to elicit a strike from stale fish. The fly is cast square across the current and stripped quickly by the fish. I've tried that technique a little on the M, but I haven't done all that well with it. The other exception is when the tube is fished on a sink tip line and mending is done to get a slow, deep presentation. I have seen that work wonders in the fall on the M and the Cains when the water begings to get cold. Re: New flies/old flies - by Howie 2012-04-07T12:28:25Z Howie I started tinkering with tubes this winter. They are very enjoyable to tie but I have no clue how they fish. I like the idea of a large presence for high water coupled with a much smaller hook than a traditionally tied 'spring' or 'fall' fly. This one is tied in the temple dog style: [IMG][/IMG] And another: [IMG][/IMG] Re: How does the ice look this year? (Feb 2012) - by Howie 2012-04-07T12:10:27Z Howie A quick update - there's absolutely no ice left - just what's remaining piled along the banks. The river is running very clean and at summer levels. Boating will be tricky unless you know the river well and wading will be a better option for many. Sinking tips won't be needed at today's levels. This picture was taken yesterday (April 6th) in Blackville looking down river towards Doctors Island: [IMG][/IMG] Also taken yesterday looking up river at Doctors Island: [IMG][/IMG] Taken yesterday looking down river off the bridge in Doaktown: [IMG][/IMG] I have to agree with Mr. Keith Wilson - we really should be able to fish on ice out. How does the ice look this year? (Feb 2012) - by Cabinetman 2012-02-06T21:59:29Z Cabinetman Here in Connecticut we've had a winter that's the exact opposite of last year. There's no snow and the temps are relatively warm (45-50F at noon) and not bad at night. There is absolutely no snow cover and none in the extended forcast. I was wondering if you were having a smiliar winter and if conditions had changed from last year or the previous year? My buddies and I are looking forward to a week of fishing at the end of April and wonder if we'll be bringing our ice pics or if you think the ice will be out by then? Just curious! Rome Connecticut, USA Re: Early Fall Run - by campbells 2011-12-17T11:05:55Z campbells Well, fishing friends, the fall run is now history :-( but in another couple of weeks we'll be on the downward glide into another season. I saw that my earlier post has had 2,500+ views and not one reply. It isn't hard to make a post, give it a try! I spend a little time most days on the Salmon Forum fishing chat room in the UK. You get some good info and it helps to pass the winter. Why not give it a shot here where we have our mutual experiences on the Miramichi to talk about. I have always believed - without much real conviction, since I am a relative newcomer to salmon fishing - that the fish are programmed to come at certain times, and that a good push earlier in the season does not detract from the later run. I would have to say, though, that the last few falls have challenged that a bit for me. It's not that we haven't had a fall run, thankfully we have, but our summer runs have been unusually strong in recent seasons - which seems odd since the summers have been so warm. These strong summer runs seem to have reduced the fall run. What do others think :?: Early Fall Run - by campbells 2011-09-08T18:26:02Z campbells We were in camp over the recent holiday weekend and had good, what I call, "pass shooting". For five days we saw a steady stream of salmon of all sizes moving through the water we were fishing in Blackville. Occassionally a fish would take the fly; almost all of these were grilse. If you didn't get them on that first strike they were gone 95% of the time. The water was dropping, but was just too high for real holding. There were as many fish on the move as I can ever recall seeing for such a long period, and several of the ones that we caught had sea lice. My friend said to me, "I don't know where these fish are going to begin to hold up, but somewhere, someone is having incredible fishing". That's my question, anyone have the answer? :?: Thanks Jerry! - by Howie 2011-07-10T18:48:43Z Howie Thanks for your help selecting ingredients for that special fly on Friday evening! Remember that 4 strand Danville's fuscia? ;-) [IMG][/IMG] I broke off a larger fish on the same fly Saturday. Unfortunately I only had time to tie 1 before it got too dark at the camp Friday evening. Thanks also for the great conversation. Dad and I enjoy stopping by your shop on our way to Blackville. All the best! Howie P.S. If you stumble across angel hair in 'UV' and 'White' i'd love to get some. Re: I have not seen this many fish this early in 33 years - by Steve Corey 2011-07-02T17:22:57Z Steve Corey This is a great year for salmon (and salmon fishermen) everywhere it seems. Over 3,000 fish in the Penobscot and the Narraguagus just went over 100 fish so far this year. Considering there were several years recently with fewer than 10 salmon counted on the 'Guagus, this is outstanding. Conditions at sea appear to be ideal. Re: I have not seen this many fish this early in 33 years - by campbells 2011-06-23T08:32:34Z campbells Release IT, according to Mark Hambrook, a salmon biologist, and head of the MSA, 75 to 90% of grilse are males. For some reason or another most of the hen grilse come earlier in the season than the males. What's really great to see is that the heavy grilse run validates that the record amount of smolt counted last May - some 2,000,000+ - apparently did okay in the sea last winter. This could mean an equally large run of 2 MSW in 2012 as the rest of that year class returns. Re: I have not seen this many fish this early in 33 years - by ReleaseIT 2011-06-23T01:24:36Z ReleaseIT Campbell's thanks for the Info. I did hear we are expecting a good number of grilse this year but never heard about the ratio's between male and female. I just always figured the norm was way more males with very few female grilse. Re: Come Hail or High Water - by campbells 2011-06-22T00:17:04Z campbells Jerry - Jason Curtis reports that he caught a grilse in a few minutes of fishing this evening in the Blackville area. We are already back in action, and by the weekend we should be down to good wading conditions. :-D Come Hail or High Water - by Jerry Doak 2011-06-21T14:21:32Z Jerry Doak Lately we have had more than our share of both. On the heels of a saturated Saturday, last Sunday morning on the Miramichi started off with a bang. An intense thunder storm brought heavy rain and even hail to many parts of the watershed. As a result, the Miramichi has risen several feet above normal for the time of year, but it appears to have crested now and is slowly starting drop. Strangely enough, there were still some fish caught in the upper areas of the Main Southwest, as well on the headwaters of some smaller tributaries but most folks seem to be holding off for a couple of days to let things settle down a bit. Before the raise, many pools were experiencing great fishing with one local camp reporting 16 fish landed by their guests on Friday. All in all, it continues to be an exceptionally strong run of June salmon and grilse. New flies/old flies - by campbells 2011-06-21T08:53:30Z campbells Some of us are using the European style tube flies and to a lesser degree Waddington shanks, and fly designs like the sunray shadow or monkey fly concepts. There are times when these flies seem to be more attractive than our standard wet flies, but I'm finding myself drifting back to traditional designs and patterns for most of my fishing. Has anyone else experimented with the modern European styles? Re: I have not seen this many fish this early in 33 years - by campbells 2011-06-20T09:29:58Z campbells Release IT - after some very tough Junes on the Main SW for most of us that are located below the mouth of the Cains, this year we are back to the way it was , or even better. Every day that the water is at a fishable level we are contacting fish, and they are holding quite well, even though we are not down to anything close to summer fishing levels. There are plenty of good fish, but what is amazing too is the number of female grilse. If we see a few early female grilse in most years that's quite a lot. This year our catch is better than 50% female grilse. A poster on another forum says that a biologist told him that a good early run is important because it just indicates a bigger bell shaped curve. If male grilse are 4.5 times as numerous as females, the river should be full of them once they start to come in. I have not seen this many fish this early in 33 years - by ReleaseIT 2011-06-10T12:19:48Z ReleaseIT I have not seen this many fish this early in the 33 years I have been fishing this great river. I can only hope it continues. On May 27th I lost a bright Salmon in the 12-15 lb range (broke my 6lb test) and landed one nice grilse around 23", I also rose several other fish which hit my fly but no hookup(this could have been the same fish rising several times). On May 28th also landed a nice fish 32" long. On June 4th I arrived at the pool at 8:15 pm and at 9:25 hooked and landed a 32-34 inch fish. On June 5th I hooked and landed the 3 Salmon the smallest 32" and the largest 35". I would just like to remind everyone to please get these fish in as fast as you can put these beautiful fish back as gently as you can. Make sure you hold on to them to make sure they fully recover. Please don't hold them out of the water too long for picture taking. Thanks Here is a link to a video I shot of me releasing a 35 inch fish. Look at the sea lice on the back. Early Season Successes - by Jerry Doak 2011-06-04T15:49:10Z Jerry Doak In late May on the Miramichi, it is not uncommon to hear rumours of "a few bright fish". Usually the reports will start with vague references to the Northwest Miramichi, which is traditionally an earlier river than the Main Southwest. This is often followed by speculation on what might be happening "down-river" as a few early fish make their way into the system. Such stories are often greeted with scepticism by many, but this year the Miramichi has provided abundant proof of its bounty, with several reports of early angling success. On Friday, May 27, a good friend stopped in to report that he had encountered 2 salmon and one grilse during a couple of days of angling. By Saturday, his report was echoed by several other anglers with similar tales. It is not unusual to hear of a few Miramichi salmon being caught in late May, but the 2011 numbers are extremely impressive and the photographic proof provided by some customers leaves little room for doubt. What is really surprising is the strong number of grilse being caught which is most unusual for the time of year. There have also been several reports of sea trout as large as 23" being caught in what appears to be a healthy population. What may lie ahead for the summer is still anyone's guess but with high water levels and cooler than normal temperatures, the entire Miramichi system is off to a strong start to the 2011 season. Forum - Miramichi Angling Discussion - W. W. Doak - Miramichi Photo Gallery

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