Miramichi Fishing Report

July 26 Miramichi Salmon Blog Update – July 26 Miramichi Salmon Blog Update – First Nation’s Commercial Striped Bass Fishery Approved

By Brad Burns / July 30, 2018 /

Brad Burns, our Miramichi Salmon and Fishing Guru is back with his Fishing Report and shares the news that the Natoaganeg First Nation “Eel Ground” has been granted approval by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for a commercial striped bass fishery with a quota of 50,000 fish per year.  The details of the distribution are unclear at this time, but the times when the fishery will be conducted are in late May/June and then again in October.  These are the times when the fish are in the river spawning and later preparing to overwinter.

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Mid-Summer Miramichi Salmon Blog

By Brad Burns / July 28, 2018 /

After one of the better June’s in a few years we ran out of luck, or at least most of it. July has been hot, but it is the timing of that heat that has been the killer.  It actually began the last day of June, and just as the heart of the summer run was scheduled to arrive we had a week of 30C range temperatures. 

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Temporary Closure of Salmon Pools on the Miramichi River

By Giv'er Miramichi / July 5, 2018 /

Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to inform the public that the following 26 salmon fishing pools will be closed to angling for all species of fish, due to high water temperature and low water levels. This closure will be starting Thursday, July 5, 2018 and will continue until conditions improve, as per the warm water protocol in place.

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Miramichi June Salmon Fishing

By Brad Burns / July 4, 2018 /

I’m back in Maine after a couple of weeks of June salmon fishing on the Miramichi.  I’m going to ride out the heat wave here and then head back up, hopefully at the end of the week.

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Striped bass spawning ground angling closure in the Northwest Miramichi River from June 4 to June 8, 2018

By Giv'er Miramichi / June 4, 2018 /

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced the dates of the closure of angling during the striped bass spawning period in 2018 in a portion of the Northwest Miramichi River. From June 4 to June 8, 2018, angling will be prohibited from the bridge in Red Bank downriver approximately 6.5 km, to a line located in front of Williamstown Road and defined by two points as indicated on the following map:

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The Tipping Point

By Giv'er Miramichi / May 17, 2018 /

Seems a little strange to be writing about the tipping point – that time between spring salmon and the first bright fish on the Miramichi – when not much more than a week ago it was cold, and the water level was near flood stage.  But it’s different now. 

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Atlantic Salmon Recreational Fishing for the Gulf Region in 2018

By Miramichi Salmon Association / May 15, 2018 /

Moncton, New Brunswick – April 27, 2018 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will maintain the current catch and release management measures for the recreational fishery throughout the Gulf Region for 2018, in order to further protect Atlantic salm…

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Spring Salmon Blog

By Brad Burns / May 4, 2018 /

Spring has finally come to the Miramichi valley. As those of you living in the Northeast know, it was a crazy winter. We had a snow cover in coastal Maine from virtually the first of December until well into April. They still have it in parts of inland Maine. One true Blackville gray beard told me that it was the most snow he had seen in the woods,

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, November 9, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 9, 2017 /
Bryant Freeman All Things Fishing

MIRAMICHI – Let us remember our Veterans on Remembrance Day November 11! On The Water: Christmas Shopping List (Clip and Paste) by Doug Underhill MIRAMICHI – With the fishing season over and equipment taken care of, I’ll wrap up another season with my annual Christmas shopping suggestions for the angler. I’ve checked with my friends…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, November 2, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / November 2, 2017 /

NEXT WEEK: The Christmas Shopping List MIRAMICHI – Another angling season is in the books. The last three weeks of the season provided very good salmon angling, but we must wait to see the final numbers to make a proper assessment. Striped bass also picked up during the final weeks of the season. Jim Laws…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, October 26, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 26, 2017 /

MIRAMICHI – The only remaining salmon rivers open until October 29 are the Bartibog, Tabusintac and Burnt Church Rivers which are all very low water at present. If we get the rain that is forecast for today, perhaps there will be an opportunity to encounter some fall fish in these rivers. Jim Laws of Miramichi…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, October 19, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 19, 2017 /
Here’s the end product of a few of those great fall battles....

CORRECTION: Last week I inadvertently gave out wrong information regarding the daily retention number of stripped bass. I had stated “two” which was wrong. As of September 1 until October 31 the daily retention is ONE FISH ONLY between 50-75 centimeters. NOTE: For the past three weeks, there has been a disruption in this column’s…

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, October 12, 2017

By Giv'er Miramichi / October 12, 2017 /
Ledges guide Lloyd Lyons with salmon caught by Bob Lauer

MIRAMICHI – For the most part, this is the last week of the season with Sunday, October being the final day of 2017 for salmon. Exceptions are the Bartibog, Tabusintac and Burnt Church Rivers which close October 29. So a big THANK YOU to all my sources for their reports this season. Rain on Sunday/Monday…

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