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General RegionNew Brunswick Canada
Specific LocationJuniper Piers pool to Half Moon pool
Fish CaughtAtlantic Salmon,brookies
Conditions & HatchesHot and humid Sunday,cold and windy Monday

Details and Discussion

GreenghostFebruary 22nd, 2009, 11:49 am
New Brunswick

Posts: 23
Couple pics from a 15km overnight canoe trip my bud Pete and I did Labor Day weekend.Lots of brookies,rose a couple salmon Sunday but no hookups.Coldfront and windy Monday morning.We had ditched our waders and camping gear for the last leg,brrrr...water and wind was cold!One last cast and finally landed a nice grilse(23")at the take-out point while waiting for our ride to take us back up river.

Pete @ HalfMoon




A few brookies for the pan


Last chance salmon,23"grilse


Thanks to wbranch for help posting pics.
WbranchFebruary 23rd, 2009, 10:57 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2502
No pictures.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
JZordMarch 5th, 2009, 12:34 pm
New York

Posts: 14
cool pictures. looks fun
WbranchMarch 8th, 2009, 10:47 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2502
Hi Ghost,

Great pictures - looks like nice water. Water looks very clear. Did you see many other fly fishers? I'll PM you for some more information. The top picture even looks like the fellows legs are red from the cold water.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
GreenghostMarch 9th, 2009, 6:18 am
New Brunswick

Posts: 23
Wbranch,it's a beautiful stretch of the river up in the headwaters area of the Main SW Miramichi near Juniper,NB,app. 200km upstream from where it empties into Northumberland Strait.The Miramichi watershed is comprised of 37 major tributaries and over 7000 individual streams,brooks,creeks etc.,making it the largest producer of Atlantic Salmon in the world.The water is clean and pristine,but like most NB rivers slightly tea colored/peat stained.

On this trip we put in just above the small lumber town of Juniper.We seen a few other anglers at some of the easier access points and popular pools along the route,but much of the water is only accessable via canoe,with sweeping bends,lies,and holding pools around every other corner.Some stretches we didn't see another soul for several kms at a time,and this on a long weekend.

Yes,it was very cold on Monday and a mistake to ditch our waders along with the camping gear upstream at an access point,but it was so hot on Sunday we never gave it much thought?Live and learn,...September is wader season,LOL.
Can't wait to go back again in June for some of the best searun speck fishing the east coast has to offer.

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