say enough about how lucky we are to have such great fishing in these rivers. I have been fishing the Miramichi River for over forty years and I have to say that was the best opener I have ever had in all my years of fishing spring salmon. I was anticipating that the opener would yield some great fishing if the weather held but it turned out that the fishing was much better than I thought it would be. Even though fishermen were out in droves,everyone was hooking fish and most serious fishermen had no problem limiting out on the first day. Day two was mostly a repeat of the opening day with many fish caught and a good number of sports limiting out. It started to slow down a bit after the first couple of days because the water raised a bit and got a bit dirty but the fish were still taking if you had the right flies and the right technique.
I limited out by 8:30 AM and my lady fishing partner limited out by 10:30 on the first morning. I was fishing again this year with Donna A. and she did very well the first day and it turns out she is also a very good net person. I told her uncle Allen,who is a good fisherman and guide himself,that she handled a net as good as him or better! He took it all in stride and said he taught her everything she knows! The following photo shows Donna with one of the first fish she caught on opening day.