Even if the bite is off, our little part of New Brunswick is a beautiful place to be in the summertime. Having Grand Lake and Salmon River just minutes away is a big plus for visiting tourists because of all the beautiful areas to explore. A drive along Grand Lake west and the Saint John River will provide visitors with many photo opportunities at every turn. The fertile flood plain provides nutrients for a backdrop of lush vegetation teeming with fish and wildlife. Simple sunsets become a thing of beauty in this country so often, locals just take it for granted.
As I mentioned, the fishing has been slow coming around this year and the salmon are just getting started on the Miramichi and her tributaries. Reports of very few fish in the system and even fewer hook -ups had some anglers worried but a fresh report had around seventy fish in one day in a trap near Chatam. This seems to indicate the fish are coming in but are a little late this year. Lets all keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best. The larger sea trout have made their journey to the headwaters but there are still lots of 10-14 inch trout around. Many times these sea trout will provide some action on a slow day of salmon fishing and sometimes end up in the frying pan. At least the ones I catch do.
We have been fishing white perch for the past week or so and have just started to catch some of the bigger ones. Jamie and Brooke were over and caught enough for a feed one evening.