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#1 Fishing Cram

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:07 PM

Looking to plan a fishing trip in may specifically for smallmouths, anybody willing to point me in the right direction. The only time I've caught a smallmouth was when I was targeting pickerel so I don't really know where to start to catch smallies. As I only get out 4-5 times a year I really try to make the most of the times I'm out and any info will be extremely appreciated!
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#2 TheRealCraigAC

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:29 PM

Whereabouts would you like to target them?
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#3 Jim VE9WH

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:57 PM

Structure is the key, look for rocks,ledges tree falls. Anyplace they can hide. pretty much anywhere in the St John river system and any number of lakes
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:20 PM

I'm not that picky on the location. We go to Jemseg for pickerels and Hampton for sturgeons so travel is part of the trip. I guess closer to moncton the better because it would mean more hours on the water.
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 03:29 PM

Canaan River is a decent spot for smallies


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:32 PM

Any part of the Canaan better than others
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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:14 AM

I'm not really aware of the quality of any particular sections of the river, but if I was you, and I was coming from Moncton, I'd probably start from where the 112 crosses the river, and work my way towards Cole's Island. The 112 runs parallel to the river for quite some time, so you'd have a lot of opportunities to fish along the way. And like Jim VE9WH said above, structure is key, so keep that in mind as you scout things out. Honestly, google maps is a fisherman's best friend. I've discovered a lot of awesome fishing spots that way. 


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