Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:11 AM
went down to Neguac, under the iles aux foins bridge to be exact, for an evening fish on Sunday. had a decent evening, caught just short of a half dozen over about 3 hours or so. I was playing with an old fly rod I had rigged up (my cast is horrible :-/, oh well) caught a couple super small stripers on it using streamers. caught a few more using the typical lures (split tail flukes and swimbaits).
the interesting part of the night set in just after dark when the water was just alive with fish. For the better part of an hour you could barely count to 10 without hearing fish breaking the surface. Wading about with my flashlight i came to the conclusion that they were eating these small (1-2") shrimp that could be seen bopping around near the surface.
This certainly fit the profile of fish being locked into a food source. Despite my efforts of trying to match the hatch the bite was slow. I've since scoured the web after a floating shrimp fly to try to lock into the feeding frenzy next time I'm there.
This type of feeding is something I've observed at various docks after dark throughout the Miramichi Bay. Just wondering if anyone has observed the same and had any luck with tapping into it. I know most of them are small, but they'd be a blast to play with.