Posted 21 June 2014 - 10:09 AM
Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:27 AM
The tidal portions of the Kennebecasis down to just below the mouth of the Hammond river have smallmouth although I cannot help you with shore fishing spots there (well, Hampton floating dock). I believe there are places at the tidal boundary & below in Bloomfield where you can shore fish but above the Bloomfield Station Road bridge becomes fly fishing only July 1st. Further down the Kennebecasis a few kms below the Hammond river I don't think there will be much if many SMB as it gets too saline. I've fished Meenan's Cove lots and never caught a smallmouth, mostly just yellow perch and a scattered pickerel. The upper Norton Shore road area you can catch smallmouth but the road is rough (I won't take a car there again) and locals have been proping up Private property signs even where it is just the road falling off into the river.
The tidal portions of the Hammond and Darlings Lake as well can produce smallmouth. I've caught lots in the Hammond River Park area although mostly sub 12 inch. Around the train bridge & downstream I've had some luck but spoty. As well Darlings Island Covered Bridge area has been good for many. In the Hammond I've had more luck with larger smallmouth in non-tidal areas (above train bridge) mostly above the HRAA lodge but please be aware that this area becomes fly fishing only July 15th (also a later season opening May 1st).
Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:32 AM
Also down on the Kingston peninsula at Kingston creek it appears people are catching more smallmouth each year but chain pickerel are the predominant predator fish there.
Posted 29 June 2014 - 12:11 PM
After that we headed to the darlings island covered bridge we stayed there till around 10 am never had a nibble but we saw a perch swim by. After that we went to norton shore road I had a sunfish hit a fake leech but never bit it. A freakish spotted bullead swam by too. I also had 2 fish follow in m6 "boo yah real craw spinner" from dicks. They kept hitting the spinner portion not the hook portion. Not sure of they were perch or smb they were no bigger than 10 inches either way. I might have to look into so different lures.
My son had fun any way he kept asking me how someone got lure caught in the power lines by the darlings bridge.
Posted 29 June 2014 - 04:00 PM
Posted 30 June 2014 - 08:43 PM
Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:03 AM
WTG. You're one up on me with a spinnerbait. I have yet to catch anything on a spinnerbait. Catch most of mine on senkos followed by crankbaits, flukes, and nightcrawlers on jigheads. I saw a handful to bass taking bugs at surface on the weekend so it maybe time to start poppers again.
Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:19 AM
Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:33 AM
For senkos you can get a variety at Doiron's in SJ for 69 cents each.
Posted 07 July 2014 - 02:26 PM
Kennebecasis River I find has the most activity of Smallmouth(by far) from shore. Both the Belliesle Bay and the Washademoak Lake are good for Pickerel from shore, but I found that if you want the Smallmouths you gotta go out a ways.... Try fishing off the dock beside the green bridge in Hampton, I've caught and have seen many Smallmouth caught there. Good luck my friend!
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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:36 PM
There are small mouth in Washadamoak Lake, caught one there last year on a gold hard bodied lure.
Posted 10 August 2014 - 02:35 PM
Update/Correction re Kennebecasis - Meenan's Cove
I have now caught a number of smaller SMB on either inline spinners or crankbaits - 6.5, 11.5, 9, 11, & 10 - and lost a few more smaller ones on jumps. Saw another which I think was a smallmouth in the 16-20" but it looked wider (side to side) that others I have caught in that range so may have been something else.
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