I had similar incidents at Goodfellow a couple of times, I can relate to your dissapointment. Do you know where / how one could get a river map showing the pool names for the big Bog?I am home to Little Bartibog on Wednesday! Can't wait! Been living up in Northern Quebec for the last 6 months. I have been chasing Lakers up here with the fly, caught three in the last week, but I can't wait to get back on the Little and Big Bartibog and chase the elusive sea-run trout.
This might be my first year I am home when the run is on. Hopefully I can get into some good fishing this week.
I plan on running Goodfellows to the Bailey Bridge, or straight to the Hwy, so I will update on here how the fishing is going.
Keep your eyes peeled for suspicious characters, please. Last year my father and I were on the river and floated over Bishops pool, and it was loaded with large trout, and later that night a couple idiots came in and swept the pool clean. We also were camping up by Goodfellows one night and we heard trucks coming in after midnight. Once they heard us they peeled out of there in a hurry. I love this river and it is unfortunate some idiots have to take advantage of it like this. Please post on here if you see or hear any suspicious activities.
Bull's Eye,I had similar incidents at Goodfellow a couple of times, I can relate to your dissapointment. Do you know where / how one could get a river map showing the pool names for the big Bog?
PS: I'm torn between going to the Bog tonite of fishing the Nep for Atlantics....ahhhhhgggggg the choices a guy has to make!
The water was really high wasn't it? fished the upper, middle or lower section?I fished there all weekend..... 13.5 inch river trout on Saturday then 6 brights today...... from 10 to 14 inches..... good times!
Good stuff!Fished the bartibog all last week. Never seen so many trout in my life. Got my limit of 2 over 12'' everyday. Trout under 12 inches were hard to come by. Best fishing I ever had, hit the run dead on!!
The water came up a few feet on saturday and I'm assuming it came up a bit yesterday... I'm hoping for clear sunny sky's the next few days, might head up on the weekend and see if there's any trout still going.
Update on the BOG.
River was full with fishermen last night. My brother and I ran the Bailey's to HWY 8. Saw three fishermen walking up from Greenbrook. They said they only had one. Fished one of the last pools on the run and got nothing. Didn't really see anything either. Talked with another couple lads and they said they hooked a monster but lost it.
I had a lot better luck on the Little Bog this morning. Went to my honey hole at 530 am and hooked a 9 inch river and a 9 inch sea-trout. Forgot the drastic differnce in colour. Then I hooked a nice 13 inch sea-run. And then I hooked a monster, fought like a grilse for about 20 seconds, splashing and bending my 9ft 9wt rod real nice, and then I lost it. Fish were breaking water in the alders all morning! Can't wait until tomorrow!
Heading up to the Dungarvon tonight to chase some Atlantics.