New Brunswick Fishing Forum banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey I'm in NB for the summer and was wondering if anyone could tell me where the best place for smallmouths would be in the Oromocto/Gagetown area.
I don't have a boat here so some good shore fishing spots would be appreciated.
Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Hey I'm in NB for the summer and was wondering if anyone could tell me where the best place for smallmouths would be in the Oromocto/Gagetown area.
I don't have a boat here so some good shore fishing spots would be appreciated.
Thanks
TyBobBilly, you are on some prime real estate for small mouth; you do not need a boat either.
Between Gagetown and Mactaquac anywhere you find a bridge or some old peers you should have some good luck.
Take a drive up the "Scenic" route between Oromocto and Fredericton (Route 105) and stop along the way you should have some luck. OR if you prefer keep on the South side (Route 102)

The Saint John River system has a tone of smallmouth waiting for you.

IF you can, get up the old trans Canada highway (still Route 102 on the map) Between Woodstock Road and Mactaquac...always found this was some of the best fishing for Bass. Tone of places to stop on either side of the road here with Bass waiting to bite.

Best of luck
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
438 Posts
Definetly sj river, ive caught some beauty smallmouth right in Oromocto and right on the water front in Fredericton, and all along the 105, you might also want to check out the oromcto river, it to is full of bass, especially up in the village of Tracy and Fredericton junction not to far form Oromocto, as well as the Naashwalk river in Fredericton/marysville, ive been catching all kinds of them in that river the last week, some real nice ones at that
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
i seen a an old women pull in a 24inch smallmouth on the cannan river yesterday its full of fish that size she said
That wouldn't suprise me. I had caught a 20 incher earlier this year. I had another good run about the same size if not bigger, but lost him when he made a big jump.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
186 Posts
Wife caught a 3lb 11oz smallie near gagetown yesterday. Was 20.5" long to the tip of the tail...Was a real nice bass though kinda skinny. Wouldn't a 24" bass be a NB record? Somewhere around 8lbs? Definitely some real good bass fishing in the SJ though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
Wife caught a 3lb 11oz smallie near gagetown yesterday. Was 20.5" long to the tip of the tail...Was a real nice bass though kinda skinny. Wouldn't a 24" bass be a NB record? Somewhere around 8lbs? Definitely some real good bass fishing in the SJ though.
4 lb 11 oz smallie few weeks ago, measuring 23 inches, and it would be what I call chunky.... seriously thought someone stuffed a football down it's gullet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
169 Posts
When is the spawn? Dont want to miss it this year, missed it by a week last year, nothing but a bunch of empty nests.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
102 Posts
Temperature is the most important factor that determines when Bass spawn. At or about 59 to 65 degrees they will start to spawn assuming that there eggs are ripe.There is no magic date or moon phase that triggers it ,you simply have to keep checking the water temp. I know alot of those on this site promote catch and destroy but fishing for spawning bass can be very hard on the population as the fish you are catching are mostly males that are protecting the nests which leaves the nest unprotected against predators and it can be destroyed while they are gone. It is not against the law to fish them during the spawn but it is to kill them. That is the reason that no tournaments are held during the spawn. Smallmouth fishing can be an enjoyable sport for all, Just keep in mind that the larger fish are the spawners and the future of the population and it takes about 20 years to grow an 18inch smallmouth so when you decide to take a couple home try the 14-15inch range, but it is not legal to kill them til after July 1st
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,326 Posts
Temperature is the most important factor that determines when Bass spawn. At or about 59 to 65 degrees they will start to spawn assuming that there eggs are ripe.There is no magic date or moon phase that triggers it ,you simply have to keep checking the water temp. I know alot of those on this site promote catch and destroy but fishing for spawning bass can be very hard on the population as the fish you are catching are mostly males that are protecting the nests which leaves the nest unprotected against predators and it can be destroyed while they are gone. It is not against the law to fish them during the spawn but it is to kill them. That is the reason that no tournaments are held during the spawn. Smallmouth fishing can be an enjoyable sport for all, Just keep in mind that the larger fish are the spawners and the future of the population and it takes about 20 years to grow an 18inch smallmouth so when you decide to take a couple home try the 14-15inch range, but it is not legal to kill them til after July 1st
Very well put Laurie
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top