Thanks Jpop! what about the wharf in St. Martins?i mostly fish the st. george area for flounder, beaver and blacks harbour. i fish it from mid summer on. there are 5 species of flounder in the bay of fundy, so even though they move out to deep water at times, there is almost always some of them around. they like about a 10 foot depth of water. and will move in and out with the tide to stay about that depth. for bait, sea worms, crawlers and power bait all work, as does cut fish and a bunch of other stuff (even cranks!). they are very good bait stealers, so it often becomes a battle of catching them before there is no bait left on your line. so if the bit isn't there or has stopped, check the bait. they also get used to a bait quickly, so if again the bite stops, move some and they will probabaly start biting again. some say to drag a bait rig across a flat for them, and a lot use a hildy rig for this. i mostly just use a flounder rig or make one up with a ball jighead and a split to a snelled hook. the flounder rig has a yellow plastic egg on it so it always looks baited, and i think the ball part of the jig works the same.
take some ice with you - flounder go bad a lot quicker than most fish.
there are yellow tail flounder right in sj harbour and around the falls, but i wouldn't eat them...
My son really wants to fish off a wharf so I figured St. Martins was the closest to us and thought I would give it a try.When are we able to fish there?i`ve only fished st. martins wharf for sea trout and mackerel. it might be a bit rocky for flounder. you would probably be better off fishing off the beach there. anybody else know?
anybody else know?
So I can fish there today if I wanted? That is crazy about the Halibut!!What could I be catching this time of year of the St. Martins wharf?i don`t see any listing for the irsh river for tidal water. casting out into the salt water there is legal 24/7 all year long for none sport fish.
if you don`t get any there try from the beaver harbour wharf.
a buddy of mine lost a good size halibut from the old fery terminal at blacks harbour - total fluke to hook up with one there, and it didn`t stay on long, breaking the line after it rolled on the surface. he was using 40pound test striper line and it broke with a bang so loud it sounded like a high power rifle going off beside me, and i was on the other side of the wharf.
Thanks again Jpop u have been a huge help. I was just gonna stay around the wharf area. Is it a waist of time this time a year?sport fish in nb are: sea run atlantic salmon, land loched atlantic salmon, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, rainbow trout, arctic char (basicly any trout or hybrid), and small mouth bass.
Again Thanks for the help but i dont think I have the gear for stripers but I would love to catch one.unfortunately i haven`t fished st. martins harbour this time of year. with global warming, it`s hard to say.
there are lots of fish in the water right now. tons of seals are feeding in sj harbour and there are lots of gulls working the whole harbour & falls area. i think harbour polluck should be around st. martins wharf (pure guess) and there is almost always some sort of flounder around. the big runs at the moment should be herring and gasperaux (alewifes and blue back herring). in the sj harbour and falls area there are at least a few tommy cod. and anywhere tidal right now there are smelt.
for stripers keep in mind that although they will hit in day light the prime bite is in the dark, dawn and dusk.