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Hi all! I am going there on June 20+21. Just wondering if it will be a waste of my time or if you figure that salmon will be there. If the salmon are not there, wonder if sea trout would be there? I called the wardens and they claim that the salmon are there already... lets just hope they don't go anywhere and that others will arrive to join the party!
 

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Hi all! I am going there on June 20+21. Just wondering if it will be a waste of my time or if you figure that salmon will be there. If the salmon are not there, wonder if sea trout would be there? I called the wardens and they claim that the salmon are there already... lets just hope they don't go anywhere and that others will arrive to join the party!
I have fished there since I was a kid. Some of the best years have been the end of July first of August. Last year I got a 25lb female on July 14. There was still very few fish. The road at the end of the drive was washed out last year. Tricky. Bring a padle as the one last year was broken in pieces. It seems early but let me know how you make out. Bring some greenbutt bears. Size 4 and 6 doubles.The hot spot is at the end of the run bellow the forks and top of the retaining wall. Small branch overhangs. Shoot it over and let it swing. PM me for phone number and we can talk.
 

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Paul,

I will make a call for ya tommorow and let ya know. used to work for dnr in edmunston and was up to the pool quite a few times. Still got connections up there and will inquire about the fish and numbers. The years i worked there, i always seen salmon up there. nice to see em rollin.
 

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I have fished there since I was a kid. Some of the best years have been the end of July first of August. Last year I got a 25lb female on July 14. There was still very few fish. The road at the end of the drive was washed out last year. Tricky. Bring a padle as the one last year was broken in pieces. It seems early but let me know how you make out. Bring some greenbutt bears. Size 4 and 6 doubles.The hot spot is at the end of the run bellow the forks and top of the retaining wall. Small branch overhangs. Shoot it over and let it swing. PM me for phone number and we can talk.
Thanks a lot for all the pointers... I may take you up on that for a chit chat on the phone. Thanks again! Green butt bears henh... not a problem...
 

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Paul,

I will make a call for ya tommorow and let ya know. used to work for dnr in edmunston and was up to the pool quite a few times. Still got connections up there and will inquire about the fish and numbers. The years i worked there, i always seen salmon up there. nice to see em rollin.
That would be super! Did you usually see salmon on the 20-21 of June? Thanks a lot for taking the bother to call dnr... when I was debating if was going to go or not (and I am... booked yesterday), dnr people who book the pool just said there were salmon... not sure if that means 2 salmon or 200 salmon, not sure if they meant at the mouth of the Restigouche, or right up South Branch Kedgwick! ;o) Thanks again, will check again for any updates they can give you!
 

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Hey paul was talking to the boys today, but of course the fishery guys were out but my buddy is going to talk to them tommorow morning and ill let ya know. It was usually later like early july when i seen the salmon because we were usually busy working. I know it may sound funny but me and my buddy actually got in trouble for working to hard at dnr. They said we were making some look bad. So as soon as i find out more, you'll be the first to know.
 

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Hey paul was talking to the boys today, but of course the fishery guys were out but my buddy is going to talk to them tommorow morning and ill let ya know. It was usually later like early july when i seen the salmon because we were usually busy working. I know it may sound funny but me and my buddy actually got in trouble for working to hard at dnr. They said we were making some look bad. So as soon as i find out more, you'll be the first to know.
hehehe... Can't wait to hear what you find out. Thanks!
 

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Hey paul was talking to the boys today, but of course the fishery guys were out but my buddy is going to talk to them tommorow morning and ill let ya know. It was usually later like early july when i seen the salmon because we were usually busy working. I know it may sound funny but me and my buddy actually got in trouble for working to hard at dnr. They said we were making some look bad. So as soon as i find out more, you'll be the first to know.
Were you able to gather any news Mr. Fenwick? ;o) Just wondering! If I miss them this weekend maybe I will hit them next week... my name was drawn again! lol
 

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The boys for fishery are just not around tried twice today, but some good news came out of it the lower pool which once belonged to fraser paper. My buddy talk to one of the guards and he said there was definately quite a few salmon. Therefore when ever we seen them in that pool, it meant there was quite a few in the pool u are fishing. I have tried hard to find out more during my breaks but to no avail have i gotten to much info. Hope this helps, i have not lost hope and will keep trying to find types of flies and more info for ya.

Happy fishing and keep ur camera close for those big bruiser of a moose up in there.
 

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The boys for fishery are just not around tried twice today, but some good news came out of it the lower pool which once belonged to fraser paper. My buddy talk to one of the guards and he said there was definately quite a few salmon. Therefore when ever we seen them in that pool, it meant there was quite a few in the pool u are fishing. I have tried hard to find out more during my breaks but to no avail have i gotten to much info. Hope this helps, i have not lost hope and will keep trying to find types of flies and more info for ya.

Happy fishing and keep ur camera close for those big bruiser of a moose up in there.
Yes I will have my camera on hand for sure! I've heard similar stories of some salmon being taken just a few miles down river from the forks. Thanks for your help and for the effort put in to help a stranger out! ;o) Very much appreciated.

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No problem bud. Not sure what it is about this week but cant get any answers from any one. Everybody must be feeling the summer time blues or they just all have fishing on their minds.

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Just wondering about leader line... would you use a 6, 8 or 10 pound test in this pool... I usually use 6 lbs test in my normal fishing holes, but am considering 8 or 10 lbs test... would anyone want to go even bigger?
 

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Just wondering about leader line... would you use a 6, 8 or 10 pound test in this pool... I usually use 6 lbs test in my normal fishing holes, but am considering 8 or 10 lbs test... would anyone want to go even bigger?
8 or even 10 don't go 6. Let us know how you make out and bring the camera.
 

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8 or even 10 don't go 6. Let us know how you make out and bring the camera.
Ya ok... I will go with at least the 8 lbs. I will probably have to go pick up some 10 lbs... not a problem! I will bring my camera along and hopefully have a few pics inside of it!
 

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So Paul what is the verdict? Any luck?
;o( Not much luck=no pictures! But the good news is that I am going back Thursday and Friday! ;o) There were allkinds of salmon in the pool... allkinds (salmon and grilse alike)! However, they seem to be sticking to the pool... water temp is 67! The gardian told me that he has never seen the water so low in the last 20 some odd years... not trying to make excuses here, I ain't the best fisherman around, but Mothernature is making it tough for the challenged fisherman like myself! ;o)

We did see 2 salmon in the run just before leaving this afternoon... right in the hotspot you told me about! I hooked into a few nice trout while fishing there... and lost what looked to be a grilse seconds after I hooked it on a green butt bear!

Now the real questions begin!
-what advice can you give me for Thursday if the rain doesn't make it there on time?
-in the hotspot... how many salmon could you usually see there and were they quite active? Because I only did see a couple and during the whole time I fished there I only seen a couple of rolls and jumps... (hundreds of them jumping in the main pool though... in the deadwater...
-do you think it is worth fishing the main pool in the deadwater? If so, have any tips to offer me (flies for deadwater, retrieve techniques???) I have not much luck when it comes to deadwaters.
-the water is so low that the only place the salmon will go in the run is right in the hotspot (a bit more water... not much for current either... the rest of the run to the pool would only have a couple of feet of water and basically no current... and you see the bottom as clear as day and you see parr and trout... but no salmon...
-Would you fish the main deadwater in the pool where 100 salmon are... or in the run where a handfull of salmon are?
-WE STILL HAD AN EXCELLENT TIME THOUGH!
-I is still as beautiful there as ever... if we get rain this week, there are enough fish there to have a LOT of fun!

Thanks for all your help, sorry for all the questions!
Paul
 

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All i can say is lucky dog, you get to go out twice now and atleast be near salmon. One step ahead of me, wish i could be there to see em. As for the dead water, everything is worth a try. Never know what could happen at anytime. Could be a big bruiser waiting for that green butt.

P.S. any big moose during ur travels

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Other than the things on the phone I mentioned..... pray for rain. You can try the lower end, it is a pain to fish it now. The rocks on the other side were put there by DNR. Just up from the boat landing. This ruined the lower end as you use to be able to wade down and put a fly over them. It was really good fishing as well. They seem to like red butt green machine down there .... size 6. Also if the water is low you can go below the tower and cross to the tip of the bar and cast up with a dry fly. Having someone in the tower to direct you helps.
 

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All i can say is lucky dog, you get to go out twice now and atleast be near salmon. One step ahead of me, wish i could be there to see em. As for the dead water, everything is worth a try. Never know what could happen at anytime. Could be a big bruiser waiting for that green butt.

P.S. any big moose during ur travels

Chris Keep us posted living tru your rod
Yes I consider myself lucky... love seing them... they are so nice this time of year! So silver they almost look white in the river. I seen a few moose... nothing big. Even seen a small buck deer...
 

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Other than the things on the phone I mentioned..... pray for rain. You can try the lower end, it is a pain to fish it now. The rocks on the other side were put there by DNR. Just up from the boat landing. This ruined the lower end as you use to be able to wade down and put a fly over them. It was really good fishing as well. They seem to like red butt green machine down there .... size 6. Also if the water is low you can go below the tower and cross to the tip of the bar and cast up with a dry fly. Having someone in the tower to direct you helps.
Ok I will try everything that you just mentioned. Ya no problem to wade accross to the bar with the low water! I will try that. The tower is off limits for now as it is due for repairs and ribonned off, but you can see salmon in there everywhere at water level and can throw a fly over them and watch you fly go over them... over and over! I will try the red butt green machine plenty also next time round...

Thanks again, hopefully this time I will be able to send pictures of salmon we catch! ;o) But no big deal if I just have to settle with observing them only!
 
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