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Hey all.

As you may know from my gallery, I like to catch big fish.

I'm off work for the next 2 weeks before I start ramping up to leave for Afghanistan and I would like to set out in search of a new type of big fish to catch. Maybe a large trout or salmon, or something.

I used to fish brook trout when I was younger on the fly, but I find they are kind of small. Bass are small, pickerel are small, pike tend to be small but are acceptable past 40". Although they are all fun to catch, they don't really interest me.

If anyone would like to get out fishing for something like that, give me a shout.
 

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Big freshwater fish in NB
Muskie (st john river system)
Stripers
Salmon
Trout (north for big brookies, some rivers have good stocks of rainbows and browns)
Sturgeon (shortnose, atlantic)

You should also consider Smallmouths, or Chainsides on ultra light tackle or fly, that can be a hell of a lot of fun with 2lb plus fish!
 

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My suggestion: try to get drawn for trout daily crown and hit the lakes / streams with a litghweith fly rod outfit. I've recently re-discovered the fun of catching big brookies on light tackle....sweet!

It can be tough fishing with sporadic activity, but if you're used to musky fishing, you must be a patient angler lol!

Also, ever try Macqueral on a fly rod? Nothing short of spectacular fishing when they are schooling...

Thight lines,
 

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My suggestion: try to get drawn for trout daily crown and hit the lakes / streams with a litghweith fly rod outfit. I've recently re-discovered the fun of catching big brookies on light tackle....sweet!

It can be tough fishing with sporadic activity, but if you're used to musky fishing, you must be a patient angler lol!

Also, ever try Macqueral on a fly rod? Nothing short of spectacular fishing when they are schooling...

Thight lines,
Yeah,I've done the Mackerel thing growing up, but it gets kind of boring when you catch 200-300 of them in an afternoon.
 

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You might wanna give sturgeon a shot in the sj river, or head to the salmon pools
Yeah, Sturgeon were fun for a bit. Not a bad way to kill some time fishing from shore...

Hmm, salmon pools eh. I might give that a go if I can find someone willing to take me out. I don't have the gear for it.
 

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damn buddy --you got er beat--how about a shark trip in the bay of fundy--or a 100 lb cod--or a 60lb striper or an 8 lb brookie or a 45lb atlantic-or a 1000lb bluefin--or a 6lb landlock or a 5lb smallie--or beat steve's muskie--lots of challenges out there
 

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oh and of course the flyrod adds a little more challenge--i still have all of those to hit and i'm closing in on 50--so much water so little time----or take up golf
 

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I actually had a shark trip planned for august, but I had to cancel cause I will be leaving.
 

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i was looking forward to that! oh well, cant win em all. i have monday and saturday off nest week if you want to have a sturgeon day.. we can spend the first half of the day trolling shallow water for muskie. after a couple hours of catching nothing but mussels we can change our rigs and use em for bait!
 

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i was looking forward to that! oh well, cant win em all. i have monday and saturday off nest week if you want to have a sturgeon day.. we can spend the first half of the day trolling shallow water for muskie. after a couple hours of catching nothing but mussels we can change our rigs and use em for bait!
Jay... a heads up to let you know that sturgeon are out of season until July. For some reason (spawning?) they are closed for the month of June.
 

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That is the reason, as far as I know. You can still catch em, just have to release them though. I mean... lots of stuff bite on a big ball of worm.
 

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okay, i think i have it for you ryan - flounder and halibut. you can break a rod trying to horse in a big flounder or any halibut. jimmie broke his ugly stick on one last year. the small ones won't give you the fight your looking for, you need them over a foot across. treat them like smallies and they are a ball. treat them like cod and they are boring.

an idea anyway, if you can't get out for sharks.
 
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