Here's a young buck I caught yesterday afternoon on the Nep:
Hey bull'sI usually do all /or most of my salmon fishing July/August in the NEP river. However, I am going back upnorth mid-september perhaps, do you know or do you think another run will be around? Or do you think everything will be over by then? ... I went once last year around the 1st week of October and it was a big waste of time... I was using bombers though, perhaps I should use wet fly in near fall season?August 17th log:
got to the pool at 6:30PM, right from the get go, my son had 2 different rises on his first 3 casts, then zippo for the rest of the evening.
My bud was there an hour before us and never got any action before 8:30PM, when he rolled a fish twice.
My brother and his buddy fished the lower section and my bro rolled a fish.
I rolled a couple of fish at 7:00PM, then 2 more at 8:30PM and then I hooked into a small small grisle (less than 20'') at last light.....lost it (long line released) after a minute or so.
All in all a great evening on the river.
Thanks for the tips. (Ally shrimp orange probably something to try then...) If I was staying near Bathurst I will be fishing every night I think lol... but I am stuck in Dieppe so, it's a long drive to go fishing in my favorite riverSeptember is a great month to be out on the Nepisiguit, or any designated salmon water for that matter. Water cools down and darkens up, fish seem to take the fly a bit better than during the dog days. Wet flies are definitely more productive, but you can still stir up a pool with big dries in late season.
Boiled a couple of fish last night, t'was great fun nevertheless, as my dad came out for a rare outing with my brother and my son. It was nice to see 3 generations of anglers on the river. I almost did not fish all evening, just pointed my dad and my son to the most likely holding pods and hope and prayed for them to hook one up.
I got a kick outa watching my son give advice to my ol'man on fly selection and fly presentation in one section of the pool! Full circle...