i fish there when im at my uncles house, i have a secret spot i fish on North RiverQuick add on about the watershed .... I fish Little - North rivers and Turtle Creek and they all produce parr and nice brookies , sea runs ... anyone care to comment?
where about were the stripers caught...?? and same with the grilse..??Remember that the trap does not trap all fish passing through. The nets only cover a portion of the river.
That being said, they only got two trout in the nets last year. Fishermen, though, say the trout fishing has never been better in the past two generations.
One smolt was caught in 2010. It is very odd that the smolt was heading upstream and not down (the trap only catches fish heading upstream,) so it was likely just a lost soul. No salmon were trapped last year. A fisherman caught a nice grilse but it proved to be an escapee from a fish farm, which is alarming to say the least. A tagged salmon's sonar was detected upriver, a very encouraging sign because it was one of the fish released in early 2011 out in the BoF.
Where no stripers have been found in the river for many decades, last year 158 stripers were found, of many age classes.
Tomcod were also extirpated from the river above the causeway, but last year they recorded 1,316. Only one tommy cod was found in 2010.
There used to be tons of shad but they all disappeared too thanks to the illegal causeway. Last year one shad was trapped. Oddly, the time of year it was caught was faaaaar outside it's normal spawning time, so it's a mystery why it was there.
Very few gaspereau or smelt were trapped, but they normally only set up the nets after those two species make their runs.
Hope this helps.
Ya I was hoping it would be a little more solid since we haven't had much rain. I was up there last fall just after the season closed, and admired the little pool under the bridge and the brush as the river kept flowing downward. Itchin to throw on the waders and wander on through.You were a wise man to turn around at that spot. It's been swalling Tauruses, including my own, since about 1979.