If you are trying to decide between another spot and the Petitcodiac I would say wait until May 1st and try the Petitcodiac. But if you're going to be fishing only the Petit then just go whenever you can because it can be hit or miss. In truth I've only seen any sea run brook trout last year in the 4 years I've been fishing it. Hopefully now that the head pond is gone they will come back even better than last year! But after the alewife (gaspereaux) come up the river I don't even bother. They are a good sign in my opinion as well, but I haven't caught any trout while they were there. However I'm no expert so maybe I'm doing something wrong. Last year it was like the river was boiling when the alewife were there!When is the sea trout run for the petitcodiac river? never fished sea trout just brookies so I was just wondering when and what parts are best?
Really important for this river right now! We need a few years of catch and release at the very least.I had great luck on the Petty first half of May then the Gaspereaux showed up and trout fishing slowed down a bit.
I was down on the Petty Saturday mainly to try out my new salmon gear and the water was high and dirty
wasn't really there to catch fish...just wanted to play around with my new rod and line to get a feel for it
If you are trout fishing the Petty try to put as many back in the river as possible. We need this run of trout to grow and last year the run really too a hit from all the hook n cook anglers. I am not saying don't keep any,,,hell my kids kept a few but just keep it to a minimum if you do decide to keep any
You should also read the fishing guide this year about eating trout and other fish over and under a certain size, as well as the recommendation for children and eating said fish. Another reason to keep less and/or zero fish.thanks for the help guys. And ya I was mainly just planning on taking my nerpew with me and do a little catch and relasing for the fun of the sport and get him into fishing keep a few if there a good size. Do you know of any other rivers close to the moncton area with sea trout runs? I heard canaan but I dont really know if that is true. What about the north river does that have a sea trout run?
Little River - had Sea Trout in it just two weeks ago - not sure of status. Was out there 2 and 3 wks ago, lots of Gaspereaux and still good numbers of trout, both seckled and sea run - any kept from there was min of 8 inches - couple of them were in the 12-14 in rangethanks for the help guys. And ya I was mainly just planning on taking my nerpew with me and do a little catch and relasing for the fun of the sport and get him into fishing keep a few if there a good size. Do you know of any other rivers close to the moncton area with sea trout runs? I heard canaan but I dont really know if that is true. What about the north river does that have a sea trout run?