We were out last saturday on the canaan river at cole's island, got some nice ones, my brother got one about 18 inches.
if your comming from coles island drive down the old fredriction hwy untill you get to the " Y " in the road to go to havlock, rite at the "Y" theres a bridge and there is a path on the right with a huge mowed area were ive got bass, pickrel, white fish and trout beforeMy son and I went out to the Canaan lastnight and found it hard to find a good location to park and walk down to the shore. We started looking in and around Coles Island and then drove down the Cole's Island Cut off towards Moncton. We did find a spot to go down in, but it was very muddy and brush covered.
Any ideas for a good spot to walk in?
At the place where Olsanky2000 explained, if you have fishing waders you can walk down around the corner. Thee are some rapids and then in a few meters the water calms down and gets fairly deep for awhile. I have caught quite a few bass in this area. Some were caught in the middle and some along the edge of the banks.
The place they are describing is near New Canaan on the 112.Are you guys referring more towards New Canaan and Cherryville or closer to Coles ISland? When you say old Fredericton highway do you mean the 112 or highway 10? Also how is the fishing right off the trans Canada?
Yea The other fish do eat the eggs once they leave the nest, but usually the fish you catch will be returned to an untouched nest because its rare for that to happen, if you release the fish in time of course. Just make sure you catch, really quick picture, then return. You only gotta worry about it during spawn though. By the way, What lake/river did you fish for those smallies?"The record for the N.B.S.F.A Tournament trail and is weighed on legal scales is 5.2lbs caught by Barry Burke on Harvey lake, it has come close to falling a couple of times but has stood for several years."
Geesh maybe I should start tournament fishing as I have caught over a dozen 5lbers this year alone. Caught one bass that went 24inch and 6.2lbs.
Check out my gallery, all spring smallies, try and upload some older big smallies I have caught in the past.
Was told once that is not good to fish bass in the spring as they are spawning and when the female leaves the nest other fish come in and eat the eggs, is there any truth to this?
Also can someone please tell me how to add pics to posts? Dont understand why this is so difficult on the site!