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To ANYONE that is going to Squirrel Falls this summer;

Please be reminded that at the bottom of the stairs there is a large pile of old cans, bottles, and junk located on the up river side. It is next to where the old camp was located along the river. It is a real eye sore and when you see it you will know exactly what I mean. Does anyone else know what I mean??

Please, if possible, bring one garbage bag and take one extra load of garbage out of the woods with you. If you are squimish, bring a work glove to pick up the mess. If every party that gets to fish here takes out a bag, it will soon be gone.

It is a big deal and if we work together we can clean up our rivers one bag at a time.

THANKS!!!
 

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I'll be at Squirrel Falls on 13 Aug come hell or high water, garbage bags (and T-Bones) will be packed and handed out to everyone in the party. Sounds like the big crack in the rock along side of Pallisades pool where everyone has thrown their beer cans and bottles and it's quite deep so it would be difficult to get them out of there.

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I'll be at Squirrel Falls on 13 Aug come hell or high water, garbage bags (and T-Bones) will be packed and handed out to everyone in the party. Sounds like the big crack in the rock along side of Pallisades pool where everyone has thrown their beer cans and bottles and it's quite deep so it would be difficult to get them out of there.

Bill G.
Not Adams this year eh Bill!?
 

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Hi

I have never been to Squirrel Falls before and had my name drew for July 26th. Just wondering which pools are the best to try and if you need an ATV to fish them. Also what flies work the best.

Any info would be appreciated.
 

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With a name like Monquarter I had to help you out.

First the camp is about 1 KM from the river. You can use a truck or wheeler to go to the parking space located well above the river. Here you will have to climb down approximately 75 steps to to the water. You can only access the pools by foot. The best pool, IMO, is Long Falls and it is located just down river a bit from the stairs. Bridge Pool is a dandy and a good one to fish dryfly from the lower part.

Squirrel Falls is good although I had no luck there. The Ledge Pool?? below the Falls is good as well.

I didn't fish too much above the stairs but some people have had great luck up.

Don't forget to bring an extra garbage bag Monquarter. One bag will help make a difference.

Good luck.
 

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Planned on taking Garbage bags anyway, but now since I can't lug fish up the hill in them might as well lug some garbage. Haha

Thanks for the tips.
 

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Planned on taking Garbage bags anyway, but now since I can't lug fish up the hill in them might as well lug some garbage. Haha

Thanks for the tips.
Hey monquater those garbage bags will probally only hold your cans how you going to lug the other garbage? LOL
 

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We aren't going to have much room for too many cans, so we plan on taking 1 maybe 2 BIG bottles with us,and some firewood so we can warm them up. Pretty sure that will make the 75 stairs more manageable.
 

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Have you thought of using freezing 500 ml bottles of water instead of using bought ice? Stick them in a deep freeze until they freeze up. About a dozen take up about as much room as a block of ice. Just line the bottom of the cooler and put your food &in it, and put some more on top.

The ice in the bottles melts and you can take some bottles out, put them on the counter to thaw for your drinking water. You can take some to the river to thaw in a knapsack and have cold water to drink.

I usually take 2 coolers. One has food,and one has mainly frozen water bottles. I also put some soft drinks and "Golden Throat Charmers" in there for back at the camp. As I take out some water bottles I put in some more throat charmers. I usually take about 3 dozen frozen water bottles.

The bottles swell when frozen as the ice expands in the bottle, but it doesn't split the bottle or seem to wreck them.

The nice part is that there's no mess as is the case with ice; nothing floating around in the icemelt and the water bottles seem to keep things colder, longer.

Just take some extra water for cooking and cleanup.

You have to lug stuff downhill. When you leave, most of the weight has been melted away, so it's easier to lug your coolers up when they're lighter.
 

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Hey BillGass, I'll be there right before you guys. I'll let you know how we do. Has anybody had any luck there so far this month? Have they made it C&R for August yet?
 

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Bucks, I was getting tired of listening to all the whining from hauling all their gear into Adams, so we switched to other stretches.

Stroover, I just got my letter of notification from DNR about catch and release angling on the NW Miramichi. From what it says in the letter no grilse can be retained on any of the NW Crown Reserve stretches this year. I know that there were some provisions for retention on parts of the river/tribs after a certain date, but it looks like no retention of grilse for the whole year on the Crown Reserve stretches. Yes that would be great to get an update from you on your trip to this stretch, I will be heading out on the morning on 13 Aug anhd i will make sure that I check this thread before I depart.

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Bucks, I was getting tired of listening to all the whining from hauling all their gear into Adams, so we switched to other stretches.

Stroover, I just got my letter of notification from DNR about catch and release angling on the NW Miramichi. From what it says in the letter no grilse can be retained on any of the NW Crown Reserve stretches this year. I know that there were some provisions for retention on parts of the river/tribs after a certain date, but it looks like no retention of grilse for the whole year on the Crown Reserve stretches. Yes that would be great to get an update from you on your trip to this stretch, I will be heading out on the morning on 13 Aug anhd i will make sure that I check this thread before I depart.

Bill G.
All catch and release, eh? Hmm. I'm all for catch and release, at least until if someday it get's better. It's just that it kinda sucks, for some reason, that they pull the plug AFTER we paid and all. I guess it just feels like we got shafted by the gov, and the gov pisses me off no matter what it does. Deep down inside, though, I'm all for it.
 

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All catch and release, eh? Hmm. I'm all for catch and release, at least until if someday it get's better. It's just that it kinda sucks, for some reason, that they pull the plug AFTER we paid and all. I guess it just feels like we got shafted by the gov, and the gov pisses me off no matter what it does. Deep down inside, though, I'm all for it.
They should have offered you your refund by now - if you're that 'shafted' - take the refund!
 

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Did you make it back from Squirrel Falls ? How was the fishing and how were the roads ?
Fishing was amazing!! I've never seen that many fish holding. The Bridge pool was jammed and the Ledge pool and Squirrel Falls were great producers too. We had 6 on and landed 2 grilse and a 15+ pounder on Monday, Sunday night they were dancing and jumping all over the place but not taking and Tuesday morning was great too. Definitely seems like an evening river, Echo Beach and White Ghost seemed to be what they were taking most, no luck with the dry flies. The river is very cool with all the springs dumping into it. Only one little encounter with a bear, other than that just a few tracks.

The road to the camp is pretty good, small car may have trouble in a few spots but all in all its not bad. The road from the camp to the river is another story though, you're definitely not getting down there in a car. We had to walk up in the torrential rains Monday night because the bike broke down and its not as bad a walk as it seems. Took the truck down Tuesday morning.

This was my first time there and hopefully not the last. Its an interesting little river and i'll definitely be putting in for this stretch again.

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Thans for the advise everyone, being one of the fishing partners going with Monquarter, I am a little concern with the whole freezing of water. I can see water being replace by something a little stronger and with an outdoor out house and no lime... we may be in for some interesting times!
 
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