See page 26 of the fishing rules, no striped bass fishing in Mirimichi areaCould anybody tell me what is the best time of the year for fishing striped bass near the Miramichi area. I caught lot's of them in august and ive heard towards october was the best time fishing them.. Is that true or just a myth?
Uhmmm... I actually did encounter the fisheries 4 times this summer, and they where just checking to be sure i didn't had any in my possession. I just told them I was doing catch and release and they said it was ok..You are not allowed to target striped bass for C&R either budy
Try it, I just use all black and all white lefty's deceivers and snake flies for stripers, when fishing at night i mostly use the black. Somehow they find itCool; might try it sometime, I'm pretty into trout/salmon but toying with the idea of trying Muskie/Stripers on flies.
Lol thank you for the information... I don't believe those fishermen are liars because i did caught over 20 striper a few times a day at the Hay Island bridge in Neguac (never seen fisheries there the entire summer).. I only encounter fisheries when I was fishing on a warf during lobster season lolThe best fishing is always in the spring and fall. Basically May and October. The striped bass overwinter in the rivers of NB, spawn in mid may-early june, hang around feeding on the gaspereau until they all head back out to sea, they follow, hang around the coast feeding on herring, mackerel, squid and everything else, then come back up the river in the late summer to feed on the eels and young gaspereau/shad descending the river, then during the end of october, early november the tommy cod start to show up, then smelt so the striped bass feed on those through out the winter if they are so inclined.
I've found the big stripers to be most active once the water first warms up and there are very few gaspereau or shad in the river system during the spring. The end of Sept and the first couple weeks of Oct are good for getting big stripers in schools and seeing topwater feeding.
As for catch and release being ok, the wardens may only be allowing it due to the difficulty to prosecute you. I contacted DFO and DNRE offices in the area this year and they said absolutely no catch and release of striped bass. When I told them all kinds of people do it, they said they don't see that. Maybe that says something about the frequency of their patrols... or the fishermen that post about catching tons of stripers on the Miramichi are liars....