Friday, August 31, 2007

The Best Pickerel Fishing!


What a fantastic morning of fishing on Salmon River! I asked Kenney if he thought it would be good fishing this morning because we had some pounding showers through the night and the temperature had moderated.Kenney thought it should be good,so away we went! We barely got our lures in the water,when the frenzy started! It was non-stop action for four hours.I can't remember catching as many fish in such a short time! By the time it was starting to slow down,we had hooked well over one hundred pickerel! I personally landed forty fish and Kenny must have landed at least thirty.He quit counting after twenty! All this in as beautiful a place as you will ever see!We were entertained by a huge Golden Eagle,ducks,shore birds and the usual groups of beaver and muskrats.We can usually go out anytime and catch a dozen or so pickerel,but this was something special. A combination of oxygenated water and cool temperatures along with shrunken habitat created a perfect storm for catching pickerel! These fish fought hard for their size.We caught about a half dozen in the two foot range. The rest were average size,sixteen to twenty inches. We may get in a few more days as summer wears down.Kenny and friend Darrel B. caught a nice mess of brook trout in the Gaspereau R. area. These trout were all ten to twelve inches.Nice pan trout! They also ran into a huge bull moose during their travels.Ken said it had a huge rack with about twenty-four points! August has turned out to be a great month to be in the bush in beautiful New Brunswick! Hope to hear from our cyber-friends soon!

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