At least we had some nice wild flowers to look at around the first of the month starting with trillium's and then the lady slippers arrived. I always liked seeing lady slippers in all the shades of their colors. The next photo shows some lady slippers in their natural setting.
While Salmon River and Grand Lake were blown out for most of this month, the MSW Miramichi and its tribs were priming much quicker so I have been spending most of my time over there. I love fishing the Miramichi and I spend a lot of time over there chasing salmon and trout and I usually have some luck if the conditions are good. I remember many years ago wondering why I was so inconsistent at taking bright salmon. It seemed I had to fish twice as long and twice as hard to get a fish back then. Why did I seem to get luckier at hooking a salmon as I got older? After thinking about it for a long time,I came to the conclusion it was all in the timing. Going fishing when the fish were there and in a taking mood. Fishing when the conditions are right. That is the secret to hooking salmon consistently. This holds true for most species but especially Atlantic salmon. Nowadays, if things aren't good for salmon, I usually fish for pickerel or trout in a brook. It's been working for me and I'm having a lot of fun doing it. Although we didn't hook any real monster sea-trout,we did get some in the 10-15 inch range. The next photo shows Allen with a few pan sized sea trout.