Greg and a 20lb salmon from this morning.
Jim Elie and his guide Raymond with a 25lb Atlantic salmon landed from Ledges a few days ago.
Multi week guest Jim Elie with a 12lb Atlantic salmon and Anthony with his 28lb beauty.
Here are some nice salmon caught by guests Mike and Scott during the June 12 week.
Here is Patrick with his 23.5 Atlantic from home pool yesterday. The guests have raised some big girls but the lines have not come tight. River is high, dark coffee and moving. We all know what that means water dropping and clearing in the coming days.
At the printer we are making 3″x4″ RRL logo stickers for cars etc. We will have them at the Lancaster Fly Fishing Show for anyone that would like one. Of course they will be at the lodge for our guests, future shows, presentations and included on any RRL orders as we get our website shop set up and running.
WARNING; Here is a warning to all you big girls (Atlantic salmon) that will be entering the Restigouche River this spring. The Restigouche River Lodge will have rods on the water with flies a swinging! The Restigouche produces large Atlantic salmon in the month of May so get on the river and swing your fly this season. The full moon will be on May 21, 2016. If you would like to introduce your fly to one of these big ladies, contact us. email@example.com.
The Restigouche River hides under the ice at last. This winter has been mild from New Brunswick’s on the new camp way of thinking. We were able to keep working well into December as the wind kept down and the temperatures stayed around freezing. The daily freeze thaw cycle created a muddy mess combined with the lack of daylight brought the new camp build to a holt. RRL guide Mathieu spent many days working on his smelt shanty only to watch the bay fail to ice over. It’s getting too late to think of ice fishing now Matty, even though the bay is getting solid with the more consistent seasonal temperatures.
The snow fall has been far below the accumulations of the past few years with a blanket of three feet presently. In southern New Brunswick the ice ran on the Hammond River as the thermometer hit fifty last week. It is hard to say what the next month’s weather will bring. One thing for sure is it will bring us closer to spring.
We all should be getting up for the start of the Atlantic salmon fly fishing season. The RRL still has some prime weeks available so if you haven’t booked your 2016 trips give us a look.
Toby with Mack’s 16 lb salmon he also managed 2 grilse. Back out tonight where some large salmon are lurking.
RRL partner / owner Charlie Polsky flew in from the windy city June 27 to fish the river. He casually got on the water around 6:30 and plucked a 35 lb Atlantic from Home Pool within an hour. He then retired to the fire pit to take in all that had just happened. The fish took in the middle of Home pool after coming back to a Picasse the second time. She fought Charlie hard, four times well into his backing and landed the big girl well beyond the ledge.