Beautiful summer on the Miramiichi. The Atlantic Salmon Museum is once again offering its youth camp teaching young people the rich heritage of the Miramiichi. Our grand daughter Abigail throughly enjoyed her week.
Here is her first fly she ever tied. Believe it is a blue charm. Think it will catch salmon. Pretty darn good for a 7 year old.
Today we said good bye to a great friend, Blair Williamson. After a freak accident last Saturday, Blair was laid to rest today in his hometown of Windsor, Ontario. Blair is among the finest fishermen to ever cast a line on the Mighty Miramichi. You will be greatly missed, Blair. Our thoughts are with his wife Dar who he worshipped. Dar is also a regular at Upper Oxbow and part of our fraternity.
As aptly put by Blair, " now that is how it's done".
Last weekend ,we saw a 50 year event with the water being high enough to cause road closures and logs running the river pulled out by their roots by the raging currents. This evening is one of those rare ones , where I can enjoy setting on my deck, watching the majesty of all the Miramichi has to offer. We have not had enough warm weather to allow the mosquitoes to be out in any numbers.
The spring Atlantic salmon have for the most part descended the river on their journey back to the ocean and we await the platinum salmon to come back from their journey far into the Atlantic Ocean. With the warmer temperatures and the sun shine today, the stripped bass will be making their way into the higher reaches of the river for their spawning frenzie.
Some boats still marooned high and dry from the water descending.
On my last post, I indicated that we were putting the boats in the river only to bring them in to the foot of the hill as the water went up and down. With the rain we are having and the way the water has risen, I expect they will be at the foot of the hill for some time. In the early 60's, I remember water like this, over the meadows everywhere.Dale said he and his Dad spent a day on the meadows on the Northwest Miramichi collecting cows out of trees which had been turned out to pasture and had drowned in the flooding.
Northwest Miramichi running more debris than the Little Southwest Miramichi this afternoon but both at unbelievable levels.