We've snow shoed into the camp, got the truck stuck in the driveway and even managed to get a little bit of work done in spite of the lingering grip of winter.. And after a slow start to the season things have finally picked up. Here are a few pictures of our last few trips: A moose spotted on the 123 during one of our drives up - pic by Bill:
So down to the actual fishing portion of this entry... It's been a cold spring, with lots of high water but we have to make the best of a tough conditions and keep our eye on the prize - which is great summer water! It's nice to fish during spring but there's nothing like hooking a bright salmon in June or July and this spring is really giving us what we need for good fishing conditions during those precious months..
We managed to get into a couple fish earlier in May on the trip we went up to install the stoves. That was the same 3 day trip that my friend from work, Ed, managed to get up for a day. The fishing was slow but at least he got to see what all the fuss was about.. The first couple pics I took myself as I was fishing alone further upstream:
Black Salmon May 9th 2014 from Salmo Salar on Vimeo.
That was pretty much the extent of our luck for that trip. Bill and I were to head back up on the following Wednesday to hang with the Elsons at the Lizzard Lounge :)
After arriving at Paul & Steph's place we heard some great news announced by the Metepenagiag First Nation - it was certainly cause for celebration!
The next day Paul, Bill and I went to the Oxbow to play in the river while Steph headed to the same place to work - I have to say I'm a wee envious, Steph!
A few pictures from our boating adventure on the Little Southwest:
That's it for this installment - keep an eye out for the video of landing that big female - if it wasn't so big i'd put it on Vimeo but it's over 1GB and my free account only does 500mb. It should be live on youtube soon. I hope!