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Miramichi River Report For March 17th

By the looks of the river in the McNamee area we are in for an early ice-out this year . With the light ice build up this winter and now the warm weather the ice will most likely be gone well before opening day on the 15th of April . There are many theories of course about what this means for the fishing but I am going with most old- timers that say the fish will remain in the river until the water warms up and the smelt run has started in . One thing for sure is that with an early ice -out the river should be clear of heavu ice and other debris , which of course makes for much more pleasant day on the water . There is no way to predict what flys to use because one never knows what the water level will be four weeks from now .
Stay tuned for pictures of the ice as it moves out , we always get a big run-off sometime during this period and it can be quite a sight .


  1. Paul LeBlanc says

    The nice weather these past few days got me in the fishing mood. I was wondering what the ice conditions were on the Miramichi and naturally, I checked your site. Thanks for the early report. As I suspected, we should be able to wet a line on the 15th, which is great news.
    What a long winter it has been…
    Have a great fishing season!

  2. Hi Keith!

    Super site! I have not seen it in a while but someone sent me the link! Great job and super info!

    Like the daily shot of the river!

    Hope your season is all booked up. If you ever get a chance, check out my new site for flies, will be happy to take care of any of your needs.

    Screaming reels to you,


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