Attached is a picture of my son Ben and my Dad (Randy ) in front of good ol’ Wildcat. The picture was taken last June. The rod Ben is holding is one we built together last spring and he christened it by hooking about a 3-pound sea trout in the run above the camp. Although the fish got away, he got a good fight out of it so it was still a great thrill! Given that we release all these beauties anyway, probably best we didn’t have to handle the fish.
Also attached is a picture Dad took of Ben with the trout on taken from in front the camp. Also, check out the picture of Mark and I trying to fish the lower section below the camp under very high water!! It was pretty much unfishable at that point!!
Incidentally, Ben also hooked his first salmon on that rod in August on the Little SW Miramichi. He got 5 jumps and two nice runs out of what appeared to be about a 10lb salmon before she too got away as I was preparing to tail her. Great way to initiate his new flyrod.
By all accounts, Ben and Dad are looking forward to a return trip to the Cains for more sea-trout fishing in 2012! Hopefully we won’t be pounded by flood water this year like we were last year!
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