Atlantic salmon fly-fishing conditions for the Miramichi River at McNamee for October 1st . Finally , a good raise of water ( app. 18 inches ). The air temps are warmer than usual and the water color is ideal for fall fishing . The warmer weather at this time of year is much better than being really cold . We hooked a couple of big male salmon last evening on traditional fall patterns . We expect to see fresh run salmon soon . This water height is perfect for our section of the river , we have several very good high water pools so the guides are anxious to get started this morning . As water levels drop to a normal level through the week we will be back to 13 to 16 pools again . Most anglers today are fishing both floating and sink tip lines with all manner of fly patterns , it doesn’t hurt to go prepared.