Glenn and I decided to go fishing last Saturday and we decided to give the Oromocto River a try. Neither one of us has fished it before and we heard it was a nice spot to try for bass and pickerel. Glenn picked me up at 5am and we were off to Oromocto. We arrived around 7am and had the boat in and ready by 7:20. We fished right around the marina for a little while without much action. There were lots of weeds in one area so we thought we might see some pickerel at least. We did notice that the water seemed high. We made our way up a channel right in front of the channel and Glenn had the first strike. We did not see the fish but we thought it was a bass. We continued fishing around the area and I finally caught a smaller sized bass. It was nice to feel a tug and have a fish on the other end. It jumped out of the water twice before getting it into the boat. I caught the bass on a green senko rigger wacky style. Earlier in the summer I fished with two friends and they showed me how to fish with the senkos rigged wacky style. They showed me how to use rubber rings and the worm so when the bass hit the worm the ring and the worm shoot up the line and therefore saving your worm from getting wrecked each time you get a strike. (Picture to follow)
We continued to slowly make our way up the river. We fished slowly because there were many great places to try. There were over hanging trees and trees lying in the water that are fantastic places for bass to hang out. I was able to catch two more bass by 10:30. One was a nice sized bass with some good weight to it. Again, both these bass were caught on a green senko rigged wacky style.
As we continued to fish we tried many different top water baits and also different sinking baits. We had some strikes but no more hook ups. Around noon we noticed that the water turned quite muddy and also noticed the water raised almost a foot. We thought perhaps the dam was opened earlier in the morning. We decided to fish out in the Saint John River for half an hour but it was very windy. We decided to go way up the Oromocto River as someone said the water cleared up a ways up. We had a few more strikes but no luck. We decided to go into a little cove and Glenn finally caught a pickerel. I was glad he got something into the boat. He caught it on a green top water frog. We were amazed with how high the water was. It was over the banks of the river and ran a ways back. Again, we feel this had an affect on our luck for the day.
We had a great day trying a new spot but were certainly hoping for a better result than 3 bass and one pickerel. We did both say we would certainly try it again. My friend Casey said he was there a little while ago and had much better luck than we did. Perhaps he will have to show us exactly where to go and what to use.
Here is hoping I get out at least one more time before the season ends.
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