- June 09, 2013 - 05:53
I stopped ranting about the dates for salmon fly fishing about 15 years ago. Older folks I'd talked to remembered catching salmon in April and May ,one even during a light, falling snow. The season opened earlier in BSG, like a week, phooey, and the guys were all complaining that the salmon were too big 10-12 pounds. Aha, self explanatory- salmon fishermen as opposed to salmon anglers- whereas anglers as you noted will fish in all weather's -(I used to fish Toronto harbour for salmon and trout in the winter where there was open water around the generating stations)- and love it, cause they are fly fishing, it's addictive. We, anglers miss so much, early season and late season, until mid-October at least, and there is no real salmon tourist angling like in New Brunswick. Never will be competing with NB, Iceland, Russia, Norway and Sweden, where the big fish, (as you wrote) are what anglers crave, not to eat but for the challenge, more cerebral than just fishing for the pot. Here fishing dominates and angling is still just a novelty.