Fishing on the Gander over this week has been great especially around
the Fourth Pond areas. Many fish hooked this week. a couple of buddies
who just got back this morning from Fourth Pond had the best fishing all
year. Between the 3 of them they hooked and landed 4 fish, released
another 2 and hooked and rose several others. All fish were hooked near
Split Rock on the back angle of Petries.
We had lots of rain over the past 2 days and water levels are rising
again. First Pond Bar areas have slowed down now but there are still
lots of fish there but harder to fly. Hopefully the rain will lively up
this area again as it's been the bright spot for fishing all year.
Near the bridge on the Appleton side of the TCH is an excellent spot
right now, lots of fish there as the river has been redirected to allow
for construction of the new bridge, therefore any fish going through
that area have to pass through an area about 20 feet wide, because of
the re-direction of water, this has created an excellent spot for fish
to hold up.
Reports from NW Gander are also positive with lots of fish being seen
Slaughter hole areas are slow, I assume it's because of the bridge
construction just up river as the water below the bridge is murky.
That's it for now, I'll be down river all next week so I'll have a first
hand report in 2 weeks time.
Tight lines and great fishing,
Jim ( still looking for my first fish in 3 years!)