Leland, that popper looks interesting. The only thing I have fished with poppers is smallmouth bass. It might be interesting to try some out on trout. I am not sure that they would be legal for Atlantics.
OC. Thanks for the great story. I see that Hatfield point is in the St. John river estuary above the reversing falls. You would be hard pressed to catch a salmon there now as the run is all but wiped out I do believe. The stripers are still there I believe. In fact I have been hearing a lot lately about stripers in the Bay of Fundy rivers, I guess they are on the rise because of some solid fisheries management in the US northeast.
Well, I will keep thinking about catching Atlantics in the lower rivers and estuaries.