Well, I just arrived from a few days on the NW Miramichi. It turns out our party missed a big run of fish the previous week. I checked 5 of 8 pools in our stretch, and found only 1 pool that was holding salmon..and that was on the last day of my trip. I had fished the pool the previous 2 days, and saw 1-2 jump, but didn't spot any fish. Today, there were few that must have come up during the night and were holding. I did manage to hook one today on a green machine. It was 21 inches, and weighed a little over 3 lbs. It was legal size, so I retained it. We had 2 other people in our party fish that same pool later today, but they were not able to hook any fish.
That was my first salmon trip, and my first salmon. I must admit, it was a memorable experience. I've got a few photos I will post when I get the film developed.