James Wiesenberg

The large propane heater and shore lunch -piping hot chicken/rice soup, buttonball turkey breast w/tomatoe, hot mulled cider and of course "The Brownie"(plenty on hand for our clients to take home), along with the bald eagle, warmed our friends from Manitoba for their first Atlantic Salmon trip. Three fish turned and gave us the fin but no takers for our offerings. Ah, the fish of a thousand casts...

Mark and Bruce learned quickly how to cast merging with the flow of the river and applied some new techniques for keeping the ice off the guides as long as possible. We were plagued by icing-up and embrittled lines but these hardy clients braved whatever came our way and cast into the flow right into dark. It was a quiet walk back to our vehicles but everyone kept vigil along the river as it rose almost a feet evry 15 minutes; we were ready for just one more cast!

On the river again this week, will post success info and smoking recipes as promised last week.

Yours on the river,

Master Captain James

Fish Species: Atlantic Salmon
Bait Used: 1/2 ounce Pheobes-Silver/Gold/Blue and Silver
Tackle Used: Noodle/Salmon rods
Method Used: Merging with the drift
Water Depth: 7-22 feet
Water Temperature: 39 degrees
Wind Direction: downriver
Wind Speed: 12-18 mph (with Onsite Gauge)
Our friends from Manitoba
Our friends from Manitoba

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James Wiesenberg

About The Author: Captain James Wiesenberg

Company: Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters

Area Reporting: CT,MA,RI,VT,NY,NH

Bio: Join Master Captain James for Saltwater Light tackle and fly fishing from Trophy Weakfish to Tuna/Shark as well as CT Atlantic Salmon on the Schetucket River; Shore/Raft Fishing. Follow the seasonal round along the Northeast Coast for Trophy Stripers merging into freshwater adventures. Waterfowl for Sea and Puddle Ducks as well as Woodcock/Grouse and Black Bear/Deer Hunting. Digital photos/video and gourmet fare with every trip. Enjoy our Mouintain Meadow Triple Choclate Brownie and Choclate chip cookies as you and yours celebrate a sunrise or sunset sipping hot mulled cider or own own specialty coffees. Your success is our success!

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