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#1 Ailken

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:17 PM

Hi folks,

I have never had the opportunity to smelt on the Lahave, but I would like to.

Could anyone give me some pointers on where the preferred spots to go are?
I know, look for the huts, but where are they, up near Bridgewater, or out past the cable ferry?

Also, what tides work best in this area?


Thanks,
Bill.
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 01:22 PM

Have a look for the ice! lol. There is barely any, but there is some...I guess you could call it ice. Just outside of Bridgewater, between the cable ferry and town you'll find the cove you're looking for.
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:56 PM

how much ice in the coves two years ago i went by the boatshop there on the river .
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:28 AM

Not sure the amount of sea ice there, but near the boatshop is usually the last to freeze later in the season. There is a small amount of moving water there coming from a small stream near by. That is also where my friend fell through the ice (in front of the boatshop). Perhaps I will get out soon to check the ice in (burns) cove.
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:30 PM

has there ice in annapolis river yet .it made a lot of saltwater ice last night.
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:08 PM

Hi folks,

I have never had the opportunity to smelt on the Lahave, but I would like to.

Could anyone give me some pointers on where the preferred spots to go are?
I know, look for the huts, but where are they, up near Bridgewater, or out past the cable ferry?

Also, what tides work best in this area?


Thanks,
Bill.




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I have not fished the river a lot, but I believe the cove that freezed first is on the east side of the river approx 500 yrd south of where Route 3 intersects Highway 332. I was on the ice last Sunday - it is tricky getting on and off, but there was approx 5" of ice in the cove - probably a lot thicker now. I got there late and caught a couple of dozen between 10 and 1 PM, but in talking with a few guys that were there before I arrived, I guess there was a good bit on between 7 and 8:30. Most folks seem to think the highwater is the best fishing, but I have always had better luck at dawn or dusk - regardless of tide. Good luck - even with thicker ice, be careful getting on or off particularly at high tide - if you have trouble getting on from the highway side there is a lane that goes around to the back side of the cove and for whatever reason the shore ice seems more stable there.


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:54 PM

thanks for letting me know how much ice there is if it was approx 5 it should be 8 to 10 by now going to get my worms going up in day or so.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:53 PM

I was out today and the ice was at least 7 or 8 inchs thick.

Can someone let me know where I can buy sand worms around the bridgewater area?
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:55 PM

Hi folks,

I was wondering how anyone was doing down there.

Planing on heading down on Sunday AM if the weather holds out.

Also, does anyone know where to get sandworms in Bridgewater area?

Thanks,
Bill
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:59 PM

Ailken, I was supposed to go on the Lahave today but a friend was there yesterday and got nothing. He said there was about forty people there in the am and only heard of half a dozen fish being caught. He fished all afternoon till dark and got nothing, it comes and goes on the Lahave and right now it is gone.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:05 PM

Thanks for the update Wayne.
A friend also mentioned that they weren't getting many right now.

We didn't get down on Sunday, a good friends father passed away on the weekend, so all the other plans went out the window.

We'll be down there in a couple of weekends though.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 01:06 PM

true that Wayne,....seen some fellas out further where the shacks usually go, perhaps they were having more luvk not surem but in the cove there was not much going on lately.
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:38 PM

Just wondering if anyone has been out or heard how the fishing has been on the Lahave - thinking of taking a run down there early tomorrow.
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:42 PM

Any smelt running yet on the lahave?I've never smelt fished before,what do I need to catch a couple?
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