While driving around Miramichi we drove down to Gordon’s Wharf which was a few minutes from the Sunrise Campground where we stayed. We saw a few guys fishing from shore and they were very open to sharing how they were fishing for bass and showed us the gear they were using as well. The fellow said that he was there often and if we were to return the following evening he would likely be there. We bought a few hooks and some mackerel for bait and drove down there the next night. It was a blast – we hooked 4 fish but they all escaped being landed on the beach. After upgrading our leaders we returned the following night to try our luck again. This time we neglected to get more than a couple of nibbles, no fish on, no fish landed, no fish at all. The other fellows at the beach didn’t have any luck at all either. It was fun to chat with the locals, learn a bit about fishing and Miramichi.
I took a photo the first night of the sun setting on the beach at Gordon’s Wharf.
We stayed at Sunrise Campground and this is a photo of the sunrise over Bartibog and Sheldrake Islands (I think that’s their names).
One common theme as we travel is ROAD CONSTRUCTION – every province has it, every province does it in the summer. In Miramichi they were fixing their bridge, it is a major connector across the river and it created long lineups at certain times of the day.
I drove up Church Street and found a Church.. haha. I wish I would have had more time to spend time there and see more and maybe go inside and find out it’s history. The name of the church is St. Michael’s Basillica Catholic Church. Google says construction started in the early 1900’s and the first mass was held in the basement in 1909.
We had a couple of thunderstorms while we were there and the wind was whipping across the river while we were fishing too. I found this old tree opposite the golf course, you can tell it’s subject to a lot of wind by it’s crazy shape.