Salmon in the river in July?

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Mr.Spoon
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Salmon in the river in July?

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Hi. My names Luke, and im brand new to this forum. I don't generally fish Lake Champlain and its tributaries, although I do fish Lewis Creek from time to time in March/April. I live in NH, and fish a good amount in the NEK. On the 12th(2 days ago), after some brookie fishing in the back country, I decided to check out a very well known tributary to Memphremagog, and to do some bass fishing and see how the rivers changed since last season. I poked around for a bit, played with some bass, and was having a grand old time. I crossed over to where a tiny, ice cold stream dumps into the mainstem, and low and behold, a dead salmon was washed up on shore, and two live ones were swirling around in the pool. I immediatly stopped fishing, since the water was pretty borderline for salmon. Why are they in this time of year? I generally dont see them there until august 20ish. Any theories as to why this pod of fish showed up 2-3 months early? Attatched below are a few pictures of the deceased fish, it was a 16.5 incher, and had an adipose and left vent clip, which I believes makes it stocked in spring 2019. I also have a video of the live ones, but it turned out pretty crappy, although you can see one of them. Also enjoy some pics of some beautiful trout I caught earlier in the day.
Thanks.
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Re: Salmon in the river in July?

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Did the images turn out alright? If not, how do I share them?

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Re: Salmon in the river in July?

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I suspect the heavy rain may have fooled them into going up river... They love current and after the recent hot dry weather, and recent rain may have made the go for the fresh flow of water and head up stream.... they could be fooled into thinking it’s August due to the water temps that are so cool compared to lake..

Great story and very interesting info.. thanks for sharing

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Reelax wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:19 am
I suspect the heavy rain may have fooled them into going up river... They love current and after the recent hit dry weather, it recent rain may have made the go for the fresh flow of water and head up stream.... they could be fooled into thinking it’s August due to the water temps that are so cool compared to lake..

Great story and very interesting info.. thanks for sharing

Welcome aboard...!
Interesting, thanks!

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Re: Salmon in the river in July?

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Welcome to the forum Luke.
I am not able to see your pics.
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Gecha (Gerry) wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Welcome to the forum Luke.
I am not able to see your pics.
Here, does this work?

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http://imgur.com/gallery/sQk9YaE

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Re: Salmon in the river in July?

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Mr.Spoon wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Gecha (Gerry) wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Welcome to the forum Luke.
I am not able to see your pics.
Here, does this work?

Image

http://imgur.com/gallery/sQk9YaE
Luke,
Still cannot open the picture you attached to your post.
This is what I see when I click on the link you provided.
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Can someone else confirm if you can see Luke's pic or if you have same issue I have.
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Re: Salmon in the river in July?

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Gecha (Gerry) wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:04 pm
Mr.Spoon wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Gecha (Gerry) wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Welcome to the forum Luke.
I am not able to see your pics.
Here, does this work?

Image

http://imgur.com/gallery/sQk9YaE
Luke,
Still cannot open the picture you attached to your post.
This is what I see when I click on the link you provided.

Luke.JPG

Can someone else confirm if you can see Luke's pic or if you have same issue I have.
Does this work?
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Re: Salmon in the river in July?

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I see 3 pics fine
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Re: Salmon in the river in July?

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Awesome, finally got them to work.

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Re: Salmon in the river in July?

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Mr.Spoon wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:23 pm
Awesome, finally got them to work.
I see the pics now. Good work.
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