A Memorial Day to remember!
Long Lake Adventures Spring Bear Hunt 2015
We started our 2015 New Brunswick Spring Black Bear season here at Long Lake Adventures with our first four hunters of the year taking fine Bears the first evening of our spring hunt! ( on four shots total no less! ) Spring arrived late again this year due to heavy winter snowfall but the bears are out and about now with hits on most of our baits already. The elevation (and extended winter) in our area means our bait locations aren’t accessible until mid-May but we work diligently to prepare and monitor our bait locations on a daily basis to insure we have several active baits working when our first group of hunters arrive. For more information on spring black bear hunting in New Brunswick visit our bear hunting page. Congratulations again to Jason, Ryan, Bucky and Joe!
Fishing action is picking up now here at Long Lake Adventures as waters are warming to a level more favourable to the Lake trout and Landlock salmon. Topwater action has been exceptional for our fishermen the last few days with one group boating several fine fish in one day averaging 6 to 7 pounds per fish. This group released over 30 pounds of fish in one day. Their largest fish taken was an 18 pound Lake trout. Other groups are reporting fish over 10 pounds. For more information on New Brunswick’s finest Lake trout fishing visit our Lake trout fishing page– a few dates are still available during the next few weeks !
Hi folks-we’ll start this post by saying thanks to all who came out to talk to us while attending the show in Halifax last weekend; as usual we had a great time ourselves speaking with folks from all over Nova Scotia and beyond. Our next (and final show of the winter/ spring) will be the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum 2015 which takes place annually in conjunction with the New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show. The Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum has all kinds of gear for everyone-the focus is naturally on fly fishing but there’s lots of equipment on display to appeal to any angler. This event will be taking place March 27 to 29 at the Moncton Coliseum, 377 Killam Drive, Moncton New Brunswick. For more information on the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum visit http://www.flyfishingforum.ca/
The first part of the video from Eastlink TV’s “Fishing With Friends” is now live on our Youtube channel! This video was shot last July (2014) when Steve Clapperton joined us at Long Lake Adventures for some Lake Trout fishing; featuring some trolling in deep water and casting we boated and released a few fine Lakers. Part 2 featuring fly fishing for Landlocked Salmon and Brook Trout will be online in a few days. These videos aired on TV recently on Eastlink’s own cable channel which covers southwestern New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia . We thank Eastlink and everyone associated with production for creating and sharing the videos with us to show “to everyone” interested in fishing at Long Lake Adventures!
Canada In The Rough will be visiting us this spring to take part in a New Brunswick spring bear hunt as well as experiencing our great fishing for Lake Trout and Landlocked Salmon!
Canada in the Rough is one of North America’s most popular outdoor television shows, hosted by the Beasley Brothers- Keith, Kevin and Paul, they’ll be joined here at Long Lake Adventures by Darren Hasson of Graywood Sporting Group. We’ll be pursuing some big Black Bears in the late afternoon/evenings and spending the rest of our daylight hours on the water in search of some Landlocked Atlantic Salmon and Lake Trout. This will be Canada In The Rough’s first trip to Long Lake Adventures and we look forward to hosting them!
Update May 19, 2015- For the NB non resident Moose draw results click here and enter your draw number
The dates for the 2015 New Brunswick non-resident moose draw are coming up soon; non residents can apply between February 9 and April 30. Interested hunters can apply online; to apply online visit http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.200853.html For more information on New Brunswick Moose Hunts check out our page. Here at Long Lake Adventures we offer ready access to some of the finest habitat anywhere in Canada. We select the best areas starting in early summer to put our guests in locations with fine bulls. Check out these photos from 2014 of successful hunters who made Long Lake Adventures their chosen outfitters.
Non Resident Bull 2014 hunt-Jimmy
Patty’s 2014 Bull
2014 Bull- Jeff
Yesterday the province of New Brunswick released numbers regarding the the 2014 Moose hunting season. As expected ,with the new 5 day season kill numbers were up province-wide (but not quite as much as biologists predicted). 2014 saw a total harvest of 3690 Moose which was a 10% increase over the 2013 season total. Projections had put the final 2014 kill at 3940 (which would have been about a 16% increase) due to the extra 2 days of hunting this year, however the last 2 days of moose season were unseasonably warm with temperatures topping 26 C (about 80 F) in some parts of New Brunswick which likely had a negative impact on hunting during those 2 days.
There were 4612 resident licences issued for 2014 along with 100 non-resident licences making the total 4712, with 3690 Moose taken for an overall success rate of 78%. The New Brunswick DNR estimates the moose population province wide to be about 30 000 animals.
Here at Long Lake Adventures we had a 100% success rate with our non-resident hunter Jimmy bagging a fine bull the first morning and we also had 3 residents with licenses using our facilities as their base and each of them had Moose by Friday.
Less than 3 hours into the “new” 5 day 2014 New Brunswick Moose hunting season our non-resident guest (and long-time Long Lake Adventures bear hunter) Jimmy filled his tag taking a fine 14 point New Brunswick bull after passing up on a smaller (10 point) bull earlier this morning. Clay called him out to an old forest road where Jimmy promptly dispatched him with a 375 H & H Magnum. Our well-experienced Moose hunting guide team of Clay and Andy once again showed how Long Lake Adventures offers an unmatched outdoor experience in the most remote areas of New Brunswick. We’ll post more photos as soon as they are available but for now here’s a pic of our happy hunter with his handsome bull. Congratulations to Jimmy and thank you for creating another memory here at Long Lake Adventures!
Overall we had a great summer in 2014 of fishing here at Long Lake Adventures once again. Fishing continued to be very good through July and August with mostly warm, dry weather and favourable conditions for both fish and fisherman. Labour day weekend saw some unsettled weather and fishing was slow for a few days but picked back up with great action for our last few groups of fishermen in early September. Lake trout season closed on September 15 and we’re already looking forward to the 2015 season. We’d like to thank all of our fishing guests for their patronage and look forward to seeing you next summer- we’re already booking for 2015 so we suggest you contact us ASAP to make your booking and get the best choice of dates (weekends fill up fast!)
We also had several folks take advantage of our family vacation packages with great feedback as well as having a great time with the ATV groups that visited us this summer-we hope to see you all again next year and would like to express our appreciation for choosing Long Lake Adventures for your excursions! We’ll be adding a page dedicated to ATV trips to the website in the near future, so keep an eye out for that; right now the New Brunswick Moose season is in full swing so our attention for the next few days will be with that. Hunting news will be posted here as well on our facebook page.
Thanks again for a great summer!/Merci encore pour un bel été!
Clay and Tanya, and everyone at Long Lake Adventures
We will be featuring a Family Fun Package for the month of August. This is a 3 day, 2 night adventure for you to customize as you please. It includes lodging, 1 boat, a private beach, fishing at your leisure and all the relaxation you can stand. $650.00 (based on a family of 5 or less). Come and enjoy a New Brunswick family vacation in the wilderness with us at Long Lake Adventures!
Our second group of spring bear hunters had a great week with four of our six hunters taking fine New Brunswick black bears over 300 pounds and all of our hunters had opportunities to fill their tags. We continue to expand our network of bait locations throughout the season and have numerous trail cameras deployed to keep our hunters on active bait sites.