PORTER COVE — Mention the Miramichi to avid anglers and they are bound to get misty-eyed thinking about the 155-mile river that cuts a diagonal through New Brunswick. Maybe it’s the fact that the Miramichi has more Atlantic salmon than any river in North America. According to Mark Hambrook, president of the Miramichi Salmon Association, the number of salmon on both branches of the river doubled from 2010 to 2011, so the chance of hooking one of these toothy, black-spotted specimens is only on the increase.
For the Fenway Faithful, there’s the added excitement of following in the waders of Ted Williams to the place where the late Red Sox legend spent a good portion of his retirement. Before he built his own lodge on the Miramichi, Williams would fish out of the legendary fishing lodge, Pond’s, which has been guiding sports on the river since 1925. A great admirer of No. 9, I had to make it my choice as well.