Check out Kennebec River Angler guide, Mike Pilsbury, in the April-May 2014 issue of Fly Fisherman magazine. (photos by Joe Klementovich, http://www.joeklementovich.com/) Mike volunteered to row for the 2013 photo shoot and helped land some big browns from the Solon section of the Kennebec River.
Couldn't wait till spring...had to take advantage of a family vacation on the west coast of Florida to do a little fly fishing. My son and I caught, snook, jack crevalle, lady fish, blue fish, lizard fish and this nice looking sea trout. While staying on Little Gasparilla we hired a couple guides to take us out. Al from bocaonthefly.com and skip from bocagrandeflyfishingcharters.com both showed us some great water and fish. They even taught this old dog some new fly fishing tricks, hopefully we can put them to work this spring.....4 cold months and we'll be fishing again!!!
My husband and I recently had the pleasure of taking a guided fishing trip with Greg Caruso. Greg was extremely knowledgeable about the river, particularly some very remote areas, i.e., he knew the flies that were most appropriate for the time of year, etc. etc. etc. He could even carry an extensive conversations about the entomology of the river with my husband Steve (who is an avid fly fisherman) while expertly navigating our raft through white water…but, most importantly for me, he was very patient and kind with a “newbie” fly fishing “wanna be”. I learned a lot in a very few hours and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience – which I really was not expecting to do. His attention to detail and his attentiveness to both my husband’s and my abilities (or lack thereof) made it very easy to ask questions and gain confidence as the day wore on. I will continue to practice the various fly fishing techniques he taught me and can’t wait to return for another river float trip in Maine!
All the best,
And that means the fall fishing is just around the corner. We did a river trip with Paul, pictured above, and had a productive day catching many salmon and we even snuck into a little secret brook trout hole and picked up some pretty brookies. Our trout and salmon photos this time of year are usually not that good, because we really try to get those fish back in the water quickly. Bear with us, once the water cools down, we'll be able to take a little more time and get some decent shots. Now, for those of you looking for some fishing this fall, we recommend getting those dates booked, as we just went over our October schedule and there are only a few dates left available. September looks pretty good, so book now!! Chris
All is well here in the middle of August. We've been busy with all our trips. A recent fly fishing trip netted 18 salmon and one rainbow trout. The bass fishing is hot as ever, with a client catching one 20.5 inches long, well over four pounds. We spent last Friday filming with the folks at the American Fly Fishing School and had great action. Stay tuned for that video. Our half day trips have also been producing 20 - 40 bass each outing. The bottom line is....get out and fish. We hope to see more new faces and look forward to getting back out with our regular clients as the fall fishing season creeps in. All these cool nights are helping get the water temps heading in the right direction. Give us a call. Chris