Greg and I hosted our first guests of the season yesterday. All caught fish, including a few impressive salmon and an unusual catch for the river, a lake trout. We're not quite sure what that fish was doing way upriver, but it was exciting to see it chase and eat a fly right next to the boat. We managed a few brook trout also. The hatches are just starting to get going, with a few BWO's coming out while it was raining and caddis starting to hatch during the sunny afternoon. Keep checking the site as Greg should be posting his photos soon. Chris
The scouting missions have been very successful. It's safe to say that the fish are ready, willing and very able. This morning I took a couple raft guides with me and this was our best of the best. We caught both salmon and brook trout, with a few that equaled this fish. It's time to fish!! Give us a call. Chris
Well OK, here we go. After the usual long drawn out wait from ice out to when the fish move into the river, they have finally arrived. Greg and I did a little scouting mission and found what we were looking for, wild brookies in the river. Our first trip is scheduled for May 20 and from then on we'll be busy. This spring was warm, with a slow steady snow melt and not much rain, so the river is fishable a lot earlier then usual. Come on up and get into the early brook trout action.
Mike, Greg and I are off for our annual pre-season fishing trip, this year we're heading to the Kennebego River area. New turf for us, so the sense of adventure is up. Looking forward to the challenge of new water and some of Maine's great fly fishing.
Over the winter we've established new partnerships with Maine Lakeside Cabins who provide another great lodging option with cabins directly on Wyman Lake. Add that option to those of Northern Outdoors, The Hawk's Nest and the Inn By The River and you can choose the best accommodation to fit your trip.
5 Degrees and windy at Sugarloaf, just wishing May would hurry up and get here. I know, I know, we still have a lot of winter left to go and the coldest/snowiest(sp) months haven't even come yet. This pic of a big fat brookie from the gorge, makes me want to buy some gear and make some plans for some spring fishing.....
Fly fishing in North Carolina....headed down to Asheville, NC last weekend for a family visit. Kagan and I decided to get in a little fly fishing. It was a beautiful December day, 67 degrees and sunny, plenty of action, and a nice stretch of water. Our guide Galen, from Curtis Wright Outfitters, put us on to some nice rainbows and brookies, Kagan even hooked a big brown on a secret nymph that is going to see some action on the Kennebec this spring. Well worth the trip, if you are looking for some winter fishing and are headed to Asheville, NC. Check them out curtiswrightoutfitters.com
5 months till we're fishing again in Maine...can't wait.
Kennebec River Angler and Grey's Outfitting (greysoutfitting.com) have teamed up this year to offer Cast and Blast adventures in the Upper Kennebec River Valley. Catch large colorful brook trout and landlock salmon on streamers in the morning, then switch gears and hunt for grouse and woodcock over well trained pointing dogs in the afternoon. We regularly see between 20 to 30 flushes on an afternoon hunt. Combine some great fishing on the Kennebec River and some unbeliveable upland hunting, with unmatched accomodations provided by Northern Outdooors, (northernoutdoors.com), and you have yourself one heck of a trip.
As for the guy in the picture...Rusty from GA, spent 2 days with us. On day one he saw 52 flushes, shot his first grouse and limited out on woodcock. Day two, a 1/2 day hunt, Rusty saw 32 flushes, 25 grouse and 7 woodcock. A couple great days spent outdoors. Give us a call.
Hope to see you soon,