Fly Fishing in Maine.....

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Another great day on the Kennebec River. Fish were taking all sorts of offerings, from woolie buggers to stimulators, red copper johns as well as caddis emergers. We caught plenty of 10 to 12 inch fish, both salmon and brookies. We hooked 2 large fish one salmon, one brook trout but couldn't get them to the net. Back out tomorrow, can't wait.

Fishing Update 6/28/11

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I had a great day of smallmouth fishing with a family from Indiana. The photo is of Brighton and his biggest smallmouth. Brighton's dream job is to be a fishing guide. After a frustrating morning of losing his first few fish, he was rethinking his career choice. He came back strong after lunch and caught his biggest fish on a grub off a lone rock on a flat. He even drove the boat back to the landing for us. He and his family are off to the coast to give our striper fishing a try.

Chris

When a dead drift doesn't work

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Skittering caddis

Can't get those pesky fish to come up for your perfectly presented fly, you know, great cast just upstream of the rise, no drag on the fly because of a great mend followed by nothing. Here's what you can try. For a fish you know is there, ie. he's rising and you are in the right location....land the fly 6 feet upstream and just about a foot above where it's been showing, just slightly wiggle your rod tip to get the fly to move ever so slightly. Hold on, because that little bit of motion can trigger a crushing strike. For just prospecting a run with a caddis dry, let the fly drift through the whole run and as it's reaching the end of the drift, lift your rod tip up and give it the same little wiggle. This will send your fly skittering on the surface, creating a little commotion and imparting a little life to your fly. If you sit there and watch caddis, they are never settled down to the point of just riding the current. These are busy little insects, and your fly may be better off dancing around a bit. Try it out and let us know how it works for you.

Chris

Fishing Report From Chris

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Fishing Report from Chris
I’ve had a couple busy weeks, and some great fishing to show for it. We’ve been busy servicing anglers booked through our favorite fly shop, Kennebec River Outfitters and a local adventure resort, Northern Outdoors. We’ve covered just about every piece of water we guide on and all are fishing very well, weather permitting. The one tough day was on the Solon section with winds blowing 30 – 40 miles an hour, hard to get a good drift on your dry in those conditions.

Kennebec River is fishing extremely well

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Kennebec River angler guides and their guests had a great weekend fishing. We spent Sunday and Monday in the Kennebec River Gorge, Fly fishing. Both days produced good size brookies and salmon. Salmon seemed to be a bit more abundant on Sunday. The hatches were light, olive caddis, green apple caddis both made an appearence. We had great luck with the old standby, green woolie buggers. We also did well with stimulator up front, small caddis emerger as a trailer. Andre's Run was on FIRE, we landed 8 good size fish in less than 15 miunutes. Salmon were practically jumping in the boat. Overall a great couple of days. That's why we continue to say the KENNEBEC RIVER continues to be one of THE BEST FISHERIES in MAINE

kennebec fishing trip 6/04/11

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Mike,

Thanks for sending along the photos...you got some really great shots! More importantly, thank you for making our trip unforgettable. We had such a terrific day out on the water and it wouldn't have been the same without you...I'm excited to have caught a nice little brookie but I'll work on upping my numbers for next time! Have a great weekend and we'll let you know next time we're up for a visit.

Best,
Maria

Kennebec flyfishing 6/14/11

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Kennebec river angler guide Greg Caruso: High water release early in the Gorge. We had to switch our trip from the gorge to the lower kennebec. We put in a crusher and fished to caratunk. We hooked on to a couple nice fish right out of the gate, although we did land either fish the hook ups did let us know the fish were there and ready to go. Cold weather shut down any hatches that could have been. We did catch a nice brookie, but fishing overall was slow.
We headed up to grand falls for the evening, found low water there, really low water and some competition. Overall a slow day but did catch some fish. We are still recomending the gorge as "the place" to fish, when water levels out of harris station are co-operative.
Good fishing, see you soon.