Travel writer's triple header

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Tracey, Owen and Mark from Dover, NH didn't let a little (ok alot) of rain get in the way of a great day of smallmouth bass fishing on the Kennebec River today. We ended up having to work pretty hard most of the morning to catch a few fish, but at one point we had them figured out and landed about a dozen in 15 minutes. We picked up three right as the heavy stuff started pouring down, and quickly rowed out to get dry and warm. Stage one hypothermia was starting to set in for most of us but the excitement of this triple header was enough to keep us warm until we got to the takeout. Tracey is a travel writer, so we look forward to reading her tales of rafting, fishing, hiking and kayaking while being hosted by Kennebec River Angler and Northern Outdoors. Chris

Kennebec river smallmouth bass fishing is still great!

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Dana and Chaz fished with kennebec river angler this past Sunday. They had such a great day they decided to book another 1/2 day of fishing on Wednesday. The day started a bit slow, but we ended up with some respectable numbers for the morning. We stopped riverside and hiked up to Northern Outdoors for a hot lunch and to get out of the rain. Chaz and Dana decided to turn the 1/2 day into a full day, despite the rain. We had a busy afternoon and landed some nice bass, including the one in this picture. Chaz caught this 17" smallmouth on a jointed crankbait. Another great day on the river.
Mike

A banner day on the Kennebec River

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Tewksbury Mass native Rick came to Northern Outdoors with a large family group and was initially going to fish with his daughter. A last minute decision on her part to go float the river in an inflatable kayak might have cost her one of the best fishing days of her life. By the end of a 4 hour trip, Rick had landed 20 fish including the nice smallmouth pictured. I'm sure she had a great day as well, but did she miss out on some fast fishing. Maybe she'll come along next year. This family did take in all the activities during their stay with Northern Outdoors, including a whitewater rafting trip on the upper Kennebec River. Inflatable Kayak on the Kennebec River: Northern Outdoors Float TripChris

Bass fishing, Maine's Kennebec River

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Dana and Chaz were up from Connecticut for a vacation and decided last minute to book a half day bass fishing trip with Kennebec River Angler and Northern Outdoors. We fished from 10 to around 2:30, and caught a boat load of smallmouth bass. We even landed a few monsters coming in around 18-19", and lost one in the 20 to 21" range. Great day, tons of action. We used a combination of Mepps spinners, grubs, and jointed crank baits. We had the opportunity to fish low and high water levels on the Kennebec during the trip, both levels are fishing extremely well.
Mike

Kennebec 1/2 day fishing trip,

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Another great day on Maine's Kennebec River, or should I say half day. Our new 1/2 day trips have been very popular with the guests staying at Northern Outdoors.
Dave and Derek joined me for the lower kennebec river smallmouth bass trip this morning around 7:30 am, we were in the water around 8:00 and had our first fish by 8:10, and they just kept coming. Not only did we catch a bunch of Smallmouth bass, but Derek landed his FIRST FISH EVER !!! By the end of the day Derek was a pro at casting and 'hooked' for life. I am pretty sure we created another new fisherman today.
Mike

Missing Person's Report

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This is kind of a 'where's waldo' post. I have this friend that I thought had a real fishing addiction....I mean, he was up here 3, 4, sometimes 5 times a year. At this point in the late summer, I haven't seen him once. He cancelled out of a Rapid River trip in May, never showed up once for all the great June fishing, didn't make it up for the Hex hatch on the ponds in July, and the last time I called him about being too busy to fish, he was on the golf course. Maybe I'll see him in August. Where the hell are you Eddie? If anyone sees him, kick him in the golf bag. Chris

Family trips include fishing and rafting with Northern Outdoors

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It's always nice to have some Mainer's on a trip once in a while. Emily, Phil, Amanda and Lisa escaped from the vacation town of Old Orchard Beach and got away from the big blue sea and headed to the mountains for some rafting, ATV riding and a day of smallmouth bass fishing. We fished one of the large impoundments on the Kennebec and landed some BIG bass including this 19 inch fish. The bite was a bit sluggish and the bass were a little picky, but we had times where we'd pick up three fish in three casts. We broke off several big fish, had a couple jump off and saw several others just follow the lures back to the boat. Dave's boat, with Amanda and Lisa had the same experience but landed quite a few fish as well. Thanks for a great day you guys, and we hope to see you up here again for some fly fishing. Chris and Dave