Fly fishing on The Kennebec River is close to peak

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The kennebec river gorge is ready to go. kennebec river angler guides were all in the gorge on Sunday 6/12. Chris was guiding Greg and I were trying out some new spots. It was a cold and misty day but the fish were there and hungry. Chris did well using his secret 'blue fly', Greg and I caught enough large Brook trout and Salmon to make it an unbelieveable day. Caddis hatching throughout the day, apple body, grey wing. We took our time in the upper sections and fished behind Chris, only fished a mile section of the river but did extremely well. Now is the time....can't wait to get back there. Greg is guiding the same section today, will post a report as soon as it comes in.

Penobscot

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Kennebec River angler guide Chris Russell, had a pretty good day on the west branch this past weekend. Even though the penobscot was running 7200 cfs, Chris and his angler Dan managed to pick up some great fish, including the salmon pictured. Many thanks to Greg Boz of Maine River Guides for the work. We enjoy going over to the Penobscot to fish another great Maine river and are happy to help out our fellow guides. Chris is back on the kennebec this week. The kennebec gorge is calling his name....

kennebec water levels back to normal

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The kennebec river water levels are back to normal. Fish flow until 10am. Had a great day on the lower kennebec on Saturday. We fished the Forks to Caratunk. Caught a few good sized brook trout, and one nice salmon. Caddis hatch was pretty impressive, not many rises....but there will be soon.

back from the delaware

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Kennebec river angler is back from the Delaware. We had a great couple of Days with our friends Larry Stroff and Steve Taggart. Caught some great fish, but we also came across some picky brown trout. Great Flyfishing water, but glad to be back in Maine on the Kennebec river.
Mike Pils

Off to the Delaware ...

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Chris and I are headed to the delaware to fish with our great friend Larry Stroff. Larry has always wanted to show us some of his home water so we decided to head down there again this year for a couple days. Our plan is to have him show us around and catch some big browns. We had some great fishing last year and can't wait to get back there. At some point I am sure we will be getting some advice from our Delaware guide connection, Steve Taggart at Trout Bound Guide Service. If you are headed down to that area he is the one to call. (201)218-5776 or (845)342-1670. We will let you know how we make out. See you on the river, Mike Pils

construction begins May 15th 2011

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We have started the construction at the shop on route 201 in caratunk. Greg, Chris and I have all been right at it. The Sign posts are up, building exterior has been scraped and is ready for paint. the interior has been torn apart and is ready for some serious remodeling. Greg procured a back hoe from our friends at Northern Outdoors and dug a perfect trench to bring power to the building. Supplies have delivered from Hammond lumber, tongue and groove pine for interior, trim and shingles for the roof. We still have a ton of work to do but all in all we are still on track for the grand opening (we'll let you know the date) see you on the river, mike pils

thursday 5/26 lower kennebec

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The water levels have come down a bit, we actually had fish flow until 10am this morning. Greg and I decided to get a couple hours of fishing in this morning. We decided to take the raft from the ball field to crusher pool. The weather wasn't great, windy and cold, but we did get some fishing in. There were a couple other people at the ball field, we moved a couple fish there and them moved down towards crusher. We ended up landing a nice brookie and missed a couple others just before take out. We should see some more activity in the next week or two, we did see some small caddis hatches...can't wait to get back out there, water temp was 52. See you on the river, Mike Pils