Kennebec River Smallmouth Bass

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Sam, Jeff and Pete from Mass visited Northern Outdoors to beat the heat and enjoyed a day of smallmouth fishing and whitewater rafting. Our day fishing was spent watching young Sam put on a fishing clinic as he outfished everyone on the boat. Here he is with one of his many smallmouth bass. His Dad got into the action as well, and brother Pete had great day also. These are the trips that make great memories for all families, so be sure to get up here before the summer is over.Kennebec River Smallmouth Bass: Kennebec River Smallmouth Bass

Dog Days of Summer

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Smallmouth BassWell, July is about to slip away into August and that means Smallmouth Fishing is where it's at. Here's a shot of our dog Winger getting some early season work pointing a smallmouth. My Dad, the dog and I went out on the Kennebec River the other day to see how the smallmouth bass were staging up in this hot weather. They are right where they are known to hang out, at the top of the pools looking into the current. We caught a 19, 18 and 17 inch class fish in our two hours, a successful scouting mission. I'll be heading out this afternoon for a half day fishing trip on this section. I'll let you know how it goes. Chris

Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Maine

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Penelope and Tony from Arizona were on a quick vacation to Maine and stopped in to Northern Outdoors for some whitewater rafting and a half day of fishing. Penelope had never been fishing and caught her first fish ever. She also caught her 12th fish. Kennebec River SmallmouthTony also boated about a dozen as the bass were hungry and aggressive. This is a must do trip for those looking to catch some fish and get back on the move to more exciting adventures. The bass fishing in Maine is hot right now, we offer half and full day trips. Treat yourself to a fun, fish-filled day. Give us a call. Chris

Fishing still strong on the Kennebec River

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Kennebec River Outfitters booked us an enjoyable couple and we spent the day guiding Jack and Carol from Virginia. Jack and Carol are on a quest to spend a day on TU's 100 must-fish rivers in the US. They knocked off the Penobscot, the Rapid and the Kennebec Rivers with this visit to Maine. Jack caught fish on all three rivers including landing about 15 with us in The Gorge. They only have 21 rivers left with about 15 to do in Montana. I wish them luck!! The dry fly fishing is holding up and the hot temps finally broke today, so it should last a bit longer. Get up here and check it out! Chris

Fall Fly Fishing in Maine

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Just a little reminder, FALL FISHING in Maine is coming soon. This has to be my favorite time to chase after big fish. The Landlocks and Brookies are moving to spawn and they are aggressive.

This is to remind you to put a couple days aside in September and October to book a trip and see for yourself why this is our favorite season.

See ya soon.

Chris

Fly Fishing and Bass Fishing Trips

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Landlocked SalmonMark and Nancy came from Wisconsin for some fly fishing in Maine. They booked their trips with Kennebec River Outfitters and enjoyed a day in Rangeley, and then they came up to us in The Forks. We had a sunny and hot day with fish taking dry flys and landed about a dozen, including this brook trout that didn't get away.

I spent yesterday with Bo Uzzle in the gorge and up on the Dead River. We had a great day and landed a bunch of fish on a fly combination we refer to as the Jimmy Hendrick's Experience. You'll just have to come up and fish with us to learn it's true identity.

The bass fishing has been hot and we've been having 30 and 40 fish days lately. It's not too late to get in on some great fishing.

Get out and fish!!

Chris

Kids and the Kennebec, 07/7/2011

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There's nothing better than seeing the look on a kids face when he's catching fish... especially on a fly! I spent the day in the gorge with my good friend Gary and his 9 year old son Luke, who is well on his way to being a great fisherman. Luke was showing off his excellent roll cast in the first pool, while I was getting the boat ready, and then 3 of us headed off into the gorge. It was a bright sunny morning and the heat jumped up a good 10 degrees within an hour so the fish were a bit skiddish, but we still managed to drum up a fair amount of action, both on the top water and with wet flies. Gary scored first with a nice salmon, right out of the gate. Next it was Luke's turn, catching a couple brookies in the sunrise pool. We continued on down the river throughout the morning, hitting pool after pool, with some good hit or miss action. Just before the water came up, Luke decided he was going to catch every fish in the river, and scored 2 brookies and a salmon in a matter of 5 minutes! Great job Gary on teaching Luke to fly fish so well, at such a young age...there's nothing better! -Greg