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Autumn is in the air

Crisp nights of Autumn have arrived, signaling the beginning of our favorite part of the season. Sweet summertime is slipping away fast, and what an amazing one it has been for us. We have shared many great days on the water with guests from all over the country and beyond. Back in August we parked the driftboats and departed for 10 days on a remote Alaskan River. It was a trip of a lifetime and one I hope to make again in the future! I look forward to sharing stories, photos, and video to share once things quiet down here.

We are transitioning from Bass Float Trips, back to Maine’s Best Salmon and Trout waters. We currently have a few September dates open, and October is filling fast! If you are looking to get a day or two in floating or wading the West Branch of the Penobscot, or Kennebec River, don’t hesitate. Time to get in on some of Maine’s best fishing and scenery before snow flies!


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Some photos of summer fun fly fishing for bass on the Androscoggin River:


Maine Fishing Season: Does it have to end?

Only if you want it to.


Before you know it you’ll be tired of pushing snow around, tying flies, and anxiously awaiting the warming rays of spring sunshine. There are some great extended season waters still open here in Maine and fishing well. Enjoy it as long as you can.


Signs of Change: Maine Fall Fishing is almost here!

Ah…The Dog Days of August… While the extended forecast shows high day time temperatures the nights are beginning to cool off… The days are growing shorter as the earth tilts, and it won’t be long until my favorite season to fly fish in Maine is here. I have already seen some early signs of Fall color along the backroads:

Change is coming

While last season brought torrential rains keeping anglers off many bodies of water here in Maine… this year the extended periods of high temperatures have made trout fishing a tough game. What’s a trout hound to do? I traveled with my wife to her homeland in Finland to try to escape the heat of late July early August…only to arrive to record breaking high temps and smoke from Russian wildfires filling the air across Southern Finland. I gave trout fishing a try… Then realized that cold beverages and Sauna with faraway family was a better use of time…

Back home in Maine for over a week now, and the River temps remain around the dreaded 70 degree mark on my favorite trout and salmon waters… I have fished over six counties catching Rainbow Trout, Landlocked Salmon, and Smallmouth Bass. If you are still chasing trout and salmon right now… play them quickly, keep them in the water, and fish barbless hooks.

Other fishing opportunities? While trout purists may cringe at the thought, Fly Fishing for Bass in Maine is where it is at right now. Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass remain active during these high water temperatures and provide a lot of fun, and action for the fly fisherman until cooler (trout friendly) water temps arrive. I had a some great days recently including showing a boat-full of young fishing addicts the joy of catching Smallmouth Bass on the fly rod in Southern Maine. If you have forgotten what fishing is really about, check out these photos! It’s all about having fun on the water!

Summer is growing short, and Fall never lasts long enough.
Give us a call and get on the water!