Fishing Reports – Maine

Late season rewards

Late season rewards

There is only a week remaining in the extended season for the East Outlet of the Kennebec. Come November 1st the only stretch of river that remains open is from the Dam on Moosehead to the yellow posts located at the Beach Pool. Until then the entire river remains...

Last Harrah

Last Harrah

Spawning runs are in full swing in all of our rivers. The water temperature is now the low 60’s and some of the biggest fish, which spend their summer in the depth of the lakes chowing on smelt, now are in our rivers have their mind on other duties. When landlocked...

It’s all about water flow and water temperature

It’s all about water flow and water temperature

September 21, 2018 – We say it every time someone asks, “How’s the fall fishing?” The answer is always the same, “Fall can be Feast or Famine.” In order for landlocked salmon and brook trout to get the urge to begin their fall spawning runs in earnest two...

The Stars are lining up nicely

The Stars are lining up nicely

September 9, 2018 – River flows have increased on the Moose, East Outlet, Roach, and Upper West Branch at Seboomook Dam. Even through water temperature was warmer than we would like some new fish have moved into the river and are being caught on all the rivers....

Right from HQ

Right from HQ

August 24, 2018  –  We have been in summer mode for a while now. Nothing has really changed in the last couple weeks. Fishing is always good but catching has been slow compared to a month ago. Some nice fish are still being caught at the East Outlet. The flow...

Soft Hackle Season

Soft Hackle Season

August 5, 2018 – We see the same thing about this time every year. As summer sunshine warms the waters of Moosehead Lake and its tributaries trout and salmon begin retreating to the lakes seeking cooler waters in the deeper areas where smelt hangout. Many of the...

13th Annual Project Healing Waters Outing

13th Annual Project Healing Waters Outing

July 25, 2018 – Seven vets and two counselors from Maine and Vermont attended this years fishing trip. They arrived the afternoon of July 18th and stayed at Kokadjo Sporting Camps on First Roach Pond. Dinner, the first evening, was provided by the Rod & Reel...

Summertime conditions are settling in.

Summertime conditions are settling in.

July 18, 2018 – It’s that time of season when a lot of the hatches have come and gone. The Green Drakes (Hex) hatches are just about over. They are the last big banquet fish see on our lakes and small trout ponds. And with summer settling in trout in the small...

July 4th Fishing Report

July 4th Fishing Report

If this heat keeps up it will be having an effect on fishing overall. For now there are still plenty of fish in the East Outlet. Caddis hatches are now spotty throughout the day. You find a few hatching or laying eggs here and there. Good hatches come first thing in...

Coming Soon to a Pond Near Here

Coming Soon to a Pond Near Here

Green Drake season (Hex Hatches) June 28, 2018 – It’s the end of June and the time of season when canoes left upside down along shores of remote trout ponds are flipped over, cleared of debris and made ready for drake season. Pond fishermen come out of the...

Dries all Day

Dries all Day

We have entered our summer caddis pattern when you’ll find sporadic caddis hatches here and there throughout the day. Fish can be found casually feeding in most pools. Often there will be a substantial hatch early in the morning and late in the evening. Nowadays...

Where does the signal come from?

Where does the signal come from?

In the last few days major caddis hatches began on all our rivers. Yesterday one species of  green-bodied caddis hatched the entire length of the East Outlet. Where does that signal come from? We know water temperature plays a role while other factors still remain a...

When Lupine Bloom

When Lupine Bloom

Lupine are just now beginning to bloom in the Moosehead Lake Region which is our best indicator that caddis hatches are about to begin. Unlike mayflies which can be sparse at times and not wide spread, caddis hatches arrive as a blizzard of bugs. Who knows where the...

They’re Lookin’ Up

They’re Lookin’ Up

June 1, 2018 – Fish have started looking up. Mayfly hatches have been spotty so far with only a few here and there, mostly in the afternoon. The good news is there have been just enough to get the interest of fish. We began fooling both trout and salmon on soft...

We are closing in on dry fly season

We are closing in on dry fly season

May 24, 2018 – Memorial Weekend Fishing Report Conditions could not be any better. Water flows are just about perfect and fish have been very co-operative. Smelt runs have run their course but because major hatches haven’t kicked in yet fish are still willing to...

The Sucker Spawn in ON!!

The Sucker Spawn in ON!!

May 17, 2018  –  With the exception of the Moose River, smelt runs are about over. Streamers are still doing the job and will for awhile. Fish have’t forgotten what a smelt looks like. Once the adult spawned out smelt return to deeper water fish begin...

The stars are lining up.

The stars are lining up.

May 11, 2018 –  Ice has only been out for a few days and already fish are cooperating. Smelt runs are in full swing at all the streams and it’s been said folks are seeing gulls diving on smelt in the Moose River. Water level has come down to fishable levels...

Iceout could be just around the corner

Iceout could be just around the corner

May 1, 2018 – Things change fast this time of season. Ten days ago the Moosehead Lake Region was frozen solid and you needed your snowmobile to get around the backcountry. During those ten days we’ve had a nice shift in the weather pattern. Things warmed...

A slow start

A slow start

April 20, 2018  –  We’ll begin the 2018 Fishing Report Season with a reality check. We have been receiving emails from regular customer inquiring when drift boat trips are scheduled to begin. The photo above says it all. It could be a shot of a wintery...

2017 – The Year in Review

2017 – The Year in Review

Our productive season kicks in around the beginning of May when smelt runs are in full swing. The Moose River in Rockwood is always the early season indicator. Trollers flocked to the Moose in pursuit of salmon, brook trout, and lake trout that accompany smelt when...