Fishing Reports – Maine

MFO Season

MFO Season

We are smack dab in the middle of the heat of summer. Waters are the warmest they will be all season. It’s a great time to take care of those family obligations. We call it MFO (Mandatory Family Outing) season. Many of our customers are here for a wedding or family...

14th Annual Project Healing Waters Outing

14th Annual Project Healing Waters Outing

July 17-20, 2019 – Seven vets and two counselors from Massachusetts and Vermont attended this years fishing trip. They arrived the afternoon of July 17th and stayed at Kokadjo Sporting Camps on First Roach Pond. Dinner the first evening was provided by the Rod &...

Better Late than Never

Better Late than Never

We are smack dab in the middle of the heat of summer. Waters are the warmest they will be all season. It’s a great time to take care of those family obligations. We call it MFO (Mandatory Family Outing) season. Many of our customers are here for a wedding or family...

The Cycle of Caddis Continues

The Cycle of Caddis Continues

July 17-20, 2019 – Seven vets and two counselors from Massachusetts and Vermont attended this years fishing trip. They arrived the afternoon of July 17th and stayed at Kokadjo Sporting Camps on First Roach Pond. Dinner the first evening was provided by the Rod &...

Dries all day!!!

Dries all day!!!

The highly anticipated Drakes (Hexes) are finally beginning to show. The West Branch ponds and Big Lyford are perennial favorites. There’s easy access, lots of eager brookies and liberal laws so folks can take a few for the frying pan. Some of the more remote higher...

The caddis are coming, the caddis are coming

The caddis are coming, the caddis are coming

Caddis hatches haven’t kicked in just yet so it takes a mixed bag of tricks to fool fish. Mayfly hatches are about over but they convinced fish to begin looking up which is a good thing. At this point in time we say “They’re in transition”. There are always a few...

Everyone’s Lookin’ Up

Everyone’s Lookin’ Up

June 20, 2019 We have been talking caddis for some time now. Maybe tomorrow, then tomorrow will be the day, then todays the day. This went on for a while. Then the day came and that day was yesterday June 19th when bright green-bodied caddis hit the scene as well as...

Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

Aquatic insect hatches are like a garden growing. Once all the seeds are planted things begin to grow over time and eventually harvest season arrives. Radishes are likely you’re first crop. You can hardly wait until you have the first bunch for your salad. But after...

Water, water, Everywhere

Water, water, Everywhere

May 24, 2019 – We hate to say it but the rainy season in Maine doesn’t officially end until mid-June. This seasons weather patterns have confirmed that many times. As a result our rivers have remained swollen due to a severe weather pattern that bombed through...

Let the games begin!!!

Let the games begin!!!

  May 17, 2019 No two seasons are ever the same, but high water in the early season is most always a common theme. It is the official rainy season after all. Some years are a bit more rainy than others and this season is no exception so the faucet has remained...

It’s go time!!!

It’s go time!!!

May 10, 2019 Moosehead Lake was officially called out on Thursday , May 9th. Smelt runs are on everywhere including the Moose River which saw smelt in the river last night. The Moose River is a favorite destination for early season trollers. Smelt, salmon, brookies...

The Bubble is about to Burst.

The Bubble is about to Burst.

Ice won’t be out this weekend but there is open water about so there are fish to be caught if you know where to look. Most of the snow is gone from the woods which means stream water is beginning in warm to that magical 40 degree mark when smelt begin they...

Run-off has kicked into high gear.

Run-off has kicked into high gear.

April 22, 2019 Winter has finally loosened its grip on the Moosehead Region. Run-off water is flowing from every corner and crevice. If you’re following our water flow page you’ll see the headwaters of both the Penobscot and Moosehead drainages are pumping...

Don’t hold you’re breath

Don’t hold you’re breath

July 17-20, 2019 – Seven vets and two counselors from Massachusetts and Vermont attended this years fishing trip. They arrived the afternoon of July 17th and stayed at Kokadjo Sporting Camps on First Roach Pond. Dinner the first evening was provided by the Rod &...

New Waterflow Website

New Waterflow Website

Brookfield Renewable introduced a new water flow website, SafeWaters.com It’s lot more than just a chart with today’s flow As we kick off 2019, Brookfield Renewable would like to introduce their new waterflow tool – Safe Waters. SafeWaters.com has...

The Year in Review – 2018

The Year in Review – 2018

Last winter hung in there longer than anyone wanted or expected. Mother Nature didn’t loosen her grip until well into April. At the time ice-out predictions implied mid-May at the earliest. But warmer weather finally arrived and conditions changed quickly. A...

Late season rewards

Late season rewards

May 10, 2019 Moosehead Lake was officially called out on Thursday , May 9th. Smelt runs are on everywhere including the Moose River which saw smelt in the river last night. The Moose River is a favorite destination for early season trollers. Smelt, salmon, brookies...

Last Harrah

Last Harrah

October 5, 2018 – 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...

It’s all about water flow and water temperature

It’s all about water flow and water temperature

October 22, 2018 – 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...

The Stars are lining up nicely

The Stars are lining up nicely

May 31, 2019 We haven’t had a 70 degree days in two weeks but the worm has finally turned thanks to the sun. Trees are showing leaf production, combined with a couple dry days equals run-off has been reduced to a crawl. Flows have been coming down in the East...