Fishing Reports – Maine

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 6, 2019 – Everybody is looking up. Water flows in all the rivers are finally down to manageable levels. Hallelujah!! And the Hendrickson hatches are in full swing. What could be better! Once mayfly season kicks in, fish begin looking up. Translation…...

Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

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...

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

April 15, 2019 As you can see from the photo above, taken today, spring is taking its sweet old time showing up in the Moosehead Lake Region. It’s going to take more than a few warm, bright sunshiny days to beat down the snowpack and desolve 4 feet of ice....

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

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...

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

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...