Fishing Reports – Maine

Winter Loosens it’s Grip

Winter Loosens it’s Grip

April 16, 2017 Fishing Report The snow is going but the ice is still hanging tight. We always say if the ice goes out before the beginning of May it’s early, if it goes out after May 10th it’s late. It doesn’t look right now like it’s going to be early this spring....

Big Streamers

Big Streamers

April 12, 2017 It will be awhile until ice-out. The snow pack is dropping and run-off is in full swing but there is no real open water to be found on the lakes and ponds (except for the mouth of the Moose River). Back roads are still snow covered so you won’t...

Ice Fishing Season Extended

Ice Fishing Season Extended

April 2, 2017 Opening day of the 2017 Open Water Fishing Season in the Moosehead Lake Region is April 1st. The issue this year is the open water part of the equation is missing. Winter has a hard time loosing its grip and northern Maine remains frozen solid with lots...

Water flows and wading the East Outlet

Water flows and wading the East Outlet

It’s not time to begin posting 2017 Fishing Reports. There is nothing to report. There is still lots of snow and ice and they are currently running 3000 cfs of excess run-off to keep Moosehead down so there is room to handle the major snow pack still in the...

We’re Peaking

We’re Peaking

October 15, 2016 We are half way through our extended October season on the East Outlet of the Kennebec and things couldn’t be much better. The fall colors are as brilliant as we’re ever seen and salmon are throughout the entire river. The quality of the salmon...

October on the East Outlet

October on the East Outlet

October 2, 2016 The regular fishing season ended with a bang. The Roach River lit right up and produced some fantastic trout and salmon. The small trout ponds also lit up. Talk of 30 fish days left pond fishermen wishing the season wasn’t ending. The problem with...

Fall Fishing in Full Swing

Fall Fishing in Full Swing

September 19, 2016 Small ponds are at their best. Fish coming out of the spring holes and are on a pre-spawn feeding binge. Use traditional dries like a Royal Wulff or Royal Coachman wet and cast around. Fish are circling the pond searching for something to eat....

Fall water increases key ingredient

Fall water increases key ingredient

September 6, 2106 Totally different water conditions apply for good fishing in the spring than do in the fall. In the spring we want falling water levels and rising water temperatures. After high spring run-off becomes more stable and water temperatures begin to rise,...

Tailwaters

Tailwaters

August 19, 2016 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 depths of the lake. Many of the E.O. residents either drop back into Indian Pond or pass through the...

Summer Heat

Summer Heat

August 2, 2016 The heat of the summer is upon us and MFO season (Mandatory Family Outing) is now in full swing. It’s been great weather for reunions, family picnics and outing. Water temperature in the ponds has climbed. Trout have retreated to spring holes where 55...

Eleventh Annual Healing Waters Outing

Eleventh Annual Healing Waters Outing

July 25-28 Founder, Ed Nicholson believed that teaching wounded vets fly fishing skills could very be good therapy during their recovery while at Walter Reed Hospital. Ten years ago we had the good fortune of offering the very first destination, fishing trip for the...

It’s Cheeseburger Season Again

It’s Cheeseburger Season Again

July 8, 2016 There are a lot of memorable times throughout the open water fishing season. We all have our favorite outings like the first Hendrickson hatch or when caddis season kicks in or when monster mayfly hatches begin on our remote ponds inspiring big trout to...

Dries all Day

Dries all Day

June 24, 2016 All day caddis hatches are about over which is not a bad thing. When there are caddis all over all day long fish can get very picky. They have been through the buffet line and not that larger to go back for seconds. As they say “Fish are fat and...

Coming soon to a pond near you

Coming soon to a pond near you

June 19th, 2016 Hatches have been frequent and heavy and fish are getting very fussy about what they want to eat. With the banquet hall full of food fish can become quite choosy. Fish begin refusing the very flies they couldn’t get enough of a day ago. They get fat...

It’s that time of Season for Caddis, Caddis, Caddis

It’s that time of Season for Caddis, Caddis, Caddis

June 8th, 2016 It’s a magical time of season when caddis hatches begin. Every fish in the river will be after’em. Yesterday we caught salmon and trout from 4 to 20 inches. It the biggest banquet of the year and every fish young and old are taking advantage of the...

They are looking up

They are looking up

June 3, 2016 The season is chugging along nicely. We are still catching’em with sinking lines and streamers but it’s about time to pack that line away. Fish are more and more apt to chase a streamer bounced around with your floating line. A lot of different streamers...

Memorial Day Weekend Report

Memorial Day Weekend Report

May 26, 2016 Water flows couldn’t be any better. Water temperature as well. Mayflies are just beginning to show which translates into fish are now looking up. Dust off your mayfly collection and keep it handy ‘cause you’re probably going to need it. Blue wing olives...

Change is in the air

Change is in the air

May 18, 2016 Although streamer fishing is still in season you’ll have to start shopping around in your streamer box for different ones to try. Now that smelt have dispensed traditional smelt patterns aren’t as effective as they were. What worked yesterday may not work...

Better Everyday!!

Better Everyday!!

May 12, 2016 Things are perking along nicely. Smelt runs are over and fish are scattering about which is not a bad thing. Fish are no longer just at the mouth of streams and rivers. In the big lake trollers are finding fish all along shorelines in the vicinity of...

Getting better everyday

Getting better everyday

May 6, 2016 We haven’t seen much sunshine for a week or more and air temperatures have struggled to get to the 50’s. Almost everyday since our last report we have had a hard frost. It’s been differcult finding 40 degree water. I am happy to report smelt are running in...