Fishing Reports – Maine

Fall Conditions at Their Best

Fall Conditions at Their Best

Decreasing water temperature, now in the low 60’s, along with scheduled increases in water flows has done its job very nicely. The East Outlet, Moose, and Roach have all seen nice runs of fall fish. Anglers are all smiles with lots of tales of big, beautiful salmon....

The Stars have all lined up nicely

The Stars have all lined up nicely

As we say every fall, the key ingredients for a good fall river fishing is falling water temperatures and rising water levels. In the last ten days river water temperatures have gone from their peak at 72 degrees to the current temperature of 64 degrees. Nights have...

Fall fishing is now on everyone’s mind

Fall fishing is now on everyone’s mind

MFO Season is winding down, the kiddos will be back in school soon and the last long weekend of summer is right around the corner. So for now fishing opportunities remain the same as before except water temps are slowly falling and fish are beginning to perk up a bit....

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

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 Cycle of Caddis Continues

The Cycle of Caddis Continues

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...

Dries all day!!!

Dries all day!!!

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...

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...