Fishing Reports – Maine

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

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...

Summertime conditions are settling in.

Summertime conditions are settling in.

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...

July 4th Fishing Report

July 4th Fishing Report

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...

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

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...

Where does the signal come from?

Where does the signal come from?

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...

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

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...

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...

Late season angling on the East Outlet

Late season angling on the East Outlet

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...

It Ain’t Over Yet

It Ain’t Over Yet

October 1, 2017 We’ve been flat out with trips so I apologize for not being at the keyboard more. It’s that time of season. It too bad September isn’t four months long instead of four weeks. It’s been an interesting September to say the least. Every river saw great...

Like Magic

Like Magic

It was a wonderful October on the East Outlet. The weather was stunning and the salmon were in the best shape ever. We can’t remember when it was better size wise. We boated a few fat female salmon that were just shy of 4 lbs. You still have until the 31st to...

The stars are all lined up

The stars are all lined up

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...