Even as guides we strike out sometimes. I've only been out 3 times myself this year and I haven't had any luck hooking up.
That all changed over Memorial Day weekend with the first trip to the Western Mountains. I was able to wash the "skunk" off and get into some quality fish. A client also broke 2 personal records in one day!
Here are some pics:
The weather has been warm and despite low levels, the fish have been actively feeding. When rivers are low, it's a great time to get out on ponds and lakes. Trolling with lures and streamers along the shoreline can be very effective this time of the year. The low rivers change the location and depths of some favorite fishing holes. Flies can get snagged on the bottom easily, which can be frustrating. We need a little rain to keep the rivers at fishable levels. After the long winter, it just feels good to be back on the water. As the water temps heat up, fishing will continue to get hot for both salmonids and green fish!
Aaron Broaddus is a Registered Maine Fishing Guide with Headin' North Guide Service. Aaron specializes in fly fishing in the Western and Southern sections of Maine.