Vince and I were able to get out for a day on the water together, which has been pretty rare this summer! With forecasted temps near 90º we decided on a trip for bass and pike on the Andro. We fished a half day and landed a mixed bag of fish. The sun was beating and shade was scarce, but where there was shade there were fish present. One of my favorite things about fishing this river is that you never know what you're going to come up with. Vince is the master of bass and pike, and he was able to help me hook my first pike (on a fly that I tied to boot!)
We have some trips open for August. These trips are great for couples or for a first time fly fishermen. Kids really enjoy this trip because the action is fast!
Now that school is out, Vince has been able to get up to the Baskahegan Lake area in Downeast Maine for some bass fishing. Here is his report from the last week of June from that region:
"Got out on my first extended trip of the summer school break this week. Smallmouth bass were hitting streamer flies along the shore, lingering around their spawning nests. They provided lots of action once we got on the leeward side of some of the many islands. Why fight the wind with a fly rod if you don't have to?
With the winds up and the whitecaps high, we decided on a longer than usual shore lunch of brook trout that we caught in Grand Lake Stream along with some home fries and onions. We skipped the coffee and went for some lemonade. By the time we finished lunch, the lake had decided to calm down and we headed for the outlet. It was here that we got into some nice pickerel and more smallies. In the evening, we switched to poppers and dry flies and the explosions began! The first trip of the year on Baskahegan Lake was a success."
Book your trip now before summer slips away!
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.