Vince and I floated one of our favorite rivers today and as Vince puts it, we caught half as many bass as the temperature outside. Both temps and fishing were hot. This is such a great float trip for beginners and people looking to catch a lot of fish on the fly. We didn't even have to change flies all day; the bass were very active. We really recommend this trip for folks looking to learn to cast and learning how to set the hook on aggressive fish. With high temps, the fish have been down, but we've been able to fish them just fine. We both spent most of July on vacation in Alaska and Montana, but we're back at it and the boats are ready to roll. We still have several dates open for trips in August if you're looking for a great day on the water!
June fishing was pretty average in comparison to years past. Trout started looking up a little after Memorial Day and bass were hanging on their spawning beds. It was a real treat to bring out some clients who are new to the sport, as well as get out on our own a little to continue to refine our skills. One thing about us is that we're always learning, whether it's new casting techniques or more about the water that we fish, we push our limits and continue to improve ourselves as fly fishermen. From GLS to the West Branch of the Penobscot and over to Rangeley, we've had a lot of fun on the water.
Although, trout fishing is slowing down with high water temps, we're continuing to guide on some rivers in the north country. However, we love tracking the weather in Southern and Western Maine as we can get you on the water after a good, soaking rainstorm. This cools the water and trout/salmon become much more active at these times. We still have some dates available for August and September if you're looking to learn how to fly fish or refine your skills while casting for quality fish!
We all have those bucket list trips that we always say "we'll do this someday" and in the back of your mind you know it'll never happen. Well, this year one of those items on the list came to fruition. My family and I headed to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and did some fly fishing in our downtime. Beautiful cutthroat, bull, brown and rainbow trout were put in the net, but more importantly lifelong memories were made. I'm already planning the next trip to Montana for when my daughter is a little older to remember some of the great things that Montana has to offer!
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.