We spent the entire month of August fly fishing for smallmouth and were successful putting hundreds of fish in the boat. The flows have mostly been low, but fluctuate from day to day. We found that when the flows were bumped fish were hanging in flat water. When flows were very low, fish were down as deep as they could go. Sinking line has been a must for the month of August.
While we'll continue to do some smallmouth fishing throughout the first few weeks of September, we'll be gearing up to hit some of our favorite trout/salmon waters in the later part of the month. While October and November are typically hunting season, we continue guiding through these months as they can often be the best months to fish for very active trout and salmon. From GLS to Southern Maine, we'll be hitting the rivers. We have some openings left for weekends in late September and for the month of October. It can be the best time to be on the water with foliage peaking and fish starting to show up in their peak spawning colors!
Come join Headin' North for a day in the water before the snow starts flying!
It's no secret that we need some rain. Trout fishing is toast unless if you get up north early in the morning or late in the evening. Play these fish very carefully and don't keep them out of the water for more than 3 or 4 seconds. We want to keep these fish around so that they get bigger for the future!
Bass fishing on the fly has been hot for us on the Lower Andro. Although flows are so low that we're scraping bottom with the boat at times, we're finding the fish. We're catching great numbers of bass because we're finding them deep down with sink line. That's the key this time of the year. Also, big flies equal big guys. Large articulated streamers can produce some big bass!
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.