Marc and I got out for a guide's day on the Rapid River. We fished for the morning and did some sighting in for the upcoming hunting season. The flows were very, very low just like most rivers in Maine right now, but the fish were still willing if you were in the right spot. At one point, we counted 18 people on one stretch of the river. Not many fish were being landed, but we managed 3 landlocked salmon and a nice broke Small midge nymphs were the ticket.
We're done with guiding on the Rangeley rivers for the fall, but still have a couple of openings left to fish other parts of the state. Enjoy the great pictures taken by Marc!
Shout out to my Uncle Sam for shipping a delicious beer back home from his recent trip to Montana!
The fall season is still avoiding us at this point. Water temps are still pretty warm and low, but for the first time in almost a month we got out for some trout fishing. It was difficult and a little slow, but a few brookies came to play. We only used streamers and dry flies due to time constraints. These brook trout were taken with a cream colored elk hair caddis. Some rain and a drop in night temps will get us going in the right direction!
Vince took an opportunity for some family time this weekend with his parents. With fish holding way down low, trolling with lead core line was the answer. While trolling they took turns landing fish depending on who was “up”. As you can see, the ones that were landed were good quality. It lead to plenty of excitement and smiles all around; especially when the pike landed in the boat. It was a great afternoon of fishing. There are plenty of weekends left this season if you want to check it out. Give Headin’ North a call.
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.