Vince and I headed up to the Western Mountains on Friday to fish for brook trout. The water temps were in the mid 30's and the air temps didn't reach 35 degrees. Sleet, snow and rain along with 20 mph wind gusts were on the menu for the day. Needless to say, we didn't really see anybody else out there. At some point, you start to ask yourself if you're dedicated or crazy? We hooked 7 good sized brook trout and landed 5 of them. It's SAFE to say that fish are feeding 100% under the surface for the time being. Flows were stable up there, but the rivers in Southern Maine are still pretty high. However, the stocking trucks are making the rounds, so fish are available in many rivers. Here are some pics from Friday:
I had our first guided trip of the season on Saturday. Things were pretty slowww all day, but we finally found some fish in the afternoon. Kurt and Dawn were good sports and showed their determination/toughness as weather conditions were not much different than the previous day!
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.