There are still some opportunities to get out and fish in the Western Mountains. The foliage is peaking right now, so it's absolutely beautiful when we get these bluebird days. With some increased rain in the forecast this week, we could see some bigger fish start becoming more aggressive and feeding before winter gets here. We have a couple of November dates available for anybody looking to get up to Bethel and fish the Upper Andro for some trout!
With the forecasted rain and stocking trucks out on the road, Southern Maine is going to be the place to fish for the remainder of the season. As hunting season starts, we'll start to see less folks on the water and more opportunities to fish prime spots. November has really turned into a great month to fish, as the trout are spawning more during this time and become more aggressive. Vince had a couple of clients get into over 20 brook trout last year in early December. They'll still feed on BWOs and other dry flies, so topwater action is a possibility and can still be a lot of fun.
Smallmouth bass are hanging in the shallows as they load up on baitfish this time of the year. We'll continue to run float trips until the weather dictates that we can't.
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.