Now that school is out, Vince has been able to get up to the Baskahegan Lake area in Downeast Maine for some bass fishing. Here is his report from the last week of June from that region:
"Got out on my first extended trip of the summer school break this week. Smallmouth bass were hitting streamer flies along the shore, lingering around their spawning nests. They provided lots of action once we got on the leeward side of some of the many islands. Why fight the wind with a fly rod if you don't have to?
With the winds up and the whitecaps high, we decided on a longer than usual shore lunch of brook trout that we caught in Grand Lake Stream along with some home fries and onions. We skipped the coffee and went for some lemonade. By the time we finished lunch, the lake had decided to calm down and we headed for the outlet. It was here that we got into some nice pickerel and more smallies. In the evening, we switched to poppers and dry flies and the explosions began! The first trip of the year on Baskahegan Lake was a success."
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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.