Maine Freshwater Fishing

2011 fishing season

2011 fishing season

A lot of people calling or e-mailing about fishing trips are thinking it may be too late to book a trip. Although the season is filling up quickly, there are still plenty of 1/2 and full day trips open from now till Sept. Don't hesitate to see if we have an opening for you.

Fishing with Buoy...

Fishing with Buoy...

Wed, June 15th, 2011

Wow! what a great 1/2 day on the lake. Nick and his dog Buoy joined me from Delaware. Buoy is a Chocolate lab/ Chesapeake bay retriever mix. A great fishing dog. She appeared to be sleeping all the time but when Nick set a hook she was on her feet and waiting with high hopes that she would get to lick a fish..

We started out where I had done so well on Monday. It had rained Tuesday and the water temp (already cold for mid June) had dropped another 3 degrees down to 63. After 1-1/2 hours and only one fish, a decent Smallie almost 3 lbs caught on a Mepps spinner, it was time to move on.

June Smallmouth fishing

June Smallmouth fishing

13 June 2011

After a slow start this year for the Smallmouth fishing, today's trip was back to normal. Onboard was one of my regulars, a family from South Carolina on their 3rd year fishing trip with Eagle Mtn. We started out slow and I was beginning to worry that it was going to be another tough day but after an hour of trying different colors and different depths, we got onto the big fish.

I think there is little to no spawn this season as I did not spot a single Bass bed. The fish were hanging just on the edge of the drop offs and were taking the Baby Brush hog  as well as a purple "June bug". 

The competition was fierce in the boat with Trepp getting into the bigger fish 1st landing a nice 3 lb fish and losing 2 or 3 more, then his father Hayden took over landing a nice 4lb smallie and the purple was never left out the rest of the day.

First trip

First trip

May has been a cold and wet month this year. Water levels are high  temps are low. On our 1st guided trip out we trolled for Salmon and Lake Trout for a couple hours with a few hits but no landings. We then switched over to Smallmouth fishing. It didnt take too long to realize that the cold water temp were keeping the bite way down with the Bass. At one point we spotted a nice Bass swimming near the boat. It showed no interest in a spinner. We threw a Green Pumkin soft palstic and still raised no interest, so I tried a watermellon colred one. The Bass took it but not with a whole lot of aggresivness. My fisherman was able to set the hook and we landed this nice 3 plus pound Smallie.

Weather is hot today, and looks good for the next week or so, This will bring the water temps up and wake up the Bass. Next trip should put more fish in the boat....

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