Fishing Reports

Memorial Day Weekend Report

I hope you are all excited for the long weekend. We wanted to let you know that we will be doing half priced casting lessons this sunday at the Jackson kids pond as part of the Wildquack Duck Race and Music Festival. Find out more abou the event here Lessons will run from 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm. We hope to see some of you there!

We have been busy guiding and fishing as of late. Although the rivers are high we are finding fish. Last week I was fortunate to get out on the Saco with my good friend Brian Boyle and fellow HCG guide Kevin Gordon. We had a great day chasing predatory brown trout on the Saco, landing 3 out of 5 hooked. Unfortunately we lost our largest fish which ate one of Brians 6” Drunk and Disorderly streamers and broke 20lb test. Just another reason to keep working for these mythical fish.

This fish hit hard!

This fish hit hard!

Kevin with the first fish of the day

Kevin with the first fish of the day

In other news, we have been exploring the pond and lake fishing from the boat and have been finding good action for rainbows and browns on midges and streamers stripped just under the surface. We guided Doug of Texas for a half day on tuesday and he managed to land four large rainbows from 14-16” as well as over half a dozen browns.

Doug and one of the four big bows he landed…a few were camera shy.

Doug and one of the four big bows he landed…a few were camera shy.

Along with ponds we have been exploring our wild brook trout waters. While they were running behind schedule for almost three weeks the bugs are now active ! We did well yesterday fishing caddis dry flies in the riffles.

The Androscoggin River continues to Run high due to rain. We are looking forward to the andro dropping as there will be alot of large drop-down salmon and brook trout to catch, along with the everpresent wild rainbows. We will keep you posted as to when the Andro is floatable.

Please let us know if you would like to get on the books for this spring, summer or fall, dates are going fast.

Tight lines,

Nate