Hoping for an Early Spring in Maine!
The weather has been quite mild in our area this winter. To date, many of our lakes have yet to produce enough safe ice for ice fishing. There were even reports that some die-hard anglers were out on a few of local lakes around New Years Day hoping to troll up some Salmon or Togue.
I am hoping this all leads to one thing…EARLY ICE-OUT IN MAINE!
Some of the best bass and salmon fishing of the year occurs during the springtime but our springtime rarely comes early enough or lasts long enough for us. With any luck, we may be on the lakes and open for business in March this year. Cross your fingers….
We plan to offer our guided fishing trips well into the fall this season. We have traditionally closed up shop by mid-October but we hope to run our trips well into November this year.
We are also continuing to upgrade and replace some of our fishing rods and reels that are ready for a well earned retirement. You can expect the most current fishing outfits will be available for our client’s use this spring.
We will continue to expand our fishing areas in an effort to provide new opportunities for our clients. We had some great success last year on some new waters during the Smallmouth Bass spawning period. Days when we caught and released fifty to one hundred 2-3 pound Smallmouth were not uncommon. We hope to run more of those trips this year!
The Salmon fishing in our area tends to be best for us from ice-out until around the first of June. That’s when we transition solely toward bass fishing and leave the cold-water species to the deep-water trollers. The bass fishing is really hottest in May and June. This also tends to be our busiest time of year. We suggest you contact us early in the year if you are considering a trip with us during that time.
Summer bass fishing in our area is also very good in the summer, with the best bite occurring early and later in the day, unless it happens to be overcast or rainy. We hammer em’ all day under those conditions!
The fall in Maine is truly one of the best times of the year to be on the water. The fish are eager to bite attempting to fatten up for winter. The weather is cool and crisp and we often have the whole lake or river all to ourselves,
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in discussing a possible trip, or just want to talk fishing.
Spring will come!… Let’s pray it will be sooner rather then later!