Guided Fishing Trips in Eastern Maine
Salmon, Brook Trout, Large & Smallmouth Bass
Dozens of deep clear cold water lakes can be found in this region of the state. This area is historically known for it’s spring Salmon and Trout fishing. Just after ice out, salmon, brook trout and lake trout fishing can provide good action on fly rods and medium/light action spinning rods. These fish are foraging on smelts and other bait fish near the surface. As waters warm, fish can be found in deeper cooler water. Bass fishing begins in June during spawning season and continues through the warmer summer months. As waters cool in the fall, Salmon and Trout become the primary species.
Fishing is done primarily by boat, trolling streamers and light tackle near the surface in the spring and deep trolling with down riggers as waters warm. Bass fishing is very productive casting bait and lures. Snacks and lunch is provided on full day guided fishing trips.
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Landlocked Salmon are typically caught trolling streamer flies. Salmon typically strike the lures hard and often leap from the surface of the water when hooked, putting on a show for the angler. Salmon like water temperatures of 55 degrees which is ideal for them. Their primary food source are rainbow smelts. When the water warms up salmon will search for the cooler water and usually are found in proximity to a school of smelts. Trolling rods with lead core line or spinning tackle used with a downrigger are methods of taking suspended salmon.
Brook Trout provide great action at ice out in small ponds and lakes on light spinning tackle or fly fishing gear. They can be caught trolling with streamer flies and lures. Brook trout can be caught in streams, rivers and brooks during the spring and summer. During the summer months when the water temperatures warm up brook trout can be caught in deeper cold water or oxygenated cold water around springs. They are fierce fighters and are a lot of fun to catch on dry flies during hatches of insects.
Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass
Bass fishing good spring through the fall. Bass fishing is typically best in mid-May through the summer months. Bass fishing can be very fast paced and the average angler can expect to catch a number of bass daily. Both smallmouth bass and largemouth bass fight hard and are extremely fun to catch on light tackle. Bass will also put on a good acrobatic show for the angler. An angler can expect to catch non target species like chain pickerel and white perch while bass fishing.