June 28, 2016

Maine Expedition Off to a Great Start

Greetings from beautiful Maine. We are all very excited to have this eager group of young anglers on this Maine Woods Expedition, a trip that should not be short of amazing fishing and scenery. Pick up day went quite smoothly, and we were on the road to Maine from Boston shortly in the afternoon, arriving at Lily Bay State park located on Moosehead Lake in the evening with enough light to watch the sunset and listen to the Loons as we fell asleep.

The first full day of the trip is always fun. After the necessary stop at the local fly shop, our anxious group of fisherman ate a hurried lunch and were immediately ready to hit the water. Many of the members of the group caught their first salmon of their lives in the headwaters of the East Outlet of the Kennebec River, which is extremely exciting.

This morning we are loading up the canoes to cross Indian pond, where we will spend the next four nights in the backcountry in search of brook trout, landlocked salmon, and smallmouth bass. Once we reach our campsite, we will set up camp and spend the rest of the day wade fishing the East Outlet once again, but this time at the mouth of the river. The following two days brings one of the undoubted highlights of the trip: canoeing the West Outlet for trophy smallmouth. The final days in the backcountry will be spend wade fishing the East Outlet again, a fishery known for its incredible late evening caddis hatches. We are looking forward to the rest of this trip and will keep you updated along the way!

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