Yep, the best fishing month is just around the corner, and the last week did not disappoint. One angler Saturday picked up 20 fish on a half day float, including two 19″ rainbows, and a couple 15″-16″ browns, not too shabby. We have been getting bites on streamers and dries mostly, picking up the dry rod when we see surface eaters. Caddis, mayflies (hendricksons, march browns) are about, and soon, stones, will all be fair game for our cold water friends.
June is the best month to fish, so don’t procrastinate. Still a few dates open. Here are some teasers from the last week.
You know its going to be a good day when this is the first fish in the net
- big bow
The fishing, red sox, black flies, and the last of the fiddle heads that is; the 3rd week of May is showing changes. Caddis have started in Southern Maine and I got my first few dry fly fish of the year yesterday. Streamers and nymphs ruled on the Andro last week, as the river is still surprisingly high. There are wading opportunities, but lots of water, and the boat can cover it all. And it took some rowing to find them on Friday (no thanks to a strong headwind), but when we did, and dialed in on the fly, my sole angler brought 15 fish to the net; 14 browns and 1 rainbow. See pics below for evidence.
Dates are filling up for mid June, but plenty of dates still open. Book now, the best fishing is coming!
- Short and fat is where its at!
- fly of the day