Although some folks might have hung up their rods last month, nobody told the fish! The bass fishing has been good, but the weekly rains and nighttime lows in the 50’s have keep the waters cool and at normal levels, and we have also been getting after some trout. The Upper Andro was 68 degrees last week, and as long as we don’t get any more real hot temps, the fishing should only pick up. I saw a surprising amounts of rises last week, and though we had to go to size 20 and 7x tippet to entice some of the fish, there was more than enough action to keep us interested. Its not every August that you can use dries, nymphs, and streamers, so dust off your rods and get after it, fall fishing is right on the doorstep…. Here are a few highlights from the last few weeks.
3 lb.+ smallie
- This first time fly fisherwoman got the Andro hat trick- brookie, brown, and bow!
July 21, 2012
Did a float down the Saco with friend Sean and his girlfriend, Pauline. It was a beautiful day and the fish cooperated. I let them use spinning gear, and they caught many smallmouths. I even made a few casts and picked up a few fish on flies, including the biggest of the day; just threw the Peanut Envy fly over the side and was stripping off line to make a cast and BAM! Even for a trout snob like myself, I can admit they are fun to catch and fight like hell. The highlight of the day came when Sean decided to do a little snorkeling, and Pauline hooked a good smb. Sean was swimming around the fish as she fought it; it took a good jump and landed on Sean’s back! Too funny, but it gets better. After a few more tugs, the fish broke the line, and I see Sean dive under water, then start a hand over hand motion; no way, I though. Sure as sh*t, Sean had grabbed the loose end attached to the fish, swam to shore and hand-lined the bass in, saving his girlfriend’s favorite lure. If I hadn’t seen it myself, I wouldn’t believe it.
The trip ended strong (despite loosing my Peanut Envy to a fisty bass!), and Sean nailed the fish right to the take out. Capped off the day with a cold beer and lobster bun at bayhaven; pretty nice little Saturday! Here are the pics:
Little guy- who showed this guy how to hold a fish?
Saco River Tarpon!