Every once and a while things really come together nicely and this weekend was one of those times. I had the pleasure of fishing with 9 different people in 2 days. What a blast! Even found time to float down the Kennebec River looking for striped bass with my dad. There’s a ton of bait in the river right now making it hard to catch the stripers. It takes a lot of casts, but when you hook up you’d better hold on!
We also caught some serious largemouth bass in the Belgrade’s this weekend and a lot of smaller northern pike. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get anyone hooked up on a giant pike, but we did see a few big ones follow to the boat. The smallmouth bass fishing is boiling hot right now too. I love this time of year!
We are so pleased to have the new website up and running! It’s been a long time coming and I’ll do my best to generate some great video clips and keep everyone updated on the fishing conditions, water temps, etc. In addition to my posts, some of our guides will be posting here too. For example, Bill Swan did a fly fishing trip here in Central Maine two days ago and got into some awesome dry fly fishing and Bill Laflamme had an sweet day on Great Pond on Monday chasing smallmouth bass. These guys will be posting their highlights as often as possible here on the blog too.
Don’t forget to check out our facebook page for even more updates and current information on the fishing! Feel free to post your pictures and tell us about your exploits too!
Lastly, I’ve also added a specials board to the new site, so if we have some cancellations or last minute openings, etc you can take advantage.
Spring arrived early this year here in the Belgrade Lakes and it felt great to get out on the lake for opening day on April 1. We’ve been running a lot of northern pike trips with good success and the bass fishing has already kicked into high gear. The last two days Bill Swan, who is one of our best fly fishing guides, spent some quality time with Darrell from Freeport, Maine chasing brook trout on the remote ponds in the area. It was windy, rainy and sometimes even snowy, but Darrell is a gamer and they caught a ton of wild brook trout! As I’m writing this, we are actually getting a light snow squall, which is a vivid reminder that it’s still April in Maine. The good news is that this weekend it’s supposed to hit 70 with sunshine and calm winds. I can’t wait!
A quick reminder that wild turkey season is fast approaching too. Youth day is this Saturday, May 1 and opening day is Saturday, May 5. DIF&W has changed the rules for wild turkey this year and hunters can shoot 2 birds this spring, which makes the hunt even more alluring. We have guides and cottages ready to go . . . . GOBBLE GOBBLE!