First Fishing Reports
<p>I have spent several days fishing for trout on the upper Saint George. There has been excellent dry fly fishing during the middle of the day. The catch has included both brook and brown trout, most of the fish are 8 to 12 inches with a few holdover brown trout as big as 16 inches. The hatches have been red quills and caddis flies with a few smaller ones mixed in. One afternoon most of the brown trout were taken on a larger fly and all of the brook trout on a smaller fly, go figure. Apparently the different species were feeding on different hatches. I have one corner where with the light just right we can watch the trout rise to the fly and either take or refuse. A great chance to learn what they are looking for.
I have also been bass fishing on Seven Tree and Round Ponds a few times. I would say that the pickerel are spawning at the moment as we had great luck with them one rainy morning. The bass both largemouth and smallmouth are staging to spawn. I expected that the alewives would impact the fishing but so far that does not seemed to have happened. I am hoping for a morning off this week to head downriver and try the stripers.
About The Author: Captain Don Kleiner
Company: Maine Outdoors
Area Reporting: Mid Coast Maine
Bio: Don Kleiner is a Master Maine Guide and has a Coast Guard License to operate passenger vessels. Don currently serves on the board of Directors of the Maine Conservation School and the Maine Tourism Association. Don is a long time member and past president of the Maine Professional Guides Association.