Perfect Fall Trips
<p>Yesterday I had a canoe trip under perfectly clear fall skies. With the foliage changing a little more every day and a pleasant breeze the entire trip was picture perfect. The river is very low due to the dry weather and the beavers have completed the dam right below the Union fair grounds. I was able to slide the canoes over the dam easily and we were able to paddle up to the lodge and beyond. I did notice a few groups of trout in the sandy bottom behind the harness track. Only after I was home did it occur to me that they must be getting ready to spawn. I have added it to my list of places to fish this fall.
This morning I had a striper fishing trip on the lower river after a couple of trips with no fish last week my expectations were very low. I was very pleasantly surprised there were stripers on the surface during most of the tide. This was a father daughter trip and the daughter did not fly cast so I stood in the stern of the boat wit her and she retrieved the fly after I made the cast. We did not have big numbers of fish but the fishing was steady until slack tide and the end of the trip.
The temperatures are very warm and pleasant with the skies still clear blue and cloud free. I will be around this week and part of next week and am looking forward to a few more trips in this perfect weather.
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.