My season is hitting its stride with a few more trips scheduled each week until the calendar fills. It is great to be back on the water dearly full time and getting ready for a variety of trips from learning to fly fish to fishing for native brook trout and stripers. No the stripers are not here yet but I will begin to check every few days so that I can fish for them soon after they arrive. The days spent on the water with my clients are always a lot of fun and last week I marveled at how different you all are, yet all share a common joy in just being on the water in this beautiful place.
Today I enjoyed being a guest on Maine Calling a call in show on Maine Public Radio. The other guest was Bonnie Holding another long-time guide from the Stratton area. Today’s topic was “The popularity of fly fishing in Maine, where to go, what to catch, ways to learn” We covered a lot of ground in the short time but as always there was a lot more to say and talk about.
This is the week we go from winter or almost winter to spring. Last Friday and Saturday we had a stiff northerly wind and temperatures in the 40s, Monday morning dawned warm with almost no wind and plenty of sunshine. Water temperatures that had been in the low to mid 40s all of April sprang up to almost 55 at midday.
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