The freshwater bass have moved into the shallows and have begun to fan out beds. The males are not aggressively defending them yet but this morning the bigger fish were nearby and very willing to take a large streamer fly, like this nice largemouth did in only about six inches of water. Total on this mornings trip was a dozen smallmouth bass all over two pounds and this beauty of a largemouth.
After a wet cold spring the week is the perfect antidote. Warm and sunny with tulips and dandelions in full bloom. The leaves are quickly filling out and it is already hard to see any distance into the woods. My work at the Maine Legislature on be behalf of the Maine Professional Guides Association is nearly complete for another year. Time to get back on the water.
Last summer I fished with Sherry Ott a travel writer for Otts World who had never been fishing. It was a beautiful day on the water and an adventure for her. She recently wrote a piece on her day on the water with me check it out at
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