Small school fish to be sure but still they are in the Saint George. Over the last couple of days clients and I found them in the usual early season places. Great fun on the fly rod this morning and lots of them! With warming weather and water I expect that things will only get better over the next few weeks. Now choosing where to fish just got harder. Freshwater on any of the lakes in the area or the salt for stripers. Decisions decisions.
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.
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