The first week in October was a little too warm but it was hard to complain. I spent the week at Libby Camps in northern Maine guiding grouse and woodcock hunters and spent an afternoon fishing for brook trout in one of the ponds open to fishing in October. Most afternoons it was simply too hot for the dogs to work, one day the temperature was 80 degrees at 4PM. Hard to imagine in Northern Maine in October. One thing that I did notice was that there is no afternoon breeze off of the water that far inland. Here near the coast all but the hottest days cool off after around 2.
Last Saturday I guided a couple from Colorado on their first striper fishing trip. It was cool and clear with no wind. I did not find any fish in the harbor but as I headed down river we found ourselves among large schools of breaking stripers including this nice one.
We caught fish steadily for the entire trip and I am certain that they are bragging about Maine fishing to their friends and neighbors right now.
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