It's beautiful sunrises like this that almost make one forget about fly fishing....almost, but not quite!
Fall Fishing on the Kennebago
By: Bill Stevens
(AKA kennebago muddler)
My clients started fishing the lower river and managed to land a couple of salmon and experienced several hits by large brookies but were not able to bring them in. One of my favorite spots is Drinkwater's Bath, supposedly the spot where the English poet fell off a rock while taking a breather some time around the early part of the 20th century.....good story anyway.
After lunch at my camp (asperagus soup, BLT's, lemonade, and chocolate cake...made by my wife...NOT me), we headed out on the lake in my canoe to see what we could stir up. They tried out several dry flies and brought in a few small trout using the Renegade, but later on the Marabou Black Ghost became the "go to" fly of the day.
The streamer more than made my client's day......they landed (and released) so many trout that afternoon they stopped counting around 2pm. After a while I recommened that I change the Marabou Black Ghost to a fresh one......it had been hit so many times the hackle and tinsel was pathetic. My client kept the ragged streamer and was going to put it in a place of honor at his camp. [media:20110922090429142 width:250 border:1 align:right src:disp link:2 alt:0 linksrc:disp]
Most of the trout were in the 9-12" range, but a few were like this little guy, around 14-16". All in all, a pretty good way to spend a September day I'd say.
Good fishing! See you on water some time.