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Fall Fishing on the Kennebago

It's beautiful sunrises like this that almost make one forget about fly fishing....almost, but not quite! 

Nice day for fishin'


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.

Drinkwater's Bath pool on the Kennebago


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.

Got one on!


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.

Kennebago fall brookie


Good fishing! See you on water some time.

by kennebago muddler

Master Maine Guide-Fly Fishing, in Maine's Kennebago Region. Was introduced to Kennebago by my uncle, Roger Verrill (a Maine Guide for 55 years), my grandfather, and my father in 1958. Been going back as often as possible ever since.

Now retired and living in Punta Gorda Florida, learning how to fish the saltwater flats....and loving it!
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Thursday, September 22 2011 @ 03:15 PM EDT

Great story Bill, keep them coming.  I really like your pictures.



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Dave V

Saturday, September 24 2011 @ 11:21 PM EDT

Love the sun set picture .Sounds like a well guided trip. The old Black Ghost came through. Nothing like the old classics. Dave V

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Edited on Saturday, September 24 2011 @ 11:22 PM EDT by Dave V


Sunday, September 25 2011 @ 07:43 PM EDT

nice story thanks for sharing Smile enjoyed the pics as well.


Sunday, October 09 2011 @ 01:03 AM EDT

Good story!  Thanks for sharing.

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