There has been a lot of action on our waters this spring. Go to Saint Albans if you want Brown Trout says Dianne Bowden. "They are standing on the dam and casting lures" she told me Sunday afternoon. She knows of one fellow that has lost over $25.00 worth of lures in one day there but just loves to fish it. She says the Browns are large with many over 20 inches and hook jawed males.
Durham Bridge has given up some fine Bass and Crappies so far. Use Twister tail jigs in black, chartreuse, yellow or white two to three inches long. Rubber worms bounced off bottom real slow work for my friend Dale.
The Old County Road Bridge is a hot spot for Black Crappie in the one to two pound range. You should have as many colors of marabou and curly tail jigs as you can find. Don't be without chartreuse or bright light green in most any lure. This color seems to trigger crappies and bass.
Branns Mills in Dover Foxcroft is another great place for big bass and huge white perch. This lake has hump back white perch, there's not a lot of places that has this strain of perch. This pond was stocked with 48 BROOK TROUT that were 20 - 22 inches long in November of 2002.
If you are looking to save money on fishing gear check out Pond View Sports on the Dover Dexter Road. He is selling out of all his fishing supplies. He tells me it's 40% off all fishing gear. Call Don at 924-4301.
Garland Pond on the Sebec Road is another favorite. This was stocked last fall with 1,275 BROOK TROUT in the 6 - 8 inch range and 300 SPLAKE that were 8 - 10 inches long.
Harlow Pond in Guilford is another spot that locals go to for fast action perch and Horned Pout fishing. Bring a lantern and a bucket of night crawlers for 'pout fishing.
Doe Pond in Monson was stocked last fall with 2,150 BROOK TROUT in the 6 - 8 inch range. To get to Doe Pond drive to Monson on route 15 north and just as you make the bend bear left toward Blanchard. When you get past Lake Hebron and near the top of a hill there is a new tarred road on the right. Take this road to the end and it will bring you to Doe Pond. The landing is best for small boats, canoes and kayaks.
Lake Hebron in down town Monson was stocked with 2600 Brook Trout that were 10 - 12 inches long. These were put in the lake in May of 2002. I would expect the same this year.
On Sunday afternoon I saw Ed Saunders and his son fishing on the bank of Moore Pond. Saturday afternoon Greg Webber was fly fishing on the bridge at Wassookeag. I stopped to see the action. No action there but did speak to a fellow that was bait fishing with a live smelt. He told me that earlier in the week he had landed a 22 inch hook jawed male salmon in the little cove in front of the water district building.
As most of you know ice out on Lake Wassookeag was Tuesday. Moosehead Lake is normally 7 to 10 days later. The smelt are running in many streams now and have finished in lower locations.
If any of you tie your own flies I have some real nice streamer necks and saddles that sell for eight to ten dollars each. I also have a few ounces of strung saddles for $4.00 per quarter oz. Colors that I have are natural white, light medium and olive gray, black, red, olive and yellow. You need to see the streamer necks. These were raised for fly tying by Whiting- Hoffman farms and are the best available today for the price of just ten bucks for hundreds of feathers per neck. Call me at 924-3886
C U on the water.
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