Our most challenging and rewarding fishing. Why challenging? It is a long hike into the pond, with heavy packs. We carry the bare essentials; just enough food, water and fishing supplies for a day or two. You’ll need to be in good physical condition to make this hike. We’ll fish from a canoe for pure, wild brook trout as you’ve never seen them before. These are pure, wild fish that can grow to very large size due to the abundance of food and lack of predators. My biggest trout ever came from pond fishing and weighed in at 5 1/2 pounds. I use 5 weight rods, and we’ll fish streamers or dries, depending on the time of year. If we’re lucky we’ll hit the legendary Hexagenia (Hex) mayfly hatch…the trout go crazy eating these massive bugs on the surface. Oh – and it’s remote, which means it’s Maine’s unspoiled beauty at its best.
I also offer another less challenging pond trip for smaller wild trout. It’s a small hike to a pond full of wild 6 to 12 inch brook trout. This is a great place to fish a 3 or 4 weight rod; I like using my fiberglass rods here.
For the best dry fly fishing we fish from May into July.