A short water release video of a Rapid River brook trout in spawning colors. “You guys should come back the last week in September.” These were the parting words that I had heard three months earlier in mid-June from the manager at Lakewood Camps. As I made my way down to the dock at the
It is easier for a man to cast a fly through the eye of a needle than to find a perfectly matched angling partner. I sometimes wonder whether is it harder to find a suitable mate than the ideal fishing friend. So many aspects of a fishing tandem have to fall within fairly narrow boundaries
Many things haven’t changed since 1941! INTRODUCTION Located in The Great North Woods of Western Maine, the Rapid River is the premier brook trout fishery in the United States. It is without comparison a destination for landing a trophy size wild brook trout (17 inches or longer) in its native range in the Lower 48.
When Jamie Carr proposed a blog writers’ outing to target big and wild brook trout and landlocked salmon, I was immediately in. So was Ashu Rao. I mean, what’s not to like? Salmonids and fishing buddies go hand-in-hand, and I’ve never fished in Maine. Plus, I had heard that 20″+ brookies were possible. Since the