Great fishing with 40+ fish days!

May flies have been hatching for over a week. Now waiting for the caddis hatches to kick in. Great fishing with 40+ fish days of plump, fat Native Brook Trout. We are modifying our dinner schedule to accommodate our evening fishing. The ponds are hot and the last hours of light are prime time. A beautiful cow moose swam across the pond during some great fishing last evening.  Only in the pristine Maine North Woods!
We are also seeing lots of Grouse in our travels, the flocks are active in the roadways and good weather should support another banner year on the wing in the north country.

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Little behind on the posts folks…..

PHEW! What a spring. As if cold weather, low water and 4 in. of snow on the 16th wasn’t enough we have had 37 degree mornings the last few days. I am here to announce that the hay days are finally here. The last of our lake fishermen have left the lodge and our dedicated fly fishermen have started to arrive. Evan though the blanket hatches haven’t started, there are enough around to have the trout looking up. Hendricksons seem to be the fly of the day. With fear some of our ponds may have struggled through the long winter, this week has proven those thoughts were in vein. Big, chunky native Brook Trout were the name of the game the last couple of evenings. Fish averaging 14″ and exceeding 19″ and three pounds. BEEFSTEAK BROOKIES as Jack McPhee used to say. We will try to keep the updates coming and give us a call to plan your next trip to the North Maine Woods.

Ice-Out Update and more

Greetings from Spring in the North Woods,

Some highlights of the world up here right now:

  • We expect ice out to be late next week and the water is receding fast this year. The smelt runs to our south have started and we are quite excited that our spring fishing will begin very soon.
  • We explored a  4 mile road system last evening and saw 14 grouse, two males were doing battle in the road. We stopped and listened a number of times and continuously heard birds drumming. They seemed to winter well and we hope for a great nesting season.
  • The new cabin at Chandler is coming along well.  We are cutting logs today and dealing with water issues from the winter.
  • On the moose front. A friend of ours has been shed hunting for a few days and has found 14 dead moose. 9 bulls and 5 cows. Not a good thing. The winter and the Moose Ticks have not been kind to them.

Open Dates:

We have a few openings for Ice-Out fishing the weeks of  May 17-18, 23-26 and June 1-7th.
Pond fly fishing and some lake fishing the weeks of June 14-20, 28-1st and July 14-18th.

Looking at Fall believe it or not we have a couple openings for Grouse Season.  Book them now they won’t last!  Dates available during the weeks of October 4-10th, October 18-24th and October 25-31st.

Thank You for all your support we hope to see you in camp soon!

Jason & Sherry

Opening of Fourth Musquacook…

We made it into the Lodge at Fourth Musquacook.  Still about a foot of snow in the driveway. Looks like ice out will be right on schedule!

4thIceMeltThe grouse seem to have wintered well. We saw four in the driveway on the way in. Also encountered some woodcock on the Reality Rd.
The yard work and cleaning of the Lodge is well underway. We are getting anxious in anticipation of Spring getting here, fish and our guests arriving soon.

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