Its is that time of the season when most of the hatches have come and gone here in the North Maine Woods. What few hatches that can be found are early or late in the day, but skipping caddis seems to still be doing the trick and enticing fish that aren’t actively feeding. Of course bigger is better and don’t forget those stimulators. The green drake (Hex) hatches are still holding strong, with our unseasonable heat it seems to have taken a toll on the timing and duration of the annual feeding frenzy. Still an impressive hatch that we will be fishing for weeks to come.
Soon our ponds and small lakes will be warming for the dog days of summer with our brook trout retreating to there safe haven spring holes. Spring holes being nothing more than where cool water is entering from the bottom or side of the water body. At times a life saver for our wild fish with temps often 20+ degrees cooler than surface temperatures.
More on spring holes later…