Every year the Bangor Daily News ( local newpaper ) gives away a guided drift boat trip down the East Outlet of the Kennebec River. This year I won.
The best part is that I did not even sign up, I was out fishing while a woman that I work with was attending the local sportsman show and saw a drift boat inside the auditorium. "Jasper likes driftboats" she said and entered my name. Boo Yah
So Sunday morning I am driving north with the outdoor editor of the Bangor paper and chatting about Atlantic Salmon, deer, moose and a black bear welcomed us as we made our way to Greenville.
I have had a few guides in my driftboat but had never been on a guided float before and I had quite a time.
Caddis on the water like fuzz on a peach, double dry rigs and as many 10"-14" salmon and brook trout as a man could dream off came to the net.
Not to mention some stellar scenery
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Great company, blue bird day, plenty of good conversation and willing fish but there was
one thing happened in the boat that really fired me up. I asked an off handed question about musky, something that had been festering in garden of my mind since I received a package in the mail from Clark. I got an detailed answer, with some inside info from our guide. So now plans will be made, large hooks will be wrapped with hair and thread and fish will be presented too....the rest is up in the air.
But it is good to be curious about many things....... then all you gotta do is try.
Thank you to Dan Legere of the Maine Guide Fly Shop for an excellent day on the water and to John Holyoke and the Bangor Daily News for making this happen.