Monday, October 1, 2012

Maine 2012, Part One

This is a trip I have been waiting to take for a few years. We have been going to this region of Maine for many years, an annual trip. The last two years it was put on hold because of various reasons, but there was no denying this year.

As we entered Errol N.H. the skies opened up with rain, hail and wind. This was not supposed to happen. Stopping in at L.L.Cote to buy my license and pick up a few items, I was told the weather was going to get better and it did. The sun soon broke out and it stayed out for a few days.

This area has so many named hot spots to fish and with these hot spots comes anglers, lots of anglers. I selected a few logging roads to travel and found some interesting looking water. The selection of Stimulator proved to be the ticket.


A Maine wild brook trout. The first of many to grace my hand in the days to come.


The small streams were flowing well. The water temps were in the fifties. It is a pleasure to fish a stream in solitude.


The brook trout were in spawning colors. They were very aggressive and hit streamers when presented.


I could toss flies all day and not get a bump, and would walk away pleased.


So many streams lined with various colors.


It's wonderful to see such beautiful brook trout from such a small stream.

This is the first part of my Maine 2012 trip. More to come.

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44 comments:

  1. Stunning, beautiful streams and fish....

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  2. Hi Alan!

    Have anticipated this post from you. Awesome streams to fish in solitude to regain mental power and balance. Those brookies are just so wonderful! Like living gems living in lovely surroundings. Really wonderful pictures of a beautiful part of this earth.

    My best,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      I'm glad you enjoyed it. Stay tuned for part 2.
      I'm now fully regenerated.

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  3. Glad the weather cooperated for you. Beautiful pictures...I could do a lot of damage in LL Cote if money were no object :)

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    1. Steve,
      Thanks.
      The weather was good for most of the week. Cote's is a great place.

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  4. quite the nice brookie in that last photo! kudos!

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    1. Blake,
      Thanks.
      I love those blue halos.

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  5. New England in the fall, I love this time of year. Good to hear you had a good trip

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      That's the truth. The trip was so good.

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  6. Great trip my friend. That last brookie is amazing!

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    1. Apache Trout,
      Thanks.
      John it was wonderful, and the brookies cooperated.

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  7. Hi Alan,

    Glad to read you had a great time.
    Some of those Brookies are bigger than what I expected.

    I really do need to get up there some day soon. It is so beautiful and the solitude appeals to me also.

    Ed

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      It was wonderful. Brookies were well taken care of.
      If possible pay the area a visit.

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  8. Awesome Al!!There is nothing else to say!!! Just Awesome!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      Pete you would go absolutely crazy.
      Like a kid at Christmas.

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  9. beautiful autumn streams and beautiful brook trout, looking forward to part two.

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    1. brian,
      Thanks.
      It was an awesome week.

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  10. You know that feeling some kids can see the rest of their classmates through a window out on the playground having fun and they are stuck inside due to detention or illness? Yeah.....I pretty much have that feeling right now! Beautiful post....even if I can't "go out to play". Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      I can relate to that feeling. Your welcome.

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  11. Fantastic , thats a right chunky looking Brookie in the final shot!

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    1. Col,
      Thanks.
      They were in terrific shape, very strong.

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  12. Doesn't get any better than that...lovely country and wild brook trout for daily enetertainment! Looking forward to the next installment.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      It's a beautiful area of New England...the brookies are a plus.

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  13. Thanks for the preview Alan. Hasn't quite gotten here yet, but it's not far away.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      A beautiful time of year. I know you'll enjoy it when it arrives.

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  14. Is that a Black Ghost I seein one of the pics?

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      A good eye, yes it is. The Black Ghost is a big part of the next post.

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  15. Brk Trt, WOW!! Nice scenery & great photos of your success.

    LL Cote & Errol NH? Now that is my flavor. I spent a lot of time in that area in the past, mainly a crows fly down the road in Gorham NH. My brother has a Cabin there, though I haven't been there in a few years since I moved to the Berkshires. Thinking of making a pilgrimage though?

    I can't wait to see part 2 of your journey........Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      A super outdoorsman area. It would be a tough place to leave.
      I wish I could spend a couple of weeks there.

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  16. Magnificent scenery, beautiful fish, interesting water and great writing. Good job!

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    1. cofisher,
      Thanks.
      It's a great place. I enjoyed bringing it to you.

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  17. I have not been blessed with an opportunity to visit Maine, but, I do commend you for a great job in this post of sharing the beauty and the glory of fishing in Maine this time of year. I don't know if it gets much prettier than a fall Brookie in full color!

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    1. Mel Moore,
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      It's truly a beautiful area. Autumn in full color, including the brook trout.

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  18. I've been looking forward to this. Beautiful...

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate it.

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  19. Wonderful Brk Trt..love fishing those small beaver flowages..

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      They are special places indeed.

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  20. Brk Trt..Glad to see you've had a good trip to Maine. Next time give a shout for some thin blue line info. Todd

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    1. Todd,
      Thanks.
      We sure did. I'll keep that offer in mind.

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  21. The Black Ghost is one of my favorite steamers!! Deadly!! Especially on a few rivers in Connecticut!!! Can't wait for Part 2.

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      It's one of mine also. I'll have to get that river info from you next time we meet.

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