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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:44 pm • #  
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Hello Mates,

I've kind of caught up on neglected chores and work since returning from my vacation at my cabin in Maine. It was a great two weeks so thought I would share a story or two and some photos with you.

The fishing was excellent and although the water was a little low it was still running very cold. The weather throughout my time up there was beautiful with sunny days in the low 70s and the nights in the low 50s - never lit a fire in the woodstove my whole time there. I had one grey / misty day and that was the day I installed a new front door and a new back door in the cabin so nothing lost and work was accomplished :sHa_okay:

One of my favorite streams is about 9 miles from my cabin and about a 45 minute drive over logging roads and a very rough and narrow jeep trail to get to - but it's worth every minute of it.

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This picture, I'm standing on a beaver dam about 1/2 mile upstream from my truck. The wake in the pool is a beaver and he was NOT happy that I was there :nono . After a couple of casts, I decided to move upstream.

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This about another mile up stream where it narrows considerably and the water is much faster. I caught quite a few trout walking up in the 7" - 10" range but put most of them back. These are all natural / wild brook trout as there is no stocking of trout back here. In that little pool just to the left of the big rock on the right..........This!!

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An 11.5 inch wild brook trout :sFun_bananacolors: . For native Maine brook trout from a stream - that was trophy class!! His colors were amazing!!!! I fished that stream at least eight times for several hours at a time over the two weeks and it was just me and that beaver - never saw another person.

To be continued.......

Regards,
Chris


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