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woodchip1

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Re: West Branch / Penobscott River
« Reply #15 on: Jul 10, 2019, 07:40 AM »
ON the banks of West Branch .( it goes bank of the west brings home the best)

SHaRPS

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Re: West Branch / Penobscott River
« Reply #16 on: Jul 10, 2019, 08:43 AM »
9 huskies thats funny!

Turnbuckle - I have to throw some spoons and try to land a fish on that before I can switch over to the fly rod. Any recommendation for colors? I will be up there next weekend (July 19-21. Is the big eddy deep and are these fish sitting on the bottom? Any info would be great, PM me if need be.

Turnbuckle

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Re: West Branch / Penobscott River
« Reply #17 on: Jul 10, 2019, 10:18 AM »
9 huskies thats funny!

Turnbuckle - I have to throw some spoons and try to land a fish on that before I can switch over to the fly rod. Any recommendation for colors? I will be up there next weekend (July 19-21. Is the big eddy deep and are these fish sitting on the bottom? Any info would be great, PM me if need be.

Fish lay on the bottom, but move for dry flies closer to dark. Tan and dark(black) caddis. For nymphs focus on green ones and maybe some streamers in the morning. Fish the slower water.

Im not much of a spin fisherman, so no advice to give.
At the mouth of the river at Sebago in the Spring, it's East to West unless you want a beating from the rest! ;D ;D

9huskies

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Re: West Branch / Penobscott River
« Reply #18 on: Jul 10, 2019, 06:49 PM »
9 huskies thats funny!








It was a little scary until I realized it was a fish. The fish on that river don't seem spooked by rafts. If you're wading or splashing they scatter.

woodchip1

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Re: West Branch / Penobscott River
« Reply #19 on: Jul 10, 2019, 07:06 PM »
The one reason I stopped fishing the upper west branch was all the rafts coming by.  Peace and quite and wildlife are what I enjoy not noisy groups of rafts.

Turnbuckle

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Re: West Branch / Penobscott River
« Reply #20 on: Jul 10, 2019, 07:45 PM »
The one reason I stopped fishing the upper west branch was all the rafts coming by.  Peace and quite and wildlife are what I enjoy not noisy groups of rafts.

The best fishing up there is in the morning and late afternoon and evening and those flatties are back at base camp drinking their hipster beers and picking lice from their beards.  8)
At the mouth of the river at Sebago in the Spring, it's East to West unless you want a beating from the rest! ;D ;D

SHaRPS

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Re: West Branch / Penobscott River
« Reply #21 on: Jul 11, 2019, 07:57 AM »
LMAO!

woodchip1

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Re: West Branch / Penobscott River
« Reply #22 on: Jul 11, 2019, 12:17 PM »
I have seen Mayfly hatches in evenings so thick along river and in road so thick headlights did not help. a smelt out the truck window would have caught gallons.

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Re: West Branch / Penobscott River
« Reply #23 on: Jul 11, 2019, 06:04 PM »
Another  spot upstream  using smelt pattern

Steve H.

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Re: West Branch / Penobscott River
« Reply #24 on: Jul 12, 2019, 10:57 AM »
Big Eddy is an amazing place to be, regardless if the fish are biting or not.  If you're there during one of their epic caddis hatches the water will be boiling with salmon just before dark.  One of my favorite places in all of Maine.
It is understood that fishing licenses, gas, bait, etc., all cost money, but try not to let a limit of trout be your only gauge for success. Ben Nugent, (NH F&G) Regional Fisheries Biologist

 



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