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Old 06-27-2012, 06:14 PM
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We recently spent a week chasing brook trout and land locked salmon in NW Maine.

The campsite

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The water in front of the campsite

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Caught lots of these little salmon. They love to dance.

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Some of the brookies were nicer

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Most all the streams and rivers were blown out from the "inches" of rain we got while there but not this one, a tailwater. Caught lots of brookies here but none of the huge fish that the river is known for.

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This was taken at Upper Dam. The home of Carrie Stevens.
The water at the casting platforms looked a little fast.

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.. so we did plenty of pond fishing

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And there was plenty of ponds to choose from

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and the salmon co-operated.

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Old 06-27-2012, 07:36 PM
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Very nice Rip! Your fishin' partner gets BIG bonus points for the dancin' bear! milt.
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Nice Paul,

I haven't seen such places since 1994 so this was a very slow scroll through the pictures for me. if you have more they would be viewed here in AK. with pleasure.

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Very nice! Thanks for sharing, really like the first picture with all the new growth on the trees.
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing, really like the first picture with all the new growth on the trees.
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One of my bucket list places is Maine for brookies. Thanks for teasing, I mean sharing!
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This is how you knew you were at the right campsite

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Not the only moose we saw, but the only one that held still
We also had a bear in the campsite a couple of nights

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if you see me smoking a cigar, you know that there's black flies

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Very nice Rip! Those little salmon are awesome looking. Great scenery and campsite. I use the black fly exuse a lot!
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Rip, looks like a fantastic trip in a beautiful locale! Love the overhead shot of the fishing partner!
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That is beautiful country as we visited it two years ago and I looked at all the great water saddly because I didn't have any fly gear with me. Looks like you had a wonderful time and caught some really nice fish.
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