Aroostook County Fishing Report – August 2014
Have you had the chance to do much fishing lately? Check out the latest Aroostook County Fishing Report from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Up north, the water has heated up, but there are still trout to be caught.
IFW fisheries biologist Jeremiah Wood said, “Trout ponds are still offering hot fishing during the evening hatches, as long as anglers can find the right fly to match the hatch. Daytime fishing in these areas has been slow. In many of the ponds, trout are feeding on midge larvae and scuds near the bottom and they can be difficult to catch.”
If you are looking to fish the rivers and streams, look for places with cool tributaries or areas that are spring fed. Otherwise, the river fishing has slowed right down.
On the larger lakes and ponds in the Fish River chain of lakes, folks are having success trolling deep, but Wood says generally you need to be 30 to 50 feet down in the water column.
Of course, this time of year is prime time to fish smaller brooks and streams. “Anglers would be well served to bring a pocket thermometer on their fishing trips. Any stream in the area that is below 70 degrees should produce trout.”
Where are you fishing this summer?