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Big Eddy in the Heat: Salmon, Moose and Home

The Mrs. Fishing P throws a mean loop on her backcast. So we got the Crib Cabin at the famous Cribworks Rapid on the West Branch of the Penobscot, available through Big Eddy Campground, run by the wonderful Chewonki Foundation. … Continue reading

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Ghost Coast, Weatherby’s of Grand Lake, and Doc Reports

We begin with this report from Doc at his summer home south of the ‘Nocket in the “you must be shitting me” but you are not, since Doc is utterly reliable: “Windy conditions with no bugs suggested streamers and wet … Continue reading

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West Branch of the Penobscot: Home Waters

Where is home? I asked myself that a few times after getting back back from California, then packing again and heading up to the Kennebec for the Unforgettable Salmon Adventure. Because I’m crazy, I drove that fish back to my … Continue reading

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An Unforgettable Salmon: I Keep A Fish

After getting back from California, I had a few days—to fish, naturally. The plan was to head up to a spot on the Mighty River where my friend the Shed Man has a camp: in Maine parlance, a small cabin … Continue reading

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Trout Gulch: The Wine

The Fishing P. heads back to Maine tonight. But in a quick trip to Santa Cruz with the old buddies, I tried out this blog-appropriate wine. It was really great! Now the official wine of The Fishing Professor!

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Grand Lake Stream: Fly Fishing Gods Are Tricky

Thanks to Wild Bill,  Mac and Obi who sent their pictures, the highs and lows of the last two days of our fly fishing extravaganza to the mecca, temple, shrine and annual land locked salmon pilgrimage site have arrived. Obi … Continue reading

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Fishing the Upper Sacramento and McCloud: Home Again, Naturally

We interrupt our account of the Grand Lake Stream adventure—Day Two was Exciting!—to give you this account of fly fishing the Upper Sacramento, on the way to the McCloud River east of Mt. Shasta. The mother of mountains looked like … Continue reading

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Grand Lake Stream: Day One, Bottom of the Ninth

Wild Bill, Mac and I met at the LL Bean parking lot in Freeport at 6:30 am to combine cars. The packing was scientific, with an ice-chest design safety-engineered to provide vision out the back of a Prius: Obi Wan … Continue reading

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Grand Lake Stream Tune-Ups

Leaving for Grand Lake Stream tomorrow for two and half days intensive landlocked salmon fishing—with Wild Bill, Mac, and Obi Wan.  In preparation, hit local waters. At the Workplace last week, I scootched away to the Kennebec and this Bass … Continue reading

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Stalking More Brookies

There was lots more grading to do—so more breaks were necessary. The weather got better and I returned to an area near the scene of the last brookie success. My goal was to discover some new holes by hiking up … Continue reading

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