The Penobscot River in Maine is considered by many to be the best small mouth bass fishery in the east. The past couple of days I had the opportunity to share a portion of this fishery with some folks from Florida that are spending their retirement years "Casting and Cruising" the country. We caught many nice bass, with one 22" specimen under high water conditions that would shut down many operators. It took some time to find the bass with the flow of the river changed by a few feet of depth, but we caught fish all day long.
I have fished and lived in this area for 47 years. So here are a few tips for you if you are looking to catch lots of fish and possibly some exceptional fish. Bass are a warm water species. The waters around here warm up later than many parts of the country, and are very good to excellent fishing from the 4th of July through late September. The water temperature and levels are typically very good during this time frame, which makes the fishing predictably good for me during this time. Top water flies and lures as well as most traditional subsurface bass lures will produce here. Some days are better than others when fishing, but I've had many days spent with clients that boated over 100 fish in an 8 hour trip. If action like that or even half that good sounds like something you would like to experience, give us a call and I would love to spend a day with you on my river. July, August and September are great times to be here.
I can be certain you will learn something new about bass during your trip, and have a great time doing it. So to paraphrase; Come on up, the water is fine. A fully guided drift boat fishing trip for a day is an affordable $350. Give us a call at (207)723-5535.