The Kennebec is flowing mud right now. We had impressive rains here on Friday. The forecast is calling for more showers, more wind and high tides so it will be a while before the river clears up. Yesterday was a challenge and reports from others indicate similar results. I postponed my trip scheduled for today and the winds will keep me off the water tomorrow as well.
There is a part of me that is pissed. I had a number of flats dialed in. There were more fish filling into the river. Wednesday was a very good day of fishing. The timing and strength of the tides is improving. I have a number of very skilled casters on the books. I was ready for it all to come together this week.
So there’s the bad news…
There is also a part of me that is excited. Excited to explore, to fish a lot of water that I haven’t covered much this season, to get to places that I haven’t fished in years and even to specifically target spots and areas that I’ve never fished. Within 30 minutes I can be at 8 different launch ramps that access waters other than the Kennebec. The possibilities are endless and being forced out of my routine could be a good thing. Some of my most significant angling discoveries came as a result of trying plans B, C, D and E when what I expected to work wasn’t doing shit. So there’s the good news.
The weather will play a large part in decisions and so it’s too early to tell where I’ll fish this week. After tomorrow, my alarm will be set for 3:00 AM instead of 3:30.
Capt. Peter Fallon