Fishing Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

North Maine Woods Ponds - ME

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

65

Libby Camps's Tip of the Week

Bring lots of bug spray! Those northern Maine black flies will chase you to the middle of the pond and won't quit until you do!

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Map of North Maine Woods Ponds

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 6/28/22

Surface activity is picking up as plentiful rain alternates with warmer sunny days. As temperatures hover in the 70s and sun is expected, look for increased bug activity leading up to the Hex Hatch which should happen in the next week or so.

Techniques & Tips as of 6/28/22

Fish deep and move streamer patterns actively in ponds and hang on when the big boys bite! Dark leach patterns are productive in most Maine ponds. July can be fantastic top water fishing, especially this year where water temps are just now starting to warm.

Local Species Available Spring, Summer, Fall

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    Brook Trout

Libby Camps's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer N/A
Elk Wing Caddis N/A
Mosquito Dry Fly N/A
Adams N/A
BWO N/A 6
Olive Wooly Bugger N/A 6,8
Black Ghost Streamer N/A 6,8
Blue Quill N/A 6,8
White Wooly Bugger N/A 6,8
Candy Caddis N/A 6,8

Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer

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Libby Camps's Recommended Gear

Description: About North Maine Woods Ponds

The ponds of the North Maine Woods offer countless opportunities to catch native Brook Trout in an untouched environment, sharing the water with a moose, osprey or eagles, but rarely with another fisherman. Maine supports the most extensive and abundant distributions of Wild Brook Trout in their native range in the United States, and is the only state with extensive, intact self-reproducing brook trout in lakes and ponds. The North Maine Woods lies in a cooler, more remote portion of the state, thus providing optimal conditions for these fish to grow and thrive. Many ponds can provide fast action throughout the year with fish in the 12-16" range fairly common. Several ponds can still provide anglers with a chance at netting a squaretail in the 18" to 20" range.

Nearest Airport:

PQI (Presque Isle)

Best Time to Fish:

Morning, mid to late afternoon

Best Stretch:

Various Pisq. County Ponds, BSP Ponds, T8-R9

Best Access:

various