Greetings from Capt. Dave & The BAYMEN!
I just returned from another trip to the Maine North Woods. I love the remote, rural logging forests of the north woods. So much wildlife and not too many people. Rivers, streams, lakes and ponds abound and many of them offer great fly fishing.
I did not see a moose on this trip, but saw three different sets of moose tracks in three different areas. But I did see 129 deer! They were EVERYWHERE! Deep in the woods, walking the logging roads, and even in the middle of some of the towns. Pretty awesome to see so many. They all look very healthy. I also saw four red fox, a river otter, several beaver lodges, flocks of turkeys (some nice Toms). I met a very nice retired couple that showed me some of the fish and game they have had mounted over the years. Several big bears, huge bucks, and big trout. They are also trappers and trap bear, coyote, and a whole host of other game for meat and pelts. It was so interesting to spend some time with them and learn about their way of life in the north woods.
There is still up to 4 feet of snow in some of the woods. Other parts of the woods have only a few feet or even bare ground starting to show. The last of the snowmobilers were running the woods and the lakes. Boy – can those machines fly! I kid you not: A group of 34 machines went by me one morning across a lake at speeds up to 70 mph! Wow…! Quite a thrill if you like speed on small craft. I’ll take one that barely breaks 20 mph LOL… That’s about how fast my truck goes.
Well, warm weather is here back on the MA coast. I am painting the boat today or tomorrow. I just finished cleaning the exterior of the truck and that took all morning. Now it needs a coat of wax and then I will start in on the interior. Trips to north woods are glorious but boy does the truck getting covered in mud in every place imaginable.
First Striped Bass of the season should be here by Saturday… I hope you catch him!
STAY POSTED: It is about to get crazy busy with striped bass charters for six solid months of fishing heaven here on the MA coast.
Capt. Dave, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 31 Years Guiding The Bay