Monday, May 31, 2010

Thank You

to all those who have served and are serving to protect our freedoms around the world. It is these men and women and their families that support them that keep us safe. We are grateful for your service - THANK YOU!

We have had an incredible stretch of weather this past week that made it seem almost like summer instead of spring. I even broke out my short sleeve shirts and that usually doesn't happen until mid-July.

Of course the water has warmed and the fish are a bit confused, but the fishermen have been having a great time. Both the guys on the lake and those fly fishing the rivers, streams and ponds have been very successful in their endeavors.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thank goodness for the webcams delivering live shots every 15 minutes to our web page so you can stay in touch even when I fail to post a on regular basis. No excuses for the long stretch in updating, just busy with our guests but I know I can't forget all our loyal followers too!

We have enjoyed a wonderful stretch of weather and the extended forecast is calling for even warmer weather well into next week. The lake fishermen and the fly fishermen are very happy with the level of activity and size of fish they have been catching. No complaints other than an occasional - "it's too sunny, the fish prefer a bit of an overcast".

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bosebuck's Little Trout

Bosebuck's Little Trout is an original pattern, created by Rick Estes. The upper Magalloway River in western Maine is noted for its wild brook trout fishery. Bosebuck Mountain Camps has sat at the northern end of Aziscohos Lake since the early 1900's. Not unlike most large Eastern Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon, the wild trout and salmon of the Upper Magalloway are quite cannibalistic. This pattern has been developed to imitate the young trout of this watershed. As a guide out of Bosebuck Camps, Rick has found it to be a very effective pattern, and his clients have taken some very nice trout and salmon with it. This fly as well as many others are available for purchase right here at camp. All of our flies are tied here in New England.
Boy, what a change in the weather overnight. Although temps dropped into the teens, the sun is out and the temperature is rising, already up to 42 degrees. Thankfully the wind has died down too, so the lake is much calmer. We watched at least 8 to 10 loons in front of camp this morning fishing for their breakfast while we ate ours. Sure is a beautiful day here today! Don't you wish you were here?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Spring Fishing?

I think so, but it snowed here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps all day yesterday and we awoke this morning with a light accumulation of snow on the ground. We still have light snow falling and my daffodils are NOT happy.

The temperature at 8:30 this morning was 30 degrees, but rising so that's a positive thought. The fish seem a little confused as to what time of year it is due to the unseasonably warm temps in April and now the much colder weather that has decided to arrive in May. The fishermen have been having sporadic success and keep changing to different flies to entice some action. Warmer weather is on the way and perhaps this spell of colder weather will put things back on the "normal" track. But who knows, Mother Nature likes to mess with us some times.

I hope all the mothers enjoyed their special day yesterday. I received phone calls from both my boys by 9AM so I had a great day. Although it would have been nice to have them visit, a phone call still warms the heart and keeps them close.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

PERFECTION! That is the only word I can come up with to describe the current conditions here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps this morning. The sun is shining in a brilliant blue sky. The temperature is already 57 degrees and the wind has diminished to a slight breeze. And, lest I forget, no bugs - yet!

The lake is high, but normal for this time of year so our guests scheduled to arrive today booked for cabin #1 will be relocated to cabin #6 so they can drive to their accommodations. Although they could sit in a rocking chair on the porch of cabin #1 and fish to their heart's content. Not sure how the casting would work out, but they could certainly wet a line and perhaps land a few small brookies.

Of course everyone here has been very busy ticking off items from the much too long spring "to-do" list but Mike and I finally took some time this past Sunday afternoon and went for a float plane ride with Keith from Acadian Seaplanes. It was incredible and provided Mike with an opportunity to see his hunting/fishing grounds from a new perspective. Thanks Keith! We did catch a glimpse of a mother bear with her two cubs who didn't appreciate the noise when we swung back around for another look. As we flew by she looked up, scowled at us and one of the cubs stood right up on his hind legs to investigate.