View Full Version : Weekend Trip to Maine

08-09-2008, 04:02 PM
Wife (Starfish) and I took a trip up to The Forks Maine last weekend for our 4th anniversary. We stayed one night in the West Forks at my friend's house. What a place he has over looking a valley with views to Moosehead. My friend and his wife took us out on the quads at dusk to look for moose. We did some white water rafting on the Kennebec Sunday, which my wife was petrified to try. She had a blast as did I. Sunday night we stayed at Long Pond Camps in Jackman and did some fishing. We caught some fish but no Salmon or Trout. Had a great time just being on the lake with my wife though. Also took a hike to Moxie Falls on Sun. We are hoping to buy some land up there in the future. I have on the Blue hat in the raft.

08-09-2008, 04:03 PM
Pic of my friends backyard and view.

08-09-2008, 04:04 PM
Couple of pics of the quads.

08-09-2008, 04:05 PM
My wife guided us to a nice cove for some fish.

08-09-2008, 04:06 PM
A couple pics of Moxie Falls.

08-09-2008, 04:07 PM
My fly tying skills are really coming along. :hihi:

08-09-2008, 07:31 PM
Niice...buts wheres the snow??? :faga:

08-09-2008, 07:43 PM
love the action photo in the rough water...

it's a master piece

i can see why you'd want to live there.


08-09-2008, 08:20 PM
Great way to celebrate an anniversary. :btu:

08-10-2008, 02:08 PM
Niice...buts wheres the snow??? :faga:

Did you notice the groomers in the backyard pic? We rode mostly snowmobile trails on the quads. Whole different ball game in the summer up there. Almost as fun.

08-10-2008, 02:42 PM
My fly tying skills are really coming along. :hihi:

Liar, Liar pants on Fire!!

They've had aLOT of water up there this summer. Most of my favorite trout streams that are under water management have been totally unfishable the entire year.

Where are the kids!

08-10-2008, 04:02 PM
The guides on the river say that most streams are running at April/May levels. The grandparents love their grandkids. :kewl:

08-10-2008, 04:11 PM
I know, I have been washed out the last 3 weeks for guiding in the Western Mtns.

Middle Dam is 4900 CFS 3x!!

Enjoy the gp's while you can. You have a great deal. Get Starfish on some smaillies!!

08-10-2008, 04:37 PM
Nice shirt on Starfish - the pink shirt - very fetching.
I was in Western MA this weekend - Monson - really nice there also.

08-10-2008, 05:14 PM
were those smaillies in there, they're attrached to pink and charturse.

08-10-2008, 05:21 PM
The Andro at Errol is 7700 the mean is 1670. I'll go back up in Sept.
Amazing, FPL has been blowing out water all year.
We have time to learn weaved bodies, those are nice looking bugs

08-10-2008, 06:14 PM
The Kennebec was over 5500 cfs when we went but that is Hydro Control. I had one smallie and had a decent brookie attacking my mouse fly but couldn't hold onto it long enough for me to get a good hookset. We didn't get to much time on the water as we were forced off twice by T-Storms and strong winds. We trolled intermediate line for awhile with streamers but only had some big perch. Bugs were all over but small on the big river.

08-10-2008, 06:17 PM
god's country

08-11-2008, 04:02 PM
Paul, it sure is!

08-11-2008, 05:17 PM
Did you notice the groomers in the backyard pic? We rode mostly snowmobile trails on the quads. Whole different ball game in the summer up there. Almost as fun.

actually I didnt enlarge the pic the first time so I didnt see them but I do now!!! They look so lonely dont they?

08-11-2008, 07:10 PM
They sure do. Probably be spending some time in one this winter. Cost of staying at his house.

The Iceman 6
08-12-2008, 08:08 AM
Great pictures TY19. Looks like you and Star had an awesome time. Benchmark has been set for #5 coming up next year....


08-12-2008, 08:54 PM
My sister made the move to ME a few years ago. I gotta admit it would be tough for me to leave the coast but I really love the wilderness. I used to go up to Baxter and ride the Penobscot with my college buddies for years. I really miss those times. Thanks for the pics and bringing back some good memories.:thanks:

08-12-2008, 09:13 PM
Nice pic's,
Looks like a great time :wave:

08-13-2008, 07:22 PM
Congrats on the your 4th what a way to spend an anniversary:jump:Nice action pics of the rafting trip and the pics of the waterfall & steram are awesome!I down loaded them to my comp!


08-13-2008, 09:11 PM
Thanks guys. I love beeing able to get away with the wife like old times. I can't wait for my boys to be big enough to do these things with.

08-14-2008, 09:44 AM
My fly tying skills are really coming along. :hihi:
Nice Mayfly

08-14-2008, 05:14 PM
I believe they call it a Hex.

08-14-2008, 05:25 PM
Hexagenia Atrocaudata