Photo Essay: Early Season Brook Trout in Maine’s North Woods
Written by: Jim Lepage
My good friend Mike Gawtry and I made last-minute plans to head to northern Maine to fish at Libby Camps during their opening week. Since I have a camp in Maine, I had quarantined for more than my required two weeks and Mike lives in Maine, so we met the state’s requirements for lodge visitors. We were more than ready to get out and fish, especially during these strange times. The more we talked about it, the more excited we got. A quick call to Libby’s, and we were in the books. It was good to hear that they had a pretty full camp, with some repeat Maine customers coming up to take advantage of the often excellent early fishing. Matt Libby also told me that we would enjoy the crew that would be in camp, and we sure did. It had been a few years since my last visit, a mistake I hope not to make again. Many thanks to Libby’s staff and guides for a great four days in their north woods paradise. Here are a few photos of our trip.
On our last night, the sunset was spectacular. As we reflected the plane at the dock tempted both Mike and I to stay a few more days. One things for sure, we’ll be back to this storied Maine lodge. Libby Camps needs to be on your list!
From our front porch of Phi Gam we watched the sunset, the readied plane at the dock, and we found ice from the January cutting on the lake in our Yeti cooler.