Maine Expedition Final Update (Edward, Cal, and Dayton)

Pickerel are not as large as their big brother, Pike, but watching as they exploded on our poppers was still really fun!

Greetings from LFFE.

By now I am sure you have all heard some great stories from our successful Maine Expedition. After leaving Lakewood camps we made the drive down to MA for some pike fishing. We had absolutely perfect weather the entire trip, but unfortunately our luck ran out.

While driving south through Maine in a light rain, it was apparently coming down in buckets in western MA. The Berkshires got over 6.25” of rain in less than 24 hours, which unfortunately resulted in the rivers turning into chocolate milk. With no chance of the pike being able to see our flies we called an audible and moved our fishing over to a nearby lake that is chalk full of largemouth bass and pikes little brother, pickerel.

Despite the unfortunate conditions for pike fishing our group had an amazing trip. Tons of fish were caught, including some absolute monsters. Here is a link to view all of the pictures that we took during the trip, and uploaded to Flickr. Thank you to all of the participants for helping make our trip such a success, and we hope to have the chance to fish with you again in the future.

Tight Lines,

Will Lillard

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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