Although I caught a lot of rainbows during my trip to Lincoln, my main focus had been on brookies, a trout I had never caught before. The river ran directly behind where we were staying, and we were fishing the cold, rocky waters within minutes of arriving. I started out with a Phoebe spoon while my brother used a panther martin. He caught his first before I caught mine, and I followed with my first minutes later. I instantly loved the fish as soon as I caught my first one. I caught the rest of my brookies, however, on trout magnet jigs, recommended to me by a lot of MAFF members (thanks to those guys). I got lots of them dragging the jig in the current using a float in pools. The amount of fish I caught increased exponentially; I caught more and more fish as I learned where to look for them and how to better recognize where the fish were. With every one my newfound love for the species had grown. I ended up catching more brookies than rainbows through the whole trip. I captured it all on my gopro, and would appreciate if you guys checked out the edited video that I attached. Through my trip, I learned just how well Trout Magnets work, and brook trout are now one of my favorite species to catch. Video URL: https://youtu.be/2heAp7mBVDo
Good luck Dan! The pemi is a great river for brookies, rainbows, and browns. I've only caught brookies on the river, but those other fish are out there. There's also some nice salmon, but I think they're fly fishing only. Tight lines!
Im up at newfound lake and an old fisherman told me about a secret spot on the pemmi around exit 23. Going to try it this week. been catching some great smallies on newfound but going to try for some trout.
Wow dude that's a great fish. We were going to NH anyway for a family vacation and it happened to be on a pretty good trout spot, so I took advantage of the circumstances. I have been itching to get out to western mass, as well, hopefully for my first brown. I think I'll have better luckcatching a brown or a nice brookie out west on a good river than a laker out of Wachusett in one trip. I've been planning a trip in that direction for a while, and I'm leaning toward going for the browns.
I stayed up at indian head resort with my family. I think it's a little north of loon mt. The place had a pond in the back with NICE rainbows and the pemi ran right behind the place and was maybe a two minute walk. Said part of the river was stacked with brookies, little ones, but fine by me since I hadn't caught them before going into the trip. I'm going back up to NH in a couple weeks but much farther east and I'm hoping to get into my first brown.
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