Guest Stories

Guest Stories

Here on Guest Stories you will find random articles, stories, experiences and even reviews from members that submit something to share but do not have a regular blog. FishingNortheast is always looking for guest bloggers so if you have something to share with other anglers, feel free to submit it to us and we will be happy to share it with our community and if you have a blog page, we will gladly link that here as well.


  • Guest Stories

    • Choosing the Right Fly Fishing Outfit

      When choosing a new fly fishing setup, today’s angler is faced with a multitude of options, and the choices are enough to make a neophyte’s head spin. This article will explain the most important factors to consider when looking at different rods, reels, and fly lines, as well as how […]

    • Smallmouth bass fishing on the Penobscot River, Greenbush to Passadumkeag, Maine (July 8, 2017)

      The Penobscot River is the premier river smallmouth bass fishery in Maine, bar none! The stretch flowing between the towns of Greenbush and Passadumkeag (see The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 35 B5 to D5) represents a gorgeous section of bass real estate. I meet up with my friend Tim at the […]

    • Why Does Fly Fishing Seem To Be Done Only On Streams

      Are you looking for a great experience that will test your patience and your nerve? Look no further than fly fishing.Fly fishing can arguably make you a happier individual. And, it offers a wealth of health benefits. By getting out into mother nature, you’ll lose weight, eliminate stress and take […]

    • Tip-downs for ice fishing by John Morris

      Everyone can catch more panfish through the ice, but ice anglers find a routine of doing it on the ice. Here they catch many fish and eventually the catch slows down or stops altogether. Thus, they must change depth, colors or holes for some time which does not last long. […]

    • Fly Fishing for American Shad Basics – Sonny Yu

      Fly Fishing for American Shad Basics – Sonny Yu It’s about that time of year. Spring is around the corner and the annual run of American Shad is expected in the coming weeks. This is something many look forward to, including myself. The American Shad is a great sport fish […]

    • Build a DIY Ice Fishing Shelter on a Budget

      Source: Fix.com Blog

    • Family Time on the Water Can Be Quality Time

      Family Time on the Water Can Be Quality Time What do you consider quality time with your family? If you are like me there is nothing more rewarding than fishing, especially seeing that smile on your child’s face as you instill the love for the outdoors in them. Plus it […]

    • Smallmouth bass fishing on Crescent Lake in Raymond, Maine (June 18, 2016)

      Courtesy of Stan Pauwels-Follow Stan’s Blog The Amazing Fish-a-Metric Smallmouth bass fishing on Crescent Lake in Raymond, Maine (June 18, 2016) Crescent Lake is a 716-acre body of water located in Raymond, Maine (see the Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 5 B2). It is part of an interconnected waterway consisting […]

    • Last Blast of Shad…And A Nasty Surprise!

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Last Blast of Shad…And A Nasty Surprise! Forgive the tardiness of this post. I haven’t had much time to devote to anything computer-related lately. This report deals with three separate trips: May 25, 27, and 30. I devoted all of my […]

    • Brook trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon fishing on Pierce Pond, Pierce Pond Township, Maine (May 28, 2016)

      Courtesy of Stan Pauwels-Follow Stan’s Blog The Amazing Fish-a-Metric Brook trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon fishing on Pierce Pond, Pierce Pond Township, Maine (May 28, 2016) Day 4: Saturday May 28, 2016 Today is our last day at the Cobb’s camping site on the Upper Pond island before we move […]

    • Brook trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon fishing on Pierce Pond, Pierce Pond Township, Maine (May 27, 2016)

      Courtesy of Stan Pauwels-Follow Stan’s Blog The Amazing Fish-a-Metric Brook trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon fishing on Pierce Pond, Pierce Pond Township, Maine (May 27, 2016) Day 3: Friday May 27, 2016 Shoot, I “overslept”! I stumble out of my tent at 5 am and get ready for trolling. I […]

    • Brook trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon fishing on Pierce Pond, Pierce Pond Township, Maine (May 26, 2016)

      Courtesy of Stan Pauwels-Follow Stan’s Blog The Amazing Fish-a-Metric Brook trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon fishing on Pierce Pond, Pierce Pond Township, Maine (May 26, 2016) Day 2: Thursday May 26, 2016 I drag myself out of my sleeping bag at 4:30 am for early-morning trolling. I like fishing at […]

    • Brook trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon fishing on Pierce Pond, Pierce Pond Township, Maine (May 25, 2016)

      Courtesy of Stan Pauwels-Follow Stan’s Blog The Amazing Fish-a-Metric Brook trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon fishing on Pierce Pond, Pierce Pond Township, Maine (May 25, 2016) Pierce Pond is a 1,650-acre gem of a lake nestled in the mountains of central Somerset County (see the Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map […]

    • Spring So Far…

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Spring So Far… My heaviest work seasons are spring and fall which, unfortunately for me, are the best fishing seasons in this area. Work was unusually slow for me last spring, so I had a lot of time to fish. This […]

    • Strange Encounter

      Strange Encounter By Steve Garbowit (sgarbowit@comcast.net) After a hard and productive day bank fishing at my favorite isolated river spot, all I wanted was to rest and have an afternoon snack. Unfortunately in life things aren’t always that simple. As I arrived at the parking lot I noticed a clean […]

    • Brown trout fishing on the Presumpscot River in Windham, Maine (May 14, 2016)

      Courtesy of Stan Pauwels-Follow Stan’s Blog The Amazing Fish-a-Metric Brown trout fishing on the Presumpscot River in Windham, Maine (May 14, 2016) The Presumpscot River represents the outlet of Sebago Lake. It flows for about 25 winding miles through the towns of Standish, Windham, Gorham, Westbrook, Falmouth, and Portland before […]

    • Crappie Spawning Tips

      Courtesy of Dylan Musselman of Entyzer Jigs Crappie Spawning Tips The time is upon us. The weeks that every crappie angler waits for. That time is spawning time! Pre-spawn, actual spawn, and post spawn are one of the best times to get your hands on slabs. But before you go out and […]

    • Shad Time on the Big River

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Shad Time on the Big River I met up with my friend Mike yesterday to do a little shad fishing. I went out once already, at the first mention of a run starting, but struck out. Instead of fishing a favorite […]

    • Breaking in a New Rig on the Delaware

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello Breaking in a New Rig on the Delaware    Last week was a long one. Since moving into our house almost three years ago, we knew a deck replacement would need to happen sooner rather than later. The old deck was […]

    • I Hate Tying Bombers

      Courtesy of Atlantic Salmon Flies: Classic and Modern– Ben Bilello I Hate Tying Bombers  I hate tying Bombers. If well-tied Bombers didn’t cost so much, I would consider buying some. I hate tying them for a number of reasons. Here are a few: 1. They are material hogs. The veal industry […]


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