Catching the Last of Maine's Fall Brookies

September 20, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

One thing that many serious fly fishers keep quiet about is their passion for brook trout. It’s not that they’re embarrassed by the size of the fish. Quite the contrary. It’s that catching beautiful fish in unmarked streams on small rods is often best enjoyed privately. Ken Allen offers advice for fall brook trout fishing this morning on MaineToday. “After admiring the colorful, 11-inch brookie with its fluorescent-orange flanks, three-dimensional red spots, vivid cerulean aureoles and ultra-distinct vermiculations, I released it. The trout shot away toward the undercut bank, where it would lie – hopefully – until my next visit.”