The prime brook trout and salmon water on the Kennebec is in the first several miles below Moosehead Lake (known as the East Outlet). This is largely pocket water, somewhat challenging wading, and probably best fished with a single hander. The stretch just downstream of the dam in Bingham/Solon has brookies, salmon, and rainbows and could be fished with a light two hander or a single hander. There are trout to be had from there down to Shawmut/Waterville, but the farther south you go, the more rainbows and then browns and smallmouths you will find. The stretch below Shawmut dam is a but a shadow of its former glory; the trout population crashed in 2009, and the state has struggled mightily to restore it with little luck so far. There are some beastly smallmouths there, however. By late September, there are likely to be some larger striped bass moving up the river; they may not be all the way to Waterville by then, but who knows?? 40 inch plus fish are taken there every fall. It's one of my favorites all summer long - stripers and smallmouths in June, smallmouths all summer, then back to stripers and smallmouths in September and October. Drop me a PM if you'd like more details.
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