Drift boat trip a huge success

Jasper Walsh of Newburgh joined me on Sunday for the 10th annual BDN Outdoors drift boat trip down the East Outlet of the Kennebec River. More details to follow later this week;

Jasper Walsh lands (another) fish as guide Dan Legere mans the net.

after a busy 15 hour day that began at 5 a.m., when Jasper and I headed to Greenville, and just wrapped upon our return a few minutes ago, all I can say is this: Dan Legere of the Maine Guide Fly Shop outdid himself … again. Legere has teamed up with the BDN on our popular “Win a Drift Boat Trip” contest since its inception, and is the main reason the contest is so popular.

Legere put us on fish all day. Jasper caught fish all day. And me? I was ballast … all day (and I might even have caught a few fish).

For now, I’ll let a couple of photos

Jasper Walsh shows off a fine East Outlet landlocked salmon as guide Dan Legere snaps a photo.

speak for themselves. Time to kick back, put up my feet, and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Stay tuned for a full report after my casting shoulder stops aching.


John Holyoke

About John Holyoke

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. Today, he's the Outdoors editor for the BDN, a job that allows him to meet up with Maine outdoors enthusiasts in their natural habitat. The stories he gathers provide fodder for his columns, and this blog.