Photo credit: Rob Burbank/AMC - "Little Lyford Pond"
"The state of
contains 97 percent of all the wild or native brook trout ponds remaining in
the entire country, and has been designated as the last true stronghold for
wild brook trout in the eastern U.S.",
reads a joint statement by Trout Unlimited and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Mainers proudly smile after reading this. Not only a true
testament to our waters, but a tourism attraction for our state.
Rob Burbank, Director of Media, at the AMC contacted me to discuss their enhancement efforts in
100 Mile Wilderness. The nation’s oldest conservation and recreation
organization is making strides to enhance brook trout fisheries while
protecting it for future generations. 2012 endeavors included restoring natural
water flows by removing culverts as well as improving access to distant ponds. Anglers
can currently choose from over two dozen back country ponds on 66,500 acres of AMC
land. That is worthy of a Backwoods Plaid mention.
Consider tossing a line in
on your next outing. Whether seeking salmon, native brook trout, or lake trout –
you’ll find a small slice of heaven here. Not sure where to stay? The club also
operates Maine Wilderness Lodges, year-round lodging destinations in the thick
of the woods where the nearest fishing hole is simply a cast away.
For more info, visit here.