Tag Archives: East Outlet of the Kennebec River

Finicky fish no match for drift boat trip winner

John St. Onge of Cumberland makes a cast while fishing the East Outlet of the Kennebec River on June 19, 2016. St. Onge was fishing with guide Dan Legere of the Maine Guide Fly Shop after winning the BDN's annual drift boat trip contest. (BDN photo by John Holyoke)

Finding fish, Maine guide Dan Legere will tell you, can be pretty easy at this time of year, when the tell-tale rings of rising trout and salmon dapple the waters of the East Outlet of the Kennebec River. Figuring out what those fish are actually feeding on? That can be a bit of a challenge. […]

Bangor angler enjoys stellar day on drift boat

You don’t leave fish to find fish. That’s what Maine guide Dan Legere says, and he means it. Yes, there was a pristine three-mile ribbon of water in front of us on Sunday morning. And yes, that stretch of the East Outlet of the Kennebec River was likely full of hard-fighting landlocked salmon and brook […]

‘Win a Drift Boat Trip’ contest back for 12th edition

Each year, when the sportsman’s show season rolls around, I become a popular guy … or something like that. Truthfully, I realize that my popularity doesn’t go up at all. Equally truthfully, I do end up having many more conversations from people who think if they’re nice to me, it might help them win the […]

Drift boat trip postponed

For years, it’s become a tradition: Come Father’s Day, a lucky (maybe) reader joins me (that’s why I said “maybe”) for a drift boat trip down the East Outlet of the Kennebec River. The BDN has been giving that trip away, thanks to the generosity of guide Dan Legere of the Maine Guide Fly Shop […]

BDN drift boat trip contest expanding

Back in 2003, as BDN staffers prepared a booth for the Eastern Maine Sportsman’s Show, I had a conversation with our promotions manager, who asked an interesting question. “How do we get people to stop and visit with us at the booth?” she asked. At that point, with just a few months as this newspaper’s […]