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Describing her fishing trip to Grant’s Camps on Kennebago Lake in Maine this past August, subscriber Sally Stockman says, "It felt like going back in time!" She tells us her personal guide, Brett Damm, was excellent, and she raves about the camp and the ambience: “Great setting and authentic cabins with your own private Rangeley boat with a 10-horsepower motor for fishing in the lake. Breakfasts were to die for, with blueberry pancakes, homemade English Muffins, corned beef hash and native trout rolled in cornmeal and cooked in olive oil! Lunch was prepared streamside, and the dinners were very good – roast beef, lobster. etc.”

Stockman goes on to note in a less positive vein that her visit was not timed properly, which meant the fishing in Kennebago Lake and Kennebago River for brookies was only average. Landlocked salmon were scarce, she says. “We were simply there at the wrong time,” she writes, noting the lake is open for fly-fishing-only from the end of May (when the ice goes out) to the end of October. She says she has now learned that the best time to fish the lake is the last week in May and the last two weeks in September. The best time for the river is middle June to the first of July and then again during the last 10 days of September.

Despite the bad timing, Stockman recommends the experience. She gives the cost for a stay at Grants as $165 per person per day. The resort also offers canoeing and kayaking and hiking.

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