It's 120 miles from Popham Beach to Moosehead Lake as the crow flies. The Kennebec River, however, is not a crow. Nor is it all "long quiet waters" as the translation of its Abenaki name or as its placid appearance from Augusta oceanward would have us believe. As Maine was settled by Europeans, nine dams and miles of rapids and riffles were created between Moosehead Lake and Augusta. The East Outlet, the first three-mile stretch of water after the dam at the river's source, is managed for fly fishing year round and offers some of the best landlocked salmon and brook trout fishing in the state. When we fished there in November we were sure to wear our blaze orange.
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Tuesday 207 Paintings are exclusive to The Maine. They depict the land, the light and the people that make this state a state of wonder. Jessica is editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.