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Here you'll find a variety of news as it relates to MooseKat Guide Service, recent charters, special offers and fishing reports.  Check in regularly to keep up on happenings in the Highlands Region.

Original fish mount: MooseKat's Cusk (aka Burbot)

posted Jan 9, 2014, 6:51 PM by Levi Ladd

The first fish we've had mounted, we went all out to mount an unusual fish that is equally unusual in terms of it's size. This cusk (burbot) was 35.5" long and weighed over 11 lbs.!  For a cusk, the fish fought well.  While many anglers have low regard for these fish, they are terrific eating and make for some excellent fishing memories.  While relatively easy to catch, enduring the conditions required to ice these fish is a testament to the tenacity of any hardy angler.  This mount looks great and was done by Jeanette Clukey at High Country Taxidermy in Ripley, Maine. Thanks, Jeanette!

The "modernization" of classic Maine Boat

posted Jan 9, 2014, 6:45 PM by Levi Ladd

More renovations to MooseKat's Grand Laker this summer. We repainted the interior and exterior, gutted some storage compartments and wired the boat for cruising purposes with navigation lights, a mp3 radio, etc.  We also added a new seat to the front of the boat.

Obviously, these are off and shut off when we're fishing!

Cusk-travaganza!

posted Mar 28, 2013, 9:14 AM by Levi Ladd   [ updated Mar 28, 2013, 9:15 AM ]

Extraordinary weekend with my annual ice fishing group last month (despite lackluster togue fishing).  Altogether, the boys caught 5 cusk that were over 7 lbs, including 3 that were over 10 lbs.!  Great job Ryan with the 10.5# fish and the 12# fish.  Naturally, MKGS also got a beauty at 11.5# and 36" in length!  Pictures to follow.

Remote Pond Fly Fishing

posted Jun 14, 2011, 1:37 PM by Levi Ladd   [ updated Jun 14, 2011, 1:40 PM ]

Led a charter to Jo Mary for a remote pond fly-fishing trip using the inflatable rafts.  Despite the poor conditions, which was a beautiful day full of sun and 70+ degree weather, we were able to boat 9 trout and missed a few more.  Not a bad day considering the conditions.  We didn't put the big one in the net, but we'll get some pictures with him next time.
 

Memorial Weekend Fishing Results

posted May 31, 2011, 10:00 AM by Levi Ladd   [ updated May 31, 2011, 10:05 AM ]

Pretty solid trip to the Jo Mary Area over the weekend.  The party boated 9 togue, 2 salmon, 33 brook trout, a pair of smallmouth bass and a pair of pickerel.  Despite the wind and thundershowers, the great fishing made the trip well worth the effort.

Grand Laker Modifications: COMPLETED

posted May 11, 2011, 5:51 AM by Levi Ladd

The Grand Laker has been modified and is ready for the water.  After last week's test run, I feel the boat is really where I want it now.  I painted the boat over the summer and recently replaced the original thwarts with some wider 1x6" ash, which I've added rod holders and storage space to for drinks/cameras/phones/fly boxes/etc.  I've also installed a rod rack and a stern seat.   The boat handles like a dream and the 6hp seems to push it along nicely. 

Fishing Report: May 11, 2011

posted May 11, 2011, 5:48 AM by Levi Ladd

Fishing has been pretty slow to date.  Water levels still remain high throughout northern and western parts of the state.  The rain and fast ice melt has also caused water levels to remain unseasonably cool thus far, although I think within two weeks we'll be in prime time.  I fished beautiful Spencer Stream recently, as well as Wassookeag Lake and Sebasticook Lake and the fish have been hard to come by.  Bring on some sunshine and we'll be in business!

Grand Lake Canoe painting project completed

posted Feb 10, 2011, 8:05 AM by Levi Ladd

The Laker is all painted and ready for the water. Come on, SPRING!
Check out the project on our online album:

Grand Laker painting project...

posted Jan 31, 2011, 5:41 AM by Levi Ladd

 
Got the Grand Laker painted.  She's looking good, I hope we have another early spring this year!! Here's the "Before and After"
 

January 9: Ice & Fishing Report at Big Indian

posted Jan 14, 2011, 6:19 AM by Levi Ladd   [ updated Jan 14, 2011, 6:21 AM ]

Fished 2.5 hours on Sunday, fast and furious action with not a lot of fish to show for it.  On the ice and setup at 8:00 and fished till 10:30.  Sunny and windy, 14 flags with 2 pickerel before running out of bait.  Big Indian Lake had 8" of ice between the islands, I'd assume most lakes will be buttoned up for the long haul within the next week or so.

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