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Tony Storaro

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P.S. These are fish no more than 5 years old. 5 years ago there was absolutely nothing in this river and now we catch rainbows 70+ cm and browns 60+cm, absolutely amazing.
 
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Smallmouth bass from Mexico ME. Not your typical fishing spot, but these river bass fight hard and are well fed
 

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Are you from Mexico and a local spot? Or visiting?
Nope, I live about 25 miles south of Boston. Our small place in Maine is west of Mexico. I saw an article about that stretch of the Androosciogin so had to check it out. We fished for about 2 hours as Mexico adds 30 minutes to the ride home, and I wanted to get home to watch the Patriots lose. I got two and my buddy 3 including a big one.

The stretch a ways upstream near the NH border is loaded with big trout and some landlocked salmon, best accessed by small craft. The river must have been widened over the years to float timber, so the shallow sections would make a motor annoying to use. It was called the most polluted river in the northeast but is better now. I might swim in the upstream section but would avoid eating the fish.

But there's much better fishing in other areas so I wouldn't suggest anyone bother fishing in western maine. I thought it was funny fishing across from a paper mill actively discharging into the river.
 
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Interesting post ^^^. I just happened to be in Mexico/Rumford last week. Nice scenery around, but the smell from the paper mill could knock a buzzard off a garbage truck.
 

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Interesting post ^^^. I just happened to be in Mexico/Rumford last week. Nice scenery around, but the smell from the paper mill could knock a buzzard off a garbage truck.

The smell on sunday was noticeable but not overpowering. I will probably try downstream next time I head over there.
 

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Coho or silver. was mighty tasty, cooked on the bbq
I like to cook salmon on the grill, and if you have the skin on the filet it helps when cooking. A good rule of thumb for fish is ten minutes per inch of thickness but I tend to use a warmer grill then many.
 
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