Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Beaver at the Cable Pool, Narraguagus River, Maine

 This North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) has taken up residence in the famous Cable Pool on the Narraguagus River in Cherryfield, Maine.

 The Cable Pool was one of the most popular fishing spots during the heyday of Atlantic Salmon fishing.  While restoration efforts are made to bring back this wonderful fish, the Cable Pool is now a park and a great place for a picnic.

 Beavers are the second largest rodent in North America and are famous for constructing lodges and dams.  Along the Narraguagus, the beavers build their lodges on the banks of deep pools and haven't seemed to attempt to dam the river.....yet.

 The Naraguagus River and it's Cable Pool are legend for fly casters.  Here is a great video of one famous Salmon angler, Ted Williams.

 You can still see these rod holders along the bank....the fishermen used to line up and wait for a turn to try their luck in the Cable Pool

 Working hard to save the noble Atlantic Salmon and it's environment is The Downeast Salmon Federation.
Downeast Salmon Federation

 Hope to see you all next spring at the Cable Pool.


  1. beautiful waters and reflections! great shots of the beavers!

    thanks for stopping by!

  2. Love your input about the cable pool...I'll be fishing for shad there in May. Nice pics.

  3. The rod holder was built by me I am a 4th generation fly fishermen on the river we use it every year for our shad run