Say hello and have a listen to Brooke Hidell, familiar to many of you from his many years of association with Migis, from cabin boy to bartender to carpenter to eventual career as a Master Maine Guide. Migis Lodge started (pop quiz later!) as a fishing camp for gentlemen “from away” who traveled via train and steamer to enjoy themselves along the shores of Sebago Lake as well as atop the waters for fishing. This tradition continues today with experts such as Brooke, and less skilled (but surely as enthusiastic) amateurs looking to borrow a rod and a few worms. Be sure and have your license (available at the front desk) and if you’re on the water, life jackets!
And Brooke’s site! Give him a call.
Here is Brooke’s massive woodstove at home, where he tells me his favorite dish to prepare is chili. And his fishing boat, and a split apple tree in his yard, victim of our recent October snowstorm. Brooke will use the apple wood in his smoker later this year.
Below are fishing photos from the 40s and 50s (say that three times quickly) at Migis.
Polish up your gear; only 163 days, more or less, until iceout!