Monthly Archives: June 2012

Stripers in the Penobscot? You won’t know if you don’t try

Last week I received an email that would have been commonplace just five years ago: It showed a smiling youngster holding a small striped bass, which he caught in the Penobscot River between Bangor and Brewer. Alas, things have not gone well for the striper fishery over the past half decade, in Maine as a […]

Deer photos overshadow a harsh wildlife reality: Leave animals alone

Before I bash you over the head with the admittedly heavy-handed message of this column, I’ll give you a few moments to enjoy the beautiful photos that accompany it. Everyone loves a good critter photo, after all. And when the critter in question is a beautiful baby deer, all the better. In the photos, you’ll […]

Tell us a story about your camp tradition

In other places, folks might call their summer abodes “cabins” or “cottages.” Here in Maine, many of us simply call ‘em “camps.” Big or small, rustic or more refined, they’re just camps. If you’ve been around these parts for more than a summer or two, you know that Mainers love their camps. Heck, comedian Bob […]

Maine ingenuity pays off with massive bass

Ideally, we’d do all of our fishing out of spotless, shiny boats with motors that always start on the first try, or while standing in the middle of a beautiful river, clad in brand new, high-end waders — or at least in waders that don’t leak. Alas, that’s not how it works. We’re Mainers. We […]