On Wednesday, some of us April Fools went fishing … just like our brethren have been doing for generations.
It was, after all, the traditional opening day of open-water fishing season, and after a being cooped up all winter, even a chilly day of fishing was better than none.
Back in 1958 — in a photo that appeared in our pages on April 1 — a group of avid salmon fishermen were shown celebrating the day at the venerable Penobscot Salmon Club.
What flies were they looking at? How did they make out that opening day? How would they react now, with the Penobscot River and the rest of Maine’s rivers closed to Atlantic salmon fishing?
And to current members of the still-active Penobscot Salmon Club: See any familiar faces? Feel free to share your own photos of classic salmon-fishing scenes by sending them to me here: firstname.lastname@example.org