Tag Archives: Dan Legere

Finicky fish no match for drift boat trip winner

John St. Onge of Cumberland makes a cast while fishing the East Outlet of the Kennebec River on June 19, 2016. St. Onge was fishing with guide Dan Legere of the Maine Guide Fly Shop after winning the BDN's annual drift boat trip contest. (BDN photo by John Holyoke)

Finding fish, Maine guide Dan Legere will tell you, can be pretty easy at this time of year, when the tell-tale rings of rising trout and salmon dapple the waters of the East Outlet of the Kennebec River. Figuring out what those fish are actually feeding on? That can be a bit of a challenge. […]

Cumberland man wins 14th BDN drift boat trip contest

Guide Dan Legere of the Maine Guide Fly Shop in Greenville (right) takes a photo of Jasper Walsh fishing in the East Outlet of the Kennebec River during a drift boat trip on Sunday, June 15, 2012. Walsh, of Newburgh, won the BDN's annual "Win a Drift Boat Trip" contest. When Legere stopped on a sandbar to prepare lunch, Walsh was tempted by rising fish in the river and waded in to cast flies to them. BDN photo by John Holyoke

As has become our custom, the BDN began accepting entries into our popular “Win a Drift Boat Trip” contest at outdoor expos back in February, and as has become your custom, hundreds of interested anglers signed up to spend a day on the water. Our marketing gurus here at 1 Merchants Plaza spiced up the […]

Guide teaches fly fishing lessons on annual drift boat trip

Harvey Siebert of Owls Head (left), fishes as guide Dan Legere of the Maine Guide Fly Shop watches for signs of fish during a drift boat trip on the West Branch of the Penobscot River on June 14, 2015. (BDN photo by John Holyoke)

On Saturday evening, guide Dan Legere and I began an ominous text-message conversation …. not the ideal situation when you’re just hours away from embarking on a drift boat trip on one of Maine’s top fly-fishing rivers. The East Outlet of the Kennebec — our destination for Sunday’s annual “Win a Drift Boat Trip” adventure […]

Greenville’s Legere named ‘legendary Maine guide’

Dan Legere (left) of Maine Guide Fly Shop holds the net and a landlocked salmon that Don Factor of Bangor (right) caught in 2011 on the West Branch of the Penobscot River. Factor was this year's winner of the BDN's annual "Win a Drift Boat Trip" contest. (BDN PHOTO BY JOHN HOLYOKE)

Back in 2003, the BDN began a marketing promotion designed to introduce its new outdoors writer — me — to those who have turned to these pages for generations in order to find out what’s happening in our woods and on our waters. The idea: Find one of the state’s top guides, get them on […]

Bangor angler enjoys stellar day on drift boat

You don’t leave fish to find fish. That’s what Maine guide Dan Legere says, and he means it. Yes, there was a pristine three-mile ribbon of water in front of us on Sunday morning. And yes, that stretch of the East Outlet of the Kennebec River was likely full of hard-fighting landlocked salmon and brook […]

Bangor man wins BDN drift boat trip

“Who wants to go fishing?” That was the question we first asked back in 2003, when we unveiled the “Win a Drift Boat Trip” contest. Well, that was almost the question we asked. To be more specific, we actually asked “Who wants to go fishing — with a top-notch guide in a drift boat — […]

‘Win a Drift Boat Trip’ contest back for 12th edition

Each year, when the sportsman’s show season rolls around, I become a popular guy … or something like that. Truthfully, I realize that my popularity doesn’t go up at all. Equally truthfully, I do end up having many more conversations from people who think if they’re nice to me, it might help them win the […]

Drift boat trip postponed

For years, it’s become a tradition: Come Father’s Day, a lucky (maybe) reader joins me (that’s why I said “maybe”) for a drift boat trip down the East Outlet of the Kennebec River. The BDN has been giving that trip away, thanks to the generosity of guide Dan Legere of the Maine Guide Fly Shop […]

Newburgh man wins drift boat trip

For the past decade, the BDN has combined forces with Dan Legere of the Maine Guide Fly Shop for a promotion that has been immensely popular. The premise is simple: It’s not a raffle. It’s simply a drawing. Anglers enter for free, either by clipping forms that appear in the newspaper, or stopping by our […]