Tag Archives: fishing

Some things you ought to know about Maine’s new national monument

On Wednesday evening, Lucas St. Clair — president of Elliotsville Plantation Inc. and the man who led the effort to establish a national monument in northern Maine — sat down to chat with me in front of a packed house at the Bangor Public Library. The event was the BDN’s latest Dirigo Speaks event, in […]

A simple, healing trip through the Maine woods

Last Friday, with another hectic week behind me and a holiday weekend looming, I sent out texts to a few friends, looking for help. Not that I actually told those pals exactly that. In fact, I never used the word “help” once. Instead, I explained that my wife had been away all week on business, […]

Photo from the past: Salmon sunrise

Earlier today, sleet was falling sideways in downtown Bangor. Right now, it’s snowing like crazy. And despite what Mother Nature says, it’s officially springtime. Not only that, on Saturday — April 1 — we’ll mark the traditional opening day of open water fishing season here in Maine. To mark the impending occasion (in spite of the […]

DIF&W staffers get an earful at 15-year plan meetings

Over three days and nine hours of meetings, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife staffers met with more than 130 people last week in order to gather information that can help form long-term management plans the department is working on. Following meetings held in Portland and Presque Isle, three forums were held in Orono. […]

DIF&W big game, fisheries management meetings set for this week

As I mentioned in an earlier BDN story, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is in the process of formulating its 15-year management plans for fisheries and various big game species. In that effort, the department is holding a series of public meetings to gather public input that will help guide those efforts. […]

Can you top this: Fort Kent angler catches trout with a Slim Jim wrapper on an Air Force base

We asked. You answered. In what may be one of the most epic fish tales I’ve ever heard, I’m happy to share the story that Mike Jacksson of Fort Kent passed along. First, the short backstory: A few weeks ago, after David Baker caught a bass while using a Bangor Daily News novelty key chain […]

Brook trout survey volunteers needed

Back in 2011 I first told you about an ambitious cooperative project that sought anglers to survey (read that: fish, and keep notes) a number of remote ponds. Maine Audubon teamed up with Trout Unlimited and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in that effort, during which anglers trekked into previously unsurveyed ponds, […]

Got a fish story? Share it here

Every now and then, one of my bosses asks me how we can increase Internet readership among outdoor enthusiasts. The answer to that question is remarkably simple, I have learned. Somebody — you, perhaps — has to catch a big fish. Then somebody — like me — has to post a photos of that lunker […]

Greenville angler tells his big trout tale

Earlier this week I received an email that I knew readers would find interesting: In it, Bob Hamer, executive director of the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, shared photos of an angler with a pretty hefty brook trout. Many readers like photos of big fish. Many of those same readers like to see photos […]