Tag Archives: ice fishing

Ice angler alert: Allagash winter camping registration set for Saturday

Avid ice anglers hoping to score a coveted Allagash Wilderness Waterway winter camping pass will have to act fast on Saturday, Dec. 14, when registration opens. A total of 48 sites at Chamberlain Bridge and Kellogg Brook are available, but Matthew LaRoche, superintendent of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, expects most sites will be rented out […]

Winter BDN Maine Outdoors publication on stands

Last spring the Bangor Daily News rolled out a new product that we hoped outdoors enthusiasts would enjoy. We called it BDN Maine Outdoors, and filled the publication with stories about fishing, hiking, hunting and outdoor folks we thought you’d like to read about. We also tucked the quarterly newsletter of our anchor sponsor, the […]

Allagash winter camping registration to open

Many Mainers would never consider trekking into some of the most remote parts of the state and camping out during the winter. For others, doing just that is part of a winter tradition shared with friends and family members. And for them, and important date is approaching, according tot he Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation […]

BDN wants to share your ice fishing memories

First, an apology: I’m sorry to be skipping the best part of autumn and prompting readers to start thinking (gulp) about ice-covered lakes and frozen fingers and toes. But today, we’re talking about ice fishing. I know, I know: It will be several weeks before we’re able to safely walk on water. Still, we need […]

Looking for a big fish? Schoodic derby may have just what you’re looking for

In some lakes — even some of the state’s most popular ice fishing spots — anglers spend countless hours knowing that their chances of catching a truly large fish are low. It’s not all about the big fish, of course. People target lakes for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they’re familiar with a particular body […]

Long Lake derby produces nice fish

In yesterday’s Out There blog, I shared the results of the fifth annual Moosehead Lake Togue Derby. Today, it’s time to turn our sights a little bit farther north, and recognize the winners of the seventh Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby. First, a bit of clarification: Although officially named after the lake where some of […]

Anglers haul in the togue at Moosehead derby

Ice anglers flocked to Moosehead Lake over the weekend for the fifth edition of a neat cooperative effort with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife that has had a measurable impact on fisheries in the state’s largest lake. The Moosehead Lake Togue Derby with Ricky Craven back in 2008 after fisheries biologists tried […]

St. David fisherman hauls in huge lake trout

Fish tales — the spicy, too-good-to-be-true kind — start innocently. One person hears one thing at their local bait shop. They pass the information along to their butcher. The butcher tells his wife, who tells her co-worker. A few facts are mixed up along the way. And before long, a guppy becomes a salmon, the […]